Nintendo DS Leads Market

According to recently released sales numbers, the DS is leading the current gen handheld market.

  • Nintendo holds 72% of the handheld market (GBA: 41%, DS: 31%, PSP: 28%)
  • The DS is beating the PSP (6 million in the US and Japan compared to Sony’s 4.26 million)
  • Nintendogs and Brain Training for Adults helped surge DS sales in Japan. It is still the leading console in that market.
  • Nintendo’s WiFi service has seen 3 million connections and over 200,000 unique visitors.

[Source: Punch Jump]


  1. It would be interesting to compare those Nintendo Wi-Fi figures with the Xbox Live figures in the same time period…
    Does anyone have the figures for Xbox Live handy?

  2. XBox live has about 2 millon users. Although MS ” has also yet to say whether the two-million-user figure includes people using the two-month-free subscription cards bundled with a large number of games recently.”

    There are about 20 million xbox in the world

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