The Godcast: Season 5 Episode 4
The Wii U has finally had its price confirmed (sort of) and its release date announced, and we have opinions to share on these matters.
For this run the Godcast crew is Adam (me, @JebusF on Twitter, say hi to me) as host, along with Calvin (@CR), Lee (@WhiteSpyderZero) and in for Ryan this week, we have Deputy Editor Martin Baker (@CyberGrim) again.
It’s not just a Wii U discussion this week though, as the gang have played Mark of the Ninja, Machinarium and the insane iOS title, Super Hexagon (you can read a review of Super Hexagon later today, in Mobile Monday).
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Show Running Order:
- Mark of the Ninja – Review, Video
- Super Hexagon
- Preview Focus – Worms Revolution
- Weekly Debate – Nintendo Wii U
- News – Apple Press Conference
We talked a lot about console sales too, and as promised on the podcast, here’s the figures:
List of UK Console Launch Prices and Worldwide sales
- Saturn (1995) – £399 9.5 million
- PlayStation (1995) – £299 102.49 million
- N64 (1997) – £249.97 32.93 million (dropped down to £149.99 2 months later)
- DreamCast (1999) – £199 10.6 million
- PlayStation 2 (2000) – £299 152.6 million
- Xbox (2002) – £300 24 million (dropped down to £199 1 month later)
- GameCube (2002) – £150 21.74 million
- Xbox 360 (2005) – £279.99/£209.99 68.3 million
- Wii (2006) – £179.99 96.56 million
- PlayStation 3 (2007) – £425 63.9 million