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Nintendo DS leads console sales for first half of year

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 28 Jul 2007 7:29 User comments (22)

Nintendo DS leads console sales for first half of year If you're a regular visitor to this site you're probably already aware that Ninendo's Wii has outsold both the PS3 and Xbox 360. What you may not realize is that it's not Nintendo's best selling system.
Sales figures for the first half of 2007 put the Nintendo DS as the top selling system, followed in order by the Wii, the PS2, Xbox 360, Sony PSP, and finally the PS3.

Interestingly, neither of the consoles designed around so called next-gen technology even comes close to the sales of the technologically inferior Wii. The Wii outsold the Xbox 360 by a factor of more than 3:2 and outperformed PS3 sales by nearly 3:1.

The venerable PS2 even outsold the PS3 by a nearly 2:1 margin. It's possible this is simply the result of Sony and Microsoft pricing their newest consoles out of the reach of some consumers who don't want to buy a Wii. This would seem to indicate that one or both of those consoles may eventually benefit from future sales to this group.

Sales of the PS3 have been up since Sony dropped the current US model to clearance prices, but they've said they expect those models to be gone soon, replaced by a new version that's the same price ($599) that left the current model sitting on store shelves prior to the discount.

Nintendo isn't just selling hardware either. Out of the top 20 games sold in June, Nintendo holds nine slots, including the top four positions. Their games also account for six of the top ten games of the year so far.

If Nintendo is the clear winner, Microsoft is certainly the loser. While Sony at least has PSP and PS2 sales to lean on while they attempt to establish the PS3 as a viable product, the Xbox 360's poor showing has put them firmly in last place.

So far this year Sony has sold nearly three times as many units as Microsoft, and Nintendo nearly four times as many.

Source: Ars Technica

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22 user comments

128.7.2007 8:06
26r0cK
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Congrates Nintendo yet we didnt really need this article to kno who was leading the consoles lol.

"If Nintendo is the clear winner, Microsoft is certainly the loser." ..lol funny..i hope no MS fanboys start bashing things up cuz of this.

228.7.2007 9:15
scott2k7
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shut up u nintendo fanboy and xbox 360 rules! but nintendo are ok for the minute but im just pointin out the obvious why is there a pick of the wii when its supposed to be the ds??

328.7.2007 9:32
armorthis
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I can't wait for MS fan boys to come in here and start a flame war.

:)

428.7.2007 9:36
scott2k7
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im a ms fanboy u cant beat the 360 well just the LIVE service is all i play on
beat dat

528.7.2007 9:58

I just bought my DS about two weeks ago. Mmm mmm good.

628.7.2007 10:11
26r0cK
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@ scott2k7 for your info im no nintedo fan boy..in fact i hate the wii and all but you cant face facts so think twice b4 running your mouth. I'd say the same thing about Xbox360 if the article was in their favour but it isnt.

728.7.2007 10:25
scott2k7
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fine ok then 26r0cK and moomoo2 get a supercard for the ds my mate has one and he gets free games etc.

828.7.2007 11:08
BIGnewb
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well LIVE sucks because you have to pay for it.on the other hand nintendo wii took a high risk but that resulted in high rewarded because surprisingly people want something fun.i personally love the playstation 3 and when i play fifa 07 on ps3 and xbox360 i prefer it more on ps3.nintendo wii on the other hand is interactive and household fun.good job nintendo after a disappointing gamecube.

928.7.2007 11:23
scott2k7
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so what lives worth it honest and i think the 360 controller is a little bigger and better for comfort were as the ps controller hurts ur hands after about 30 mins cos its so small

1028.7.2007 12:28
armorthis
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Originally posted by scott2k7:
so what lives worth it honest and i think the 360 controller is a little bigger and better for comfort were as the ps controller hurts ur hands after about 30 mins cos its so small
The 360 controller is terrible, awkwardly placed D pad, awkwardy placed triggers (wich would be L2,R2,R1 and L1 on PS). It's way too big and the buttons are not flat making it even harder to push them down.

1128.7.2007 12:31
scott2k7
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no i think its really easy to hold but the ps controllers are horrid still i have ps1 ps2 and 360 and i like 360 better

1228.7.2007 12:52
REAM
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OF the 5th gen, the ps1 controler ruled. of the 6th gen the ps2 controller ruled, but out of the 7th gen (and this is from a former sony fanboy (still kinda am)) the xbx360 controller RULED!

PS this is IMO..


*puts on flame proof jacket

1328.7.2007 12:54
scott2k7
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i still kinda am a sony fanboy cos of the psp also a nintendo fanboy cos of wii and i m$ fanboy cos of the 360

1428.7.2007 15:24
vinny13
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I hate Microsoft because they are cheap and their products are poor quality. I say that because of experience.

