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The fifth-generation era includes Nintendo 64, Playstation, Sega Saturn, Game Boy Color

Fifth generation hardware salesEdit

See also: List of best-selling game consoles

WorldwideEdit

System Worldwide (units shipped) Asia (including Japan) Japan North America
Game Boy and Game Boy Color 118 million[1] 32.47 million[2] 44.06 million[3]
PlayStation 102.49 million[4][5] 21.59 million[6] 15.255 million
[7]
40.78 million[8]
Nintendo 64 32.92 million[9] 5.54 million[10] 20.63 million[11]
Sega Saturn 17 million[12][13] 10 million[14] 3 million[14]
3DO 2 million[15] 750,000[16]
PC-FX 290,000[17] 290,000[17]
Atari Jaguar 250,000[18]
Amiga CD32 100,000
FM Towns Marty 45,000 45,000
Apple Bandai Pippin 42,000[19]

JapanEdit

Year Sales
FMT
Marty
3DO JAG Sega
Saturn
PlayStation
NEC
PC-FX
Nintendo
64
1993 45,000
1994
[20]
365,800 2,000 840,000 [21] 300,000 [20] 70,000
1995 615,800
(+250,000)
[22]
2,500,000
(+1,660,000)
[21]
2,000,000
[4]
(+1,700,000)
1996
[16]
750,000
(+134,200)
4,810,000
(+2,310,000)
[21]
4,200,000
[23]
(+2,200,000)
270,000 2,030,000
[24]
1997
[17]
5,620,000
(+810,000)
[21]
8,600,000
[17]
(+4,400,000)
290,000
(+20,000)
3,140,000
(+1,110,000)
[24]
1998 14,710,000
[23]
(+6,110,000)
4,350,000
(+1,210,000)
[24]
1999 5,290,000
(+940,000)[24]
2000 5,490,000
(+200,000)[24]
2001 10,000,000[14] 15,255,000
[7]
5,540,000
(+50,000)[24]

Sales trendsEdit

Economist generations 1980-2002

Fifth generation console sales


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/10/game_consoles/source/7.htm
  2. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/library/historical_data/pdf/consolidated_sales_e0806.pdf
  3. http://garaph.info/shipmentbar.html
  4. 4.0 4.1 PlayStation Cumulative Production Shipments of Hardware. Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Archived from the original on 2011-05-24. Retrieved on 2008-03-22.
  5. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/1c46ad2e-5678-11dd-8686-000077b07658.html
  6. http://garaph.info/shipmentbar.html
  7. 7.0 7.1 PlayStation sales in Asia by end of 2001: 19.07 million
    • Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore: 3.815 million (Famitsu)
    • Japan: 15.255 million
  8. http://garaph.info/shipmentbar.html
  9. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2002/020530e.pdf
  10. http://garaph.info/shipmentbar.html
  11. http://garaph.info/shipmentbar.html
  12. Evans, David S.; Hagiu, Andrei; Schmalensee, Richard (2006). Invisible engines: how software platforms drive innovation and transform industries ([Online-Ausg.] ed.). Cambridge (Mass.): MIT Press. p. 131. ISBN 0262050854. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=5Wx6-uv-DSkC&pg=PA131. Retrieved 31 January 2012. (with reference to Table 2: Worldwide Video Game Console Annual Shipment History - 1989-1998. Video Game Consoles: Sony, Nintendo and Sega Brace for Microsoft Challenge. In-Stat (NPD Group) (December 2000). Archived from the original on 2001-05-01. Retrieved on 31 January 2012.)
  13. http://www.nli-research.co.jp/english/economics/1997/eco9709b.html
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 http://www.gamepilgrimage.com/SATPScompare.htm
  15. Blake Snow (2007-05-04). The 10 Worst-Selling Consoles of All Time. GamePro.com. Archived from the original on 2008-09-05. Retrieved on 2007-11-25.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Mega, issue 23, August 1994
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Japon Previews, Consoles +, issue 73 (March 1997)
  18. Greg Orlando (2007-05-15). Console Portraits: A 40-Year Pictorial History of Gaming. Wired News. Condé Nast Publications. Retrieved on 2008-03-23.
  19. Blake Snow (2007-05-04). The 10 Worst-Selling Consoles of All Time. GamePro.com. Archived from the original on 2008-09-05. Retrieved on 2007-11-25.
  20. 20.0 20.1 Edge, April 1995, page 10
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Sega Saturn sales in Japan:
  22. Annual (FY) Japanese Home Console Hardware Shipments, Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei)
  23. 23.0 23.1 PlayStation Cumulative Production Shipments of Hardware. Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Archived from the original on 2011-05-24. Retrieved on 2008-03-22.. Note: These Japan sales figures include shipments to other Asian countries.
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 Consolidated Sales Transition by Region (PDF). Nintendo (2012-10-23). Archived from the original on 2012-11-12. Retrieved on 2012-10-24.


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