Thursday, December 13th 2007

Nintendo Sells a DS Every Five Seconds

This fun piece of trivia does more than make you the life of the party when playing "trivial pursuit". It indicates just how popular the Nintendo DS really is. Nintendo claims that they have sold over six million Nintendo DS units in America this year, citing internal estimates. There also seems to be no slowdown of sales in sight. The Nintendo DS is extremely popular to both the casual and hardcore gamer, and Nintendo fully intends to propel that momentum into 2008.

To further increase your trivial pursuit scores, these recent sales figures indicate that the sale of a Nintendo DS happens more than...
  • A bad car accident (those happen once every 14 seconds)
  • A man making a sexual advance on a woman (that happens once every seven seconds)
  • Two or more script kiddies having a "flame war" on internet message boards over the previously mentioned console (which happens once every six seconds).
Source: 1Up
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32 Comments on Nintendo Sells a DS Every Five Seconds

#1
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Good news post! I like the other trivial ones too, because we can all relate.
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#2
wazzledoozle
I posted my DS on craigslist on Tuesday night, and 5 minutes later I had a date and time set up to sell it the next day. I'm surprised they can keep up with demand for new units.
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#3
effmaster
by: zekrahminator

  • Two or more script kiddies having a "flame war" on internet message boards over the previously mentioned console (which happens once every six seconds). [/list]Source: 1Up
  • lol zek:laugh::laugh:
    :roll::roll::roll::roll:
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    #4
    Weer
    Can we get some non-Nintendo Fanboy statistics here?

    I'd like to know how often a PSP is sold. If it's 12 seconds, that's just as good.
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    #5
    wazzledoozle
    by: Weer
    Can we get some non-Nintendo Fanboy statistics here?

    I'd like to know how often a PSP is sold. If it's 12 seconds, that's just as good.
    :wtf:

    Your math logic = epic fail.

    1up is run by the same people who do EGM, Filefront, GFW (Formely computer gaming world). No nintendo-bias there.
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    #6
    SpookyWillow
    yeah they are selling fast, i hunted everywhere to get my 2 girls 1 each but nowhere had any.

    fortunatly GAME managed to get some limited stock in and i managed to get 2 but i had to take someone with me as they were restricted to 1 per customer :O
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    #7
    Dangle
    They're selling fast because they aren't video game devices. They're noob toys.
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    #8
    DaMulta
    My stars went supernova
    Two or more script kiddies having a "flame war" on internet message boards over the previously mentioned console (which happens once every six seconds).


    That's wrong it's ever sec......
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    #9
    theonetruewill
    by: Dangle
    They're selling fast because they aren't video game devices. They're noob toys.
    That is a rather cynical view, and rather primitive overall. It's not a n00b toy, it's a highly successful hand-held gaming device that is simple and fun, and can be played by children as well as adults.
    OK, so it's not going to win any Most Powerful Hardware of 2007 awards, but then it's selling so fast who cares.
    And no, I am not a fanboy, I personally don't like them as a small console, but evidently a lot of people do.
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    #10
    DaMulta
    My stars went supernova
    I bought my son one because it is easier than the PSP. I took the PSP back because of that. + Nintendo does make some cool soft.
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    #11
    Dangle
    by: theonetruewill
    OK, so it's not going to win any Most Powerful Hardware of 2007 awards, but then it's selling so fast who cares.
    Barbie dolls sell a lot too, but they're still little girl toys. As is the DS.
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    #12
    hat
    Maximum Overclocker


    DS is trash imo
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    #13
    Weer
    by: wazzledoozle
    :wtf:

    Your math logic = epic fail.

    1up is run by the same people who do EGM, Filefront, GFW (Formely computer gaming world). No nintendo-bias there.
    The PSP costs around twice as much as the DS. 6 x 2 = 12.

    I believe you learn that in the 3rd grade, no? ;)
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    #14
    wazzledoozle
    by: Weer
    The PSP costs around twice as much as the DS. 6 x 2 = 12.

    I believe you learn that in the 3rd grade, no? ;)
    Multiplication in the 3rd grade, what incompetent school is that!?

    DS= $130, PSP = $170

    Try 1/3 more.
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    #15
    Nemesis881
    Hilary Clinton makes a bad decision every 4 seconds.


    ...just saying, it should be noted. :D
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    #17
    hat
    Maximum Overclocker
    by: wazzledoozle
    Multiplication in the 3rd grade, what incompetent school is that!?

    DS= $130, PSP = $170

    Try 1/3 more.
    He's pretty much right.
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    #18
    wazzledoozle
    by: hat
    He's pretty much right.
    Not to mention that one product being double the price doesn't mean its got twice the profit margins. Bad economics 101 here.
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    #19
    eidairaman1
    need more hardcore games for both systems
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    #20
    effmaster
    by: hat


    DS is trash imo
    Shut up:slap:

    I still love Advance Wars even to this day. Its the only reason I even bought a DS 2 years ago.
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    #21
    wazzledoozle
    by: effmaster
    Shut up:slap:

    I still love Advance Wars even to this day. Its the only reason I even bought a DS 2 years ago.
    Advance Wars ftw!
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    #22
    tvdang7
    honestly i used to bash the ds.
    just got my GF one with the memory card thing and it rocks .
    pretty good for some good ole fun gaming . no crysis or anything.
    and for people bashing it either havent owned one , or expecting way too much from a hand held.
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    #23
    Weer
    by: wazzledoozle
    Multiplication in the 3rd grade, what incompetent school is that!?

    DS= $130, PSP = $170

    Try 1/3 more.
    Wow, when did this happen? The PSP used to be 250$ when the DS was 125$.

    Oh, and just because you went to some crazy-ass genius school, does not give you the right to be rude.
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    #24
    Weer
    by: wazzledoozle
    Not to mention that one product being double the price doesn't mean its got twice the profit margins. Bad economics 101 here.
    Haha. Trust me, economics is not something you want to flame me about ;)

    Twice the revenue, at the very least. The profit margains would only be higher due to game sells, and you'd be right that Nintendo would benefit from more consoles sold, having so many 1st party games out (not that I can reccomend more than 5 good ones). Aside from that, Sony selling the PSP for ,allegedly, 170$ means that they very well could exceed this 5 second benchmark. You'd have to be a complete fool to buy a DS for 130$ when the PSP costs 170$.
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    #25
    wazzledoozle
    This is not the place for political conversation.
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