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Still Mario. It wouldn't have mattered if Pokemon was even more successful than it actually was in the 90s.
Mario is Miyamoto's baby. That's his Mickey Mouse while he's Walt Disney. At best they'd be co-Mascots. But they would still prioritize Mario in the advertising. 



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MasonADC said:
One of the reasons Pokemon became popular was due to the ability play portability. Mario would have been more popular

^This.



Wyrdness said:
Ka-pi96 said:
But... the NES kind of flopped in Europe. That means Pokemon probably would have flopped here too :O

According to whom?

Me. Just like at the NES sales figures in Europe compared to any PS console, any Nintendo handheld (including the Gameboy which Pokemon actually released on), and even the Xbox One! If you sold less than the Xbox One, in Europe of all places, then your console flopped.



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My son likes Mario a whole lot more than Pikachu. So I say Mario. I know it's quite a small sample size, but whatever.



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Ka-pi96 said:
Wyrdness said:

According to whom?

Me. Just like at the NES sales figures in Europe compared to any PS console, any Nintendo handheld (including the Gameboy which Pokemon actually released on), and even the Xbox One! If you sold less than the Xbox One, in Europe of all places, then your console flopped.

Compare all pre PS1 console numbers and you'll see NES numbers were what the entire European market was at the time in the 80s, NES was even the best selling gaming platform to ever release in Europe at the time so your logic is flawed.



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Wyrdness said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Me. Just like at the NES sales figures in Europe compared to any PS console, any Nintendo handheld (including the Gameboy which Pokemon actually released on), and even the Xbox One! If you sold less than the Xbox One, in Europe of all places, then your console flopped.

Compare all pre PS1 console numbers and you'll see NES numbers were what the entire European market was at the time in the 80s, NES was even the best selling gaming platform to ever release in Europe at the time so your logic is flawed.

Not really. The European market was a huge market that Nintendo simply couldn't tap into, hence they flopped there. Sony were able to succeed where Nintendo failed in Europe.



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Ka-pi96 said:
Wyrdness said:

Compare all pre PS1 console numbers and you'll see NES numbers were what the entire European market was at the time in the 80s, NES was even the best selling gaming platform to ever release in Europe at the time so your logic is flawed.

Not really. The European market was a huge market that Nintendo simply couldn't tap into, hence they flopped there. Sony were able to succeed where Nintendo failed in Europe.

This was the 80s during the crash mate the was no market by the time Sony came along a market had been established they expanded on the market, something can't be a flop if its the most successful that has ever been at that point that logic has no ground it's like saying every game in the 90s and 80s is a flop because COD now outsells them today.

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Wyrdness said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Not really. The European market was a huge market that Nintendo simply couldn't tap into, hence they flopped there. Sony were able to succeed where Nintendo failed in Europe.

This was the 80s during the crash mate the was no market by the time Sony came along a market had been established they expanded on the market, something can't be a flop if its the most successful that has ever been at that point that logic has no ground it's like saying every game in the 90s and 80s is a flop because COD now outsells them today.

What crash? There was no crash in Europe. Nintendo just flopped there is all.



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Ka-pi96 said:
Wyrdness said:

This was the 80s during the crash mate the was no market by the time Sony came along a market had been established they expanded on the market, something can't be a flop if its the most successful that has ever been at that point that logic has no ground it's like saying every game in the 90s and 80s is a flop because COD now outsells them today.

What crash? There was no crash in Europe. Nintendo just flopped there is all.

Gaming crash of the 80s the western markets crashed it's how Nintendo usurped Atari and the old guard stop playing coy.



OdinHades said:
My son likes Mario a whole lot more than Pikachu. So I say Mario. I know it's quite a small sample size, but whatever.

There is something magical about it. My toddler is only 19 months old and he sits completely still watching Mario Odyssey as I play it on the big TV. Mario was a system seller, especially in the 80's and 90's. The platforming genre which Mario itself invented was the craze then. It had to be Mario without Mario there might have been a Nintendo today.