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Sales-Age Nintendo crosses 800 million consoles sold, No. 1 console maker in the World

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I love the way we/they take numbers and manipulate them in a way that all console manufacturers can claim number one in something.

Nintendo is a beast especially when it comes to handhelds. I am glad the hybrid model is working and I hope they stick with it.
 

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I love the way we/they take numbers and manipulate them in a way that all console manufacturers can claim number one in something.

Nintendo is a beast especially when it comes to handhelds. I am glad the hybrid model is working and I hope they stick with it.

You mean like how they had to combine consoles and handhelds to get Nintendo those accolades? If you take out the handhelds, Sony has far outsold Nintendo in actual game consoles.
 

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You mean like how they had to combine consoles and handhelds to get Nintendo those accolades? If you take out the handhelds, Sony has far outsold Nintendo in actual game consoles.
Yes but all companies and fans do it. Fastest selling. Most dollars. Whatever gets them to a number one. It is fun and I don't mind a positive spin.
 

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Ladies and gentlemen a immature Nintendo warrior with mental disorder.
Congratulations to Nintendo, they can pass 140 milion unit.
Oh god I am conversing with a crazy person, very mature of you to suggest I was immature though. ;)
 
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since 1983*
Me, realizing the NES came out in 83 and I am old.
Same here, had the original NES and can't believe it's that long ago. ;)
 
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That's considerand handhelds and all, right?

Anyway, good for them. I just wish they went back to competitive performance consoles. High tech stuff. Not mobile. :(
 
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That's considerand handhelds and all, right?

Anyway, good for them. I just wish they went back to competitive performance consoles. High tech stuff. Not mobile. :(
Getting back into the power race is just not feasible for Nintendo, it's roughly 180 million consoles per generation with already two major players. at best Nintendo could hope for 60-70 million console sales and the amount of money required to even secure this would be immense, even more when you consider the links both there players have with the major western development studios. Take the Wii U and 3DS generation which seemed a little below par for Nintendo, they still managed to shift around 90 million consoles or so, so much better for them in their own marketplace.
 
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You mean like how they had to combine consoles and handhelds to get Nintendo those accolades? If you take out the handhelds, Sony has far outsold Nintendo in actual game consoles.
They are doing it still by combining Switch sales with Switch Lite sales like they are one in the same.

One's a home console/portable hybrid, the other is a dedicated handheld.

It would be one thing if they both played the same games - but they don't. There are several games you can't even play on the lite due to the functionality they removed.

You're telling me that if Sony had released a PS4 portable that played 99% of the games that PS4 did that those sales would be combined together? GTFO!

But Nintendo...
 

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Well, outdated hardware and recycled franchises that sell in the tens of millions, with ultra modest budgets, does that for you. Still, genius moves, business wise.
And the award for the most backhanded compliment of the day goes too...... ;)
 
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Why shouldn't handhelds be accounted for in a ranking of "most consoles sold"? Aren't they consoles anymore?
It's quite funny seeing Sony fanboys trying to downplay this
 

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Impressive no doubt about it, but Sony's numbers are more impressive to me. Being only 230mil behind with 2 less generations, and a whole load less consoles.
Just my opinion.
 

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Why shouldn't handhelds be accounted for in a ranking of "most consoles sold"? Aren't they consoles anymore?
It's quite funny seeing Sony fanboys trying to downplay this
Constant goalpost moving on here, just wait until the console continues to sell and does not fall of cliff as some are hoping, er I mean suggesting. ;)
 

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This thread is filled with these kind of comments, Sony fanboys are still the saddest fucks in the gaming industry at least they win at that.
(Not talking about Sony fans)
To be honest nothing much surprised me in these threads anymore, you should see the comment sections on Nintendolife , they are priceless too.

On a related not I am still trying to get hold of PS5 and a Series X, but will not pay a penny over retail on principle, can wait though.
 
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Impressive no doubt about it, but Sony's numbers are more impressive to me. Being only 230mil behind with 2 less generations, and a whole load less consoles.
Just my opinion.
Sony have been immense in the Video game arena without a doubt, even more impressive is they have had to go toe to toe with Microsoft, who have a lot more money and can afford to run their console business at a loss.
 

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Nintendo is a beast!!!!, quality wins!!! deserved success to the best videogame maker in the world.
 

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Sony Home Consoles (excl. PS5)
102.4 + 155.0 + 87.4 + 116.4 = 461.2 million sold consoles
since 1994.12.3 or 9,743 days
sold every 24h = 47,336
sold every 60min = 1,972
sold every second = 33

Nintendo Home Consoles (excl. Virtual Boy, Elder Power)
61.91 + 49.10 + 32.93 + 21.74 + 101.63 + 13.56 + 89.04 = 369.91 million sold consoles
since 1983.7.15 or 13,902 days
sold every 24h = 26,608
sold every 60min = 1,108
sold every second = 18

Nintendo Home Consoles (aligned with PlayStation)
32.93 + 21.74 + 101.63 + 13.56 + 89.04 = 258.9 million sold consoles
since 1994.12.3 or 9,743 days
sold every 24h = 26,572
sold every 60min = 1,107
sold every second = 18

Sony sold close to 80% more consoles than a paramount Forefather of Video Gaming Nintendo in the same time frame or 27% since their respective launches. All that without the help of brainwashed Grandpas or a fat plumber chasing the same woman for 40 years!
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Nobody cares how you try to change the numbers to fit your narrative, Nintendo sold more consoles end of discussion.
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It's their handhelds that is the real story. If you take only the home consoles, even including Switch, PlayStation is ahead by quite a lot, even with Nintendo's over decade head start.

