The launch of the Nintendo DS Lite has failed to match that of the original DS, shifting only 35,000 units in comparison to the 87,000 units at the launch of the original DS. However, ChartTrack's Dorian Bloch feels this was to be expected.
"It didn't set the world on fire, but I don't think we were expecting it to," Bloch told GamesIndustry.biz.
"You can call it good as they've managed to sell 35,000 even though the football's on. I tend to think it doesn't make much difference to what the year total will be, because those who haven't bought it yet will buy it as soon as their attention has moved on from something else."