Either way, when it does, I'll put up an article about it.
Here is where things stand right now in millions sold in Japan:
DS has been selling on average about 50,000/week lately, while PS2 has been selling about 10,000/week lately. Last week though, with the new Pokemon game, DS sold over 60,000 units, while PS2 sold 10,000. Sales tend to pick in Japan toward April, so it is possible that DS could surpass PS2 next week.
Consider what that means:
A platform that launched in December 2004 has outsold the top selling console in Japan already. Even though the PS2 launched in March of 2000 in Japan. Granted, the two never really competed with one another directly, but:
In two weeks when DS is at 22.495 and PS2 is at 22.475 you have to look at the weekly rates:
PS2 will have taken almost exactly 8 years (~416 weeks) to hit 22,475,000
DS will have taken 3.25 years (~169 weeks) to hit 22,495,000.
In other words:
PS2 sold at ~54,000/week to reach 22.475 million
DS sold at ~133,000/week to reach 22.495 million
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