Aus retro gamer have put together a rather interesting graph that looks at total units sold worldwide on a number of gaming consoles from 1972 – 2002.
I’m not sure where the figures are from but they seem pretty consistent with various other sources.
I knew the NES far outsold the Sega Master System, but I didn’t realise the gap would be so huge.
Look at poor old unloved Commodore CD32
Sony just kicked ass didn’t they!
What no Vectrex? Actually I can’t locate a figure for the total number sold. Anyone help with this?
Panasonic 3DO – 5 million (wiki) If they only had lowered the initial asking price!
Commodore GS – erm, probably not very many and you’ve very lucky if you have one as they’re quite the collectible these days.
Amstrad GX4000 – seven , no not seven million, just seven I’ve got one myself, but less said the better