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    PlayStation becomes best-selling video game console brand ever

    With 450 million units sold across original PlayStation, PS2, PS3, and PS4.
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    Re: PlayStation becomes best-selling video game console brand ever

    so time to buy new PC start 2021 for me then, would seem reasonable as the PS5 would set new standards.

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    Re: PlayStation becomes best-selling video game console brand ever

    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    so time to buy new PC start 2021 for me then, would seem reasonable as the PS5 would set new standards.
    I am feeling the gravity of consoles strong lately. Right now you can buy 3 consoles in the price of "enthusiast" lvl Graphic card.

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    Re: PlayStation becomes best-selling video game console brand ever

    Congrats to Sony!

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    Re: PlayStation becomes best-selling video game console brand ever

    Key is the word "brand". If Nintendo had named all their systems SNES 1/2/3/4 etc they'd be ahead. The Wii outsold the PS3 and Xbox 360 combined IIRC.

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    Re: PlayStation becomes best-selling video game console brand ever

    I wonder if the DS/3DS had been sold under the Game Boy brand, which one would be ahead. Though I do note that the original Game Boy was released 5 years before the PS (now that I think about it, I am surprised - I feel like the PS came out much later).

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    Re: PlayStation becomes best-selling video game console brand ever

    Brand does seem key - the original Playstation(s) had little competition from the current gen. brands. It was up against the N64 and the Saturn; Microsoft weren't even in the game back them.

    I'm sure if you added up all the aggregated sales of Nintendo consoles (maybe even excluding the handheld ones...) you'd get a comparable number.

    EDIT: Maybe not... Just added up sales figured (from Wikipedia) for NES, SNES, N64,GC,Wii, WiiU, and Switch - only 324 million between them!

    EDIT 2: Though the handheld sales blows it out of the water - 440m.
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    Re: PlayStation becomes best-selling video game console brand ever

    Oh great. I've just realised the PS1 was released 25 years ago.

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    Re: PlayStation becomes best-selling video game console brand ever

    The console makers must have some massive strangle hold on the chip makers to keep the prices low. Not a single rise during the Crypto madness yet it put a massive talespin on the PC market that may never recover.

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