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Japanese sales charts: DS just scraping by


The hardware sales figures for the week ranging from 23 January to 29 January have arrived and we simply had to share them and the rather shocking turn of events they reveal. The ranking, according to number of units sold, is a follows:

  • DS: 106,081
  • PSP: 30,657
  • PS2: 24,580
  • GBA SP: 5,946
  • GB Micro: 3,042
  • Gamecube: 3,036
  • Xbox 360: 1,976
  • GBA: 179
  • Xbox: 128
As you can see, the DS is still having a hard time being accepted by the Japanese public, barely making an impact after selling more units than every other console combined. Clearly, this abysmal failure is indicative of the DS' embarrassing lack of trendy multimedia features, cutting-edge graphics and the ability to play the Will Smith classic, Hitch. Hopefully, Nintendo will learn from this sorry state of events and start focusing on the things that matter.

[Thanks DownloadingData for reminding us!]

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