Nintendo DS Primed To Destroy PS2′s Legacy

At more than 140 million units sold, the Playstation 2 is the bestselling game console to date. The Nintendo DS has moved 129 million units through March 2010. NPD Group analyst Anita Frazier says the DS will overtake the PS2 as the most popular console ever by the end of the year.
“The NDS is approaching the PS2 as the best-selling hardware system of all time”, says The NPD Group’s Anita Frazier, “and by October or November of this year, it should meet or exceed the install base of the PS2.”
That seems to me to be a lot of ground to cover in six months, but I don’t get paid to make those kinds of predictions. But, hey, it’s another reason to watch those sales numbers closely. And it’s incentive for Sony fanboys to go buy a bunch of PS2s.

dscatAt more than 140 million units sold, the Playstation 2 is the bestselling game console on Earth to date. The Nintendo DS has moved 129 million units through March 2010. NPD Group analyst Anita Frazier says the DS will overtake the PS2 as the most popular console ever by the end of the year.

“The NDS is approaching the PS2 as the best-selling hardware system of all time, and by October or November of this year, it should meet or exceed the install base of the PS2,” Frazier said.

That seems to me to be a lot of ground to cover in six months, but I don’t get paid to make those kinds of predictions. But, hey, it’s another reason to watch those sales numbers closely. And it’s incentive for Sony fanboys to go buy a bunch of PS2s and donate them to charity. Get on it, folks.

[via Kotaku]

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2 Comments on Nintendo DS Primed To Destroy PS2′s Legacy

matt

On May 14, 2010 at 5:03 pm

well i completely disagree. the NDS has had 3 major revisions. and with the dsi, i dont even consider it as a ds anymore, because it plays games only available on the dsi.

hell if they really wanna play it like that, i proclaim the playstation 1 as the best selling console EVER!

why? because the ps1 in all its forms plays ps1 games, as does every ps2,and ps3!

and what about the ps2? technically ever backwards compatible playstation 3 should be added to the ps2s count.

so pick one, ps2 or ps1, ds ain’t even in the mix.

not to mention handhelds cost 1/2 the price of a stationary console and are capable of about 1/4 the visuals/processing, and that’s being generous. they’re not comparable at all.

do me a favor and pass this information on to these narrow minded analysts, because clearly they’re not proper;y educted in the video game industry, or are simply playing favorites.

Virgil

On May 15, 2010 at 7:17 pm

I thnik taht ti mgiht eb a godo ieda rof uoy ot laren ot tpye bfeore uoy tlak siht aobut tinhgs uoy raed olnine

er hm… excuse me…

I think that it might be a good idea for you to learn to type before you talk sh*t about things you read online.

But I agree, Playstation is the best systems ever made. PSOne, PS2 and PS3. All are WAY better than the XBox, X360, DS etc. Well… Besides the classics. Genesis, NES, SNES, and N64 are some of my favorites.