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Barkley said: 

PS1 had shipped 73m units by March 31st 2000, 5 years and 4 months after it's launch in Japan. 6 years till discontinued vs 12 years till discontinued is irrelevant at that point. The PS1 also shipped 630m software by March 31st 2000, compared to N64's lifetime software shipments of 225m.

PS1 N64
Lifetime Sales 102.49m 32.93m
Aligned Sales >73m 32.93m
Games over 90 Meta 28 16
Software Sales >962m 225m
Aligned Software Sales >630m 225m
Total Number of Games 3066 388

Better lifetime sales, over double sales in the same time frame, more critically acclaimed games, over quadruple the software sales and a vastly higher number of games released. Preferring the N64 is fine, claiming the N64 didn't lose is a joke.

Not doubting the PS1's success, that seems to be an issue with many on here. The view is the N64 was still very successful for Nintendo. But I guess people need to say something is a loser because.. well console industry, guess its why gaming is for kids. Moral of the story is, lets compare two successful consoles and just say one is a loser and one is a winner. The beetle is the best selling car in the world, every car aside from the Beetle is a loser. < Gaming Industry in a nutshell.

As for the software, N64 was clearly quality over quantity here. I cant think of any PS1 game scoring over a 97 meta yet I can think of a couple N64 titles doing so off the top of my head. If you know any PS1 title achieving a 97 ill be happy for you to tell me.

Last edited by Azzanation - on 07 February 2020