DS beating PS2 in Japan

Market report says Nintendo’s handheld has been selling more than Sony's console for three consecutive months.


According to the latest sales report by Famitsu publisher Enterbrain, hardware shipments of the Nintendo DS outpaced the PlayStation 2 for the month of June in Japan, selling 130,000 units and 100,00 units, respectively. Sony's PSP trailed behind the two consoles with 80,000 units sold during the month. This will be the third consecutive month that the DS has beaten the PlayStation 2 and PSP in hardware sales in Japan. Overall hardware sales for the month of June were up by 62.5 percent compared to last year.

According to Famitsu, June's best-selling game was Sega's Mushiking for the Game Boy Advance, which sold 220,000 copies. Square Enix's Drag On Dragoon 2 (Drakengard II) for the PS2 followed in second place with 170,000 copies, while Nintendo's Kahashima Ryuuta Kyouju no Nou o Kitaeru Otona DS Training came in third with 120,000 copies. While sales in hardware were up for June, software sales were down by 12.7 percent compared to last year.

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