DS Versus PSP

With all this talk about the PSP (I’ll admit that I’m probably being influenced by the recent American launch), the hardware sales for the week of April 18-24 surprised me a bit (from The Magic Box):

1. Nintendo DS – 96,191 units
2. PlayStation 2 – 33,080 units
3. PlayStation Portable – 33,004 units
4. GameBoy Advance SP – 10,820 units
5. GameCube – 8,329 units
6. GameBoy Advance – 422 units
7. Xbox – 112 units

This could be a result of the release of NINTENDOGS, which seems to be doing really well here. It’s basically a puppy simulator, not a game. Think Tamagotchi, but with better graphics and more features.