Submitted by trunkswd 772d ago | rumor

Nintendo DS is the King of Video Games, Passes the PlayStation 2

"The Nintendo DS has become the king of video game platforms. As of the week ending December 8, it topped the PlayStation 2 for the best selling platform, according to VGChartz. The DS has sold 153.69 million units, while the PlayStation 2 has sold 153.68 million units." (DSi LL, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, PS2, Sony, Sony Computer Entertainment, Tag Invalid)

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swirldude  +   773d ago
Great job by the DS. One iconic, game-changing platform overtakes another.
Godchild1020  +   773d ago
Vgchartz hasn't update the PS2 sales in along time. So, I don't think it really passed the PS2 yet. We will have to wait for Nintendo and Sony to come out with official numbers next year.


EDIT: I think it would make the DS king of handhelds, leaving the PS2 to be king of home consoles.
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smashcrashbash  +   773d ago
Exactly. The DS is not a console.
Zodiac  +   773d ago
@smashcrashbash. That's not what Godchild said.
MikeMyers  +   772d ago
The DS came out in 2004 while the PS2 came out in 2000. Not too shabby on Nintendo's part but we are talking about two different types of gaming platforms here. It also sold for about half of the price.
eferreira  +   772d ago
Vgchartz hasn't even updated ps3's sales numbers after the site themselves posted the article of the ps3 reaching 70mil.
MikeMyers  +   772d ago
"On December 8, 2012, The PlayStation 2 lost it's title as the best selling game console of all time to the Nintendo DS, making it the second best selling game console of all time."


"As of September 30, 2012, all Nintendo DS models combined have sold 152.50 million units,[1] making it the best selling handheld game console to date, and the second best selling video game console overall behind Sony's PlayStation 2. On December 8, 2012, however, it surpassed the PlayStation 2, and became the best selling game console of all time."


Do people not want the DS to overtake the PS2? Who cares when both systems did amazingly well.
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VverdugovV  +   772d ago

You're right about the DS and PS2 being different types of platforms. In my house, we only had 1 PS2 for the entire family yet my sister and I each of us had a DS. All of my cousins had a DS for each one of them and only one PS2 per home. Also the source from the article of wikipedia that you pointed out leads all the way to vgchartz again (who haven't updated their PS2 numbers since more than a year ago).
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Hicken  +   772d ago

The source for the wiki entry is Zeldainformer... and even if that weren't an indication of bias or anything, Zeldainformer doesn't cite the source for THEIR information.

So, for all we know, their source is VGChartz... and that seems exceedingly likely when you look at the two "articles" and see that they're nearly identical. http://www.zeldainformer.co...

And if you search VGChartz, you can't find anything relating to PS2 sales that isn't old. None of their charts track the PS2 anymore, which was at 153.19 in march, according to Sony. It's possible that the PS2 has sold just 490,000 since March, but we don't know.

In any case, I agree that it doesn't really matter on many levels. Both systems are awesome with awesome games to boot. I've contributed at least two sales to both systems.
MikeMyers  +   772d ago
VverdugovV & Hicken,

Thanks for letting me know about the link. Like I say, both systems did extremely.
-GametimeUK-  +   772d ago
It is the greatest handheld ever made. Hats off to Nintendo for sure.
GraveLord  +   772d ago
Well it didn't really overtake it....this is VgChartz. Notorious for stealth adjusting its numbers once Media Create/NPD/etc...reveal the real numbers.

But it is the king of the handhelds, no doubt about it.
stonecold3  +   773d ago
not reliable info undertracking as always ?
Snookies12  +   773d ago
That's pretty cool (if it's actually true), just picked up the 3DS the other day. It's a pretty great device.
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VverdugovV  +   773d ago
Says who? vgcharts? lol

They haven't been tracking the PS2 since November of 2011.
trunkswd  +   773d ago
VGChartz still tracks PS2 sales.
Zodiac  +   773d ago
Nobody tracks discontinued consoles. Japan is the only region that still shows ps2 numbers, and they are 15k a year at most. No point in tracking it.
SuperSonic266  +   772d ago
still manages to outsell the 360 in japan
Pillsbury1  +   773d ago
DS is going HAM on sales!
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stone_cold  +   772d ago
no system could pass the ps2
CalvinKlein  +   772d ago
It doesnt matter. The only reason ps2 sold so much is because those things broke like crazy. I remember my friend bougt a slim ps2 just for GT4 and the thing broke shortly after getting it.

My launch window fat one worked good but tons of those things didnt make it.
Godchild1020  +   772d ago
Are you saying that is the reason why the Xbox360 is selling so well in the US and the UK? I had an Original and Slim PS2 and they are still going strong, long after I moved on to the PS3 and 360.
Even my N64 is still going strong, well I still have to blow into the cartridges.
Mikito11  +   772d ago
And they said it was a gimmick!

Good job nintendo :)
soraalam1  +   772d ago
The PS2 was the best console I've ever played in terms of games (in my life). But anyways, congrats DS!
Kamikaze  +   772d ago
Even if the ps2 sales charts arent updated its only a matter of tim before the ds beats it's...
topgeareasy  +   772d ago
which DS tho?

Different models etc
SonyNGP  +   772d ago
The same can be said about the PS2, you know.
topgeareasy  +   772d ago

no difference on Ps2 front only form factor

DSI added online store therefor people needed to upgrade to use it etc
SonyNGP  +   771d ago
It's still a DS. Just like how a GBA SP is still a GBA, a GBC was still a GB, and a PSPGo was still a PSP. Questioning its sales based on a slightly upgraded iteration is a joke.
DOMination-  +   771d ago
Ps2 slim had built in network adapter
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   772d ago
Pokemon pushing DS sales hardcore.
InTheLab  +   772d ago
Congrats Nintendo but...

Ibuy both of my children handhelds but only one console to share. While still a great accomplishment, I think the Wii passing the PS1 would be an even greater achievement.
2pacalypsenow  +   772d ago
who cares is a portable console that's like saying if the iphone sold 200 million would it be the king of gaming consoles? no
nintendoland  +   772d ago

You think? When I was kid I played N64 and Gameboy Color. Few years after that I got Gamecube. I know what I'm saying. Ps2 controller is very uncomfortable yes i've held one and there are no games for ps2; that's sad.
stage88  +   772d ago
"there are no games for ps2"

You have now rendered your entire argument moot.

I still believe that PS2 has the bigger achievement here as the console was more than double the price and many bought the PS2 for the entire family while the DS is normally bought for the individual.

Also, as many have said, they have stopped tracking PS2 sales so the current number sold is incorrect and will be more.
thebudgetgamer  +   772d ago
You just won the prize for dumbest comment on anything the history of the world.
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MegaLagann  +   772d ago
"There are no games for the PS2"


(Little Hiimdaisy Persona 3 reference for you guys and gals)
vork77  +   772d ago
the ds had alot of great games
ElectricKaibutsu  +   768d ago
Somebody disagrees with you, I see. Shoot, I guess I shouldn't have bought those 30+ DS games then...
mafiahajeri  +   771d ago
The ps2 will always be the king of consoles you can't compare it with ds.

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