Amount of systems manufactured.

#1ZarathixPosted 2/28/2013 7:58:51 AM
I wasn't exactly sure where to ask this, but it seems like a reasonable place. We get told how many sales a system has, but do the companies every release how many were manufactured? Not just for the 3DS, but others as well. Any help would be appreciated.
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#2DogscratchPosted 2/28/2013 8:22:02 AM
Sales numbers are released weekly, actual manufactured numbers are a bit more difficult to find.

Typically when fans of a particular product try to figure out actual physical numbers of a product made serial numbers are usually involved. Typically they are just a weird combination of year/date/unit manufactured # with a couple bit wise operations in place to make it a little more cryptic.

Generally fans try to get say a launch device or ten, and then various serial numbers from fans. Typically one is able to start mucking around with figuring out where the date/unit number is hidden and can start to get a fairly accurate count of units produced.
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