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WTF are you guys arguing about? VB, Nintendo, MS failing and continuing?

I literally had to double-check which thread I was in.



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I really doubt it will reach PS2 numbers unless the PS5 is a repeat of the PS3. Even then, I still don't see it.

But congrats to PlayStation 4 for reaching the elusive hundred million club. It's so close to surpassing the Wii and PS1. It could surpass Game Boy (Game Boy Color sales included, as most of you know), but I don't see it reaching DS or PS2 levels. I don't think that will ever happen again in the industry with gaming PCs and smart devices competing for consumer's wallets and attention.



Lifetime Sales Predictions 

PS4: 122 mil (was 100 million) Xbox One: 55 mil (was 50 mil) Switch: 79 million

3DS: 77 mil (was 73 million)

"Let go your earthly tether, enter the void, empty and become wind." - Guru Laghima

Sony hit all 3 targets with the ps4:

1) Well priced
2) Great exclusive lineup
3) Power under the hood

Sony earned this one. The ps4 has been wonderfully managed from the start.



COKTOE said:
RolStoppable said:

What difference does it really make? The ranking does not change whether the VB is included or not.

If Barkley had something against Sony, he would point out that one low-selling console was enough for Sony to call it quits while both Nintendo and Microsoft continued their efforts in spite of failure(s).

To be fair, the numbers change. That that rankings don't change is irrelevant. Without going back to look, I think this this was all about averages. I don't think thismeintiel ever thought anything but the averages would be different. Virtual Boy wasn't vaporware. It was a legitimate product, and it should be included in Nintendo's aggregate.

While it is a legitimate Nintendo product, it paints the wrong picture of the average success (i.e. sales) of average Nintendo products. Both the Wii U and the Vita were also failures, but they held more traditional roles in the line-up of their respective companies and were given the support that role required. 

The virtual boy is such an outlier because it was indeed an incredible %&#-up. It was literally dead - Nintendo abandoned it right after birth and left it in the dumpster. The history of the product itself is not like an average Nintendo product (and would definitely not be a representation of an average Sony product either). 

If someone wanted to measure the average success of a class based on their income post-graduation, the statistician would take out the one guy who is a multi-billionaire because it would significant affect the mean income of the class. The whole class would seem richer than it actually is. The data is useless and non-representative. An outlier is an outlier. 



Back on topic, though, I am glad to see the PS4 reach such success. Sony knocked it out of the park with this one - it's my favourite PS console by far. As soon as they remade Shadow of the Colossus the PS2 has nothing over the PS4 for me.



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Chrkeller said:
Sony hit all 3 targets with the ps4:

1) Well priced
2) Great exclusive lineup
3) Power under the hood

Sony earned this one. The ps4 has been wonderfully managed from the start.

I would add a 4th point, great marketing.

The combo of great price, great software, great hardware and great marketing in theory should always lead to great sales.



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

Deserves every bit of success, my favorite PS console by far. Tho loved my PS2 as well, ran her into the ground until she stopped reading discs.



zorg1000 said:
Chrkeller said:
Sony hit all 3 targets with the ps4:

1) Well priced
2) Great exclusive lineup
3) Power under the hood

Sony earned this one. The ps4 has been wonderfully managed from the start.

I would add a 4th point, great marketing.

The combo of great price, great software, great hardware and great marketing in theory should always lead to great sales.

Could be true.  I honestly don't know.  I haven't had cable TV in probably 10+ years.  



Chrkeller said:
zorg1000 said:

I would add a 4th point, great marketing.

The combo of great price, great software, great hardware and great marketing in theory should always lead to great sales.

Could be true.  I honestly don't know.  I haven't had cable TV in probably 10+ years.  

Well there are other forms of marketing than just TV. Print/internet ads, social media, YouTube, etc.



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

Outside VG I don't have any social media accounts. I'm not attempting to be argumentative, I take your word for it. I just can't speak to it.