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Nintari said:

The Genesis launched in 1989. It was the number one 16bit console until late 1994. By 1995, the Satarn released so it's pretty safe to say the Genesis beat the SNES.

Sega Genesis sold about 40 million sold and SNES sold about 49 million.  How did the Genesis beat the SNES?  Are you arguing that within a certain time span the Genesis outsold the SNES?



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Well Nintendo sure did shoot themselves in the foot with the 3DS.

The Wii U will either save Nintendo or put them in a very very deep hole. We'll have to wait and see. It looks like garbage to me (from what I've seen) so I kinda hope it fails but I don't want to see Nintendo go bankrupt.



sethnintendo said:
Nintari said:

The Genesis launched in 1989. It was the number one 16bit console until late 1994. By 1995, the Satarn released so it's pretty safe to say the Genesis beat the SNES.

Sega Genesis sold about 40 million sold and SNES sold about 49 million.  How did the Genesis beat the SNES?  Are you arguing that within a certain time span the Genesis outsold the SNES?

The Genesis sold about 30 million units worldwide and it beat the SNES in EMEAA (9 vs. 8m). I think the SNES overtook the Genesis in America before the Saturn launched and in Japan the Genesis got totally crushed. That's where most of the 19m gap in worldwide sales comes from.

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Anyway, on topic: NSMB was #9 on NPD's multiformat charts in June. This marked the 62nd month for the game. So despite the apparent threat of iOS and smartphone gaming, Nintendo's biggest IP was still going strong. Mind you, not a new release, but one that was already more than five years old at that point. There's a simple recipe for Nintendo's success and it's solely up to them to execute it.

Basically, there are two ways Nintendo can be taken down:

1) Super Mario Bros. will be made obsolete by a competitor. After 25 years it's pretty clear that this isn't even an option.

2) Nintendo destroys themselves. Now that is actually feasible and exactly what they are doing right now.



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How on earth are Nintendo destroying themselves..? The 3DS has been flying off shelves worldwide since the price cut, the sales of the Wii are greatly improved since the recent price cut with another sure to follow before Christmas and Square Enix have announced that the biggest and most popular franchise in Japan is going to be exclusive to the Wii and the U next year.

They've also made efforts to correct mistakes they've made in the past regarding their relationship with third party developers and publishers and are improving the online of the U, a console which is going to be around 4 or 5 times more powerful than the PS3 and 360. It's going to sell a bucketload.

Doesn't sound too shabby to me...



a bunch of idiots and way off base for there thinking, nintendo will get themselves out of this funk they are in and will get its profits back to a level there investors are happy with in due time. ppl need to have faith in a company like nintendo who always seems too know how too bounce back from a mistake or how to change things up.



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If Investors want to devalue Nintendo stock, that's fine with me. It will make it easier for me to purchase shares in the company.



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RolStoppable said:
sethnintendo said:
Nintari said:

The Genesis launched in 1989. It was the number one 16bit console until late 1994. By 1995, the Satarn released so it's pretty safe to say the Genesis beat the SNES.

Sega Genesis sold about 40 million sold and SNES sold about 49 million.  How did the Genesis beat the SNES?  Are you arguing that within a certain time span the Genesis outsold the SNES?

The Genesis sold about 30 million units worldwide and it beat the SNES in EMEAA (9 vs. 8m). I think the SNES overtook the Genesis in America before the Saturn launched and in Japan the Genesis got totally crushed. That's where most of the 19m gap in worldwide sales comes from.


I got the ~40 million Genesis sold from wikipedia. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega_genesis

Most places I look at state around 36-40 million.   I assume they are stating just the Genesis and not the add-on sales.