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Nintendo Boosts Nintendo DS Shipments

Filed under: Nintendo DS
Posted by Allison on December 9, 2004 9:52 AM
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Have you heard about the success of the Nintendo DS? If not, check out our Nintendo DS News Page for a whole slew of stories showing the overwhelming, and somewhat unexpected, success of the new handheld. New numbers are coming out daily (North American sales now total 700,000), and today, Nintendo has announced it will increase total shipments of the Nintendo DS to North America by 40 percent, to 1.4 million systems before the end of the year. This has made many a sold out retail store happy, and, from what I've heard, Santa is quite delighted, too.
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Nintendo Press Release

Nintendo Boosts Nintendo DS Shipments by 40% to Address Exploding Consumer Demand

Total 2004 Shipments to North America Will Reach 1.4 Million

REDMOND, Wash.--Dec. 9, 2004--Shoppers eager to find the new
Nintendo DS(TM) can rejoice -- at least for the time being. Nintendo
today announced it will increase total shipments of Nintendo DS to
North America by 40 percent, to 1.4 million systems before the end of
the year. Due to the system's popularity, many retail stores across
the country are reporting shortages, and the initial batch of 500,000
units all but sold out a week after Nintendo DS launched on Nov. 21.
To date, North American retail sales have reached 700,000. In
addition, sales of Nintendo DS in Japan exceeded half a million
systems in just four days after launch on Dec. 2, meaning more than
1.2 million Nintendo DS systems have sold through worldwide.
"Nintendo is doing everything it can to make Nintendo DS
attainable for the holidays," says George Harrison, Nintendo of
America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate
communications. "The enthusiastic response from shoppers has made
Nintendo DS 'must-have' -- and we're determined to make it 'will
have.'"
With its touch screen, wireless communication and voice
recognition abilities, the dual-screened Nintendo DS offers video game
fans innovative new ways to play. Each unit, available now at an MSRP
of $149.99, comes with an embedded communication program called
PictoChat(TM), as well as a demo version of Metroid(R) Prime Hunters
that features both single- and multiplayer action.
The worldwide leader and innovator in the creation of interactive
entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and
markets hardware and software for its popular home and portable video
game systems. Each year, hundreds of all-new titles for the
best-selling Game Boy(R) Advance SP, Nintendo DS(TM) and Nintendo
GameCube(TM) systems extend Nintendo's vast game library and continue
the tradition of delivering a rich, diverse mix of quality video games
for players of all ages. Since the release of its first home video
game system in 1983, Nintendo has sold more than 1.9 billion video
games and more than 336 million hardware units globally, creating
enduring industry icons such as Mario(TM) and Donkey Kong(R) and
launching popular culture franchise phenomena such as Metroid(R),
Zelda(TM) and Pokemon(R). A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of
America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for
Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere.
For more information about Nintendo, visit the company's Web site
at www.nintendo.com.









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