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vivster said:
kowenicki said:
Zekkyou said:
Seeing as these charts include handhelds, is anyone even remotely surprised by these numbers? Were it not for the sudden huge rise and then "fall" of handheld gaming the charts would look a lot more consistent.

This year ranks 15th out of 20 years for Platstation home consoles.

This year ranks 18th out of 20 years for Nintendo home consoles.

While we're at it, could you do these graphs without the handhelds? Just for comparison's sake.

Sure.  i'll sort them over the coming days.

Trust me, it still doesnt look great.

Its interesting though, when I used to say handheld gaming would die a quick death a few years ago.... I was mocked.



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kowenicki said:
colafitte said:
kowenicki said:
Zekkyou said:
Seeing as these charts include handhelds, is anyone even remotely surprised by these numbers? Were it not for the sudden huge rise and then "fall" of handheld gaming the charts would look a lot more consistent.

This year ranks 15th out of 20 years for Platstation home consoles.

This year ranks 18th out of 20 years for Nintendo home consoles.


And you know very well why....

transition years?

not only the typical trasition years...,but transiton years from a generation that lasted way longer than anyone before.

-5th gen lasted 6 years before PS2 launched (and when Playstation was at its peak)

-6th gen lasted  5 years before X360 launched.

-7th gen lasted 7 years before WiiU launched, and most people don't consider WiiU a 8th gen console, so you can even say that in fact are 8 years.

Considering that 7th gen consoles can do anymore sales..., and the fact a new generation can't bring up number sales like when a generation is a few years going on, i can say, in my opinion, that those low numbers for FY 2013 across all consoles is a normal thing and that FY 2014 for Home consoles will be better than last year with any doubt.



kowenicki said:
Zekkyou said:
Seeing as these charts include handhelds, is anyone even remotely surprised by these numbers? Were it not for the sudden huge rise and then "fall" of handheld gaming the charts would look a lot more consistent.

This year ranks 15th out of 20 years for Platstation home consoles.

This year ranks 18th out of 20 years for Nintendo home consoles.

I was talking about the market as a whole. Take out all the handhelds from your last graph and things don't look quite as grim. Not great still, but reasonable given the situation. We also need to consider that the PC market has grown pretty significantly in recent years.

Right now I'm more worried about MS than i am about Sony as far as home consoles go (a situation that can still be reversed, but for now the X1 is selling pretty awfully). As for Nintendo, i'm beyond worrying and have entered the stage of mild amusement :p



Pavolink said:
And people believe Nintendo won't launch new hardware until 2017-2018? Those are clearly haters who wants Nintendo to fail.

No no no, that's not what the public wants, say your catchphrase!



Zekkyou said:
kowenicki said:
Zekkyou said:
Seeing as these charts include handhelds, is anyone even remotely surprised by these numbers? Were it not for the sudden huge rise and then "fall" of handheld gaming the charts would look a lot more consistent.

This year ranks 15th out of 20 years for Platstation home consoles.

This year ranks 18th out of 20 years for Nintendo home consoles.

I was talking about the market as a whole. Take out all the handhelds from your last graph and things don't look quite as grim. Not great still, but reasonable given the situation. We also need to consider that the PC market has grown pretty significantly in recent years.

Right now I'm more worried about MS than i am about Sony as far as home consoles go (a situation that can still be reversed, but for now the X1 is selling pretty awfully). As for Nintendo, i'm beyond worrying and have entered the stage of mild amusement :p

I was looking at it from an industry wide perspective. 

But if you want a company view.  Playstation will never be anywhere near as big as it was (much like its parent company), Ninty will never be as big as it was.  Xbox?  not sure.  It hasnt really shrunk much yet.



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Tbh, does my thread about japan being the trendsetter look less silly now?



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Great thread Kowen!
Lots of info. Its always scary to see how well Nintendo and Sony were doing back in 07/08 and compare it to how they are performing now.



    

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Oh... a doom thread.

I've got the hammer and nails..... who's bringing the coffin?



Intrinsic said:
Oh... a doom thread.

I've got the hammer and nails..... who's bringing the coffin?


yawn

it isnt a doom thread

its cold hard facts.



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vivster said:
kowenicki said:
Zekkyou said:
Seeing as these charts include handhelds, is anyone even remotely surprised by these numbers? Were it not for the sudden huge rise and then "fall" of handheld gaming the charts would look a lot more consistent.

This year ranks 15th out of 20 years for Platstation home consoles.

This year ranks 18th out of 20 years for Nintendo home consoles.

While we're at it, could you do these graphs without the handhelds? Just for comparison's sake.

U mad? then it wouldn't be a doom thread anymore!!!!

If he did though, you will find that every single generation since the NES, total sales of home consoles has always increased with every generation compared to its last. Every single one of them. I did those numbes a while back.