Games Technology

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.