Oct 14, 2011

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50 Million DS Units Sold

50 Million DS Units Sold

Selling 50 million Nintendo DS units is hard to overlook, even for me.   The mark was reached in September and includes all members of the “Nintendo DS family.”  The numbers are in accordance with the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States.

In a press release, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing, Scott Moffitt, said,

“The Nintendo DS forever changed the gaming landscape, and the fact that consumers continue to embrace the platform is a testament to its value and mass appeal.  Our hand-held story continues with the Nintendo 3DS system, which just had its second consecutive month of growth and enters its first holiday season with a monster lineup of games, including Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7.”

The press release also contained a few other milestones Nintendo managed to reach, including the increasing popularity of the latest hardware, the 3DS, which sold 260,000 units last month.  That is an increase of just over 10 percent from the previous month and added quite a bit to the 450,000 3Ds’ sold since the price was reduced on August 12, 2011.

Interestingly enough, there are those still purchasing the Wii, which sold 240,000 units in September, no doubt because of its wide-array of Zelda and Mario games.

[Source: Nintendo Press Release]