[stella] Old Games Never Die...

Subject: [stella] Old Games Never Die...
From: David Conrad Schweinsberg <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 23:49:37 +0100

Something from November's EDGE magazine:

Keeping it in the Famicomily
    Whereas in the UK most old consoles either gather dust on top shelves or
suffer the ultimate indignity of the car-boot sale, in Japan they're doing a
roaring trade, with the Famicom (NES) and Super Famicom (SNES) commanding
prices of 4,980 yen (26 pounds) and 5,800 yen (30 pounds) respectively.
And, by western standards, they're selling better than some of the latest
machines on offer.
    As a result, the worldwide sales figures are likely to surprise many.
According to Nintendo of Japan, from March 1996 to April 1997 around 80,000
Famicoms and 3,300,000 Super Famicoms have been sold around the globe.  This
brings the Famicom total (from its release in March 1982) to a staggering
61,580,000.  With 45,600,000 units, its big brother isn't doing too badly
either, particularly when it's considered that it was released six years
    Software figures are no less impressive, with 5000,020,000 Famicom
titles sold worldwide, and 359,210,000 for the Super Famicom.
    The Famicom currently remains the world's most-sold videogaming
platform, duly followed by its 16bit successor, the Super Famicom.  This
certainly puts the PlayStation count of 20,000,000 units in perspective, and
leaves Sony with some catching up to do...
* Copyright (C) 1997 Future Publishing Ltd. *


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