Remember when we posted an article like this late last year? We’ll it is probably time to do another one. A lot of things happen each and every year of note in gaming history, but let’s see what happen in a few key moments at some of the more obvious intervals. March isn’t exactly a hopping month for big game releases but some things of interest did happen during this month, or if nothing else some cool numbers were reported.
25+ Years Ago:
- By March of 1984 Atari had a net loss of $34.9 Million. There is a reason why the market was considered crashed the previous year, and it kept crashing.
20 years Ago:
- Nintendo releases the Dragon Warrior III video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System in the US. The game had been previously released in Japan for the Famicom as Dragon Quest III
By March of 1992 unit sales of Nintendo Game Boy game systems over the past twelve months: about 10.5 million
15 Years Ago:
- Sony drops the price of the PlayStation in the United States to US$149, sets the standard software price at US$49.95, and introduces a series of Greatest Hits titles at US$24.99. This became a popular trend in video games for the following generations. Nintendo also dropped the price of the N64 to $149.
10 Years Ago:
- Nintendo announces that Square will be releasing games on the Game Boy Advance and Gamecube. This was big news for fans of Nintendo and Square as Square ended their relationship with Nintendo in 1996 and favored the Playstation.
- Worldwide Shipments of Dreamcast systems by March of 2002 were 10 million. Not the same as selling 10 million and that still wouldn’t be that great of a number in sales.