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Yeah the PS2 is untertracked but once the DS hits over 150 million units sold its the best selling console in my book.  The DS will easliy sell over 160 million units by the time its discontinued.



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Boutros said:
Conegamer said:
macross said:

I'm not sure whether this is news or not, I just couldn't find any news about it.

PosConsoleAmericasJapanEMEAAWorldwide
1 Nintendo DS (DS) 53.54 32.27 58.90 144.71
2 Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) 54.22 23.27 63.19 140.68
3 Nintendo GameBoy (GB) 44.06 32.47 42.16 118.69

http://www.vgchartz.com/hardware_totals.php

Sadly, this hapened around 4 weeks ago, so isn't really "breaking"

And the PS2 is undertracked on VGChartz so it really didn't happened yet :P

Sony counts all their SHIPPED units as sales. Not from stores to consumers.



Snesboy said:
Boutros said:
Conegamer said:
macross said:

I'm not sure whether this is news or not, I just couldn't find any news about it.

PosConsoleAmericasJapanEMEAAWorldwide
1 Nintendo DS (DS) 53.54 32.27 58.90 144.71
2 Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) 54.22 23.27 63.19 140.68
3 Nintendo GameBoy (GB) 44.06 32.47 42.16 118.69

http://www.vgchartz.com/hardware_totals.php

Sadly, this hapened around 4 weeks ago, so isn't really "breaking"

And the PS2 is undertracked on VGChartz so it really didn't happened yet :P

Sony counts all their SHIPPED units as sales. Not from stores to consumers.

Yea, and so does every company on their financial reports.  Your point?



thismeintiel said:
Snesboy said:
Boutros said:
Conegamer said:
macross said:

I'm not sure whether this is news or not, I just couldn't find any news about it.

PosConsoleAmericasJapanEMEAAWorldwide
1 Nintendo DS (DS) 53.54 32.27 58.90 144.71
2 Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) 54.22 23.27 63.19 140.68
3 Nintendo GameBoy (GB) 44.06 32.47 42.16 118.69

http://www.vgchartz.com/hardware_totals.php

Sadly, this hapened around 4 weeks ago, so isn't really "breaking"

And the PS2 is undertracked on VGChartz so it really didn't happened yet :P

Sony counts all their SHIPPED units as sales. Not from stores to consumers.

Yea, and so does every company on their financial reports.  Your point?

We're on VGChartz. They track from stores to consumers. I don't care about what companies say.



Snesboy said:
thismeintiel said:
Snesboy said:
Boutros said:
Conegamer said:
macross said:

I'm not sure whether this is news or not, I just couldn't find any news about it.

PosConsoleAmericasJapanEMEAAWorldwide
1 Nintendo DS (DS) 53.54 32.27 58.90 144.71
2 Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) 54.22 23.27 63.19 140.68
3 Nintendo GameBoy (GB) 44.06 32.47 42.16 118.69

http://www.vgchartz.com/hardware_totals.php

Sadly, this hapened around 4 weeks ago, so isn't really "breaking"

And the PS2 is undertracked on VGChartz so it really didn't happened yet :P

Sony counts all their SHIPPED units as sales. Not from stores to consumers.

Yea, and so does every company on their financial reports.  Your point?

We're on VGChartz. They track from stores to consumers. I don't care about what companies say.

ioi himself said that the PS2 is undertracked because it's harder for him to track some of the countries that the PS2 is selling well in so he simply doesn't track them at all.



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Boutros said:
Snesboy said:
thismeintiel said:
Snesboy said:
Boutros said:
Conegamer said:
macross said:

I'm not sure whether this is news or not, I just couldn't find any news about it.

PosConsoleAmericasJapanEMEAAWorldwide
1 Nintendo DS (DS) 53.54 32.27 58.90 144.71
2 Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) 54.22 23.27 63.19 140.68
3 Nintendo GameBoy (GB) 44.06 32.47 42.16 118.69

http://www.vgchartz.com/hardware_totals.php

Sadly, this hapened around 4 weeks ago, so isn't really "breaking"

And the PS2 is undertracked on VGChartz so it really didn't happened yet :P

Sony counts all their SHIPPED units as sales. Not from stores to consumers.

Yea, and so does every company on their financial reports.  Your point?

We're on VGChartz. They track from stores to consumers. I don't care about what companies say.

ioi himself said that the PS2 is undertracked because it's harder for him to track some of the countries that the PS2 is selling well in so he simply doesn't track them at all.

Fine. You win. And no, I won't troll :)



pastro243 said:
ghost_of_fazz said:

Just a quick comment for those who say the DS can't be compared with the PS2 because many people buy multiple DS's: The PS2 had a quite high failure rate. Lots of people owned at least two units, and then you add those who updated to Slim units...

In fact, every person I know who ever had a PS2, bought at least two of them. Same applies to the Xbox 360, which had a very high failure rate AND an update.


Well, now you know someone that didnt, I only got 1 ps2 since 2003, and I know plenty people who only have had only one. 

As for the DS outselling the ps2, I think its a great achievement, but we also have to consider the growth of the market since then, and the great amount of marketshare the ps2 had against 2 other consoles. For this to not turn into a fanboy war its necesary to admit the merits of both system which have sold amazing for their respective times.

By "I know" I was talking about RL, because on the internetz I've heard of lots of people who still have their first PS2 with them, without buying a second one. I even knew of someone who still had their first gen (and by "first gen" I mean "DVD player software in the memory card") PS2 in working condition.

I wasn't trying to downplay the PS2 as a massive seller, but the DS catching up to the best selling video game system is quite a feat no matter what anyone says.



Snesboy said:
thismeintiel said:
Snesboy said:
Boutros said:
Conegamer said:
macross said:

I'm not sure whether this is news or not, I just couldn't find any news about it.

PosConsoleAmericasJapanEMEAAWorldwide
1 Nintendo DS (DS) 53.54 32.27 58.90 144.71
2 Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) 54.22 23.27 63.19 140.68
3 Nintendo GameBoy (GB) 44.06 32.47 42.16 118.69

http://www.vgchartz.com/hardware_totals.php

Sadly, this hapened around 4 weeks ago, so isn't really "breaking"

And the PS2 is undertracked on VGChartz so it really didn't happened yet :P

Sony counts all their SHIPPED units as sales. Not from stores to consumers.

Yea, and so does every company on their financial reports.  Your point?

We're on VGChartz. They track from stores to consumers. I don't care about what companies say.

OOOkkay... So for example company says 140M shipped VGC says 141M sold then VGC is right? Cool, your world is awesome. And think a bit before posting, 9M console on shelves is simply not possible. And even ioi admits it's undertracked so yes you lost and your intention was to troll. =P



the whole confussion regarding Units shipped or sold and undertracking is really irrelevant because The DS WILL pass the PS2, even after the release of 3DS the Ds will still have strong numbers just like the PS2 did after the ps3 release, so It wouldn't surprise me that the DS ends up doing over 160 million LT, and to whether you accept if the DS is the best selling GAMING CONSOLE of all time is up to you but It is.



ethomaz said:
jarrod said:
ethomaz said:

Official numbers...

Before 2007: http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/data/bizdataps2_e.html
After 2007: http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/data/bizdataps2_sale_e.html

Over 150 million sold at 30th September.


If you're adding production shipments and shipments, you're double counting units.  PS2 hasn't shipped over 150m yet.

No. Sony officially announced months ago the PS2 breaking the 150m.

http://playstationlifestyle.net/2010/05/19/playstation-2-surpasses-unimaginable-150-million-units-milestone/ 

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