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DS may have beat the PS2 in total sales, but software is another story altogether.

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Will both these record hold?

Yes 24 58.54%
 
No 6 14.63%
 
? 3 7.32%
 
See results 5 12.20%
 
Other(post) 2 4.88%
 
Total:40

As I was looking through the chartz I noticed something pretty interesting. Maybe it has been pointed out before, and maybe it has not. Either way I am going to post it again for everyone who may care about such things. I predict that Sony fans will say that once the DS is gone the PS2 will have plenty of steam left in it in other territories to retake the lead from the DS, and that the DS will never be able to catch up with the PS2 in the software category.

I think as a Nintendo owner for life that the PS2 will never be able to catch up with the DS in Hardware sales. It is too far behind, and WW sales really are not that impressive anymore. As for the PS2 Software, that is a really big feat to top!  Here, take a look at the chartz and see what you think about it.

Lifetime totals:

Pos Console Americas Japan EMEAA Worldwide
1 Nintendo DS (DS) 56.20 32.93 60.19 149.32
2 Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) 56.24 23.27 64.89 144.40
3 Nintendo GameBoy (GB) 44.06 32.47 42.16 118.69
4 Sony PlayStation (PS) 40.78 21.59 40.12 102.49
5 Nintendo Wii (Wii) 42.42 11.91 35.17 89.50

 

 

Here are this weeks totals:

Worldwide Hardware

Console Weekly (change) Total  
3DS 383,105 (+40%) 6,820,638  
PS3 350,894 (+15%) 55,395,588  
X360 277,706 (+3%) 57,909,123  
Wii 244,669 (+10%) 89,500,320  
DS 123,600 (+20%) 149,329,854  
PSP 120,243 (+9%) 70,857,103  
PS2 46,175 (+15%) 144,304,709  

Now we come to the Software Totals for this past week:

DS 1,566,093 (+7%) 699,269,163   (4.68)
3DS 812,799 (+112%) 10,129,195   (1.49)
PSP 673,359 (-32%) 240,375,202   (3.39)
PC 621,825 (-42%) n/a
PS2 132,130 (+4%) n/a

As we can see the PS2 is still pushing out 132,000 plus a week, and it is up 4 percent. The DS is still pumping out over 1.5 million a week! At this time though, it would take the DS a heck of a long time to be able to catch up with the PS2. Nintendo is done making games for the DS from what I have seen. 3rd parties and more price cuts may be able to hold it up for a while, but catching up with the PS2 in the software category does not look possible.

Here are the lifetime software totals so far for the top consoles:

Console Americas Japan EMEAA Worldwide  
1 Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) 684.55 263.07 564.88 1,512.50  
2 Sony PlayStation (PS) 372.00 286.00 304.00 962.00  
3 Nintendo DS (DS) 343.56 172.99 254.41 770.96  
4 Nintendo Wii (Wii) 412.27 59.64 242.26 714.17  
5 Microsoft Xbox 360 (X360) 357.43 10.24 176.82 544.49  

 

When it is all said and one I think it is kind of nice. The PS2 gets to keep one of its hard earned records (it deserves it!), and the DS should be able to hold on to its record.

 

 



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the ps2 is king :) greatest console of all time it was truely the time where playstation ruled the world i hope sony can regain it's top spot on the console throne because they deserve it the most



Rockstar266 said:
the ps2 is king :) greatest console of all time it was truely the time where playstation ruled the world i hope sony can regain it's top spot on the console throne because they deserve it the most

This



How does a company "deserve" to be on top?

Especially a company that force fed you proprietary formats that you did not even want (Cell, BluRay), made you pay for them with an outrageous price point, lost all of your information to hackers not once, but possibly twice, blatantly ripped off the competition, failed to even care about one of its platforms (PSP), and who is now, finally starting to get things right with the Vita, when they announce you will not even be able to boot up some games if you did not buy one of their overpriced proprietary formats all over again.

This was all in the span of 5 years too



Im sure you know this, because its been said hundreds of times.

The PS2 is massively undertracked here. By something like 8 Million.



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Last time I checked the PS2 was ahead in shipments so technically it's still ahead in both categories.

Here's a link.

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/88388/september-2011-shipment-update-for-nintendo-sony-and-microsoft/



 

 

PS2 software saless and total home consuls will likley be never beat.



Carl2291 said:
Im sure you know this, because its been said hundreds of times.

The PS2 is massively undertracked here. By something like 8 Million.


It's overtracked.

September NPD, Nintendo and NPD announced the DS sold 50 million and became the best selling video game platform in America, ever.

VGC lists the PS2 at 56 million in the US.



lordmandeep said:
PS2 software saless and total home consuls will likley be never beat.


Haha, look at world population growth and the growth in GDP of China and India. Not all that far in the future, all 1st place consoles will outsell the PS2



firelink said:
Carl2291 said:
Im sure you know this, because its been said hundreds of times.

The PS2 is massively undertracked here. By something like 8 Million.


It's overtracked.

September NPD, Nintendo and NPD announced the DS sold 50 million and became the best selling video game platform in America, ever.

VGC lists the PS2 at 56 million in the US.

I hope you realise that NPD covers only the United states of America. The Americas include many other markets including Canada, Mexico, Brazil etc.