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Sixth generation console sales

The sixth-generation era includes Sega Dreamcast, Playstation 2, Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube. Game Boy Advance was the lone successful handheld. This era began on November 27, 1998 and ended in November 2006 as the next-generation of consoles launched.

Sixth generation hardware salesEdit

The sixth generation of video games sold a record-breaking 180+ million consoles[2] and 85 million handheld systems.

System Worldwide (units shipped) United States Japan Europe
Console
PlayStation 2 127 million (as of December 31, 2007)[1] 43 million (as of November 2008)[2] 21,418,700 (as of January 2009)[3] 48 million (as of May 2008)[4]
Xbox 24.0 million (as of May 10, 2006)[5] ~14.5 million (16 million in North America)[6] 472,552 (total)[7] 6 million shipped [6]
GameCube 21.74 million (as of March 31, 2008 )[8] 12.94 million shipped (Americas) (as of March 2008)[8] 4.04 million shipped (as of March 2008)[8] 4.77 million shipped (Others) (March 2008)[8]
Dreamcast 10.6 million (as of September 6, 2005)[9][10] 4.28 million (NA) (end of 2004)[11] 2.32 million (end of 2004)[11] 1.97 million [11]
Handheld
Game Boy Advance 81.06 million (including 43M for SP and 2M for Micro version) 41.64 million shipped (Americas) [8] 16.88 million shipped [8] 22.53 million shipped (Others) [8]
N-Gage 3 million

See alsoEdit

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/hirai-targets-150-million-ps3-sales
  2. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28642933/
  3. http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=348979
  4. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/ps3-has-outsold-xbox-360-in-europe
  5. Xbox.com | News - 20060510
  6. 6.0 6.1 http://forum.pcvsconsole.com/viewthread.php?tid=14535
  7. http://garaph.info/linecompare.php?weeks=230&sum=1&width=&height=&title=&ymin=&ymax=&html=1&sys[0]=Xbox&date[0]=2001-12-31&sfd[0]=&std[0]=2006-01-02&gr[0]=&tra[0]=fam&sys[1]=&date[1]=&sfd[1]=&std[1]=&gr[1]=&tra[1]=&sys[2]=&date[2]=&sfd[2]=&std[2]=&gr[2]=&tra[2]=&sys[3]=&date[3]=&sfd[3]=&std[3]=&gr[3]=&tra[3]=&sys[4]=&date[4]=&sfd[4]=&std[4]=&gr[4]=&tra[4]=&sys[5]=&date[5]=&sfd[5]=&std[5]=&gr[5]=&tra[5]= Original Xbox total Japan hardware sales Garaph]
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 Consolidated Financial Statements (PDF) 22. Nintendo (2008-04-24). Retrieved on 2008-04-24.
  9. Russell Carroll (September 6 2005). Good Enough: Why graphics aren't number one. Game Tunnel. Retrieved on 2006-08-07.
  10. Blake Snow (2007-05-04). The 10 Worst-Selling Consoles of All Time. GamePro.com. Retrieved on 2007-11-22.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 http://forum.pcvsconsole.com/viewthread.php?tid=18610

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