Lick your screen. Go on, do it. You'll find it to have a sort of artificial non-taste, with just a hint of static and dust. Incidentally, that's precisely what a DS sandwich tastes like, one freshly made from this week's Japanese sales charts. The sleeker DS Lite still reigns at the top while its older and comparatively obese sibling languishes at the bottom, slowly getting devoured by a seeping mustard menace. Which... would be the GBA, we guess. This paragraph doesn't make a lot of sense, we admit.

- DS Lite: 111,213 52,572 (32.10%)
- Wii: 52,193 351 (0.67%)
- PSP: 27,505 6,928 (20.12%)
- PS2: 10,881 467 (4.48%)
- PS3: 8,659 180 (2.04%)
- Xbox 360: 2,026 79 (3.75%)
- Game Boy Micro: 428 20 (4.90%)
- GBA SP: 330 13 (3.79%)
- Gamecube: 276 39 (12.38%)
- GBA: 33 15 (83.33%)
- DS Phat: 26 13 (33.33%)

If you'll cast your browser back in time to late February 2006, you'll note how the original DS was once the best selling device in Japan. Those were certainly crazier times, as evidenced by this snapshot of January. The PSP reigning supreme? Surely, you must have lost your mind! Hey, we did just see you lick a computer screen, Shirley.

[Source: Media Create. Image: An early and decidedly hideous version of the DS.]

See also: Previous Japanese hardware sales charts

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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