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Barkley said:

8.5k PS4's lol.

Can home consoles recover in Japan?

Snes + Genesis = 21m                                       (27% of sales in Japan)
N64 + PS1 + Saturn = 33m                                (23% of sales in Japan)
Gamecube + PS2 + Dreamcast + Xbox = 30m   (14% of sales in Japan)
PS3 + Wii + 360 = 24.9m                                  (9% of sales in Japan)
PS4 + WiiU + XBO = 12m                                  (7.5% of sales in Japan)

For comparison handhelds:

Gameboy = 32.5m      (27% of sales in Japan)
GBA = 17m                (21% of sales in Japan)
DS+PSP = 53m          (22% of sales in Japan)
3DS + Vita = 30.5m   (33.5% of sales in Japan)

So in recent times, 33% of handhelds sold in Japan, only 7.5% Home Consoles.

Switch is already at 9.7m, so last generation's 12m (and eventual 13m) will be comfortably beaten. After all, the PS5 is going to sell several millions too.



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

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