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Most Popular Retro Console by State

Title: Most Popular Retro Console by State
URL: https://www.jjgames.com/blog/11/most-popular-retro-console-by-state-[map-infographic]
Description: Released in 1996 in Japan and North America and 1997 in Europe and Australia, the Nintendo 64 was Nintendo's third console after the NES and the SNES. It sold over thirty million units in its six-year lifespan before eventually being phased out by the introduction of the GameCube. For most of us, it's the iconic games and the next-generation graphics that we remember about the Nintendo 64. When it was first launched, it mostly competed with the Sony Playstation and the Sega Saturn, and you'll find no shortage of Nintendo fans who think it's a better console than both of them put together. From the original Zelda games on the NES to GoldenEye 007 on the N64 and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the PS2, we take a look at the consoles of choice for retro gamers across America. You never forget the first time you completed Super Mario Bros. You never forget the first time you held the iconic Playstation 1 controllers. And you never forget when the best way to troubleshoot a game was to blow the cartridge. Times have changed and new consoles have come and gone, but there's still something to be said about those iconic gaming systems that we were raised on. Their games have a unique charm that no amount of fancy graphics can make up for, which is why we turn to emulators and why original NES games still in their boxes go for thousands of dollars on eBay. The infographic below shows the most popular retro consoles by state based on the number of games, controllers, and systems sold in each state from 1999 to 2019. More than 2.5 million retro games in all. It's pretty clear from a quick glance that the Playstation 2 comes out on top, but it does have to fight off some stiff competition from Nintendo machines including the NES, the Nintendo 64 and the Game Boy Advance. In fact, in the North Central region, Nintendo wins as the top manufacturer thanks to the popularity of the NES. South Dakota is the only state to prefer the Game Boy Advance. The Playstation 2 also dominates the south, taking the top spot across all sixteen states as well as in the District of Columbia. The same is true in the west, at least in the Mountain region. In the Pacific region, the NES wins out, taking the top spot in Alaska, California and Washington. The Nintendo 64 came out on top in Hawaii, leaving Oregon as the only Pacific state to opt for the Playstation 2.