The Top Consoles of All Time
Top Five Years for Gaming1.
- 1. Wii (15%)
- 2. Xbox 360 (10%)
- 3. PlayStation 3 (9%)
- 4. PlayStation 2 (8%)
- 5. Sega Mega Drive (7%)
- 6. PlayStation 1 (6.5%)
- 7. Super Nintendo (6%)
- 8. Game Boy (5%)
- 9. N64 (4.5%)
- 10. Nintendo DS (4%)
1996 (14%): Tomb Raider and Crash Bandicoot on the PlayStation and Nintendo 64 launched. We were singing along to Baddiel and Skinner’s Three Lions and Brit Pop was at its height.2.
2002 (13%): Halo and Elder Scrolls III on the Xbox and Grand Theft Auto Vice City. BBC 6 Music arrived on our airwaves and Arsenal won the FA Cup.3.
1991 (12%): Street Fighter II and Super Mario World on SNES and Lemmings was out on the PC. It was the start of the Iraq war and the year Bryan Adams made history when (Everything I Do) I Do It For You entered its 15th successive week at number one.4.
1985 (11%): Super Mario Bros, Duck Hunt and Donkey Kong Jr on the NES and Ultima IV and Oregon Trail on the PC. It was the year Eastenders went on air and the mullet was considered the most desirable hairstyle for men and women alike.5.
1980 (10%): Pac-Man and Centipede in the arcade, Space Invaders on the Atari 2600 and Zork on the PC. It was the year John Lennon was shot dead and David Bowie was at number one with Ashes to Ashes.- Survey of 2,000 GAME customers.
N64 didn't come out here till 1997, so I guess GAME customers are hardcore importers...