Without DS sales, industry growth falls to 1.6%

I said the portable war was in effect over given the DS’s dominance in Japan and N.A., but this number from the same NDP report is almost unbelievable. Apparently, if you were to remove the DS hardware and software sales numbers from overall industry growth over the past nine months, it would fall from 11% to a mere 1.6% (otherwise known as stagnant).

Reggie seems to think that these numbers will translate well into Wii sales next month and beyond, but the realist in me says the home console race is another beast entirely. The biased little troll in me says “hell yeah it will” however. Anyone else think DS sales have a better than average chance of impacting Wii sales?