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Azzanation said:

N64 lost to the PS1? Guess you must mean sales. N64 was on the market for 6 years, PS1 was sold for 12 years.
N64 had the better games overall PS1 had more games but not better.
I own and still do both machines and i enjoyed both systems alot but the N64 was miles ahead when it came to quality.

N64 had alot fewer games, and while it hand some greats, overall I wouldnt say it had overall "better games".

The avg PS1 game was better than the avg N64 game imo.
Plus theres so many fantastic JRPGs on the PS1......

N64 has aged so badly, I can barely play any N64 games today without feeling like "this is too old, and not that well done".
While alot of those 2D sprite isometric 3D, PS1 games are still fantastic to this day, and look & play well.

PS1 aged much much better.
Overall Library and quality is by far in favor of the PS1 too.



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Tifabestwaifu said:

Never see so much denial in one humain being lol.

Ignoring for a second that someone further up the thread already proved this was a misquote, I would argue it is the correct type of answer for a president to give.  When the interviewer for a big magazine says, “Why you fail so Hard?” You reply by insulting your competition and declaring a better day ahead.  The worst answer would be an honest analysis that makes you, your company, and your consumer product look weak.

the only problem I see with the quote (real or fake version) is possibly that it insults gamers as well as JRPGs/Sony games.



Azzanation said:

Keep in mind the PS1's also had a major piracy issue which also would have hurt many developers and was a major selling point for the system as well. N64 was not or very little losing money on piracy, cannot say the same for the PS1. So being on the market for twice as long with an added benefit of pirating your games for free and being cheaper overall are not examples I would say a system is more successful. PS1 numbers are not as incident as they look.

Keeep in mind that over 900 million PS1 games were sold and that only 225 million N64 games were sold.

Yeah, the piracy issue really hurt the PS1 developers.



Conina said:
Azzanation said:

Keep in mind the PS1's also had a major piracy issue which also would have hurt many developers and was a major selling point for the system as well. N64 was not or very little losing money on piracy, cannot say the same for the PS1. So being on the market for twice as long with an added benefit of pirating your games for free and being cheaper overall are not examples I would say a system is more successful. PS1 numbers are not as incident as they look.

Keeep in mind that over 900 million PS1 games were sold and that only 225 million N64 games were sold.

Yeah, the piracy issue really hurt the PS1 developers.

Publishers declared bankrupcy on PS1 and just developed for N64 on parallel reality.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

JRPGfan said:
Azzanation said:

N64 lost to the PS1? Guess you must mean sales. N64 was on the market for 6 years, PS1 was sold for 12 years.
N64 had the better games overall PS1 had more games but not better.
I own and still do both machines and i enjoyed both systems alot but the N64 was miles ahead when it came to quality.

N64 had alot fewer games, and while it hand some greats, overall I wouldnt say it had overall "better games".

The avg PS1 game was better than the avg N64 game imo.
Plus theres so many fantastic JRPGs on the PS1......

N64 has aged so badly, I can barely play any N64 games today without feeling like "this is too old, and not that well done".
While alot of those 2D sprite isometric 3D, PS1 games are still fantastic to this day, and look & play well.

PS1 aged much much better.
Overall Library and quality is by far in favor of the PS1 too.

Game quality can be subjective but visually most of the ps library aged poorly compared to N64 games.



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Nu-13 said:
JRPGfan said:

N64 had alot fewer games, and while it hand some greats, overall I wouldnt say it had overall "better games".

The avg PS1 game was better than the avg N64 game imo.
Plus theres so many fantastic JRPGs on the PS1......

N64 has aged so badly, I can barely play any N64 games today without feeling like "this is too old, and not that well done".
While alot of those 2D sprite isometric 3D, PS1 games are still fantastic to this day, and look & play well.

PS1 aged much much better.
Overall Library and quality is by far in favor of the PS1 too.

Game quality can be subjective but visually most of the ps library aged poorly compared to N64 games.

At least that is the consensus from Nintendo fans.

I have only played Soul Reaver and FFVII from PS1 on the last 5 years so I wouldn`t really assume either of the platforms done better. N64 probaly have more games that aged better because of the type of graphic, more power of the console, etc.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

Conina said:

Keeep in mind that over 900 million PS1 games were sold and that only 225 million N64 games were sold.

Yeah, the piracy issue really hurt the PS1 developers.

DonFerrari said:

Publishers declared bankrupcy on PS1 and just developed for N64 on parallel reality.

Convo ended on page 6.



Azzanation said:

Convo ended on page 6.

Pretty useless metric in a forum where users have free choice of forum posts per page.





 

 

 

 

 

Azzanation said:
Conina said:

Keeep in mind that over 900 million PS1 games were sold and that only 225 million N64 games were sold.

Yeah, the piracy issue really hurt the PS1 developers.

DonFerrari said:

Publishers declared bankrupcy on PS1 and just developed for N64 on parallel reality.

Convo ended on page 6.

It ended a mere 3 hours ago, FFS. And it was all textbook Azzanation.

Last edited by Hynad - on 07 February 2020