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Nintendo: 10 Million DS In North America, Q1 Line-Up Revealed

Nintendo: 10 Million DS In North America, Q1 Line-Up Revealed

January 25, 2007 | By Simon Carless

January 25, 2007 | By Simon Carless
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Nintendo has announced that it has now sold 10 million DS and DS Lite hardware units in the Americas since the handheld's launch in November 2004 - apparently the equivalent of 9 hardware units every minute.

The report backs up specific stats in Nintendo's financial results released earlier today, with lifetime DS sales now put at 35.61 million worldwide, with 14.43 million in Japan, 10.18 million in the Americas and 11.00 million in the rest of the world.

As a comparison point to Sony's rival system, U.S. sales-tracking firm NPD (whose stats evidently differ slightly from Nintendos) calculated that, up to the end of December 2006, the DS had sold 9.6 million units in North America, whereas the PlayStation Portable has sold 6.7 million units.

Alongside this announcement, Nintendo also announced its full line-up of first and third-party DS titles for the first 3 months of 2007, revealing a total of 20 new DS games. Highlights include first-party mystery title Hotel Dusk: Room 215 in January, alongside Capcom's latest Phoenix Wright.

Moving further along, February sees Diddy Kong Racing DS from the Microsoft-owned Rare debut for the handheld, alongside Buena Vista's Meteos: Disney Magic, whereas March features games including Nintendo's Wario: Master of Disguise and Custom Robo Arena and even Majesco's Cake Mania. The full list of releases is as follows:

January 2007
Hotel Dusk: Room 215 - Nintendo
Arthur & the Invisibles - Atari
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Justice for All - Capcom
Fossil League DTC - D3Publisher

February 2007
Diddy Kong Racing DS - Nintendo
Lunar Knights - Konami
F24 Stealth Fighter - Majesco
Disney's Kim Possible: Global Gemini - Buena Vista
Meteos: Disney Magic - Buena Vista
Winning Eleven Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 - Konami
Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja - Atlus

March 2007
Wario: Master of Disguise - Nintendo
Custom Robo Arena - Nintendo
Disney's Herbie: Rescue Rally - Buena Vista
Disney's Meet the Robinsons - Buena Vista
Spectrobes - Buena Vista
Steel Horizon - Konami
Cake Mania - Majesco
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords - D3 Publisher
TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) - Ubisoft


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