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ps1? how do we know how much it has sold?

Could someone tell me if the PS2 sold more than the wii????



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Slimebeast said:
Oyvoyvoyv said:
Slimebeast said:
I dont think it's fair to compare a handheld with a console. I would count each DS as a ½ console if I was to make a comparison for some reason.

 

 Why? It has sold equally much software (well, will), and it will definitely make more money.

 

 But from a revenue perspective handhelds are a lot cheaper and thereby easier for people to purchase.

I dunno, for some reason I ignore handhelds sales almost completely. It's as if they don't count, in my world.

dam you are totaly right...we must start count each ps3 as 2 wii.. -_-

 



@Halo_John: Yes the PS2 has sold far more than the Wii however Wii is selling much faster than the PS2 did and has taken a little over 2 years to get to over a third of the sales of the PS2 which has been selling for 8/9 years.

DS will become the highest selling system ever by late this year or early next year. Quite impressive, so many people brushed it off as a future failure back before it's launch.. Well done DS



 

Within the next 2 weeks, it will be certain.



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Bitmap Frogs said:
Kantor said:
According to VGC,

PS1 = 102.49 million
DS = 102.12 million

Not yet, but by the end of next week, it will officially be the third best selling video game system of all time (GameBoy is at 118.69 million, PS2 is a moving target at 124.74 million)

http://www.vgchartz.com/games/game.php?id=1129&region=All

Note: I am using shipment numbers for PS1 and GB, because VGC doesn't have sales data that far back.

 

It will catch both.

Without a doubt. It even has the potential to beat both and become the best selling video game system of all time by the end of this year.

Congratulations to Nintendo.



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wow, ps1 that is a bit far to way behind, but ps2 rocks!!!



Nintendogamer said:

Since I've seen nothing mentioned about this case before I thought I could share my curiosity. 

I'm pretty sure the DS sales has surpassed PS1 sales which was roughly 102 Million, and look the DS has passed 102 million now so it's possible that DS has outsold another gaming machine.

 

Did anyone on this site really expect that it wouldn't?  Don't get me wrong, it's an accomplishment..but it's not that major.  It's a handheld vs a console, and a completely different time.  Gaming has changed..almost everyone thinks the Wii will outsell the PS2, and considering the lead on the Wii and the life expectancy of the DS, it'll outsell the PS2 even in no time.



Kantor said:
According to VGC,

PS1 = 102.49 million
DS = 102.12 million

Not yet, but by the end of next week, it will officially be the third best selling video game system of all time (GameBoy is at 118.69 million, PS2 is a moving target at 124.74 million)

http://www.vgchartz.com/games/game.php?id=1129&region=All

Note: I am using shipment numbers for PS1 and GB, because VGC doesn't have sales data that far back.

 

Gameboy is not an individual system! There's the original Gameboy and it's spins offs (pocket, etc) and the gameboy color! There are a number of GBC games that are NOT backwards compatable with the other GB systems thus it is not just a remodelling of the original gameboy, it is a completely different system, as is the ps2 to the ps1. If you substract the GBC sales from the total you end up with about half and half for the black and white vs the color lines, making the ps1 the number two highest selling single cnsole of all time.



Slimebeast said:
I dont think it's fair to compare a handheld with a console. I would count each DS as a ½ console if I was to make a comparison for some reason.

And how many other handhelds have surpassed PS1 lifetime sales?  One, GameBoy.  So, I'm not sure how you dismiss this as insignificant.



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Slimebeast said:
I dont think it's fair to compare a handheld with a console. I would count each DS as a ½ console if I was to make a comparison for some reason.

 

   



                                                             

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