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This is a list of video game consoles and handheld game consoles that have sold or shipped at least one million units. Figures on this page for current consoles are generally updated by each financial quarter.

Worldwide

Video game consoles (including handhelds)

Manufacturer Platform Released Units Sold
NintendoNintendo DS 2004154.02 million[1]
SonyPlayStation 22000 153.6 million[2]
NintendoGame Boy and Game Boy Color[3]1989 and 1998118.69 million[1]
SonyPlayStation1994102.49 million[4]
NintendoWii2006101.63 million[1]
NintendoGame Boy Advance200181.51 million[1]
SonyPlayStation Portable2004 73.9 million
SonyPlayStation 3200670.2 million[5][6]
MicrosoftXbox 360200570.0 million[7]
NintendoNintendo Entertainment System198361.91 million[1]
NintendoSuper Nintendo Entertainment System199049.10 million[1][8][9]
SegaMega Drive / Genesis198843.644 million[s 1]
Nintendo Game & Watch 1980 43 million [1]
NintendoNintendo 64199632.93 million[1]
AtariAtari 2600197724 million[27]
MicrosoftXbox200124 million[28][29]
NintendoNintendo 3DS201122.19 million[1]
NintendoNintendo GameCube200121.74 million[1]
SegaMaster System (Mark III)198319.39 million[30]
SegaSaturn199417 million[31]
SegaGame Gear199011 million[32]
SegaDreamcast199810.6 million[33][34]
NECTurboGrafx-16 (PC Engine)198710.5 million[35]
SegaSega CD19916 million[34]
ColecoColecoVision19826 million[36]
NintendoFamicom Disk System19864.5 million[37]
AtariAtari 780019863.77 million[38]
NintendoColor TV Game19773 million[39]
MattelIntellivision19803 million[40][41][42]
ColecoMini-Arcade19823 million[43]
NokiaN-Gage20033 million[32]
SonyPlayStation Vita20112.2 million[44]
Magnavox/PhilipsMagnavox Odyssey²19782 million[45]
Panasonic3DO Interactive Multiplayer19932 million[34]
SNKNeo Geo Pocket/Neo Geo Pocket Color1998 and 19992 million[32]
NECPC Engine CD-ROM² / TurboGrafx-CD19871.92 million[46]
NECTurboExpress19901.5 million[32]
ColecoTelstar19761 million[47]
SegaNomad19951 million[48]
SNKNeo Geo 19901 million[49]

Video game consoles (not including handhelds)

Manufacturer Platform Released Units sold
SonyPlayStation 22000153.6 million[2]
SonyPlayStation1994102.49 million[4]
NintendoWii2006101.63 million[1]
SonyPlayStation 3200670.2 million[5][6]
MicrosoftXbox 360200570.0 million[7]
NintendoNintendo Entertainment System198361.91 million[1]
NintendoSuper Nintendo Entertainment System199049.10 million[1][8][9]
SegaMega Drive / Genesis198843.644 million[s 1]
NintendoNintendo 64199632.93 million[1]
AtariAtari 2600197724 million[27]
MicrosoftXbox200124 million[28][29]
NintendoNintendo GameCube200121.74 million[1]
SegaMaster System (Mark III)198519.39 million[30]
SegaSaturn199417 million[31]
SegaDreamcast199810.6 million[33][34]
NECTurboGrafx-16 (PC Engine)198710.5 million[35]
SegaSega CD19916 million[34]
ColecoColecoVision19826 million[36]
AtariAtari 780019863.77 million[38]
NintendoColor TV Game19773 million[39]
MattelIntellivision19803 million[40][41][42]
Magnavox/PhilipsMagnavox Odyssey²19782 million[45]
Panasonic3DO Interactive Multiplayer19932 million[34]
NECPC Engine CD-ROM² / TurboGrafx-CD19871.92 million[46]
ColecoTelstar19761 million[47]
SNKNeo Geo 19901 million[49]

