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January 3, 2006 at 4:23 pm #4907AnonymousInactive
Animal Crossing: Wild World, with 1.27 million units, an impressive tally for a game which has been on shelves less than a month[/quote:03c9c2483e]
January 3, 2006 at 9:02 pm #28571AnonymousInactive
yeah the ds is doing very well in Japan, destorying the psp. i think its out selling the psp in the west too, but not by the same 2.5 to 1 ratio in the east. Still funny, a year or so ago nearly everyone bar the nintendo hardcore, thought that the psp beat the ds’s ass! :lol:
January 3, 2006 at 9:21 pm #28572AnonymousInactive
yeah the ds is doing very well in Japan, destorying the psp. i think its out selling the psp in the west too, but not by the same 2.5 to 1 ratio in the east. Still funny, a year or so ago nearly everyone bar the nintendo hardcore, thought that the psp beat the ds’s ass! :lol:[/quote:3df8c148c7]
The PSP, which has been out for a shorter period of time, has sold 10 million units worldwide. So has the Nintendo DS. 50% of DS sales are in Japan, and it’s selling better than the PSP in that country. Thus, a majority of the PSP sales are outside of Japan. So that would suggest the PSP is performing better in the western market than the DS.
January 3, 2006 at 10:38 pm #28574AnonymousInactive
I think its 10 million SHIPPED PSP’s, not sold…think so anyway
January 4, 2006 at 11:54 am #28584AnonymousInactive
Handheld market leader Nintendo continues to dominate in Japan where its Nintendo DS trumps the PSP in sales. The company edges out the PSP in the U.S. at 2.7 million Nintendo DS units sold compared to Sony’s 2.43 million units sold.[/quote:0dc2cef1c2]
Back in October, SCEA boss Kaz Hirai predicted that the firm would reach six million units by the start of 2006; at that point, Sony had recently announced hitting 4.47 million units shipped in North America, as part of 10 million units shipped worldwide.
However, there has been some confusion about whether Hirai was referring to installed base or shipments of consoles. SCEA generally refers to shipments rather than sell-through figures, but according to news agency Reuters, claimed to have sold three million PSPs by the beginning of November.
That figure is disputed by market information firm NPD, which pegs the sell-through figure for the PlayStation Portable by the end of the month at just 2.5 million units, just behind the Nintendo DS with 2.7 million units.[/quote:0dc2cef1c2]
oh so very confuseing… but i think kyotokid is right, its 10million units shipped by the end of 2005, not sold
January 4, 2006 at 6:04 pm #28592AnonymousInactive
Indeed that’s right, Ivan. I must have misread the source at the time.. whatever it was!
Cheers for the quotes, Paddy. Whatever the situation is, I’m sure we’ll know a lot more this time next year. :)
January 5, 2006 at 5:10 pm #28621AnonymousInactive
GameIndustry.biz have another update on those figures:
Nintendo Europe reports 3.5m DS sales; worldwide sales top 13m
January 5, 2006 at 7:53 pm #28624AnonymousInactive
Thats a lot of consoles, I’m waiting for the DS SP though :D
January 6, 2006 at 8:37 am #28626AnonymousInactive
One handheld to rule them all……
….and such. :)
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