Sony recently announced that the PlayStation 5 has sold 41.7 million consoles. This means that the top 10 of the most successful home consoles will change very soon Or it may have already changeddepending on whether or not you think the Nintendo Switch should be on this list as a hybrid system.
Of course, this controversy is very … 2017, so on the occasion of Sony’s announcement, let’s see the list, since it is made up of the latest data and with Nintendo Switch inside. Let’s see which list, before it changes forever.
The ten most successful home appliances ever:
1. PlayStation 2 | More than 155 million
The PlayStation 2 was released in Europe in November 2000 and is by far the most successful console of all time, with over 155 million units sold. It was the first fully DVD-compatible console, and thus played a major role in popularizing the format. Notable games like “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” and “Final Fantasy X” have contributed to its appeal.
2. Nintendo Switch | 129.53 million
Nintendo Switch launched in Europe in March 2017 and has sold 129.53 million units to date. It is known for its versatility as both a home console and a portable device. The Switch has captivated the community with its massive library, with hits like “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” and “Animal Crossing: New Horizons.”
3. PlayStation 4 | 117.2 million
The PlayStation 4 hit European stores in November 2013, selling 117.2 million. Among other things, it brought in the share button for ease of broadcasting and an emphasis on social interaction, while respecting many things that hardcore gamers value. It has a very large library of popular exclusive titles like “The Last of Us Part 2” and “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End”.
4. Playstation | 102.49 million
The original PlayStation was released in Europe in September 1995 and marked Sony’s entry into the console market. It revolutionized 3D gaming and sold 102.49 million, with classics like Final Fantasy VII and Metal Gear Solid defining an entire generation.
5. Wii | 101.63 million
The Nintendo Wii was released in Europe in December 2006 and has sold 101.63 million units. It brought motion controls via the Wii Remote, and it appealed to a wide audience, even people who had never played games before. It has some well-known blockbusters like “Wii Sports” and “Mario Kart Wii” which has made it the system of choice for many families.
6. PlayStation 3 | More than 87.4 million
The PlayStation 3 was released in Europe in March 2007 and was the first console to support Blu-ray Discs. It has sold over 87.4 million units, and despite its bumpy launch and high price tag, it boasts several great exclusives like “The Last of Us” and “God of War III,” which continues to earn praise for its storytelling and gameplay.
7. Xbox 360 | More than 84 million
Xbox 360 was launched in Europe in December 2005 and has sold over 84 million units. It delivered achievements and with its great online features, in the context of Xbox Live, set new standards for multiplayer gaming. She has hosted many blockbuster series like ‘Halo’ and ‘Gears of War’.
8. NES | 61.91 million
The NES, or Famicom in Japan, was released in Europe in September 1986. Selling 61.91 million units, it was instrumental in reviving the industry after the crash of the early 1980s. Popular series like “Super Mario Bros.” and “The Legend of Zelda” were launched on this platform.
9. Xbox One 2013 ~ 58 million
The Xbox One launched in Europe in November 2013 and has sold around 58 million units, nearly half of what its predecessor has sold. The console began focusing on multimedia features and its integration with cable TV. It had some exclusive successes like “Forza Horizon 3” and “Gears 5” and was the console that launched Xbox Game Pass.
10. SNES/Super Famicom | 49.1 million
The SNES, or Super Famicom in Japan, was released in Europe in April 1992 and sold 49.1 million units. It is known for its impressive library of excellent games in many different genres. Among others, it is known for titles such as “Super Mario World” and “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past”.
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