Handheld game consoles

Manufacturer Platform Released Units sold
NintendoNintendo DS 2004 154.02 million[1]
NintendoGame Boy and Game Boy Color[3]1989 and 1998118.69 million (combined)[1]
NintendoGame Boy Advance200181.51 million[1]
Sony PlayStation Portable 2004 71.4 million[50][51]
Nintendo Game & Watch 1980 43 million [2]
NintendoNintendo 3DS201122.19 million[1]
SegaGame Gear199011 million[32]
NokiaN-Gage 2003 3 million[32]
SonyPlayStation Vita20112.2 million[44]
SNKNeo Geo Pocket and Neo Geo Pocket Color1998 and 19992 million[32]
ColecoMini-Arcade19823 million[43]
NEC TurboExpress 1990 1.5 million[32]
Sega Nomad 1995 1 million[48]

Manufacturer

Console manufacturers are listed in alphabetical order, with their respective consoles in chronological order.

Atari

Platform Released Units sold
Home consoles
Atari 2600 1977 24 million[27]
Atari 7800 1986 3.77 million[38]

Coleco

Platform Released Units sold
Home consoles
Telstar 1976 1 million[47]
ColecoVision 1982 6 million[36]
Handheld consoles
Mini-Arcade 1982 3 million[43]

Mattel

Platform Released Units sold
Home consoles
Intellivision 1980 3 million[40][41][42]

Microsoft

Platform Released Units sold
Home consoles
Xbox 2001 24 million[28][29]
Xbox 360 2005 70.0 million[7]

NEC

Platform Released Units sold
Home consoles
PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 1987 10.5 million[35]
PC Engine CD-ROM² / TurboGrafx-CD 1988 1.92 million[46]
Handhelds
TurboExpress 1990 1.5 million[32]

Nintendo

Platform Released Units sold
Home consoles
Color TV Game 1977 3 million[39]
Nintendo Entertainment System 1983 61.91 million[1]
Super Nintendo Entertainment System 1990 49.10 million[1][8][9]
Nintendo 64 1996 32.93 million[1]
Nintendo GameCube 2001 21.74 million[1]
Wii 2006 101.63 million[1]
Add-ons
Famicom Disk System 1986 4.5 million[37]
Handhelds
Game Boy and Game Boy Color[3] 1989 and
1998
118.69 million[1]
Game Boy Advance
(figure includes GBA SP and Game Boy Micro)
2001 81.51 million[1]
Game Boy Advance SP 2003 43.57 million[1]
Game Boy Micro 2005 2.5 million[32]
Nintendo DS
(figure includes DS Lite, DSi, and DSi XL; does not include 3DS)
2004 154.02 million[1]
Nintendo DS Lite 2006 93.85 million[1]
Nintendo DSi 2008 27.39 million[1]
Nintendo DSi XL 2009 12.47 million[1]
Nintendo 3DS 2011 22.19 million[1]

Nokia

Platform Released Units sold
Handhelds
N-Gage 2003 3 million[32]

Panasonic

Platform Released Units sold
Home consoles
3DO Interactive Multiplayer 1993 2 million[34]

Sega

Platform Released Units sold
Home consoles
Master System 1985 19.39 million[30]
Mega Drive / Genesis 1988 43.644 million[s 1]
Saturn 1994 17 million[31]
Dreamcast 1998 10.6 million[33][34]
Add-ons
Sega CD 1991 6 million[34]
Sega 32X 1994 665,000[52]
Handhelds
Game Gear 1990 11 million[32]
Nomad 1995 1 million[48]

SNK

Platform Released Units sold
Home consoles
SNK Neo Geo 1990 1 million[49]
Handhelds
Neo Geo Pocket/Neo Geo Pocket Color 1998 and 1999 2 million[32]

Sony

Platform Released Units sold
Home consoles
PlayStation
1994 102.49 million[4]
PlayStation 2 2000 153.6 million[2]
PlayStation 3 2006 70.2 million[5][6]
Handhelds
PlayStation Portable 2004 71.4 million[51]
PlayStation Vita 2011 2.2 million[44]

