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100 Million Nintendo DS Sales Reached


100 Million Nintendo DS Sales Reached

While it may be slightly annoying would-be buyers of the Wii with price-hikes, Nintendo certainly isn't having a problem shifting consoles. Especially not the DS which Nintendo has now shipped over 100 million of - impressive stuff!

Obviously these are combined sales of all the various types of DS, from the old clunky launch model to the new shiny DSi. It's interesting to ponder upon how many of those sales are repeat customers, upgrading from a DS to a DS Lite, or Ds Lite to DSi. Nonetheless, just because some of those sales were to the same person, doesn't mean that they don't, as Nintendo puts it, "represent a significant milestone."

Given the DSi has doesn't go on sale in the UK until the 3rd of April we can but expect that number to continue growing.

Sony's probably feeling a little less chuffed about its 50 million PSP sales right now.


March 13, 2009, 2:02 am

I'm hoping some cheap DS Lites turn up when the DSi launches. &#163100 isn't a bad price, but less would be better.


March 13, 2009, 7:25 am

I bought DS Lite in the US after being impressed with my nephew's DS back in 2006, and I'm still enjoying it now. I really don't plan to go to the DSi as it isn't that much different.


March 13, 2009, 3:02 pm

I'll take the hot cakes, please ;)


March 14, 2009, 1:34 am

@Darfuria: The reason the DSi will be so expensive (&#163150) is so it doesn't push the price of the DS Lite down as they are to be sold concurrently, the DSi isn't replacing the Lite.


March 14, 2009, 12:15 pm

the dsi, in my opinion, forces the price of the wii upwards - sans the projected price rise the wii would have just been &#16330 more expensive (&#1639 more, in sainsburys at the time).

that wouldn't strike anybody as good value for money


March 15, 2009, 4:35 am

All I'll say on the subject of the DS is I bought one, played on it maybe a dozen times over a six month period then sold it. I know a great many people that have done the same with the Wii. In fact, the only thing that has kept my mates going back to the Wii has been Mario Kart - hardly a game that relies on the oh so revolutionary controller. Not that Nintendo will mind, of course.

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