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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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pokoko said:
Mandalore76 said:

  

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.  

The racist comment is quite weird.

But hes not adding up different generations, they are all different variants of the same hardware.

As for NES, its estimated that it had ~80% marketshare which is similar to the ~75% PS/PS2 had.



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zorg1000 said:
pokoko said:

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.  

The racist comment is quite weird.

But hes not adding up different generations, they are all different variants of the same hardware.

As for NES, its estimated that it had ~80% marketshare which is similar to the ~75% PS/PS2 had.

Oops, you're right, I was thinking Master System instead of Mega Drive.  Damn Sega for being confusing.

80% market share is enough for me to think of something as a near monopoly, especially with it being even higher in North America.  Still, I don't really care that much--if he wants to get offended over "near monopoly" then I can change it to "near near monopoly" or even "near near near monopoly."  It's a ridiculous thing to get bent out of shape over.

The point is, it's an interesting subject that would make a good documentary.



pokoko said:
zorg1000 said:

The racist comment is quite weird.

But hes not adding up different generations, they are all different variants of the same hardware.

As for NES, its estimated that it had ~80% marketshare which is similar to the ~75% PS/PS2 had.

Oops, you're right, I was thinking Master System instead of Mega Drive.  Damn Sega for being confusing.

80% market share is enough for me to think of something as a near monopoly, especially with it being even higher in North America.  Still, I don't really care that much--if he wants to get offended over "near monopoly" then I can change it to "near near monopoly" or even "near near near monopoly."  It's a ridiculous thing to get bent out of shape over.

The point is, it's an interesting subject that would make a good documentary.

Yeah, Sega's naming strategy was way more complicated than it needed to be lol.



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Wii U really hurt Nintendo.



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Very interesting thread... what about a total SW version as well?



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Mandalore76 said:
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".

When I made the post it was 11-7 since the PS2 launched in 2000. But the odds are in favour of Nintendo if you count both Handheld and Home Consoles. Although my arbitrary point is weird I think OP''s arbitrary starting point is equally weird since Sony didn't compete with Nintendo during the NES era.



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Qwark said:
Mandalore76 said:

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

When I made the post it was 11-7 since the PS2 launched in 2000. But the odds are in favour of Nintendo if you count both Handheld and Home Consoles. Although my arbitrary point is weird I think OP''s arbitrary starting point is equally weird since Sony didn't compete with Nintendo during the NES era.

I only started counting which company sold more in a given fiscal year when PlayStation launched in FY3/1995.



StarDoor said:
Qwark said:

When I made the post it was 11-7 since the PS2 launched in 2000. But the odds are in favour of Nintendo if you count both Handheld and Home Consoles. Although my arbitrary point is weird I think OP''s arbitrary starting point is equally weird since Sony didn't compete with Nintendo during the NES era.

I only started counting which company sold more in a given fiscal year when PlayStation launched in FY3/1995.

Fair enough I just found it odd sales prior to that year are included in the table. Anyway its pretty funny to see how Nintendo has won way more years since PS launched, but the numbers are still relatively close. Nintendo will probably win the next few years though.



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Qwark said:
StarDoor said:

I only started counting which company sold more in a given fiscal year when PlayStation launched in FY3/1995.

Fair enough I just found it odd sales prior to that year are included in the table. Anyway its pretty funny to see how Nintendo has won way more years since PS launched, but the numbers are still relatively close. Nintendo will probably win the next few years though.

Those years are included because they still count toward Nintendo's total console sales. A year ago, there were threads celebrating Nintendo reaching 700 million consoles and Sony reaching 500 million consoles. Because of that, somebody else made a thread asking when Sony would pass Nintendo, and I made this thread in response.

In any case, Nintendo having 10 more wins than Sony is pretty close to what one would expect based on probability. The average gap is 3.06 million units in Nintendo's favor, with a standard deviation of 8.76 million. If you plug those numbers into a normal distribution, Sony should win 36.3% of the time versus the reality of them winning 29.2% of the time.



pokoko said:
Mandalore76 said:

 

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.  

I own the fact that I copied the wrong meme.  That was obviously not my intention, as I was only trying to use the exact line from The Princess Bride.  I have fixed in my post and do apologize for the confusion.

Last edited by Mandalore76 - on 04 May 2018