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Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Valwin, Dec 14, 2012.
Wow, a sales thread!
"The Nintendo DS... is now the Greatest video game platform ever made ."
not really ds did something big surpassing the ps2 to be honest never expected this
I have. The DS is easily the best handheld console ever made, despite its hardware shortcomings. While in my opinion, the DS architecture greatly overstayed its welcome and unfortunately overshadowed the possibilities given by the DSi, it was certainly revolutionary for its time and its place in the spotlight is well-deserved. What I don't like is tallying up the sales of the DS and the DSi - if we're talling up sales, we might add the 3DS as well, since it's backwards-compatible just like the DSi after all... but that, as shown by many arguments I had previously on the issue is debatable.
In B4 Vgchartz is shit!
In fairness Vgchatz is shit.
Thank USA market for that. DS is still selling more than the 3DS in the west. DS is dead in Japan, where the 3DS really dominates the Japanese market, surpassing the PS3 sales over there in less than two years out in the market. Impressive.
do we add the ps2 revisions to the sales ?
The DSi is not a revision of the DS - the DSi is an entirely new build of the hardware with higher CPU frequencies, different OS, added cameras, new Wi-Fi chip and a removed GBA Slot. For all intents and purposes, it's a new device - it even has new types of binaries (DSiWare, DSi Enhanced, DSi Exclusive titles). The changes to the hardware are far too substantial to constitute a "revision".
Same as why GBC is included into the GB sales. They are not true successors in Nintendo's world.
DSI is a revision i know you no happy with the news but no reason to make stuff up
In Nintendo's World being the keyword here. The fact that GBC-Only games existed suggests that it's a new console with backwards compatibility via a compatibility later.
From a hardware standpoint, it is not. The fact that Nintendo says so doesn't mean that I have to magically become technologically-illiterate.
Misleading title. "Best Selling" doesn't mean "Greatest".
Welcome to Valwin posts, where everything is made up and integrity doesn't matter.
Very much so. "Greatest" is a subjective term, "Best-Selling" can be put in numbers and statistics.
I would like to say that Sony hasn't released any sales data since the end of last year. Nintendo's last release was last quarter, and any sales data since then is estimation. This sales data isn't from official sources such as the manufacturers themselves, it's a work of estimation.
Oh no, Valwin's back...
The DS is a fine machine and there is a reason it sold so many, the list of great games on it is rather extensive.
Yeah we do from Nintendo themselves in the November NDP.
Since it's been two/three weeks since those sales, we can safely bet it's over 53 million, although Nintendo themselves said only a few days.