But, Nintendo's handhelds have bern absolutely dominate ever since the GameBoy.
 

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Nice comeback from Nintendo. The classic

This isnt a suprise and should be expected. They have released more consoles and handhelds than the others and have been in the industry the longest.

But realistically there only console to sell more than a Playstation since Playstation came to the market has been the Wii And thats only against Playstations worst selling console.And at a 3rd of the price of Playstations worst selling console the PS3.

There consoles havent sold well since the Snes apart from the Wii.

There handhelds on the other hand have done awesome and kept them in the game and the Switch being a Hybrid saved them.

I remember being a kid and playing my first Nes game :messenger_heart: I remember getting the Snes and the colours on the contoller and logo.
Super Mario World was so awesome. I remember buying a N64 with Mario 64 and Golden Eye. And I remember getting the Gamecube at launch with Luigi’s Mansion and Batman :) Good times

Ive loved all the Nintendo consoles included the Wii U…. ( apart from the Wii lol )
 
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To be honest nothing much surprised me in these threads anymore, you should see the comment sections on Nintendolife , they are priceless too.

On a related not I am still trying to get hold of PS5 and a Series X, but will not pay a penny over retail on principle, can wait though.
Yeah i'm waiting for the next monster hunter to buy a PS5 so i can wait a while.
Maybe i'll buy one sooner if FF16 turns out to be great (not holding my hopes up after XV)
 
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Sony Home Consoles (excl. PS5)
102.4 + 155.0 + 87.4 + 116.4 = 461.2 million sold consoles
since 1994.12.3 or 9,743 days
sold every 24h = 47,336
sold every 60min = 1,972
sold every second = 33

Nintendo Home Consoles (excl. Virtual Boy, Elder Power)
61.91 + 49.10 + 32.93 + 21.74 + 101.63 + 13.56 + 89.04 = 369.91 million sold consoles
since 1983.7.15 or 13,902 days
sold every 24h = 26,608
sold every 60min = 1,108
sold every second = 18

Nintendo Home Consoles (aligned with PlayStation)
32.93 + 21.74 + 101.63 + 13.56 + 89.04 = 258.9 million sold consoles
since 1994.12.3 or 9,743 days
sold every 24h = 26,572
sold every 60min = 1,107
sold every second = 18


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You Are Wrong Win GIF

... hef no data for portable gaymin diweyeses aweilebol! Por tables ar not kongsols!!! :p
Nobody cares how you try to change the numbers to fit your narrative, Nintendo sold more consoles end of discussion.
 

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As reported in the Nintendo’s latest Financial Report as June 2021 Nintendo have sold in total 800.84 million consoles worldwide since 1983*.
Nintendo is, by a wide margin, the console manufacturer which has sold the most consoles in the World.

Total number of videogame consoles sold by manufacturer as June 2021 (only console makers which have sold at least 30 million units):


A curiosity:
As March 1995 (PS1 was launched in December 1994 in Japan) NES + GB + SNES had sold in total 141.49 million units therefore since the introduction of the PlayStation brand of consoles Nintendo has sold around 95 million consoles more than what Sony did in the same timeframe.

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I considered only the stand alone consoles with interchangeable software (no Color TV Game, no Game & Watch, no Nintendo plug & play retro consoles, no PlayStation Classic, no PocketStation, no add-ons in general).

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Wonder why they don't bring in more titles like Manhunt to the mix.
 

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Yes but how does this compare to Xbox Live subscriptions*?

Including references to XBL in media and marketing.
 

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Nintendos 1st party FULLY exclusive offering is the most comprehensive in the industry making their hardware a MUST buy..... instead of PlayStation and Xbox's approach of optional or semi optional purchase, which is just weak-water.

I don't agree with calling Switch a home console though if that is what they are doing here. It's a handheld.
 

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800 million gaming devices*

They are trailing Sony by a good 100 million or so when it comes to consoles.

Anyway, still pretty impressive and they are easily the most successful gaming company of all time. My son loves Nintendo games. He cant have enough. Sadly, I see nothing that interests me.
 

