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    Default PS3 at 24 million units sold, PSP 57 million

    For those of you who are curious about the latest PS3 and PSP sales figures since they both launched, here's the article:

    http://www.gamespot.com/news/6214693...dlines;title;1

    The fact that the PS3 has already matched the Game Cube's total sales in only a little over two and a half years is pretty impressive considering its hefty price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duffmanth View Post
    For those of you who are curious about the latest PS3 and PSP sales figures since they both launched, here's the article:

    http://www.gamespot.com/news/6214693...dlines;title;1

    The fact that the PS3 has already matched the Game Cube's total sales in only a little over two and a half years is pretty impressive considering its hefty price.
    Yes, the GameCube was pretty pitiful. IMO, definately the worst Nintendo home console. It just lacked the large third party game base, major mature titles and other features which were availiable on other consoles such as DVD playback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicwolf View Post
    It just lacked the large third party game base, major mature titles and other features which were availiable on other consoles such as DVD playback.
    Which is the same reason the Wii is in third place.

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    Gamecube was awesome. If TG16, Neo-Geo, Sega Saturn, and PS3 have taught us anything, it's that sales =/= system quality,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Ice View Post
    Which is the same reason the Wii is in third place.

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    The GameCube didnt have a widely acclaimed control scheme. If the Wii didnt have the motion sensing, it would be pretty bad off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicwolf View Post
    Yes, the Super Famicom was pretty pitiful. IMO, definately the worst Nintendo home console.
    Fixed.

    Okay, I wouldn't say the SFC was pitiful, but with the exception of Super Metroid and Demon's Crest, the MegaDrive owned it in every way. Include the Mega CD and 32X, and it's not even close.

    Super Famicom does not deserve all the heaping praise it gets. The GameCube is vastly underrated. I just pretend the Wii doesn't exist (Even though I stood in line on launch day, and dropped $600 for the console and most of the launch titles).
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    The only reasons why the Wii has been so successful is cuz it's far cheaper than the PS3 and 360, and because of the novelty of the motion sensing, which I think has pretty much run its course.

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    I find the Wii to be becoming a joke. It lacks a regular flow of killer titles.
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    24 million is really nothing to sneeze at.

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    I've been saying the Wii is a joke for 2 years now.

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    I've been saying it was a joke since it was announced, but then once it was announced I was actually interested, until the system was pretty much like the Saturn at launch. NO GAMES.

    Unlike the Saturn however, the Wii still has nothing to even define it as a good system now in which later on the Saturn actually started getting some really good games(most of them in Japan as the system was hardly big here in the states.) The Wii is one of the bigger console failures when it comes to games, yet it's in first place this generation. The Gamecube has more must own titles than the Wii and that's pretty sad(I would say the Sega CD or the 32X but the Wii doesn't have far to go before catching up with those.)

    Goes to show you that even when Nintendo is raking in the cash, they might push one good first party game out a year with the rest seeming like borderline shovelware cash-in titles. I liked them better when they were a shitty company. Atleast they attempted to release more games to make their system look more worthwhile.
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    In other news:

    PS3 at 24 million units sold, PSP 57 million

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    Sad how Shovelware seems to be winning the console wars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicwolf View Post
    Sad how Shovelware seems to be winning the console wars.
    You aimed that at my comment yet said a portion of what I said in different words. I was implying that the system is nothing but shovelware, including first party games aside a couple, yet it's still in first place.

    Like someone said. Sales do not equal the better system. For how short lived the Dreamcast was, it was a better system in its life than the PS2 was in its early life. I like the PS2 better, but I do think the Dreamcast would have been the better system if it had more support from the consumer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kupomogli View Post
    You aimed that at my comment yet said a portion of what I said in different words. I was implying that the system is nothing but shovelware, including first party games aside a couple, yet it's still in first place.

    Like someone said. Sales do not equal the better system. For how short lived the Dreamcast was, it was a better system in its life than the PS2 was in its early life. I like the PS2 better, but I do think the Dreamcast would have been the better system if it had more support.
    Funny how they expect that Brawl will sell the system into the next generation.
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    Jesus Christ, for a thread about the PS3 and PSP sales figures, this thread has nothing to do with the PS3 and PSP sales figures!

    Quote Originally Posted by duffmanth
    The fact that the PS3 has already matched the Game Cube's total sales in only a little over two and a half years is pretty impressive considering its hefty price.
    At first that seems good, but I doubt that Nintendo lost as much money per cube as Sony did/is per PS3. (I might be wrong on this, I have no idea, so if I am wrong, don't piss all over me!) In order for it to work out for Sony, it can't use the cube as it's benchmark.

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    The PSP sales figures are pretty impressive. No handheld has ever managed to get that far against Nintendo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicwolf View Post
    If the Wii didnt have the motion sensing, it would be pretty bad off.
    Just imagine where it would be if it had no controller at all. Or if it ran on gas instead of electricity. Or if all its software was embedded in pieces of meat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Ice View Post
    Just imagine where it would be if it had no controller at all. Or if it ran on gas instead of electricity. Or if all its software was embedded in pieces of meat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Ice View Post
    Just imagine where it would be if it had no controller at all. Or if it ran on gas instead of electricity. Or if all its software was embedded in pieces of meat.
    I dont know why you're being like that. I think I made a pretty valid point. The Wii is selling off interactivity more than the games themselves. I think the Wii is very lacking in really great games. Its biggest selling point is Wii Fit right now. Its kind of reminiscent of the GameCube in which it had some big games at first but Nintendo kind of let the major titles wane during its lifetime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloud121 View Post
    Fixed.Super Famicom does not deserve all the heaping praise it gets.
    Agreed. The vast majority of games on the Super Famicom are shit. The Mega Drive had a much better library of quality games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Ice View Post
    Just imagine where it would be if it had no controller at all. Or if it ran on gas instead of electricity. Or if all its software was embedded in pieces of meat.
    HAHAHAHA!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Nakamura View Post
    Agreed. The vast majority of games on the Super Famicom are shit. The Mega Drive had a much better library of quality games.
    A vast lot of the Super Famicom/SNES games were released across both platforms though...

    The Phantasy Star and Sonic games kicked ass along with the Mario and Final Fantasy games. I think the SNES and the Genesis deserve pretty equal praise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicwolf View Post
    A vast lot of the Super Famicom/SNES games were released across both platforms though...
    That's not actually true though, is it? Most Super Famicom games were exclusives, as were most Mega Drive games. Of the games that had bi-platform releases, only a few were any good

    Sure, both had great games, but the Mega Drive seemed to have better quality control regarding games releases.

    Then again, I like games that require raw skill, which means I don't care for RPGs, so I guess I'm ignoring quite a few of the titles that are considered to be "classics" for the Super Famicom. That, and also being a Sega fangirl, makes me a little partial towards the Mega Drive.
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