The Nintendo DS Makes Colourful Splash In Japan

Nintendo's price drop on the bigger and now brighter version of its Nintendo DSi is going over pretty well in Japan, with the handheld tripling sales after the change.

The Nintendo DSi LL got three new colours this week - blue, green and yellow - along with a new price, ¥18,000, down from ¥20,000. That puts the DSi LL at the top of the charts, snatching it easily away from the PSP. The regular sized Nintendo DSi and the DS Lite also got a price adjustment this week, likely to blame for their better showing and for kicking the PlayStation 3 down to fifth place spot.

Wii sales held strong on sales of Super Mario Galaxy 2 while everything else moved around, up and down, just a bit.

  • Nintendo DSi LL - 30,183
  • PSP - 20,929
  • Wii - 19,045
  • Nintendo DSi - 18,214
  • PS3 - 17,175
  • Nintendo DS Lite - 5126
  • Xbox 360 - 2060
  • PlayStation 2 - 1568
  • PSPgo - 837


    Jaysus, the DS combined score is 53,523! That is pretty amazing for a product at this stage in its lifecycle after the 3DS has been shown.

    I'd be tempted by a DSi LL if they were a bit cheaper here.

    I still don't get why DSiLL sell so well just because it has new colour and only a 2000 Yen price drop.

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