DFC Intelligence, a leading video game analyst, has released industry data from February through December of 2005. The firm found that the video game market has grown by 7%, which is what Nintendo, as well as gaming companies as a whole are banking on. Nintendo's market value increased by 15% for the 10 month period gaining the highest increase in market value of the big three console manufacturers. We think this has something to do with a little Nintendo hanheld made from two screens.

In related portable news the article reads: "The biggest disappointment we have found so far is what we would consider to be very weak merchandising for the Sony PSP. Many stores have displays for the Nintendo portable systems, but not the PSP. What is worse is the tendency for stores to have a larger selection of UMD movies than PSP games."