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Subject: Interesting 90s video game console stats (US)

Written By: 90s Guy on 04/12/18 at 6:46 pm

So I did some digging:

A company charted game console sales for each year from 1994 to 2002. We'll stick to their 90s stats for now.

% of Console Units Sold:


1994:
Sega Genesis: 57.87%
Super Nintendo: 36.43%
NES: 4.75%

1995:
Sega Genesis: 42.68%
Super Nintendo: 37.71%
Playstation: 11.15%
Saturn: 4.93%
NES: 2.25%

1996:
Playstation: 28.83%
Nintendo64: 24.99%
Sega Genesis: 18.56%
Super Nintendo: 15.88%
Saturn: 10.49%
NES: 0.66%

1997:
Playstaton: 49.82%
N64: 38.69%
Super Nintendo: 5.11%
Sega Genesis: 4.12%
Saturn: 2.5%
NES: 0.07%

1998:
Playstation: 61.38%
N64: 31.27%
Sega Genesis: 5.31%
Super Nintendo: 1.61%
Saturn: 0.44%
NES: 0.001%

1999:
Playstation: 55.06%
N64: 28.98%
Dreamcast: 12.27%
Sega Genesis: 3.53%
Super Nintendo: 0.05%

So it seems like Sega dominated the US market until 1995, and then was overshadowed by the N64 and PS1, but remained the most popular of the 16 bit systems (except for 1997), while the Saturn failed to have any real impact in the US, and meanwhile, Playstation dominated the market by 1998.

It seems the market was very diversified in 1996, with PS1, N64, Sega Genesis and SNES all having double digit market share of systems sold.






Subject: Re: Interesting 90s video game console stats (US)

Written By: John Titor on 04/12/18 at 8:42 pm

I thought SNES won in the end

Subject: Re: Interesting 90s video game console stats (US)

Written By: 90s Guy on 04/12/18 at 8:44 pm


I thought SNES won in the end


Long run sales it won (counting sales to date, basically), but during the actual 1990s, the Genesis was the winner year by year with the exception of 1997. Cumulative sales for the SNES may have been higher overall, or it may have outsold it after the 1990s.

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