Grid Studio Nintendo DS
Image: Nintendo Life / Damien McFerran

While old-school Nintendo gamers might feel the NES, SNES or Game Boy marked the zenith of the company's commercial powers, it's actually the Nintendo DS which holds the position of the Kyoto firm's most successful hardware release.

The entire DS family has sold a staggering 154 million units worldwide, making it the most popular handheld console of all time – and the second most successful video game console ever, behind the Sony PlayStation 2. With titles like Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, New Super Mario Bros., The World Ends With You, Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver and Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, it's easy to see why it's such a beloved system, even today.

With this in mind, it's fair to say that an awful lot of people out there cut their gaming teeth on the dual-screen handheld, so the notion of having one hanging on the wall as a piece of art might be quite appealing – and that's exactly what Grid Studio (the same outlet behind other framed Nintendo consoles) is offering.

We were fortunate enough to be sent a sample of this product, and it certainly does look the business. And you needn't feel bad about a DS being taken out of active use because Grid Studio states that all of the devices it uses in its products were non-operational at the point of being sacrificed in the name of art. Phew!

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