After celebrating 50 million DS consoles sold in the United States, Nintendo's venerable dual-screened handheld is closing in on another milestone: 150m units sold around the globe.

The company's latest financial results show the system sitting on 149m consoles sold since its release in 2004 to the end of September 2011.

Software sales have been similarly impressive, of course: while DS software was down nearly 50% year on year, it still mustered 28.9m games sold between April and September. Life to date, a grey-matter-frying 868.48 million games have made their way into the hands of DS owners.

Let there be cake.