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83 Nintendo DS titles have exceeded 1 million copies shipped and seven of these titles have topped 10 million.

Nintendo declared in a press release that it shipped its 100 millionth Nintendo DS as of March 6, 2009. The 100 million figure includes the combined sales of all versions of the Nintendo DS that have been sold including, the original Nintendo DS, the Nintendo DS Lite, and the Nintendo DSi.

According to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, "Consumers have shown their love for Nintendo DS - 100 million times over.” He also expressed his gratitude to Nintendo’s customers and reaffirmed Nintendo’s commitment to provide new experiences stating, "We are grateful that people of all ages continue to respond to our products, and we will continue to look for ways to please current gamers and create new ones."

One of the new experiences offered by Nintendo is the third iteration of the DS, the Nintendo DSi. Nintendo devoted a full paragraph for promoting the new DS in their press release. The Nintendo DSi launches in the United States on April 5 and includes two cameras and the ability to record, manipulate and play sound files.

According to the press release, 83 Nintendo DS titles have exceeded 1 million copies shipped as of December 31, 2008. Seven of these titles have topped 10 million. Nintendo proudly declared games like Nintendogs and the Brain Age series began a paradigm shift for the industry. Nintendo was able to grow the traditional audience for video games beyond young men to include girls, adult men, women and even seniors.

On top of the success enjoyed by their more innovative games, traditional game franchises like New Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart continue to see success. In Nintendo’s own words Nintendo DS games demonstrate an "evergreen" quality. They frequently remain in the top-selling lists, months or even years after their launch.

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By S3anister on 3/12/2009 3:06:47 PM , Rating: 2
However, I would rather see the different DS versions not grouped together. Also, how many of those 83 titles have actually sold over 1 milllion?

RE: Interesting
By StevoLincolnite on 3/12/2009 3:21:22 PM , Rating: 2
I think they should be grouped together, the different revisions of Playstations are always grouped together, so it just makes sense from my perspective.

RE: Interesting
By inperfectdarkness on 3/12/2009 10:03:58 PM , Rating: 2
like the 3 iterations of sega genesis, the 2 version of nes, 2 version of SNES, etc.

congrats to nintendo! (the only thing that would make me happier is if onslaught2 gets released for wii-ware next week). :D

RE: Interesting
By someguy123 on 3/12/2009 4:50:23 PM , Rating: 2
why wouldn't they be grouped together? they are all essentially the same thing.

RE: Interesting
By Aaron M on 3/12/2009 5:07:35 PM , Rating: 3
I agree with S3anister. The DSi is different enough to be separated from the DS. It's not simply a cosmetic change like it was between the original DS and DS Lite. They took out GBA compatibility, added a camera, and provide additional storage that allows one to download DSi-only games. That's a whole new crop of games that are unplayable on the previous DS. It's more like a DSi with DS backwards-compatibility, like the DS is a DS with GBA backwards-compatibility.

In comparison, the succeeding iterations of the PS2 were nothing more than cosmetic changes. It got smaller, but, for all intents and purposes, they were all functionally identical. The only thing lost was the HDD bay, which was really only used for Final Fantasy XI and game rips/piracy.

Not exactly perfect numbers but..
By XBoxLPU on 3/12/2009 5:24:49 PM , Rating: 2

Doing a quick look at Wiki, 75.74 million DS lite (12-31-08), 20.48 million DS(12-31-08), and 1,280,000 DSi(first two months of Japan)

By cmdrdredd on 3/14/2009 12:31:50 PM , Rating: 2
Well, how does Shipped equate to sold to consumer? We all know Best Buy, gamestop, Wal Mart etc all have a big stock of them sitting in warehouse.

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