Friday, November 10, 2006

Nintendo DS hardware tops Japan sales charts

Nintendo DS hardware tops Japan sales charts
Published: 9 hours ago; 8:31am PDT
by Marcus Lai
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Nintendo DS hardware topped Japan sales charts on substantially strong demand for DS software.
Media Create Co. on Fri. reported that the DS sold 113,097 units from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5. By comparison Sony Corp.'s PSP handheld sold 23,725 units and the Playstation 2 sold 20,982 units in the same period.
DS titles like a new Kirby offering, General Knowledge Training dominated the software charts with sales of over 159,000 units each.
The Nintendo DS has become the best-selling handheld this generation and offers a selection of core and casual game titles to attract a broad audience.
Nintendo hopes the mass market strategy for DS will trickle to its next home console, Wii. Wii will offer a large library of titles at launch from the role-playing game The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess to casual fare like Wii Sports.

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