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DS overtakes PS2 in lifetime sales (in Japan)

December 29, 2007
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Wow, that didn’t take long did it? Considering the fact that PS2 had a 4 year head start on the DS, it’s really quite shocking how fast this little machine has captivated the hearts and minds of the Japanese masses. Could be that they’re cheaper, could be that videogaming as a form of entertainment is finally maturing and coming into its own, but dammit that’s still pretty impressive.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. frisby permalink
    December 30, 2007 11:07 pm

    I am sure with the lifestyles of today that hand helds are far more practical. I beat that iPods sell more than stereos and that cell phones sell a lot better than any best selling Land Line phone.

  2. frisby permalink
    December 30, 2007 11:08 pm

    Oh and Nintendo has not had an actual rival yet in the Handheld world. Every competitor falls short. From Game Gear, N-Gage, to PSP. There is always a flaw in someones plan. Someone just needs to make as good as Nintendo’s before their can ever be something better.

  3. January 8, 2008 3:19 pm

    The DS is very much a tailored-for-Japan device. It’s not that the PSP falls into the same category as the N-Gage, because it pretty much destroys the Game Boy philosophy. Rather the DSLite’s touch screen and Apple sensibilities have propelled it to untouchable status. And if Nintendo ever duplicates this on the home console side, they will be unstoppable on all pillars. But as always, software is the crux and everybody’s making DS games. That’s where Wii suffers.

    One thing to keep in mind when you guys visit those spin doctor blogs out there: of the big three, Japan is the territory with the lowest sell-through of PS2s. Not that they didn’t buy LOADS, but there’s still a big way to go.

  4. January 9, 2008 12:26 am

    “Rather the DSLite’s touch screen and Apple sensibilities have propelled it to untouchable status.”

    Untouchable huh…nice pun.

  5. January 9, 2008 4:35 pm

    Heh, didn’t notice that.

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