The week ending 22nd December 2007 saw the greatest sales the video gaming business ever achieved in history. According to the data collected by VGchartz.com more than 5.4 million gaming systems and 21.6 million software units have been sold during the last week of the Christmas shopping season.
The sales leader was the Nintendo DS with more than 2.0 million units sold, breaking the PS2´s all time record of 1.7 million units in seven days.
Wii took the number two spot, selling in excess of 1.4 million units – outselling Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 combined.
The Playstation Portable continues to sell well with more than 725,000 units worldwide. On the other hand software sales for Sony's handheld continue to disappoint considering the big user base – only 880,000 software units were sold last week, a weekly attach rate of less than 1.3 games per system.
The HD systems sold head to head with the Xbox 360 having the edge in the US and the Playstation 3 outselling its competitor by a great margin in Japan (although selling at a disappointing slow rate of less than 60,000 units in the biggest week of 2007) and to a lesser extend in Europe.