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DS Tops 50 Million Sold Across United States

Posted by James Newton

That's a lot of lost styluses

The 3DS just grew its sales again, but it's got a long way to go to prove itself a potent sales successor to the Nintendo DS, which just passed a whopping 50 million consoles sold in the U.S.

We all know that the DS hardware sells well, but games have been its big success too, with Nintendo on hand to reel off some handy droplets of information:

The 273 million software units sold for the Nintendo DS family equates to more than 107,000 games being sold per day, every day for almost seven years. More than 273 million units of software have been sold for the platform in the United States, including 24 of the top 25 and 43 of the top 50 best-selling portable games in this hand-held generation.

Fist bumps all around at Nintendo of America, then.

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User Comments (26)

WiiLovePeace

#7

WiiLovePeace said:

"The 273 million software units sold for the Nintendo DS family equates to more than 107,000 games being sold per day, every day for almost seven years." That's INTENSE! ! Go, go DS! :D

Linkuini

#8

Linkuini said:

We all know it's possible to get extra styli without buying another system, right? Eight bucks for three styli is kinda iffy, but still...

TKOWL

#16

TKOWL said:

Sad that the DS is still printing fresh money while the 3DS is having a major ink shortage.

TheKingOfTown

#17

TheKingOfTown said:

@mickywill
Has the DS sold more than the PS2 in the world though? I would think it has, but Wikipedia still says PS2 is above it. Of course, Wiki is not a good source, but still.

Thwiidscube

#20

Thwiidscube said:

Yummy looking cake! :D I like how detailed it is. Anyway, I'm not sure if the 3DS will outsell the DS. 50 million DS' sold is a lot!

I-U

#26

I-U said:

Definitely deserves it. It's going on seven years, and still is releasing hits. Pokemon Black, Aliens Infestation, PL The Last Specter, Kirby Mass Attack, Okamiden, Ghost Trick and ATV Wild Ride have all released this year. Still need to get 'em all.

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