Pink DS Lite tops Amazon list

Nintendo handheld heads up EOY sales for online retailer.

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It looks to have been a bumper Christmas for Nintendo, with Amazon reporting its top two holiday hardware sellers as the Nintendo DS Lite pink and black, respectively. Those items were followed by the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox 360. It's likely that the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii didn't tally sales due to limited numbers being available through the retailer.

The Nintendo Wii sold out on the US Amazon site on the November 19 launch day in less than one minute, although the company reported that it would be receiving "periodic shipments" of the console over the holidays. Similarly, Amazon UK preorders sold out in around 10 minutes.

Sony's PlayStation 3 is also currently out of stock, with Amazon reporting that "allocations of the PS3 have been very limited but we are working with Sony to secure future allocations."

Nintendo DS titles also marked the two best-selling games for consoles and portables, with New Super Mario Bros. and Brain Age scoring the top slots. Multiformat title Madden NFL 07 rounded off the top three.

For the PC, the World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade expansion pack preorder was the most popular software title, followed by another expansion pack, The Sims 2: Pets. The third most popular PC software title was Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 for Windows XP.

The report was for the period of November 16 through December 19, and Amazon stated that its busiest day for online orders (so far) was December 11.

Discussion

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Nerissa
Nerissa

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GrimBee
GrimBee

Kiko-Jones... you dissagree with - "The PS3 has many + points but price is not one of them, to win the console war you need to get the 5 -13 year olds to play your games". But then you say - "of course that's not counting the PS2 which by far has the best gaming library in existance. ". The ps2's advantage was that it had a library which easily catered for 5- 13 year olds, and the console price was not overly inflated so that parent could no buy one. I think you thought that he meant that the ps3 will fail if it ONLY had games for 5-13 year olds. The gamecube failed because thats all it had, really. But the ps3 is basically the opposite, only sticking to the people who are (as kaz hirai says) "serious about their entertainment". You will find that Nintendo, this time, have opted for the ALL AGES route. The psp, aimed at the 15 - 30 year old media playing, gta loving demographic. The DS is catering for more ages, hence the bigger sales. The ps3 is catering for the 20 odd year old gamers, who can afford the system and have a high def TV setup. The 360, with the core system and £10 lower games price and also the premium system offers gamers alot of choice, even though the core system seems crap to us- For the person who just wants to play next gen games at £180... its not a bad choice, especially since the wii is the same price. The ps3 has a lot of work to do, as does the psp. They simply dont have the price or choice of games yet. They will never succeed without catering for the masses, like the ps2 has.

El_Jarvo
El_Jarvo

"The Wii will expand Nintendo's market but the superior PS3 will atract 20 and 30 year olds who have plenty of money to spend in home-theater systems and PS3 (and 360s for that matter too)." A fair point, but how many people can afford a full home-theatre set up as well as a HDTV etc.? Then again, maybe people where I live just aren't as rich...

thefjk
thefjk

Its like the PS3 and Wii never even existed...

KikoJones
KikoJones

"The PS3 has many + points but price is not one of them, to win the console war you need to get the 5 -13 year olds to play your games" Dead wrong, that's why Nintendo faded into a has been. The market is dominated by 30 year old males who grew up with Ataris, Commodores, SNES and now Playstations. Sony dominated with the PS1 & PS2 due to their grown up games. The Wii will expand Nintendo's market but the superior PS3 will atract 20 and 30 year olds who have plenty of money to spend in home-theater systems and PS3 (and 360s for that matter too). I do agree with your assesment of games, the PS3 only has Resistance as an innovative game due to its 40 player online capabilities. Expect that to change in March and beyond. In terms of game, the 360 is probably the leader; of course that's not counting the PS2 which by far has the best gaming library in existance.

xtremeg4m3r
xtremeg4m3r

ps3 dominates. Hopefully but i like all consoles.

styphin
styphin

My friend didn't get a Wii for Christmas, and has been looking literally EVERYWHERE for a Wii. He has gone to and called countless stores, and while NOBODY has a Wii in stock, he found several stores with PS3s in stock!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I like Sony, but I like Nintendo more. Sony really goofed on this one.

psychojakrabbit
psychojakrabbit

Pink and Black, I got White (it's better), just cool that the DS is kicking some ass. Word.

puppiemaster
puppiemaster

I have all the consoles and handhelds and I can honestly say that I play the Wii more than the 360 and the 360 more than the PS3 and the DS more than the PSP, but thats just due to the games that are out at the moment. The PS3 has many + points but price is not one of them, to win the console war you need to get the 5 -13 year olds to play your games, the PS3 is out of their price range, mums and dads will see the price of the 360 and get that instead or the controller on the wii and decide thats more fun, I know becuase I'm not only a gamer but a father as well.

GrimBee
GrimBee

I have both a black and a white ds lite. The white one has quieter sound, the black one is alot louder. The white one has a sharper bottom touch screen, but is less responsive. The black one has a slightly grainy looking screen, but is far more resposive. The black one is a shiny black plastic (easy to get finger marks on), the white one has a white undercoating, with a clear plastic shell over it (very nice, like ipod) and is easier on the eye (with the fingerprints). A lot of DS lites are quite unique, so its easy to understand why someone would want other colours. Besides, if not why not isnt it! I have a black and white psp (and I had the camo one delivered just today!). I guess my gaming budget is pretty large you know, but that doesnt stop people wanting to have other colours. It's funny though, ds lite pink outsells pink psp by over DOUBLE the amount! A very different story it was last year, where the psp was the dominating force! I wonder how this year will play out... alot of people in the uk are waiting for the ps3 and not getting a 360. But alot of them are still caught up in that false hype. This hasn't quite been down-played in the uk as it has in the usa, people think the ps3 is ultimately 10 times more powerful than the 360!! And when I asked a store manager if Chromehounds actually WAS any good, he said "yeah its good, but I think Gundam on the ps3 will be better". I quickly told him it was a piece of crap, but nearly everyone is saying "no, ps3 has everything, im getting one, its going to be the best" and all that stuff... Actually I remember people saying that about the psp aswell! Somehow I think the rate of 360 games, and the rate that the wii and the ds is selling, it looks like M$ and Ninty are covering all the bases before Sony can even get their foot in the door. Ps3 isnt really a console you want to purchase online, its a massive package... and its well expensive. Its more of a specialist item, imo, so I dont think Amazon sales will be good for the ps3, when Sony get enough units out.. of course.

