The Wii is launching smoothly in the US and is yet to come in Europe. With all of the Wii’s preorders and sales, Nintendo are in a pretty good situation, but to add onto that, the DS sales has hit the 7 million mark in Europe itself!
Nintendo recently announced that their sales have reached 7 million in Europe. With Mario Kart DS selling 1.5 million copies and Nintendogs selling 4 million, along with Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training, Animal Crossing: Wild World, New Super Mario Brothers and Super Mario 64 all also topping the 1 million mark in Europe, Nintendo should feel very pleased with themselves! “We are delighted by the success of the Nintendo DS and DS Lite and especially pleased to see that we have exceeded the one million mark with games that appeal to both non-gamers and traditional gamers,” claims Laurent Fischer, Nintendo’s European marketing director. “Nintendo is proud of its role in expanding the gaming market and we hope to continue this success with the launch of Wii in Europe in December.”
But the only issue for the DS is that it has a competitor, the Sony PSP! The DS had set the record for the most sales at launch (87,000) in the UK, but later, when the PSP came out, they topped that record by selling an incredible 185,000 PSPs! The British seemed quite in love with the PSP, and the DS had found it’s perfect competitor. The DS, however, has still sold more than the PSP in Japan and the US, and has altogether sold more copies than PSP!
It’s a fight for supremacy between the two handheld consoles, and it will still continue!