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article imageRecord year for Japan as DS boosts market to GBP 2.7bn

By guj_*     Jan 12, 2007 in Technology
Japan can't get their hands of the DS
The Nintendo DS significantly helped boost Japan's gaming industry to a record 2.7 BILLION. Hardware sales were up by a magical 160% and software a great 125%. The DS sold 7.5 million units in the region, with the PSP about FOUR times less with 1.9 million units only."The latest report from Famitsu’s research division reveals that the DS was the top-selling hardware, with 7.5 million units sold. In second place was the PSP, but sales were way behind the Nintendo system at 1.9m sales. The third best-selling console was the PS2, with 1.5m units sold.Nintendo was the top-selling publisher in the territory, with 24.2m copies of its titles sold during 2006, followed by Square Enix (6.8m sales) and Pokemon (in Japan, Pokemon is a publisher label in its own right, as an affiliate of Nintendo) with 5.6m units."
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