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Nintendo DS passes PlayStation 2 total in just 3 years

Sony’s PlayStation 2 has been on the Japanese market since March 2000, whilst the Nintendo DS has only been on sale since November 2004 and yet the Kyoto Company’s little touch-screen wonder has now zoomed past the behemoth home console’s total sales over in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Whilst no official numbers have been released from Media Create in Japan this week due to the holiday period over there, sales figures from the previous week revealed that massive sales over the past few weeks have finally helped Nintendo’s dual-screen handheld pass the PlayStation 2’s lofty twenty-million-plus sales total in just over an astonishing three years. Check out the full results below, complete with the previous week’s sales, 2007 total and lifetime numbers:


Media Create Hardware Chart


Format This Week Last Week 2007 Sales Lifetime Sales
Nintendo DS 279,563 222,144 6,948,478 20,954,157
Wii 232,907 170,558 3,544,308 4,463,951
PlayStation Portable 171,804 184,610 2,908,095 7,440,224
PlayStation 3 58,167 63,720 1,131,412 1,588,970
PlayStation 2 20,391 18,025 746,609 20,901,468
Xbox 360 7,908 8,561 234,335 499,037
Game Boy Advance 100 140 50,634 15,348,713
GameCube 31 32 10,526 4,179,994

On the software front, it was not only the hardware side that was massively boosted, especially Mario Party DS, which surpasses the million mark, and Wii Fit. Additionally, Final Fantasy IV’s DS remake started quite strong. The Top 10 can be seen below:


Media Create Top 10:
17th-23rd December, 2007


Position Title/System/Publisher Sales | Total
1.) Mario Party DS (NDS, Nintendo) 329,826 | 1,156,000
2.) Final Fantasy IV (NDS, Square-Enix) 287,697 | NEW
3.) Wii Fit (Wii, Nintendo) 214,334 | 749,000
4.) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii, Nintendo) 113,831 | 664,000
5.) Naruto: Shippuuden N-Ultimate Accelerator 2 (PS2, Bandai Namco) 108,717 | NEW
6.) Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii, Nintendo) 104,948 | 317,000
7.) Dragon Quest IV (NDS, Square-Enix) 94,425 | 963,000
8.) Doraemon Baseball: Dramatic Stadium (NDS, Bandai Namco) 84,639 | NEW
9.) Wii Sports (Wii, Nintendo) 83,882 | 2,425,000
10.) Professor Layton and the Devil’s Box (NDS, Level 5) 83,293 | 527,000

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