• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.
  • The Politics forum has been nuked. Please do not bring political discussion to the rest of the site, or you will be removed. Thanks.

Famicom Mini sells 262,961 in Japan

Sammy Samusu

Member
Aug 3, 2009
19,285
1
0
Moga Village
Famitsu is reporting 262,961 units sold in 4 days.

http://www.famitsu.com/news/201611/15120647.html

Here is how it compares to console launches, just for fun.

Famitsu home console openings

1998.11.27 [Sega Dreamcast] (¥29.800) - 101.490 (3 days)
2000.03.04 [Sony PlayStation 2] (¥39.800) - 630.552 (2 days)
2001.09.14 [Nintendo GameCube] (¥25.000) - 133.719 (3 days)
2002.02.22 [Microsoft XBox] (¥34.800) - 123.929 (3 days)
2005.12.10 [Microsoft XBox 360] (¥29.000 / ¥39.795) - 62.135 (2 days)
2006.11.11 [Sony PlayStation 3] (¥49.980 / ¥59.980) - 88.443 (2 days)
2006.12.02 [Nintendo Wii] (¥25.000) - 371.936 (2 days)
2012.12.08 [Nintendo Wii U] (¥26.250 / ¥31.500) - 308.570 (2 days)
2014.02.22 [Sony PlayStation 4] (¥41.979 / ¥46.179) - 322,083 (2 days)
2016.11.10 [Famicom Mini] (¥5.980) - 262,961 (4 days)

Welp. Y'all best be prepared for Super Famicom Mini.
 

Celine

Member
Oct 4, 2009
12,732
319
1,155
Bu bu but Nintendo is forcing scarcity. /jk

The reality is that for a videogame plug & play device the demand is exceptionally strong.
 

YianGaruga

Banned
Jun 1, 2009
25,236
0
0
Germany
game boy mini would be a killer device.

 

wrowa

Member
Jul 26, 2006
14,351
1
1,170
Germany
Mini debuted less than WiiU and PS4.. So

A toy with 30 year old games even coming close to the launch sales of proper new consoles is already remarkable. It obviously benefitted from its low price and the comparison generally doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but selling 260k is an absolutely great result for the kind of device this is and significantly above most people's expectations.
 

V-Gief

Member
Aug 1, 2009
303
0
0
Pretty damn impressive numbers. I would have pre-ordered one, but I was unsure about possible power adapter issues. Would I need a transformer to use it in Europe? Not really in the loop of importing electronics anymore :(
 

RocknRola

Member
Jul 9, 2016
4,102
0
275
Soo....the impression I'm getting from the sales of thing (WW) is that instead of the WiiU, Nintendo should have just kept making these bad boys and they'd outsell everyone. Damn.
 

alr1ght

bish gets all the credit :)
Sep 25, 2005
55,610
6
1,440
Nintendo should just make their next console a $50 box comparable to SNES hardware.
 

Eolz

Member
Jun 1, 2014
10,192
21
605
That's really good. But hey, "manufactured rarity" and all that right?