Regions

Americas

Mostly based on figures from Nintendo for the Americas region:[1]

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold
Nintendo Nintendo DS November 21, 2004 58.54 million
Nintendo Game Boy and Game Boy Color August 1989 44.06 million
Nintendo Game Boy Advance June 11, 2001 41.64 million
Nintendo Nintendo Entertainment System October 18, 1985 34 million
Sega Mega Drive / Genesis August 14, 1989 28.644 million+[s 1]
Nintendo Super Nintendo Entertainment System August 23, 1991 23.35 million
Nintendo Nintendo 64 September 29, 1996 20.63 million
Nintendo GameCube November 18, 2001 12.94 million
Nintendo Nintendo 3DS March 27, 2011 7.38 million

Brazil

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold
Sega Master System September 4, 1989 8 million[30]
Sega Mega Drive 1990 3 million[22]

North America

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold
Sony PlayStation 2 October 26, 2000 47.68 million[53]
Sony PlayStation September 9, 1995 40.78 million[4]
Canada

Based on figures from the NPD Group, as of August 1, 2008:[54]

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold
Nintendo Nintendo 64 September 29, 1996 1,300,000[55]
Nintendo Wii November 19, 2006 1,060,000
Microsoft Xbox 360 November 22, 2005 870,000
Sony PlayStation 3 November 17, 2006 520,000
United States

Based on figures from the NPD Group:

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold
Nintendo Nintendo DS November 21, 2004 47 million[56]
Nintendo Wii November 19, 2006 45.4 million[57]
Sony PlayStation 2 October 26, 2000 41.12 million[58][59]
Sega Genesis August 14, 1989 25.344 million+[s 1]
Microsoft Xbox 360 November 22, 2005 11.6 million[60]
Sony PlayStation Portable March 24, 2005 11.56 million[58][59]
Sony PlayStation 3 November 17, 2006 5.7 million[60]
NEC TurboGrafx-16 August 29, 1989 2.5 million[34]
Sega Master System June 1986 2 million[61]
Atari Atari 7800 January 1986 2 million[62]
Sega Saturn May 11, 1995 2 million[63]

Asia

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold
Sony PlayStation 2 March 4, 2000 25.42 million[53]
Sony PlayStation December 4, 1994 21.59 million[4]

Japan

Japan sales based on figures from Famitsu/Enterbrain:

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold
Nintendo Nintendo DS December 2, 2004 32,598,870[64]
Nintendo Game Boy and Game Boy Color April 21, 1989 32,470,000[1]
Sony PlayStation 2 March 4, 2000 21,454,325[65]
Nintendo Nintendo Family Computer (Famicom/NES) July 15, 1983 19,350,000[1]
Nintendo Super Famicom (SNES) November 21, 1990 17,170,000[1]
Nintendo Game Boy Advance February 21, 2001 16,960,000[1]
Sony PlayStation Portable December 12, 2004 16,867,853[64]
Sony PlayStation December 4, 1994 15,255,000[66]
Nintendo Wii November 19, 2006 12,640,000[1]
NEC PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16) October 30, 1987 8,000,000[35]
Nintendo Nintendo 3DS February 26, 2011 7,940,000[1]
Sony PlayStation 3 November 11, 2006 6,341,950[64]
NEC PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16) October 30, 1987 6,000,000[67]
Sega Sega Saturn November 22, 1994 5,770,000[68]
Nintendo Nintendo 64 June 23, 1996 5,540,000[1]
Nintendo Game & Watch 1980 5,300,00 [3]
Nintendo GameCube September 14, 2001 4,025,356[69]
Sega Mega Drive October 29, 1988 3,580,000[24]
Sega Sega Mark III (Master System) October 20, 1985 1,720,000[70]
Microsoft Xbox 360 December 10, 2005 1,448,665[64]
SNK Neo Geo January 31, 1990 800,000[49]
Epoch TV Tennis Electrotennis September 12, 1975 440,000[71]

South Korea

South Korea sales:[71][72]

