byBlake Snow||January 6th 2006 at 6:00amJanuary 6th 2006 6:00 am
First, Nintendo announces 13 million DS's sold
worldwide, now Next-Generation tries their hand at math prediction. The article implies that Sony's PSP may or may not
be at around the same number of 13 million units sold after the holiday shopping season. Sony announced in October that
the PSP has sold 10 million units (3 million in the US). In December, SCEA's Kaz Hirai said PSP's U.S installed base
would be doubled during the peak holiday season, from three to six million. 10 million plus three million equals 13
This is of course assuming that Sony hit their 3 million double mark, but maybe the race for
portable market share is closer than it appears. Doubling the first three million US units might have been unattainable
though. DS Fanboy writes: "In
related, competitive fanboy news, the PSP has sold only 2.7 millions units as of December 1, 2005. That is during a
smaller life span, but the main culprit has got to be the lack of quality games for Sony's black portable."
The difference, if any, is that the DS has sold 13 million units to gamers, while the PSP may or may not have
sold 13 million to gamers, gadget freaks, music fans, and movie goers alike.