Fabricated News: The Fight for the Throne of Best Selling Console

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If I were to ask you what the best selling console of all time is, it probably wouldn’t take you long to come up with the PlayStation 2. Only recently has production of the PS2 halted, which is quite a statement for a piece of hardware that oh-so-long-ago was still beating up Dreamcasts and GameCubes. But lo, what is that on the horizon?

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Yes, the Nintendo DS is looking to permanently upset the PS2 as reigning champ in videogame sales. Earlier this year, the DS did manage to take a strong hit to the king, but despite a lack of new consoles, the PS2 has managed to get back on top. However, the king can’t sit comfortably, because most estimates put only a few million total sales between the two. To put that in perspective, the Game Boy—longtime third place holder—is stuck at more than 30 million sales behind these behemoths of gaming. And the only console still punching that sits anywhere near these two is the Wii, still at about 50 million sales behind.

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Just because we at “Fabricated News” like to throw around figures like hot tamales on Beach Ball Sunday, there have been enough sales of both the DS and the PS2 to give every single person in America at least one of those devices, or everyone in Iceland five of each.

As we slowly approach what may very well be the final holiday season of sales for both of these consoles, “Fabricated News” will be sure to keep you in the know as the best of the best go at each other for one last match of the ages.

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Joseph Martin is the Podcast Commander of the monthly GameCola Podcast, and appears in many of the other podcasts of the site. He's also known to write a review or two, or news pieces about the latest Mega Man knock-off.

2 Comments

  1. I’m so confused. Are these plausible numbers? I, representative of the uninformed masses who don’t pay attention to sales figures, could’ve easily been persuaded to take this as truth if it didn’t have “Fabricated” in the title. Now, if we were saying the Virtual Boy or ColecoVision were poised to topple the PS2…

    1. Sorry, still trying to get used to the whole “Fabricated” thing. All the figures are real, I just tried to be reeeeeeeeeeeeeally over the top with my explanation with them. Sorry for the confusion!

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