Handheld Systems Taking Over Home Consoles

Nintendo DS seems to be doing well in th handheld console market in Japan. Handheld machines maybe the next-gen device that will eventually get into everyone’s hand.

With the fiscal year ending last March, it is obvious just how well handhelds, principally Nintendo’s DS, have done in Japan. Game magazine publisher Enterbrain Inc. reported that the combined sales of handheld machines and titles soared 62% year on year. Sales of conventional consoles and game software, such as the PlayStation 2 from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., fell 18 percent.

Handheld systems were more than triple the sales of home consoles. Is this due to the end of current-gen home systems or the rise of portable game use in the busy life of aging gamers?

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