Manufacturer Console Released[73] Units sold
Sony PlayStation 1996 2,000,000[74]
Nintendo Game Boy Color 1,625,000[74]
Sega (Samsung) Master System (Gam*Boy/Aladdinboy) April 1989 720,000
Nintendo Nintendo 64 520,000[74]
Sony PlayStation 2 430,000[74]
Daewoo Zemmix (MSX-based console) 1985 415,000
Nintendo (Hyundai) Nintendo Entertainment System (Comboy) October 1989 360,000
Sega (Samsung) Mega Drive
(Super Gam*Boy/Aladdinboy)
May 1990 194,000
Nintendo (Hyundai) Super Nintendo Entertainment System (Super Comboy) December 1992 80,000
Nintendo Game Boy Advance 80,000[74]

Middle East

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold
Sony PlayStation 2 2003 5.2 million[75]
Sony PlayStation Portable September 1, 2005 5.2 million[75]
Nintendo Nintendo DS 2005 850,000[75]

Europe

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold
Sony PlayStation 2 November 24, 2000 48 million[76]
Sony PlayStation September 29, 1995 40.12 million[4]

Western Europe

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold
Sega Mega Drive November 30, 1990 8 million[25]
Sega Master System September 1987 6.9 million[30][77]
Germany
Manufacturer Console Released Units sold
Sega Mega Drive November 30, 1990 800,000[78]
Sega Master System September 1987 500,000+[78]
Atari Atari 2600 1978 450,000[79]
United Kingdom

Based on figures from GfK Chart-Track, as of January 3, 2009:[80]

Manufacturer Console Released Units sold
Nintendo Nintendo DS March 11, 2005 8.8 million
Nintendo Wii December 8, 2006 4.9 million
Microsoft Xbox 360 December 2, 2005 3.2 million
Sony PlayStation Portable September 1, 2005 3.2 million
Sega Mega Drive / Genesis November 30, 1990 2.1 million+[78]
Sony PlayStation 3 March 23, 2007 1.9 million
Sega Master System September 1987 1.35 million+[78]

See also

Notes

Sales numbers

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Sega Mega Drive/Genesis:
    Worldwide sales
    1st party: over 37.144 million[sn 1]
    3rd party: 3−4.5 million[sn 2][sn 3]
    Sega Nomad: 1 million[23]

    Regional sales
    North America: over 24.144−25.644 million (over 22.144 million 1st party[sn 1] + 1−2.5 million 3rd party[sn 2] + 1 million Sega Nomad[23])
    Brazil: 3 million[sn 3]
    Japan: 3.58 million[24]
    Europe: 8 million[25]
    Other: 3.42 million[26] (left over from initial 29 million,[sn 1] may or may not include overlap with Tec Toy's pre 1995 sales)

Sales notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sega has never released a total sales figure for the Sega Genesis. However, there is a detailed history of Sega's first party North American sales through 1998 totaling over 20.998 million, a number confirmed by the New York Times' statement "some 20 million 16-bit Genesis consoles in the United States alone" in 1998;[10] total North American sales had reached over 22.144 million by 2001.

    North American sales history
    1989-1990: 1.5 million[11][12]
    1991: 1.6 million[13][14]
    1992: 4.5 million[15]
    1993: 5.5 million[16]
    1994: over 4 million[17]
    1995: 2.1 million[18]
    1996: 1.32 million[19]
    1997: 477,920[19]
    1998: 658,971[19]
    1999: 431,013[19]
    2000: 54,337[19]
    2001: 1,316[19]
    Total: over 22.144 million

  2. 2.0 2.1 Majesco sold between 1 and 2 million units of their North American only Sega Genesis 3 by the end of 1998.[20] 2.5 million units were sold by the time of its discontinuation[21] in 1999.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tec Toy has sold over 3 million units of their own Mega Drives in Brazil (as of July 30th, 2012).[22] However, it is unknown if Tec Toy's pre 1995 sales are included in the initial 29 million or not. The Mega Drive is still produced and sold by Tec Toy to this day.

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