Numbers

DS sells 10 mil in Japan; You’d think it’d be more

Respected Japanese publication Famitsu announced today that Nintendo hit the 10 million sold milestone in Japan for the DS Lite. It also did it in record time selling more than two times faster than the mega-selling PS2 for the same period. Not sure how high the total is including DS phats, but I would have sweared this would have been more. Don’t the Japanese buy like a half mil of these th...

Just how "underpowered" are Wii’s graphics?

In light of recent comments made by Microsoft’s Robbie Bach in calling Wii’s graphics less capable than Xbox 1, N’Gai Croal examines the facts via three anonymous sources. Wii is a scrappy little booger, but is it as underpowered as conventional wisdom suggests? From the article: While Bach’s statement that the Wii is graphically underpowered compared to the first Xbox wasn...

Nintendo will win the console war, say Gamepro and IDC

Through a terrifyingly complex algorithm, Gamepro has reached the conclusion that the consoles that sell more units ultimately will have sold more units than others. Huh! This conclusion was reached via hard data and line graphs, so think twice before you question their logic. To me, predicting the Wii’s success this late in the game is like calling a horse race after one of the competitors ...

NPD: DS sells nearly double everything else; PS2 outsells Wii

NPD just released the below hardware numbers for US sales (in units) during the month of March: DS – 508,000 PS2 – 280,000 Wii – 259,000 (Was expected to be 400k) 360 – 199,000 PSP – 180-000 GBA – 148,000 PS3 – 130,000 GCN – 22,000 Industry sales were up 33% over last year with God of War 2 as the top selling game for the month. Regarding the DS, her...

Analyst: "Gaming has been a disastrous endeavor for Microsoft"

“Particularly from an investment perspective,” says Wall Streeter Roger Ehrenberg. Note, this doesn’t mean the Xbox has been a disaster for gamers — far from it (cough, cough Halo) — but Ehrenberg makes a strong case that the Xbox has failed investors by hemorrhaging Microsoft’s Home & Electronics profits. He also believes that when a console fails in Japan,...

Nintendo selling Wiis faster than the DS (but not as fast as GBA)

A few numbers for some context (though anything can happen). Keep in mind the DS wasn’t selling even close to what it’s doing at the moment. Just look at that slope get steeper as time progresses. (via Digg)