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Nintendo: Wii to blame for handheld slump

European MD Laurent Fischer says handheld’s market share is holding out, but that Wii has stolen gamers’ attention

With every machine aside from Sony’s PS3 currently facing year-on-year sales losses, Nintendo has claimed a surprising reason for the decline the handheld market – recent releases for the Wii.

“Whilst Nintendo DS sales in Europe were lower than the previous year, Nintendo’s share in the handheld market has not shrunk,” Nintendo’s European MD Laurent Fischer told MCV.

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