evolution

Nintendo has been a significant player in the video game industry for a long time. Every console or handheld that Nintendo has released commands attention and dollars. That's because they're usually an innovator in the market and understand how to leverage their many successful franchises. Let's take a trip down memory lane to study the various hardware released by the House of Mario.

 

Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/hard_soft/index.html

NES

Year released: 1985

Hardware type: Console

Hardware sales: 61.91 million

Game Boy

Year released: 1989

Hardware type: Handheld

Hardware sales: 118.69 million

Super Nintendo

Year released: 1991

Hardware type: Console

Hardware sales: 49.10 million

Virtual Boy

Year released: 1995

Hardware type: Console

Hardware sales: 770,000

Nintendo 64

Year released: 1996

Hardware type: Console

Hardware sales: 32.90 million

 

Game Boy Advance

Year released: 2001

Hardware type: Handheld

Hardware sales: 81.51 million

Nintendo GameCube

Year released: 2001

Hardware type: Console

Hardware sales: 21.74 million

Nintendo DS

Year released: 2004

Hardware type: Handheld

Hardware sales: 154.02 million

Nintendo Wii

Year released: 2005

Hardware type: Console

Hardware sales: 101.63 million

Nintendo 3DS

Year released: 2011

Hardware type: Handheld

Hardware sales: 75.94 million

Wii U

Year released: 2012

Hardware type: Console

Hardware sales: 13.56 million

Nintendo Switch

Year released: 2017

Hardware type: Hybrid

Hardware sales: 107.65 million