Friday, July 07, 2006

Handheld Gaming Boosts Game Sales

Handheld Gaming Boosts Game Sales:
Sales of videogames in Japan have risen by more than a third in the first half of 2006, an industry survey reveals.

Revenue from games and hardware totalled 277 billion Yen (£1.3 billion), up from 207 billion Yen in the same period of 2005.

The increase was driven by sales of handheld consoles including the Nintendo DS, the report says.

The DS has massively out-sold the PSP in Japan, with the regular DS outselling the PSP this year by around 40%, and the shiny new DS Lite outselling the PSP by almost 350%, I think we can see which console is responsible for the lion's share of the sales boost.

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