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DS Claims EU Dominance 172

Gamasutra reports that, at least in the EU, the Nintendo DS has the portable war pretty much locked up for the time being. 200,000 units of the DS Lite were sold in the ten days after its launch. From the article: "According to Nintendo of Europe, the Nintendo DS has now secured the lead in the handheld market in Europe, with sales of the format exceeding 5 million. No sales figures from Sony are available to compare directly, with only a "shipped" figure of almost 6 million for all territories bar North America and Japan." Interestingly, 136,500 units were sold in the United States in just the first two days after the handheld console's launch.
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DS Claims EU Dominance

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  • DS Rul3z (Score:5, Funny)

    by Pablo El Vagabundo ( 775863 ) on Tuesday July 11, 2006 @11:00AM (#15698109)

    I have to say I'm impressed with the DS. It is the first portable console I have ever gotten and I am playing metroid constantly.

    I've always had a bit of a nintendo bias, but these days I'm nearly becoming a fanboy. Something has really changed at the company. They seem to be making all the right moves.

    They must all be playing brain training all the time. Their brains are way younger than those Sony execs...

  • Re:Hmm... (Score:4, Funny)

    by Macthorpe ( 960048 ) on Tuesday July 11, 2006 @11:14AM (#15698221) Journal
    Well my brother has a cousin who's dad knows this guy who lives with a girl who goes out with another girl who occasionally goes into a games shop to a drink from the machine, and SHE said that SONY IS BUYING NINTENDO!?!??!!?

    In other words, no.
  • Re:Hmm... (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 11, 2006 @11:39AM (#15698458)
    Working the electronics counter at Wal-Mart doesn't give you the inside scoop on news like that.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 11, 2006 @12:02PM (#15698667)
    Yeah, everybody loved the 32X and Sega CD that we were expected to add on to our current systems. Not to mention the vast wealth of games that were released here for the Saturn! And Phantasy Star Online fans will rave about Sega's strict control of cheating and how American servers always got new content within a reasonable timespan after it was released on the Japanese servers.

    And.. ugh, sorry, I can't do it any more, I have to go scrub my mouth out now.

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