Nintendo DS Lite sets UK sales record
PSP left for dust
The Nintendo DS Lite has taken the record for the greatest number of games console units sold in the UK within a single week.
Nintendo's DS Lite: selling like hot cakes
Some 191,000 DS Lites were sold units during week 47 - the seven days up to 24 November. The console took the crown from Sony’s PSP, which until now had held the record thanks to sales of 188,000 units during the first seven days of its launch back in September 2005.
The figures, which were compiled by market watcher Chart Track, will be a big boost to Nintendo and may help divert the industry's focus away from the problems it’s experiencing over global Wii shortages. For a while at least.
Last week saw Mario Party DS released for the handheld console, which may have helped contribute to the boost in weekly sales.
Your slating the DS and he's slating the PSP
The Pot calling kettle black.
Face it your both Fan boy's :-)
"I assume you'd buy the wrong one then? The PSP."
I'm afraid I dont take seriously, posts which include sweeping, alost fanboy, statements such as this.
I will say that I wasn't aware of the other capabilities of the DS. Nintendo don't appear to be extolling these virtues.
Horses for courses, Scott
I've got both at home, and while my wife loves the DS and won't touch the PSP, I end up spending more time on the latter, myself. I love the various Mario games, but I'm a Sega racing games fanboy, and between OutRun 2006, Sega Rally Revo and Crazy Taxi I'm very happy with it. PS1 games run really nicely as well.
Re: things other than games, the DS has a better browser (even if you have to pay for it), but the music playing (that I don't really use much, since I have a 30Gb iPod) and particularly video playback (the screen is better than the iPod's) is an awful lot nicer.