Have you ever wondered why only Sony, Nintendo Wii And Microsoft left to compete in the home gaming machine market? This article will explain to you the reasons for this
Since the XNUMXs when the gaming industry began to develop, it has only continued to grow and slowly become an industry that rolls in billions a year. Many have contributed to this success Consoles The games, which brought the gaming experience from the arcade halls straight to the living room TV, and the portable consoles that made long trips much less boring.
In the next article, you will find out who were the consoles that made all the right moves, and were so successful that they sold millions upon millions of units.
Nintendo Entertainment System
The NES console, the company's first ever console Nintendo Wii From 1983, it was the one that managed to bring back to life the gaming industry that collapsed in the XNUMXs. Thanks to a successful combination of proper marketing and innovative games for their time like Super Mario, a company Nintendo Wii Managed to conquer the market and establish itself as a gaming company. With thirty-two years of experience, it's pretty amazing that the old console still holds the title of one of the ten consoles sold of all time with close to 62 million units sold.
Game Boy Advance
When the GBA console hit the market in 2001, Nintendo Wii Has already made a name for itself in the quality of its portable consoles, after several successful generations of the gameboy. It's easy to understand why gamers did not doubt the company for a moment, buying eighty-one and a half million units from the innovative portable console that first introduced 32 - bit graphics. With a huge library of games, and improved versions of the console that Nintendo has released over the years, there is no doubt about why it was so successful.
In 2004 Sony surprised everyone with its own portable console. Until that year, Nintendo Wii It was still considered the sole dominator of the portable console market, so Sony's move was definitely brave. The PSP featured XNUMXD graphics that had never been seen before on a device Mobile, And some interesting features like a digital store, and the ability to run one PlayStation game on it. About 82 million of his units were sold in total, a number that his successor, the PS VITA who sold about four million units, can only dream of.
The PlayStation Three console, released in 2006, featured a significant leap in graphics, an online store, improved online gaming and the ability to play Blu-ray movies, which also made it an attractively priced entertainment media. Compared to the previous generation, the PlayStation 3 already had serious competition in front Nintendo Wii And Microsoft, but still managed to sell no less than 83.8 million units. Which is probably why even though nine years have passed, and the PlayStation 4 has been here for a long time, games are still going on.
The race between the PlayStation Three and the Xbox 360, which came out just a year earlier, was particularly close, but Microsoft came out on top, selling a little more - about 84 million units. After Microsoft's first console, the Xbox, was relatively successful but did not come close to the PlayStation 2 numbers at all, Microsoft undoubtedly managed to surpass itself and create an improved product in every way, which convinced millions Gamers Pick her up and leave SonyOf course, except for those who can afford both consoles.
When the Howie console came out in 2006, they didn’t give it too much of a chance against the competition, the Sony 3 and Xbox 360. Its graphics were less good, and the weird and innovative remote looked more like a gimmick. But, with the help of cheaper console pricing and marketing that appealed to a much wider audience, in the end Hui managed to overcome them all and sell more than 101 million units. While his competitors turned to defined people Gamers Basically in adolescence and above, Howie appealed to everyone, children, adults, and even those who are casual actors only. And you can definitely see the impact of Howie on the competition, when after a few years they realized the striped potential and that's how the PlayStation Move and Kinect came into the world, both of which were not a great success, and only prove that usually Nintendo Wii She knows what she's doing.
In the early XNUMXs, competition in the home console market was mostly between Nintendo Wii To Sega, but all that changed in 1994 when you joined Sony Dropped a bomb in the form of its own console. While the rest of the consoles were still trying to buy gamers' hearts in bit numbers, the PlayStation was already talking polygons. It featured 102.5D graphics, larger and more sophisticated games, and its successful marketing to children and adults alike, led to an increase in target audience and helped it sell XNUMX million units. The PlayStation has left dust on its competitors, and even caused some companies to retire from the console race forever.
When Nintendo launched the Gameboy device in 1989, apparently even they could not have anticipated the huge success of their portable console, which created an entirely new market for mobile gaming. And thanks to quite a few successful titles that have created a frenzy of their own like Tetris and Pokemon, the console has run over any of its competitors and left it with no chance. Even the GameGear, which came out just a year later and featured colorful graphics, sold less than a tenth of all Consoles The gameboy together sold 118 million units, which is even though the original gameboy was in black and white.
So apparently only Nintendo can surpass Nintendo, anyway when it comes to Consoles Mobility, because the next portable console on the list is the 2004 Nintendo DS which sold 154 million units. Although at the time quite a few people thought that two screens might be an original idea, but that Nintendo will not be able to hold out against the new competitor from Sony - the PSP, Nintendo Wii Again proved to everyone that graphics is not everything. Thanks to a huge library of no less than two thousand games, many of which made smart use of the dual screen, the microphone, and the touch option of the lower screen, Nintendo Wii Continued to dominate the mobile market, surpassing even the sales of the original Gameboy.
The PlayStation Two, released in 2000, replacing the original PlayStation, was a leap forward in graphics at the time. But one of the reasons it has become the popular console that it is, lies in its successful game library that contained games from almost every genre, shooting, platform, role-playing, and of course the genre of rhythm games that flourished during this period. That way anyone could find games they connected to, whether you were kids, teens or adults. His game library contained close to 4000 titles, which continued to come out for over 10 years after the console came out. And with no less than 155 million units sold, it is, without a doubt, the most successful console of all time.
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