Nintendo DS Bigger Than Jesus This Christmas

old_people_love_ds.jpgWe won't trot out itprintsmoney.gif this time, because that animated image simply doesn't do justice to newly released hardware sales data from the NPD Group and the staggering figures coming out of Nintendo. The Nintendo DS sold an amazing 2.47 million Nintendo DS units to shoppers in December 2007, nabbing the number one spot and nearly doubling sales of its closest competitor, the Wii. Nintendo DS sales represent about a third of billion dollars in hardware sales alone.

The Wii also had a very good month, beating out console competition the Xbox 360 by a solid 90,000 and trouncing the PlayStation 3, who brought up the rear with a respectable six-figure showing. The December casualty report from the US Console War of 2007 is below.

  • Nintendo DS - 2,470,000
  • Wii - 1,350,000
  • Xbox 360 - 1,260,000
  • PlayStation 2 - 1,100,000
  • PSP - 1,060,000
  • PlayStation 3 - 797,600

Comments

    This is a terrible article. I am very sure that Nintendo doesn't feel the same way as the author of this article does because that will lead to one being cursed. You dont have to post this on the site, but Woe to you for making such an article. If I were you, I would change this article title real quick.

    @Shade: We're not in the habit of gagging reader comments. The article name comes verbatim from the US site - regardless, I'm sorry if it's caused you any offense.

    However, we can't really rename articles from the US site. I'd recommend approaching them with your concerns, likewise if you have an issue with the article itself.

    Logan, I wouldn't worry about it. I like the title! Besides, do we have figures from the NPD about how many Jesus units were sold? No? Then the DS is _definitely_ bigger than Jesus this year.

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