Neoyamaneko
Neoyamaneko

"ttsovok Takes a big man to wear a pink shirt" You're either a student or a blue collar worker.

ttsovok
ttsovok

Takes a big man to wear a pink shirt

disfalling
disfalling

a pink one for cute games and a black one for serious games? what the hell? i think i have to poop.

kerc_chaos
kerc_chaos

I don't get it! U own a DS... why buy another one because the colour is different? Seems stupid. Talk about being influenced by the mass media. Haha

DarkBigone
DarkBigone

i still wonder when I'll be able to get emanel blue DS lite. And why it cost like $50 on the Nintendo Store in NY

Nerissa
Nerissa

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Merl57
Merl57

too bad guild wars wasnt up there

fattyxboxbutt
fattyxboxbutt

I dont know which is more sad, feeling the need to reinforce that guys shouldnt wear pink or admitting that you will wear pink as soon as it becomes more cool to do so. Way to take a stand mate.

Anakin1092
Anakin1092

Crystos, I'm with you. Guys shouldn't wear pink. It is a girl's color. Eventually, to be cool, I'm going to have to wear pink too :(

VibriosR
VibriosR

A pink Wii? Maybe around March...

Neoyamaneko
Neoyamaneko

"crystos i hate when guys wear pink!!! pink is a chick's colour....leave it alone fellas" Spoken from the Eternal Arbiter of Color Distribution. He'll be here all week!

crystos
crystos

i hate when guys wear pink!!! pink is a chick's colour....leave it alone fellas

smidsy85
smidsy85

Have Nintendo ever had such a fantastic year? :)

YukoAsho
YukoAsho

Personally, I love my pink DS. I just wish I could get a pink Wii. :D

ewmgreendawg
ewmgreendawg

i got a black ds lite to match my skin. sike. i got a black ds lite to match my girlfriends eye when she talks to much. sike. i got a black ds lite because i like ds lites. the color doesn't matter.

Neoyamaneko
Neoyamaneko

"ranger_waha I'm sorry, but you're just being silly if you try to pretend that guys look manly in pink." I'm sorry, but you're silly to think a COLOR determines the worth of a man. But you can think what you want, which is the magic of opinion. So go with your macho compensation and get the Black version and prove to the world you're a real man.

Deckfos
Deckfos

lol amazon buyers r on a pink craze! wow like if color made any difference besides looks

ranger_waha
ranger_waha

I'm sorry, but you're just being silly if you try to pretend that guys look manly in pink.

Neoyamaneko
Neoyamaneko

Men wear pink dress shirts and pink neckties to work all the time. Heck, even the best looking PIMPs wear pink. :lol:

ithebigc
ithebigc

Pink ftw! And yes, I'm a guy! =O XDDDDDD

HoosTrax
HoosTrax

Hey, you could always pull a Private Donut (from Red vs Blue) --"It's not pink. It's lightish red." It does take a guy that's pretty secure in his manhood to do the pink thing though (just ask the preppy college guys in their pink polos or pink khaki shorts).

SpareJesus
SpareJesus

"Did someone goof up the name tags? Your brother must know pink is for girls and black is for guys. Your brother and sis should switch it. It just doesnt look right." ..So a colour dictates how much of a 'man' you are now? What is society coming to when human beings let people tell them whether or not they're male or female judging by the shades of red they like? Sheesh. ..But I've got a white one. Neutrality for me.

jasongm
jasongm

"My brother got a pink DS Lite for Christmas, my sister got a black one" Did someone goof up the name tags? Your brother must know pink is for girls and black is for guys. Your brother and sis should switch it. It just doesnt look right.

SpareJesus
SpareJesus

My brother got a pink DS Lite for Christmas, my sister got a black one, I got my Wii..it was a pretty good Christmas all round. And either way, the DS has already beaten the PSP in sales, so there's not much to argue about. Even if pink is a fad, Sony has bought into it with both a pink PSP and PS2. Only Nintendo can seem to make it work.

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

I'm sure most of the people who bought a pink DS Lite will regret it in a few years. Pink seems to just be a fad for most.

vaejas
vaejas

If Amazon ever teams up with Wal-Mart, civilization will end. But those boxing week game sales are pretty good.

Neoyamaneko
Neoyamaneko

Metrosex Pink for the win! I've got one and you should too. "hi381 lol 360 sold the same as ps2" LOL 360 sold much more than the PS3. Don't pretend your next gen system doesn't exist.:roll:

HoosTrax
HoosTrax

I'm with karateyoyo on this one. I'm a gal too, but I'd much rather have the sleek onyx black one than the pink (or the iPod-wannabe polar white, for that matter). Sadly last time I checked, all of the DS Lites were in short supply due to the Christmas.

Riorio99
Riorio99

Normal DS is much cheaper, plus its silver and GBA carts don't stick ot

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

Pink for the win! EOY stands for End Of Year.

Ryan-06
Ryan-06

What does EOY stand for btw??