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"PSP's solid sales start"

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Tue 14/12/04 at 21:45
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PSP has pretty much sold out throughout Japan in contrast to Nintendo where DS's can be found everywhere.

Then again Nintendo shipped 1 million whilst the Sony shipped 200,000.

Sony continue their ploy of releasing a few to build up demand.

PSP is almost certain to succeed in Japan to some degree mainly because handhelds have always been appealing in Japan. It is the west Sony might struggle somewhat because sales for handhelds are nothing compared to console sales (GBA and GBA SP sales almost always eclipse console sales in Japan).

PSP failing to break the west will mean loss of third party support, which leads to loss of sales in Japan. Although I'm sure Sony's MP3 and video player will be an attractive western feature (or not, as i believe).

PSP Vs. DS is the ultimate battle of Graphics Vs. Gameplay. Not saying the PSP will fail on the gameplay front but here we are seeing this almost "revolution" in gameplay going head to head with a fantastic graphiced machine.

Nintendo are taking a risk, gambling. Which is nice and rather different as of late. The reason it hasn't been branded with the Gameboy label is that if the DS does not continue with its high sales and flops like Nintendo's other experimental console, the virtual boy, then a true Gameboy successor can be released.

Recent American and Japanese sales reports for the DS confirms my belief that the real winner of this handheld war will be the Gameboy Advance.
Sun 19/12/04 at 13:15
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Yeah they've had a killer christmas this year has the X-box, but Nintendo had a good Christmas last year.
Sun 19/12/04 at 12:41
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"thursdayton!"
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gamesfreak wrote:
> In contrast to the Xbox, the GC isn't doing too badly in Japan.

In Japan, yes.

The Xbox is beating GC in America and (I think) Europe too.
Sun 19/12/04 at 11:51
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Nintendo need to get their act together over here however.
Sun 19/12/04 at 11:47
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"the burning sky"
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Yeah, there's just under 5 PS2's for every Gamecube. But theres over 15 Gamecubes for every Xbox :P
Sun 19/12/04 at 11:30
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Dringo wrote:
> My point is that the Gamecube is selling terribly and Nintendo need
> to change that around desperatly. But overall in the game industry
> Nintendo sell the most systems, publishes the most games and makes
> the biggest killing.

In contrast to the Xbox, the GC isn't doing too badly in Japan.
Sat 18/12/04 at 23:03
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Tphi wrote:
> Some interesting sales figures for you here:
>
> 1.) Nintendo DS - 198,892 | 468,883 | 667,775
> 2.) PlayStation Portable - 160,019 | NEW | 160,019
> 3.) PlayStation 2 - 98,323 | 93,829 | 2,497,905
> 4.) Game Boy Advance SP - 48,912 | 27,313 | 2,261,568
> 5.) GameCube - 25,359 | 5,465 | 558,534
> 6.) Game Boy Advance - 897 | 822 | 187,822
> 7.) XBOX - 385 | 621 | 36,313
>
> Looks like the DS is kicking ass and chewing bubblegum over there,
> even against the PSP's opening week. Still, this could all be just
> down to the limited shipping of PSP's but the figures are encouraging
> all the same.

Not really, the PSP only had 200,000 released during the launch period.

Although the DS still sold more than it did.

What a good week for the Gamecube over last week though! Was Mario Party 6 released by chance?

Add all Nintendo systems for the last year together and you have over 3 and a half million systems sold in Japan. Whilst Sony have sold just over 2 and a half.


My point is that the Gamecube is selling terribly and Nintendo need to change that around desperatly. But overall in the game industry Nintendo sell the most systems, publishes the most games and makes the biggest killing.
Sat 18/12/04 at 19:46
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"+34 Intellect"
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7.) XBOX - 385 | 621 | 36,313

Oh dear.
Sat 18/12/04 at 19:43
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"thursdayton!"
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Some interesting sales figures for you here:

1.) Nintendo DS - 198,892 | 468,883 | 667,775
2.) PlayStation Portable - 160,019 | NEW | 160,019
3.) PlayStation 2 - 98,323 | 93,829 | 2,497,905
4.) Game Boy Advance SP - 48,912 | 27,313 | 2,261,568
5.) GameCube - 25,359 | 5,465 | 558,534
6.) Game Boy Advance - 897 | 822 | 187,822
7.) XBOX - 385 | 621 | 36,313

Looks like the DS is kicking ass and chewing bubblegum over there, even against the PSP's opening week. Still, this could all be just down to the limited shipping of PSP's but the figures are encouraging all the same.
Sat 18/12/04 at 12:16
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"and PC user"
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Blank wrote:
> Whitestripes DX wrote:
> I'll never get back those 12 seconds I spent changing from Disc 1 to
> Disc 2, just once, during the course of my 60 hour long play through
> Tales of Symphonia.
>
> When we get the four minute warning through you'll take back those
> callous words.

4 min warning? I thought it was 3 !
Fri 17/12/04 at 14:42
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"twothousandandtits"
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Whitestripes DX wrote:
> I'll never get back those 12 seconds I spent changing from Disc 1 to
> Disc 2, just once, during the course of my 60 hour long play through
> Tales of Symphonia.

When we get the four minute warning through you'll take back those callous words.

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