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Nintendo DS pummels PSP, PS2 in Japan

The Nintendo DS pummeled competitors on strong software sales in Japan.

Media Create Co. on Friday reported that the Nintendo DS lite sold 196,719 units from Aug. 7 to 13.

By comparison the PSP sold 41,289 units and the PS2 26,547 unit in the same period.

In addition, Nintendo DS software charted six out of the top ten software sales for the week.

Steady performers include New Super Mario Bros., Brain Training 2, and Bandai's Tamagotchi Shop 2.

The Nintendo DS is the No. 1 selling handheld at 21M units sold worldwide. Nintendo will launch the upcoming console Wii to retail in the fourth quarter.

“Nintendo DS pummels PSP, PS2 in Japan”