How did Apple come up with the Sony/Nintendo statistic?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by DesmoPilot, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2008
    Seeing as how at last count, Nintendo alone has sold (and shipped many many more) 132 Million DS machines. Meanwhile, Apple says 120 Million iOS devices have been sold. Did they explain how they came up with this mind-bending statistic?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2008
    maybe most nintendo ds and psp only sells like 4-5 games per system while iPod touch sells like 10+ games and has a lot more free games that people randomly download? I'm sure there's some Simpson's Paradox statistics in it where free trials or something are counted as well.
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2008
    Apple would have to count the free trials etc to even come anywhere near to beating Nintendo. Quite interested to see how they came up with this statistic.
  4. macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2006
    i imagine apple has access to extensive market stats and so do sony/nintendo and it's a game back and forth to issue these types of statements.

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