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Nintendo VS Sony Fiscal Years: Global Edition

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PS4 versus Switch, FY3/2019

Switch lead, 8M+ 3 9.38%
 
Switch lead, 6M to 8M 1 3.13%
 
Switch lead, 5M to 6M 1 3.13%
 
Switch lead, 4M to 5M 5 15.63%
 
Switch lead, 3M to 4M 4 12.50%
 
Switch lead, 2M to 3M 2 6.25%
 
Switch lead, 1M to 2M 3 9.38%
 
Virtual tie (Fewer than 1M either way) 6 18.75%
 
PS4 lead, 1M to 3M 3 9.38%
 
PS4 lead, 3M+ 4 12.50%
 
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Lawlight said:

I’m very surprised that Sony won on the console front. A console in its fifth year winning is a rarity.

This was a very beautiful post because it was exposed for the giant lie it is.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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Well, most of the usual soldiers have answered the call to battle. I expect this skirmish to last several pages.

On topic, it will never not floor me how Nintendo surrendered a near monopoly over the industry. Has there ever been a documentary about that? Though I suppose it could be argued that Playstation helped expand the industry, so perhaps Nintendo's loss isn't as great as it looks in black and white.

I like that the Wii and PS2 were both beasts but in different ways.



Why there is a tendecy to not include Game and watch sales? This is not going to the aythor of the thread, but generally speaking.



RolStoppable said:
Lawlight said:

I’m very surprised that Sony won on the console front. A console in its fifth year winning is a rarity.

This was a very beautiful post because it was exposed for the giant lie it is.

By defenition it's a lie since consoles usually release around the same time. Switch and the Xbox obviously being the exception. Would be weird if a 5 year old console wouldn't usually win. Now this year will be more of a challenge for PS4 to outsell the Switch and win the most shipped console for 6 times in a row. Which is pretty in most gens too the PS2 did it.



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Quodam_Diem said:
Why there is a tendecy to not include Game and watch sales? This is not going to the aythor of the thread, but generally speaking.

Do we even have concrete numbers on how many got sold?

Anyway, the reason is probably because the games are not exchangeable, meaning for another game you'd need to buy another G&W.

And if one really would want to be stingy like this, where are the Color TV Game 7 and 15?



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Bofferbrauer2 said:
Quodam_Diem said:
Why there is a tendecy to not include Game and watch sales? This is not going to the aythor of the thread, but generally speaking.

Do we even have concrete numbers on how many got sold?

Anyway, the reason is probably because the games are not exchangeable, meaning for another game you'd need to buy another G&W.

And if one really would want to be stingy like this, where are the Color TV Game 7 and 15?

43 million.

And i agree, its not the same because Game & Watch were multiple devices that only played a single game each so it belongs in a different category.



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pokoko said:
Well, most of the usual soldiers have answered the call to battle. I expect this skirmish to last several pages.

On topic, it will never not floor me how Nintendo surrendered a near monopoly over the industry. Has there ever been a documentary about that? Though I suppose it could be argued that Playstation helped expand the industry, so perhaps Nintendo's loss isn't as great as it looks in black and white.

I like that the Wii and PS2 were both beasts but in different ways.

Most of the usual soldiers? The only person who posted in May before you that can be described that way is Lawlight. If you disagree, name names.

Nintendo never had a near monopoly over the industry, because the landscape in the 1980s was very different. Not only were there more console manufacturers than there are today, but home computers also weren't limited to what is known as a PC today. There were multiple companies who produced their own brand of home computers. If you tallied up the console sales of Sega, Atari, NEC (TG-16) etc. and home computer sales, Nintendo's market share wouldn't be near monopoly at any point. Sega alone sold 10m+ Master Systems (launch in 1986) and 10m Game Gears (1990) while the Genesis/Mega Drive that sold 30m debuted in 1988.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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Qwark said:
Since the PS2 launched its pretty much a tie though

Even with your arbitrary starting point, 12-7 isn't a tie.  Not even "pretty much".



pokoko said:
Well, most of the usual soldiers have answered the call to battle. I expect this skirmish to last several pages.

On topic, it will never not floor me how Nintendo surrendered a near monopoly over the industry. Has there ever been a documentary about that? Though I suppose it could be argued that Playstation helped expand the industry, so perhaps Nintendo's loss isn't as great as it looks in black and white.

I like that the Wii and PS2 were both beasts but in different ways.

This is a near monopoly?

13 Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) 22.88 8.15 17.17 0.90 49.10
16 Sega Genesis (GEN) 16.98 8.39 3.58 0.59 29.54

mo·nop·o·ly  

the exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service.

 

  Not to mention the fact that:

Here is a list of sales figures compiled so far, including sources:

This brings the total sold worldwide to around 39.7 million. The most widely-quoted figure of 29 million total units sold must therefore be inaccurate

http://segatastic.blogspot.com/2009/12/mega-drive-sales-figures-update.html

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Mandalore76 said:
pokoko said:
Well, most of the usual soldiers have answered the call to battle. I expect this skirmish to last several pages.

On topic, it will never not floor me how Nintendo surrendered a near monopoly over the industry. Has there ever been a documentary about that? Though I suppose it could be argued that Playstation helped expand the industry, so perhaps Nintendo's loss isn't as great as it looks in black and white.

I like that the Wii and PS2 were both beasts but in different ways.

  

This is a near monopoly?

13 Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) 22.88 8.15 17.17 0.90 49.10
16 Sega Genesis (GEN) 16.98 8.39 3.58 0.59 29.54

mo·nop·o·ly  

the exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service.

 

 Not to mention the fact that:

Here is a list of sales figures compiled so far, including sources:

This brings the total sold worldwide to around 39.7 million. The most widely-quoted figure of 29 million total units sold must therefore be inaccurate

http://segatastic.blogspot.com/2009/12/mega-drive-sales-figures-update.html

Whoa, such a snarky and childish post.  You must have been quite triggered.  That, or you're actually 12, in which case I apologize and you may continue as you are.  And what's "Racist" got to do with anything?  That's just silly, there are a million images you could have used instead.  

Regardless, I see you posted the SNES totals but you forgot to post the NES totals.  That's an odd omission.  Why would you neglect that?

And why are you adding up different generations?  That makes no sense.