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This thread is filled with these kind of comments, Sony fanboys are still the saddest fucks in the gaming industry at least they win at that.
(Not talking about Sony fans)

Saddest part is how they think there’s only cinematic TRHIIIiPPPUL AAYYYyYy that are worth investing into.. while here I am, missing dearly the Sony of PlayStation 1 & 2 era which was diverse as fuck. I’ve been playing Horizon Zero dawn on PC lately, about mid point, and while it’s super pretty, it’s quite average as far as open world game goes, it might have impressed me had I not played the recycled low budget BOTW. In fact, many many indie games I had more fun to play through than H:ZD. Gaming is not just about graphics e-peen
 
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As reported in the Nintendo’s latest Financial Report as June 2021 Nintendo have sold in total 800.84 million consoles worldwide since 1983*.
Nintendo is, by a wide margin, the console manufacturer which has sold the most consoles in the World.

Total number of videogame consoles sold by manufacturer as June 2021 (only console makers which have sold at least 30 million units):


A curiosity:
As March 1995 (PS1 was launched in December 1994 in Japan) NES + GB + SNES had sold in total 141.49 million units therefore since the introduction of the PlayStation brand of consoles Nintendo has sold around 95 million consoles more than what Sony did in the same timeframe.

* Note:
I considered only the stand alone consoles with interchangeable software (no Color TV Game, no Game & Watch, no Nintendo plug & play retro consoles, no PlayStation Classic, no PocketStation, no add-ons in general).

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Consoles and handhelds mixed up. A handheld is not a console. Switch is allowed as a console because it is a (hybrid) console.
 
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What did you expect? GAF is like 70% Sony. 20% Nintendo and 10% Xbox when it comes to consoles. When i saw this topic i instantly knew we will some have donwplaying and Sony praising on page 1. You have to accept this if you are here.

Should be MS, Sony & Nintendo subforums tbh. I'm sick of seeing threads about the latest PS5 firmware updates, SSD's and Mark fucking Cerny's cock stinking out the place.
 

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strange, i see here 30.75 m

genesis/md is a mess to determine how many were sold, you'll notice they don't cite anything because of how much a mess it is. plus there were numerous official licensed models by jvc, samsung, tec toy, majesco, so many other things, trash record keeping by sega (shocking I know)
 

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Consoles and handhelds mixed up. A handheld is not a console. Switch is allowed as a console because it is a (hybrid) console.

A games console is just a computer system specifically designed for playing video games. Hell, with the move towards being "media platforms" modern home consoles are further from the definition than the portable gaming systems you're trying to discount.
 
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Keep entertaining us, please.
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Oh, because this is new now? How old are you, 15?

Never in the history of console gaming it's been mixed up. It's never been GB, Game Gear, or whatever versus Megradrive, Saturn, Psone, it's never been GBA versus PS2 or NDS versus PS3...etc etc..

Handhelds are a different market, different target audience, different generations of their own. Very different formats. It's not the same format as a HOME console. You want to match $50 Gameboys going up against $200 PlayStations...gimme a break.

What next, mobile phones are consoles too? So I guess Apple and Samsung are the kings of consoles. Lmao
 
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A games console is just a computer system specifically designed for playing video games. Hell, with the move towards being "media platforms" modern home consoles are further from the definition than the portable gaming systems you're trying to discount.
Ok. So let's not discount phones, they play millions of games are have more people gaming on them than all "consoles" and PC combined...you dont know what you're talking about. Apples and oranges my friend. They are all fruit but not the same.
 

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Ok. So let's not discount phones, they play millions of games are have more people gaming on them than all "consoles" and PC combined...you dont know what you're talking about. Apples and oranges my friend. They are all fruit but not the same.

Phones are not specifically designed to play video games. They are able to, but that is not their specific purpose.

You're grasping. A games console is just a computer systems specifically designed to play video games.
 
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Kind of disingenuous to use "console" when that figure clearly includes handheld gaming devices like DS, 3DS, GBA etc., IMO.

TBH I kinda don't care about these milestones in and of themselves, always been more interested in the mix of market realities, circumstantial factors, business strategies etc. as well as social feedback from the customer side of the market itself that lead to the results.

Not like any of these sales are lining my own bank account (although I guess that would be nice :LOL: ).
 

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Kind of disingenuous to use "console" when that figure clearly includes handheld gaming devices like DS, 3DS, GBA etc., IMO.

TBH I kinda don't care about these milestones in and of themselves, always been more interested in the mix of market realities, circumstantial factors, business strategies etc. as well as social feedback from the customer side of the market itself that lead to the results.

Not like any of these sales are lining my own bank account (although I guess that would be nice :LOL: ).

Not really. All those portable systems are by definition games consoles. They are computer systems specifically designed to play video games.
 

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Oh, because this is new now? How old are you, 15?

Never in the history of console gaming it's been mixed up. It's never been GB, Game Gear, or whatever versus Megradrive, Saturn, Psone, it's never been GBA versus PS2 or NDS versus PS3...etc etc..

Handhelds are a different market, different target audience, different generations of their own. Very different formats. It's not the same format as a HOME console. You want to match $50 Gameboys going up against $200 PlayStations...gimme a break.

What next, mobile phones are consoles too? So I guess Apple and Samsung are the kings of consoles. Lmao
Not a single fuck is given about "versus" or "different market, target audience, generations" when it comes to the definition of what a console is...
 
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