We don’t generally follow sales figures of non-iOS devices too closely, but this was just too good to pass up– Especially as a silly Friday news story. Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper whipped up a graph today utilizing data he compiled from GamePro, Daring Fireball, and The Wallstreet Journal to show just how poorly Android tablets are selling compared to obscure video game systems of the past:
Arment notes that the HP TouchPad was not included because they’ve yet to release sales figures. Similarly, the iPad was omitted from the graph because its 30 million units sold skewed the scale too much. Also, the front-runner in the chart, the TurboGrafx-16 totally owned. You can play a few of its games in the TurboGrafx-16 Gamebox [Free], although it’s missing most of the more memorable titles aside from Bonk.
Anyway, this just really puts things into perspective with how much the iPad is dominating the tablet market. It’s not exactly news that the Blackberry Playbook isn’t selling well, but moving fewer units than the Virtual Boy? That’s just crazy.