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12,091 Mario 3's sold since eBay was founded

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:22 pm
by jjgames
About a month ago I asked people what info they would want to know from eBay

We got all the info from them with some of the questions people suggested.
A bigger version of the image which is a bit easier to read is here:
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I was surprised how popular PS2 still is. And that only 12,091 copies of Mario 3 have ever sold on eBay. CofD Modern Warfare 2 sold more than 4 times that in one month.

Re: 12,091 Mario 3's sold since eBay was founded

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:50 pm
by J T
Cool. 8)

Mario's still got it, all these years later.

Given how well the PS2 continues to sell games, I'm surprised the original Xbox and the Gamecube don't sell better, especially since the 360 and Wii have backwards compatibility and the PS3 doesn't (unless you're lucky to own an early version).

Re: 12,091 Mario 3's sold since eBay was founded

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:28 pm
by samsonlonghair
J T wrote:Given how well the PS2 continues to sell games, I'm surprised the original Xbox and the Gamecube don't sell better, especially since the 360 and Wii have backwards compatibility and the PS3 doesn't (unless you're lucky to own an early version).

I think you just answered your own question.

Re: 12,091 Mario 3's sold since eBay was founded

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:43 pm
by flamepanther
samsonlonghair wrote:I think you just answered your own question.
He was referring to sales of software titles, not console hardware. In essence, "if every Wii owner can also play Gamecube games, why aren't there any new Gamecube games?" There's an obvious answer there too, but it's not in J T's question.

Re: 12,091 Mario 3's sold since eBay was founded

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:49 pm
by Hobie-wan
Very interesting. Could be a bit clearer that it's only the past year or so worth of data though. :)

Re: 12,091 Mario 3's sold since eBay was founded

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:59 pm
by Bikeage
I imagine loose copies of SMB3 have been sold in quite a few lot packages, probably not counting towards that number.

Re: 12,091 Mario 3's sold since eBay was founded

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:09 pm
by YoshiEgg25
Neat stuff. Wish I could see cheap Virtual Boys though! >:|

Re: 12,091 Mario 3's sold since eBay was founded

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:15 pm
by corn619
J T wrote:Cool. 8)

Mario's still got it, all these years later.

Given how well the PS2 continues to sell games, I'm surprised the original Xbox and the Gamecube don't sell better, especially since the 360 and Wii have backwards compatibility and the PS3 doesn't (unless you're lucky to own an early version).

I think it may have to do with the collectability issue. PS2 versions of games are more collectable and generally fetch more than the Xbox or the GC versions. Also PS2 games are still being published while the other consoles of last gen have been long forgotten. Add the fact that theres just tons and tons of quality titles for PS2. It really has the best game library of any game system. Most of the games I own are PS2. All the GC really had was its first party titles. And the Xbox can't touch the PS2 library in terms of quality of titles.

Re: 12,091 Mario 3's sold since eBay was founded

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:42 pm
by millerjm2
Hobie-wan wrote:Very interesting. Could be a bit clearer that it's only the past year or so worth of data though.


Agreed.

Re: 12,091 Mario 3's sold since eBay was founded

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:15 pm
by shwisha
I'm sure that doesn't include Game Lots... Usually Mario 3 is sold with the system or a lot of other games.