Gen 7 had a very even split among consoles. Will it happen again.

#1iKhanicPosted 2/15/2013 12:28:39 PM
While the Wii sold the most units, both the PS3 and 360 sold over 75 million units better than losing consoles of previous gens, which tended to sell in the 20-40 million range, while Sony romped with over 100 million units sold of the PS1 and 2.

Do you think we will get another even split, or that this generation's winner will sell disproportionately more consoles.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Best_selling_consoles
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#2TerotrousPosted 2/15/2013 12:30:42 PM
Yes. There's no evidence to suggest anyone is in a position to dominate. The only way it could happen would be if Microsoft and Sony completely died for some reason.
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#3AceAndJunpeiPosted 2/15/2013 12:50:48 PM
Uhhhh...it wasn't an even split. The Wii sold 30-40 million more consoles than the competition.
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#4TerotrousPosted 2/15/2013 12:51:18 PM
That's comparatively much more balanced than the PS1 and PS2 eras.
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#5NiftyManZPosted 2/15/2013 12:52:27 PM
http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090801010424/vgsales/images/4/42/Npd_total_hardware_sales.png

And that's just the us.
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#6spikejetedPosted 2/15/2013 12:57:25 PM
NiftyManZ posted...
http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090801010424/vgsales/images/4/42/Npd_total_hardware_sales.png

And that's just the us.


As much of a fan of ninty as I am, you should find some better stats. Those are from 2009
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#7TheBonfiniPosted 2/15/2013 1:01:31 PM
Terotrous posted...
Yes. There's no evidence to suggest anyone is in a position to dominate. The only way it could happen would be if Microsoft and Sony completely died for some reason.


So you think Nintendo is setting the early pace to domination at currently the worst selling console on the market despite everyone else's console being available for years?

I just don;'t understand your logic. Nintendo has shown it is not the must have console. So instead of conceding that title is up for grabs by MS or Sony, you just assume both companies are going to disappear?
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#8SlimeSwayzePosted 2/15/2013 1:15:15 PM
I agree that this last gen was a fairly even split. Although the Wii sold like crazy those first few years, it's important to remember how many millions of those consoles were purchased by non-gamers who essentially just used it for Wii Sports/Fit, and who never followed through with purchasing software made for the system. The PS3 and 360 have consistently shown larger sales of software overall, and while the 360 has had the edge in the largest market (US) the PS3 has had a slight edge worldwide. I think this gen was a perfect balance and showed that 3 consoles can exist and be successful.

I don't think it will happen again. I think someone will falter. Whether it's MS making too big a push towards being a media center and not a true gaming console, or Sony continuing to struggle with making up for the mistakes they made earlier this gen, or Nintendo simply blowing it by making an underpowered, unsupported, and poorly branded console with a Touch Pad that never catches on. I see someone dropping by the wayside this gen, and sadly, in spite of the fact that I really hate their new approach, I don't think it will be MS. I feel like they've won over the hearts and minds of too many American teens who associate X-Box with CoD and all their other favorite shooters, and that goes a long way.
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#9iKhanic(Topic Creator)Posted 2/15/2013 1:22:34 PM
TheBonfini posted...
Terotrous posted...
Yes. There's no evidence to suggest anyone is in a position to dominate. The only way it could happen would be if Microsoft and Sony completely died for some reason.


So you think Nintendo is setting the early pace to domination at currently the worst selling console on the market despite everyone else's console being available for years?

I just don;'t understand your logic. Nintendo has shown it is not the must have console. So instead of conceding that title is up for grabs by MS or Sony, you just assume both companies are going to disappear?


The Wii U is currently selling just as well as the 360 was at this point in its lifetime. Its near the launch and there is a game drought. Why would anyone buy it now?
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#10TerotrousPosted 2/15/2013 3:16:15 PM(edited)
TheBonfini posted...
So you think Nintendo is setting the early pace to domination at currently the worst selling console on the market despite everyone else's console being available for years?

Uh, no, that's why I said "I don't think anyone is in a position to dominate" and "the only way it could happen is if MS and Sony completely died".


Wii U is doing well enough that it will sell at least "all right", so it would take PS2-level performance to dominate Wii U, which no one is in a place to achieve. Hence the only way a system could dominate is if Wii U dominates, which could only happen if MS and Sony both did atrociously.
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