Brands With Best-Selling Video Game Consoles 1972 – 2019

This compares the major players in the gaming console wars from the beginning. It all began with the Magnavox Odyssey in 1972.

Magnavox releases the first game console in 1972. The Odyssey for $99 ($600 in 2019). Magnavox kept releasing updated versions of the Odyssey until 1978.

In 1975 Atari released its Pong arcade game as a console. $99 ($600 in 2019).

In 1976 COLECO joined the console race with the Telstar. $99 ($600 in 2019). While Nintendo prepared to launch its own hardware. The Color Game-TV.

The famous Atari 2600, which supported ROM game cartridges, was released the following year, in 1977. For $199 ($860 in 2019). Magnavox followed with Odyssey2, also featuring ROM cartridges. For $179 ($724 in 2019)

Mattel also released a 2nd gen console, the Intellivision. $299 ($1,110 in 2019)

ColecoVision launched in 1982, influencing the NES development, with it’s smooth graphics and performance. For $175 ($715 in 2019)

Nintendo released the Famicon in 1983. Later launching it as the NES $179 ($420 in 2019)

The Master System was launched by Sega at the end of 1986. $199 ($460 in 2019)

NEC TurboGrafx-16 launched as the first 16-bit game console even thought it actually used an 8-bit chip. $249 ($550 in 2019)

Sega Mega Drive was released in 1988, then as the Genesis in NA. $189 ($410 in 2019)

Nintendo launches Super Famicom at the end of 1990. ¥25,000 ($¥47,000 in 2019). After a redesign, the Super Famicom is launched as the SNES in 1991. $175 ($715 in 2019)

In 1993 Sega released a game console for kids, the Pico. $139 ($250 in 2019). Followed by the Sega Saturn just before the Playstation launch. $399 ($610 in 2019). The first Playstation launched a month after the Sega Saturn. $299 ($500 in 2019)

Released in 1996, Nintendo 64 was the last home console to use cartridges. $199 ($325 in 2019)

The Dreamcast was the first sixth generation console but sadly Sega’s last game console. $199 ($310 in 2019)

The Playstation 2 is the best-selling console of all-time, since 2000. $199 ($300 in 2019)

In November 2001 Microsoft joined the console race with the powerful Xbox $299 ($431 in 2019)

GameCube launched a couple of months before the Xbox. $199 ($300 in 2019)

Microsoft quickly released their second console 4 years later. $299 ($400 in 2019)

Playstation 3, even with its high price, was sold at a loss of $240 per unit. $499 ($640 in 2019)

The Wii was Nintendo’s best-selling console, selling over 100 million units. $249 ($320 in 2019)

In 2009 PlayStation 3 Slim was released by Sony as a thinner, lighter and cheaper PS3. $299

After the Wii’s market success Nintendo launched the Wii U in 2012, which was it’s worst selling console. Selling just over 13M units at $299.

Xbox One was released in 2013 as a complete entertainment system for $499.

Playstation 4 launches in 2013 and is as successful as first Playstation. Selling 102 million units. Playstation 4 Pro was an update in 2016 that added 4K,UHD,USB 3.1 and much more. $399

In 2017 the Xbox One X launched, adding UHD, 4K, FreeSync, speed, and much more for $499.

The Switch has been Nintendo’s fastest selling console to date. 40 million units sold to date at $299.

50 Comments

  1. Marcelo C. S. on April 6, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    Nintendo OS 1.0 (1983)
    Nintendo OS 2.0 (1990)
    Nintendo OS 3.0 (1996)
    Nintendo OS 4.0 (2001)
    Nintendo OS 5.0 (2006)
    Nintendo OS 6.0 (2012)
    Nintendo OS 7.0 (2017)



  2. Dani Xero on April 6, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    The way Sony just came out of absolute nowhere and just took the number one spot, although I will say this, as much as "console wars" might be a thing Nintendo has always just done their own thing, never bothering anyone else just vibin, meanwhile Playstation, PC and Xbox are both volatile towards everyone. 🤣



  3. Troy Ruddock on April 6, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    The PlayStation 3 released two versions in 2006, and second round of two shortly after. A 20 GB PS3 was $499. A 60GB PS3 was $599. The 40GB was $399. The 80GB was $599 originally, and then reduced to $499 before the 40GB launched. The PS3 Slim had three versions. A 120GB, 160GB, and a 320GB model. The 120GB was $299. The 160GB was $499. The 320GB was $399. The PS3 Super Slim had two versions. The 250GB was $269. The 500GB was $299.



