Analyst – Sony and Nintendo handheld sales have peaked

Friday, 23rd October 2009 09:03 GMT By Patrick Garratt


DFC Intelligence David Cole has claimed Sony and Nintendo’s handheld offering have run out of steam.

“The dedicated portable game systems from companies like Nintendo and Sony are still expected to lead the [handheld] market, but it appears growth for these devices has peaked,” he said.

“The platforms from Apple are expected to be responsible for the bulk of market growth over the next few years.”

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    #1 5 years ago
  2. Luthion DeCosta

    Wrong how?

    DS sales have certainly peaked. I can’t see them ever going higher than their are right now; the handheld has to be getting very close to its saturation point.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Razor

    Everyone must have a DS by now. I mean it’s crazy how much that thing sells.

    #3 5 years ago

    “Wrong how?”

    A simple DS price drop can boost DS sales by far. Same with the PSP.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. pracer

    They can leave the price point where it is G!GA, all they need to do is release the DS in two new colors and the sales will spike. I don’t hand held game at all, but seems that million upon millions do. Plus perspective, In the west iphone and such will impact sales, but in jp … forget about it. Wait for the new pokemon red and blue colors with pack in and bang selling like mad again.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. SticKboy

    Woo, go Apple!

    #6 5 years ago

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