We're almost eight per cent of the way through 2008 so maybe it's a little late to still be harking back to '07 but the top selling games of the year have been announced, so let's indulge ourselves for one last time, eh?

The top 10 selling DS games of 2007

1. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (Nintendo)
2. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima (Nintendo)
3. NEW Super Mario Bros (Nintendo)
4. Cooking Mama (505 Games)
5. Big Brain Academy (Nintendo)
6. Pokémon Diamond (Nintendo)
7. 42 All-Time Classics (Nintendo)
8. Nintendogs: Labrador & Friends (Nintendo)
9. Sonic Rush (Sega)
10. Zoo Tycoon (THQ)

It's not the most interesting list with three brain training games in the top five, however what is significant is that half of the games were actually released before 2007 (i.e. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training and Cooking Mama came out in 2006, while Nintendogs: Labrador & Friends, Sonic Rush and Zoo Tycoon appeared during 2005).

If nothing else, it seems that popular DS games really do remain popular.

It's a similar story when it comes to PSP, too.

The top 10 selling PSP games of 2007

1. GTA: Vice City Stories (Rockstar)
2. FIFA 08 (EA)
3. Sega Mega Drive Collection (Sega)
4. Pro Evolution Soccer 6 (Konami)
5. GTA: Liberty City Stories (Rockstar)
6. Sonic Rivals (Sega)
7. The Simpsons Game (EA)
8. FIFA 07 (EA)
9. Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition (Rockstar)
10. Need for Speed: Carbon (EA)

GTA: Liberty City Stories and Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition emerged in 2005, while only FIFA 08, Sega Mega Drive Collection and The Simpsons Game were released last year.

But perhaps the most surprising difference between the two lists is the way Nintendo dominates the DS best sellers, while there's not one Sony game in the PSP list.

Given the general high quality of Sony's in-house PSP productions, that may seem a remarkable revelation but it's worth bearing in mind there was something of a gap in Sony releases for its handheld, with things only picking up again towards the latter half of 2007. It'll be interesting to see what kind of effect these later arrivals will have on the same list in 12 months' time.