  4. Deadpool Games on April 6, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    And plus all pc’s and windows that microsoft sold lol 😀



  5. trixx on April 6, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    Nintendo



  6. Marcelo C. S. on April 6, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    Xbox OS 1.0 (2001)
    Xbox OS 2.0 (2005)
    Xbox OS 3.0 (2010)
    Xbox OS 4.0 (2013)
    Xbox OS 5.0 (2020)



  7. Riley Abercrombie on April 6, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    Wow I did not know Atari survived that long into the 90s



  8. Marcelo C. S. on April 6, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    PlayStation OS 1.0 (1994)
    PlayStation OS 2.0 (2000)
    PlayStation OS 3.0 (2006)
    PlayStation OS 4.0 (2013)
    PlayStation OS 5.0 (2020)



  9. MrIndian TechGuy on April 6, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    2021-
    Magnavox, NEC, Coleco, Atari and Mattel- OMFG noooo we ded
    SEGA- lets just keep our fingers crossed that Sonic stays popular
    Nintendo- Imma just make me switches and lites and I’ll do my own thing
    Sony- I’m da Thanos of gaming
    MS- Xbox is ps killer. Xbox Series X vs PS5- Xbox win



  10. the ugly truth on April 6, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    PS2



  11. Kevin The Kid on April 6, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Who else remembers the “You can tell is Mattel because it’s sweal” slogan

    ⬇️⬇️



  12. WNDMS GKS on April 6, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    ?..



  13. Pintea Roxana on April 6, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    8:14 the BESTIES is playstation, xbox and nintendo switch



  14. Captain Gizmo on April 6, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    Amazon has a special section for retro gaming: https://amzn.to/2LOnl6H



  15. Asa The Gamer on April 6, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    Nintendo is best!



  16. Donna MacRae on April 6, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    #sonyisthebest



  17. Planet Good Music on April 6, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    La leyendas: Playstation, Nintendo, Xbox y SEGA 😍



  18. Lasse Wolfers on April 6, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    For me, the best console ist Atari 2600



  19. Caio Raeter on April 6, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    🇯🇵 wins



  20. ShadowSorcerer on April 6, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    One thing Im sad about is that the GameCube didnt do as well as Nintendo hoped. But like years later its one of the most liked ones now. Tho Nintendo wants to forget the games but a lot of the fans want the games on the switch.

    Little fun fact Nintendo had the first motion controls.



  21. Pigbug on April 6, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    This will sound crazy but Wii U deluxe aka black version is my favorite console



  22. tr0p3r on April 6, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    Sany enters the chat
    Nintendo: i’m in danger



  23. F҉L҉A҉S҉H҉L҉I҉G҉H҉T҉ _Z҉O҉O҉M҉_G҉A҉M҉I҉N҉G҉ on April 6, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    I think you forgot the ps5 and the series S/X



  24. Rifqi Rowi on April 6, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    Where Atari VCS?



  25. More then Music on April 6, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    No console wars



  26. Ethan Cole on April 6, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    One billion consoles around the world, and i just have a 2gb ram PC, oke



  27. Yasin Karimi on April 6, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Sony Is best! Ps4 Pro!



  28. X- Player on April 6, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    weres Xbox one s?



  29. Pungkuts Papowini Sümpūv Tükūr on April 6, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Ahh PS2, good times.



  30. Franco Manuel Maya on April 6, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Nintendo Switch es la clave del éxito.



  31. CMB3000 on April 6, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Wow and people are saying that Nintendo is dominating the gaming market. Those YouTubers need to recheck the charts.



  32. isaac282pro583 on April 6, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    This is my favorite console is xbox one



  33. William Taylor on April 6, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    Wii is my personal favorite console



  34. Ayson Flynn on April 6, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    PS5



  35. Benjamin Cat on April 6, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    Xbox players: PlayStation is bad
    PS2: No it’s not



  36. savageocto83 on April 6, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    At the end there was over a bil sold holy fricoroni and cheezits



  37. Scagh oui on April 6, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    But I believe if you add portable gaming systems to that graph, Nintendo would be 1st ?

    Loved watching those graphs move !



  38. gogodarst on April 6, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    How the hell did I click on this then right after an ad about Nintendo appears?? Keep in mind the user who uploaded this doesn’t pick what his ads in the video are



  39. X- Player on April 6, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    this is fake
    xbox is second not 3rd nintendo is 3rd and sony is still 1st



  40. Sylwia Wolczynska on April 6, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    I have ps4!



  41. 99RPM YT on April 6, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    Magnavox: I used to ruled the world



  42. DR SNOWY on April 6, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    Oof



  43. Double Nikkel on April 6, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    Me just waiting for the Wii to show up and wreck the curve



  44. Caio lemes on April 6, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    you forgot the sega SG-1000



  45. Crystalyze on April 6, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    While Nintendo is my favourite company I’m also a big Sony fan so this really isn’t the end of the world. Microsoft you can say you’re in the war all you want doesn’t make it true



  46. Francisco Santos Faria on April 6, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    xbox one s is my favorite console



  47. Laloloopsy Play's on April 6, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    Should I buy a Xbox series X or a ps5 or should I wait to see when Nintendo releases the new version of the switch



  48. Kajetan KOM on April 6, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    ps4 and x box



  49. Landen Beaudrow on April 6, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    2020 ps5



  50. Gio Playz on April 6, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    nintendo-if you cant beat me nobody can-sega-we know we will beat you soon-sega lost-