So lets look at a few more then, software only as this is what the thread is really all about...
GC plus GBA = about 586 mil units
N64 plus GB = about 626 mil units
SNES plus GB = about 880 mil units
NES plus GB = about 1001 mil units
But wait, there is a bit more to it. The Game Boy spanned 3 consecutive console cycles, so those three generations are not accurate at face value. What we can do to get a rough idea however, is divid the GB's 501 units by three. This puts the GB at 167 software units per gen (rough estimate). So in reality, it is more like...
N64 plus GB = 391 mil
SNES plus GB = 546 mil
NES plus GB = 667 mil
You shouldn't split the GB software sales evenly in three generations.
267 million GB games were sold in FY3/1998 and above, so ~300 million GB games were sold in the N64 era.
The GB software sales before the SNES launch are probably benign, so I would count 190 - 200 million GB games to the SNES era and ~300 million GB games to the N64 era.
922m Wii + 949m DS = 1871m
209m GC + 377m GBA = 586m
225m N64 + ~300m GB = 525m
379m SNES + ~190m GB = 569m
500m NES + ~11m GB = 511m
So 600m should be enough for Switch to be on second place, not 700m.Last edited by Conina - on 24 May 2020