PlayStation 4 outsells the Nintendo 64

Brodie Fogg 23 December 2015

MarioKart64Sony PlayStation 4 sales quietly surpass those of the legendary Nintendo 64.

As of December 2015, PlayStation 4 sales have surpassed that of Nintendo 64. The PS4 has now sold 33.16 million units, 23,000 more than Nintendo 64's 32.93 million units sold. With that said, we are three years into this console generation and compared to earlier generations, they're not huge numbers. Check out our full round-up of sales figures below.

Even though the PlayStation was clearly the 90s console of choice, many owned a Nintendo 64, even if it was reserved for epic multiplayer stoushes, like Mario Kart 64, Super Smash Bros or GoldenEye 007.

If you didn't own one, you almost certainly had a neighbour, friend or family member who saw a lot more of you when Donkey Kong 64 was released. The N64 is iconic and left a legacy so strong that its best games are constantly getting revamped and resold so we can experience the magic all over again.

Click here for the best-selling consoles and handhelds of all time

Updated 23/12/15ConsoleGlobal SalesGenerationFormat
1PlayStation 2 (PS2)157.686Console
2Nintendo DS (DS)154.887Handheld
3Game Boy (GB)118.694Handheld
4PlayStation (PS)104.255Console
5Wii (Wii)101.017Console
6PlayStation 3 (PS3)86.177Console
7Xbox 360 (X360)85.187Console
8Game Boy Advance (GBA)81.516Handheld
9PlayStation Portable (PSP)80.827Handheld
10Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)61.913Console
11Nintendo 3DS (3DS)56.588Handheld
12Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)49.14Console
13PlayStation 4 (PS4)33.168Console
14Nintendo 64 (N64)32.935Console
15Sega Genesis/Master System (GEN)29.544Console
16Atari 2600 (2600)27.642Console
17Xbox (XB)24.656Console
18GameCube (GC)21.746Console
19Xbox One (XBO)18.068Console
20PlayStation Vita (PSV)12.598Handheld
21Wii U (WiiU)11.698Console
22GameGear (GG)10.624Handheld
23Sega Saturn (SAT)8.825Console
24Dreamcast (DC)8.26Console
25Atari 7800 (7800)4.33Console

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