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Nintendo Historical Shipment Data (1983 - Present) (stolen from gaf)

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Player2 said:

Good. It shows clearly how weak the sales of Nintendo's home consoles have been pre-Wii outside USA and Japan.


Looks like it returns back to that state with the Wii U.



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Damn the difference between home consoles sales pre Wii in NA vs EU was huge. Nintendo consoles usually sold 3x more in NA than EU.



Amazing 1999-2001 GB numbers.

Pokemon really gave the system at least 4 more years of lifespan.



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Turkish said:
Damn the difference between home consoles sales pre Wii in NA vs EU was huge. Nintendo consoles usually sold 3x more in NA than EU.

That's because Nintendo never got big here when they were dominant.

The NES was distributed by some companies (Matell, SPACO, etc) that didn't do a good job.

The SNES launched late (~spring 1992) which allowed the MegaDrive to get a good advantage, and then not getting games like Final Fantasy, Fifa 95 or Super Mario RPG made things worse.



Is this legit? If so it's a gold mine of info. Nice find.



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That literally has to be the coolest thread I've read in my entire life. There are so many interesting sets of data there that it's amazing. 

Thanks a ton, Chapset. 



Stuff like this is fascinating. Thanks for sharing!



Otakumegane said:

Amazing 1999-2001 GB numbers.

Pokemon really gave the system at least 4 more years of lifespan.


Gameboy color probably helped some as well



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.

Look at how consistant Gamecube was in America for the first 4 years



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.

t3mporary_126 said:
Shadow1980 said:
morenoingrato said:
Nintendo, I think you may have missed one console up there.


Which one? They got the NES, SNES, N64, GC, Wii, and Wii U, so that covers all the home systems, and they got the Game Boy (the GB Color is included in their GB numbers), GBA, DS, and 3DS, which covers all their handhelds.



Well it shipped 770,000 in its 1/2 FY on the market.

Some REAL interesting numbers here.

N64 peak year > SNES in the US

THE LEGS ON NES IN JAPAN!!! WOW, outsold SNES and N64 in later years.

NES and SNES peak years higher than the Wii's in Japan