Forget Motion Sensitivity, DS Slams Wii
With all of the hoopla surrounding the Nintendo Wii, many of the not-so-new systems are quickly being forgotten. The success of the Wii is to be admired, but what's even more impressive is the fact that Nintendo's handheld DS (or "dual screen") is still the top dog in overall sales.
Although it's been making a splash in the American market for nearly a month now, the Wii only made its way to the "old country" last week. A reported 325,000 to 350,000 Wii consoles were sold to Europeans in just two days of availability, meaning just as many sold-out stores and disappointed kiddies as can be found here in the
If you're still unsure about Nintendo's phenomenal market growth this holiday season, take a second to ponder the DS' sales. The portable device, which was first shipped in 2004, actually sold more than half a million units in
It's unclear what the long-term ramifications of Nintendo's (temporary?) revival and Sony's miserable holiday will be.