So how many Electrical goods have you purchased that are worth more money one year later second hand? Two, and both are Nintendo. LOL. No wonder they’re still in demand. Good products just sell themselves is testimony to the quality of both the Wii and DS.
During the run up to Christmas one catalogue retailer was the only place you could find a DS Lite in stock. Everyone who did not live in a closet knew would be hard to find, but nobody else anticipated the shortages of the Wii would result in huge uptake in Nintendo DS sales. Since the release in 2006 the console has proven its desirability to a massive range of gamers both old and young. As we approach February you would still struggle to find a in stock on the high street. That’s not just the games stores either. I’m talking all major stores in the UK!
With such an one sided balance between the two handheld consoles, many retailers put a big push on cross-selling PSP’s to those who thought the two console would be the same, they bought it, but for the majority there was only one handheld they wanted. Game over – the poor PSP Slim did not fly off the shelves. Having undergone intensive plastic surgery, Botox a strict low carbohydrate diet the hybrid movie player is proving an embarrassment to company that created the PlayStation Generation of People like myself.
I’ve also heard much talk of the DS Lite 2 is rumored to go into production later this year. Actually, I do not see the point in putting a newer DS console on the market this year. Adding a second edition to the DS range is pointless. Those who really want a bigger screen will soon be able to link the DS & Wii together to output on a TV anyway. So the whole larger screen debate is not the be all and end all either.