General Game Console Information

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Game System                    Lifecycle               Units Sold LTD         Bill of Material Cost (U.S.)         Retail Launch Price (U.S.)         Inflation Price (U.S.)   Software Sold LTD
Sega Genesis                    1988-97                     31M                                                              $189                             $417
TurboGrafx 16                   1987-94                     10M                                                              $199                             $439
Super Nintendo                 1990-2003                    49M                                                              $199                             $382                  379.06M
Neo Geo                         1991-97                      1M                                                              $649                            $1,196
Atari Jaguar                    1993-96                    ~250k                                                             $249                             $432
3DO                             1993-96                      2M                                                              $699                            $1,214
Sega Saturn                    1994-2000                    9.2M                                                             $399                             $676
Sony PlayStation               1995-2001                   102.4M                                                            $299                             $492                    962M
Nintendo 64                    1996-2002                   32.9M                                                             $199                             $318                  224.97M
Sega DreamCast                 1998-2001                    9.1M                                                             $199                             $306
Sony PlayStation 2              2000-13                     155M                          $479                               $299                             $436                   1.53B
Nintendo GameCube               2001-07                    21.7M                                                             $199                             $282                  208.57M
Microsoft Xbox                  2001-09                     24M                                                              $299                             $424
Microsoft Xbox 360             2005-2016                   84.1M                       $525 - $552                   $299 No HDD / $399 HDD                $384 / $513
Sony PlayStation 3             2006-2017                   87.4M                          $805                   $499 20GB HDD / $599 60GB HDD             $621 / $746               999.4M
Nintendo Wii                    2006-11                    101.6M                         $158                               $249                             $310                  920.66M
Nintendo Wii U                 2012-2017                   13.5M                          $241                               $349                             $381                  102.69M
Microsoft Xbox One            2013-present           41-42M (estimated)             $457 ($75 Kinect)                        $499                             $537
Sony PlayStation 4            2013-present       91.6M/96.8M (sold/shipped)               $381                               $399                             $430                    881M
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro        2016-present                No Data                         $318                               $399                             $417                    N/A
Microsoft Xbox One X          2017-present                No Data                         $442                               $499                             $511                    N/A
Nintendo Switch               2017-present            34.74M (shipped)                    $257                               $299                             $306                  187.52M


So, I created a console data thread on tracking general information (i.e., unit sales, software sales, cost, etc.) of present and past systems. This will help members (if pinned) keep track of general console information without the need for searching for such information. The information presented can be updated in the code field by helping moderators… while the information snapshot will be updated when possible by me. Of course, any additional information by members will be added to the data fields (lots of help needed in the BoM and Software Sold LTD categories), as well as correcting any inaccurate information. Any new categories members wish to see, please feel free on posting them.

FYI: All pricing and inflation data is based on the original U.S. retail launch cost. Nothing reflective of shrinks, smaller models and/or console deals. This would include BoM data as well.

Update
* 02/12/19: Added Xbox 360 BoM to code field.
* 02/12/19: Added Wii U BoM to code field.
* 02/12/19: Added PlayStation 2 BoM to code field.
* 02/12/19: Added Wii BoM to code field.
* 02/25/19: Added PS2 Software Sold LTD
* 02/25/19: Added Software Sold LTD for all Nintendo Hardware
* 02/25/19: Added PlayStation Pro BoM to code field.
* 02/25/19: Added Xbox One X BoM to code field.
* 04/25/19: Updated Switch hardware shipped LTD numbers.
* 04/25/19: Updated Switch software sold-through LTD numbers.
* 04/26/19: Updated all Sony hardware and software numbers.
 
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Shortbread

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Not really, the explicit goal of those machines was to be profitable on the hardware alone in a way they didn't expect the original launch hardware to be.

I think I was more surprised by X's BoM cost than anything else. Pretty moderate for such a nice piece of hardware.
 
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