I've always liked Nintendo and Sony products, but the DS is just way too boring for me compared to the PSP. I bought a DS when it first released, and the only game I've played regularly was ACWW with the wi-fi, and even that was only for a couple months. I just bought Pokemon Diamond, But I haven't even played a half an hour of it. I'm just not into their games anymore. Plus, on my PSP, I can play amost anything because of the OE Firmware :)

1528.7.2007 18:12
BIGnewb
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and its true that they are made shitty thats why xbox 360's have %30 failure rate.my friend but a new wireless 360 controller and it didnt work.im sorry for 360 users who have to put up with shitty technology.unlike microsoft,sony and nintendo are made in japan where all the good technology is.

1628.7.2007 21:05

Quote:
Sales figures for the first half of 2007 put the Nintendo DS as the top selling system, followed in order by the Wii, the PS2, Xbox 360, Sony PSP, and finally the PS3.
I love these numbers they just keep me smiling and prove to me that buying a Nintendo is the way to go.

1728.7.2007 22:27
theridges
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Originally posted by vinny13:
I hate Microsoft because they are cheap and their products are poor quality. I say that because of experience.

I've always liked Nintendo and Sony products, but the DS is just way too boring for me compared to the PSP. I bought a DS when it first released, and the only game I've played regularly was ACWW with the wi-fi, and even that was only for a couple months. I just bought Pokemon Diamond, But I haven't even played a half an hour of it. I'm just not into their games anymore. Plus, on my PSP, I can play amost anything because of the OE Firmware :)

im not really a fanboy of either company i have a wii and 360 and about to grab a ps3 but anyways....
what other product that M$ makes is cheap and poor quality??
the original xbox was the best and most versatile console to date and none of them were cheap...the 360 has some problems but i wouldnt say everything m$ makes is poor quality.
and yea you have to pay for live but who cares other than pc online gaming there isn't anything better than it.

1828.7.2007 22:28
theridges
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Originally posted by vinny13:
I hate Microsoft because they are cheap and their products are poor quality. I say that because of experience.

I've always liked Nintendo and Sony products, but the DS is just way too boring for me compared to the PSP. I bought a DS when it first released, and the only game I've played regularly was ACWW with the wi-fi, and even that was only for a couple months. I just bought Pokemon Diamond, But I haven't even played a half an hour of it. I'm just not into their games anymore. Plus, on my PSP, I can play amost anything because of the OE Firmware :)

im not really a fanboy of either company i have a wii and 360 and about to grab a ps3 but anyways....
what other product that M$ makes is cheap and poor quality??
the original xbox was the best and most versatile console to date and none of them were cheap...the 360 has some problems but i wouldnt say everything m$ makes is poor quality.
and yea you have to pay for live but who cares other than pc online gaming there isn't anything better than it.
im glad nintendo is winning because all the analyst were being idiots and thought they were going to be left in the dust.

1929.7.2007 7:18
vinny13
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Quote:
Originally posted by vinny13:
I hate Microsoft because they are cheap and their products are poor quality. I say that because of experience.

I've always liked Nintendo and Sony products, but the DS is just way too boring for me compared to the PSP. I bought a DS when it first released, and the only game I've played regularly was ACWW with the wi-fi, and even that was only for a couple months. I just bought Pokemon Diamond, But I haven't even played a half an hour of it. I'm just not into their games anymore. Plus, on my PSP, I can play amost anything because of the OE Firmware :)

im not really a fanboy of either company i have a wii and 360 and about to grab a ps3 but anyways....
what other product that M$ makes is cheap and poor quality??
the original xbox was the best and most versatile console to date and none of them were cheap...the 360 has some problems but i wouldnt say everything m$ makes is poor quality.
and yea you have to pay for live but who cares other than pc online gaming there isn't anything better than it.
im glad nintendo is winning because all the analyst were being idiots and thought they were going to be left in the dust.
Well actually the release date Xboxes were one of the things. My friend had one and burned up his games. I had a Microsoft keyboard which lasted a month and a half and they wouldn't replace it. I bought Vista and then they basicly forced me to download it because the disc had a big scratch on it and it wouldn't load and they also wouldn't replace that because they said that I made the scratch.

Everyone has their own reasons why they call them M$.

2029.7.2007 11:32

EHH...WII AINT THAT GREAT.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 29 Jul 2007 @ 11:33

2129.7.2007 18:17
theridges
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Originally posted by alinares:
EHH...WII AINT THAT GREAT.

too bad this article is about the DS.

224.8.2007 17:45
Adzagam
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Meh... there will be more DS sales when there are more games that can use the wii and the ds simultaneously... but when PS3 gets more psx games... well you will see more PSP's.

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