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Relative to its time, which console was more dominant...NES or PS2?

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RolStoppable said:
elprincipe said:
RolStoppable said:
elprincipe said:
In Japan and the U.S., NES for sure. In Europe, PS2.

Europe isn't a country, so it doesn't count.

Isn't Australia in Europe?

Yes, but Australia is a casual country, so it doesn't count either.

Australia prefers to be thought of as a continent. It makes them feel more important



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NES.

Don't forget, that PS2 numbers are somewhat inflated by being boosted by still selling into the next generation (so are the NES's, to a lesser degree). A better comparison would be to compare the PS2's marketshare at the end of 2005 with the NES's at the end of 1989.

In North America, at least, I've never met anyone who's even heard of the Master System or the 7800. Most people think the Genesis was Sega's first console. I think the 2600 was a bigger "competitor" to the NES than the SMS.



The ps2 by a lot.



 

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I'd be nice to have an accurate amount of people who own a ps2. Because I'm sure there are plenty of people who had a broken ps2 and purchased another, or sold their fat ps2 for a slim one.

I'm pretty sure the NES was on it's own. I mean, there was the top loader but I don't think that sold a lot...



tehsage said:
I'd be nice to have an accurate amount of people who own a ps2. Because I'm sure there are plenty of people who had a broken ps2 and purchased another, or sold their fat ps2 for a slim one.

I'm pretty sure the NES was on it's own. I mean, there was the top loader but I don't think that sold a lot...

That is just as irrelevant as how many 360s were replacements. End of the day, it was a sale, and should be counted accordingly.

Btw, that wasn't a cheap shot at the 360, just a comparison to show how irrelevant that claim is.



                                                                                                                                            

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RolStoppable said:
elprincipe said:
RolStoppable said:
elprincipe said:
In Japan and the U.S., NES for sure. In Europe, PS2.

Europe isn't a country, so it doesn't count.

Isn't Australia in Europe?

Yes, but Australia is a casual country, so it doesn't count either.

So that's why the PS2 was so huge here, makes sense.



tehsage said:
I'd be nice to have an accurate amount of people who own a ps2. Because I'm sure there are plenty of people who had a broken ps2 and purchased another, or sold their fat ps2 for a slim one.

I'm pretty sure the NES was on it's own. I mean, there was the top loader but I don't think that sold a lot...

heres some useless knwoledge, sales of the top loader NES are confirmed as being 'less then 50 000' from Nintendo themselves, cant remeber the source



The Nes when it comes to marketshare and industry dominance.

The PS2 when it comes to overall sales number, unless I am mistaken.



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caz604 said:
The Nes when it comes to marketshare and industry dominance.

The PS2 when it comes to overall sales number, unless I am mistaken.

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the NES had no competition, seriously it had that much monopoly on the market. The PS2 had the same thing but to a lesser extent.

Like many said we won't see the same thing this gen or even next gen. It's hard to have the same market dominance the NES and PS2 had again.