The above commercial always brings a smile to our horrifying "editorial we" amalgam of faces, reminding us that despite the abundance of oppressive red arrows this week, the people of Japan are still storming the stores to purchase gaming hardware. Said hardware tends to be the ubiquitous DS Lite, of course, but there was a time when the GBA enjoyed a much better view compared to its current position.

When (if?) the DS Lite ever finds itself at the bottom, what magical device could possibly be at the top?

- DS Lite: 135,729 14,765 (9.81%)
- Wii: 61,498 15,671 (20.31%)
- PSP: 33,886 1,182 (3.37%)
- PS3: 24,289 4,540 (15.75%)
- PS2: 12,784 1,027 (8.74%)
- Xbox 360: 2,691 1,181 (30.50%)
- Game Boy Micro: 413 150 (57.03%)
- GBA SP: 228 -- 0 (0%)
- DS Phat: 75 15 (16.67%)
- Gamecube: 68 34 (33.33%)
- GBA: 0 41 (100.00%)

[Source: Media Create]

See also: Previous Japanese hardware sales charts

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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