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ratolmc said:
HoangNhatAnh said:

How about Sony 1st party software sales? Why didn't you add them too?

Well obviously Sony's 1st party software sales pales in comparison to Nintendo so no need to add them genius. However I do want to add that Sony this generation with the playstation 4 have been reaching Nintendo's first party sales (or close to) with titles such as GoW, Spiderman, UC4, LoU, and Horizon. Obviously these IPs wont reach Mario and Pokemon sales status and may never will but guess what? They dont need to. Nintendo needs to live off their first party titles due to their lack of 3rd party titles while Sony has a strong mixture of BOTH 1st and 3rd party titles. You take away Nintendo's 1st party title, they'd be left with nothing! You take away Sony's 1st party titles, sony's console will still have Call of Duty, GTA, Elder Scrolls, Fifa, 2K, Fallout, etc. And these titles sells in the 20million+ which Nintendo misses out on which is why nintendo gamers are left with no choice but to purchase mario, zelda, pokemon etc. However I do understand the switch has been gaining 3rd party support recently though not at the level of Sony and Micro but that will definetely change as next gen arrives next year with Cyberpunk, GTA6, Elder Scrolls 6 releasing next gen. Im sure if we were to tally up overall software sales Sony would come out top. Its important to remember games like CoD, Fifa, 2k which releases every year about 20 million each and GTA V which has sold more than 100 million, Sony gets a piece of that money due to platform royalties. Nintendo will never get a piece of that money because they dont have Cod and GTA although they do have Fifa and 2k but they dont sell well on Nintendo platforms. So anyway my point is Nintendo's 1st party sells well because they typically have no competition with 3rd party because well theres barely any 3rd party titles on Nintendo consoles lol.

Something for you:

1.I'm talking about 1st party games here

2.Switch have over 2500 games on NA eshop page, but "barely any 3rd party titles"? In your dream? Sure

3.Call me when Gow, UC4, Lou could still manage to sell a lot after 3-4 years at full $60 like Nintendo 1st party games

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p0isonparadise said:

With their latest quarterly report Nintendo has crossed the three quarter of a billion mark.

DS - 154.02 million
Game Boy - 118.69 million
Wii - 101.63 million
GBA - 81.51 million
3DS - 75.45 million
NES - 61.91 million
SNES - 49.10 million
Switch - 41.67 million
N64 - 32.93 million
GameCube - 21.74 million 
Wii U - 13.56 million  

Total: 752.21 million 

Nintendo is the best-selling video game hardware manufacturer of all time.

As a bonus, here are some updated estimates on Nintendo's best-selling series.

Mario - 631.36 million
Pokemon - 290.00 million
Wii Sports - 116.31 million
The Legend of Zelda - 109.32 million
Donkey Kong - 66.55 million 
Super Smash Bros. - 56.88 million
Wii Fit - 44.66 million
Kirby - 40.62 million
Animal Crossing - 35.55 million
Brain Age - 33.89 million 

Nintendo's first party games have sold more than 1.5 billion copies. 

On the SW side of things, it would be interesting to see Mario in its specific categories, ie. Mario party as an IP ltd, kart etc. Also I would rather see the "Wii" series put together. I know that you have posted exactly what Nintendo themselves supplied but I would be interested to see figures my more anal(?) way. I'm going to see what I can find.



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Can someone who is not lazy as I am, break down Mario into its sub-series (Mario Kart, 2D platformer, 3D platformer, Mario Party, etc...)?



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TruckOSaurus said:
Can someone who is not lazy as I am, break down Mario into its sub-series (Mario Kart, 2D platformer, 3D platformer, Mario Party, etc...)?

According to Nintendo Fandom Wiki, Kart is at 140.87m, Party at 48.46m, Sports at 55.94m (I think Mario + Sonic is included in this.) If it is, roughly 32.2m without. Super Mario RPG's 28.6m. Not sure where the sources are from so idk if entirely accurate. I can provide a link but it's only part of the page and you will have to wade through other stuff. As for 2d/3d Mario, the figures are a bit all over the place for those 2 and I would have to add up 40+ games in 2d Mario's case.

Rough estimate I did quickly for 3D Mario is about 87m.



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Dulfite said:
Agente42 said:

I think what matters is how much each company has profited from year to year. Comparing this is more important than console selling (which can be sold at a loss) or selling first party games. Take the years that nintendo and sony are in the market together. I believe that only on the Wii and DS did nintendo earn more than every year of sony combined. Can anyone tell if it checks? I'm just talking about the games division and net profit.

This isn't updated through now, at least anywhere I can find, but this should give you an idea of how Nintendo dominates the other two in profit. Also this is why people say Nintendo could have like 5-7 Wii U level disasters before running out of money. They are a very conservative company on expenses, whereas the other two spend like crazy.

Thanks for the table.



Dulfite said:
Agente42 said:

I think what matters is how much each company has profited from year to year. Comparing this is more important than console selling (which can be sold at a loss) or selling first party games. Take the years that nintendo and sony are in the market together. I believe that only on the Wii and DS did nintendo earn more than every year of sony combined. Can anyone tell if it checks? I'm just talking about the games division and net profit.

This isn't updated through now, at least anywhere I can find, but this should give you an idea of how Nintendo dominates the other two in profit. Also this is why people say Nintendo could have like 5-7 Wii U level disasters before running out of money. They are a very conservative company on expenses, whereas the other two spend like crazy.

Wow, I wasn't aware of that Nintendo made more profit with 21M GameCube than Sony with 155M PS2. Hmm, well GBA should be included... but nevertheless... wow.



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siebensus4 said:
Dulfite said:

This isn't updated through now, at least anywhere I can find, but this should give you an idea of how Nintendo dominates the other two in profit. Also this is why people say Nintendo could have like 5-7 Wii U level disasters before running out of money. They are a very conservative company on expenses, whereas the other two spend like crazy.

Wow, I wasn't aware of that Nintendo made more profit with 21M GameCube than Sony with 155M PS2. Hmm, well GBA should be included... but nevertheless... wow.

Gba I'm sure was the profit driver there. And again, they don't spend a fortune on marketing, bloated development team sizes, etc. They are cheap and they profit because of it.

They also make a ton more in first party profits. Back in ps2 era I don't think Sony had many first party studios, correct? They certainly seem to have a lot more now days 



That is crazy. I really think Switch can hit 100 million lifetime!

I also think that Mario, as a franchise, is just mind blowing. What other franchise has the selling power of Super Mario? I mean, not only do the mainline "Mario" games sell millions, but so many spin-off series also sell millions. Not only the "Mario" titled games either. It is crazy. Yoshi games sell millions, Wario games sell millions, Luigi games sell millions.



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