The DS outsold its nearest rival, the PS2, by almost two to one in the US last month. It racked up an impressive 508,000 sales, compared to the PS2's 280,000.
Coming in behind the PS2 was the Wii at 259,000 sales, followed by the 360 at 199,000, the PSP at 180,000, the GBA at 148,000 and then the PS3 at 130,000.
Sony can't be too happy about the PS3 lagging behind even the GBA. In response, it issued a statement pointing out that the PS3 was the only console to see an increase on February's figures.
It claimed that this was in spite of supply problems arising from focus being placed on the European launch. With stock languishing on British retailers' shelves (and forcing them to drop prices
), however, it sounds like Sony needs to give the way it allocates its hardware a re-think.
The DS helped to boost the American games industry's overall sales figures to an impressive $1.1 billion (£549 million). That's a hefty 33% increase over last March.
The PS2-exclusive God of War II
led the way in software sales, followed by Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
and Guitar Hero II
(in spite of its console-killing problems
). Wii Play
was the Wii's best-selling title, coming in at Number 4. SPOnG might be surprised by this had we not just taken a peek at the Japanese charts
and seen it sat at Number 5. MotorStorm
was the PS3's best-selling title, but it reached less than a quarter of God of War II