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Nintendo DS Sales Top 13 Million

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Posted by Jeremy on January 5, 2006 10:10 AM
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Nintendo Europe announced today that more than 3.5 million Nintendo DSes have sold in Europe. Add up all of the territories together, North America, Japan, Latin America, Australia, and Europe and the total comes to more than 13 million! That's quite a number, especially considering that the GameBoy hardware is still going strong. European sales of the DS have been fueled by such games as Nintendogs(TM) (1.6 million copies since its Oct. launch) and Mario Kart DS (800,000 copies since its Nov. launch). Pretty impressive. And, with a redesign hopefully in the works for '06, sales of the awesome, yet clunky, machine should continue to soar.

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Nintendo Europe Takes The New Year By Storm With Outstanding Hand-Held Success

3.5 million Nintendo DS units sold across Europe

5th January 2006 ? Without a doubt 2005 was the year of the handheld console. With the highly successful launch of the Nintendo DS and the continued success of Game Boy Advance SP Nintendo has dominated the handheld market. Following Nintendo DS's launch in Europe in March, almost three and a half million Nintendo DS have been sold.

Worldwide sales have shown a similar pattern with millions turning to Nintendo for their portable gaming. Approximately 13 million* Nintendo DS are now in the hands of people all around the world.

In Europe sales of Nintendo DS have been significantly bolstered by the launch of ground breaking games such as Nintendogs, which sold 1.6 million copies in Europe since launch in October and Mario Kart DS which stormed the Christmas charts with its global Wi-Fi capabilities, selling 800,000 copies in Europe since its late November launch.

Game Boy Advance has once again continued to sell well throughout the year with Pok?mon continuing to go from strength to strength, sales of the latest game Pok?mon Emerald reaching a staggering 1.2 million since it launched in October 2005.

European gamers have a lot to look forward to in 2006, with the launch of Prof. Kawashima's Brain Training: How old is your brain? and Animal Crossing: Wild World, both of which have been a huge success in Japan, selling over one million each, and are launching soon in Europe.

The Nintendo DS is available for around 129 Euros. Mario Kart DS and Nintendogs are now available for around 40 Euros and both games are also available in bundle packs (including a copy of the game and a Nintendo DS), available for around ?99.99.

Click onto www.nintendo-europe-media.com for all of the most up to date official information on Nintendo.

*Combined sell-thru numbers in Japan, North America, Latin America, Australia and other territories




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