Uh, what? You literally wrote that the majority of critically acclaimed games were on the N64, which I pointed out wasn't true. Having a metascore in the 90s tells us exactly that about a game, that it is critically acclaimed, a point you brought up. I also never said that the N64 wasn't successful, but there's no question that the PS1 was the more successful console by a wide margin. It sold three times the number of units compared to the N64, and overall there were around 962 million games sold on it to the N64's 224 million, so even with it being on the market for twice as long, as you pointed out, the PS1 was consistently outselling the N64 on both consoles and games.
And you're right, selling more does not necessarily mean something is better as a result. That is a matter of opinion. For me the PS1 had the overall better games, but I've always enjoyed both systems.
Being on the market for at least double the time should sell by default twice as much units. Being a cheaper console world wide also means you are intended to sell more by default. Quality has nothing to do with it.
You are entitled to your game preference however many games that are considered some of the best games ever created came from the N64 and are still looked up to today. N64 was a success, it never lost, it did what it needed to do. Many games hit the 90s, doesn't mean there award winning, or genre defining etc.
Your Volkswagen and Bentley comparison is flawed ,Bentley was never in competition with Volkswagen and I'm sure that many Volkswagen buyers would say that for them it was a better car based on,sale price fuel,repair and insurance costs and many other factors, now why things like the best are subjective the volkswagen owners at least can demonstrate reasoning better than PS1 was a pirate haven and scores from critics don't tell us much about a game.
It makes perfect sense. A cheaper car should outsell a more expensive car. A cheaper console should outsell a more expensive console.
Being on the market for 12 years should by default outsell a product that's on the market for 6 years.
Bentley makes cars, Volkwagon makes cars.
Nintendo make game consoles, Sony make game consoles.
I just use Bentley as an example, I can use another brand, the concept remains the same.
Last edited by Azzanation - on 06 February 2020