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