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Nintendo DS

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Nintendo DS

The Nintendo DS (ニンテンドーDS) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo and first released in 2004.

The various models of Nintendo DS have sold more than 146 million units worldwide, making it the best selling handheld game console to date, and the second best selling video game console overall behind the PlayStation 2.1

Release dates
North America: November 21, 2004
Japan: December 2, 2004
Australia: February 24, 2005
Europe: March 11, 2005
Nintendo DS Game Card
Game Boy Advance cartridge (select models)
Online services
Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
Virtual Console
Best-selling game
New Super Mario Bros. (26.21m sold)2
Game Boy Advance
Nintendo DS Lite (redesign)
Nintendo DSi (redesign)
Nintendo DSi XL (redesign)
Nintendo 3DS

  • Nintendo DS is the first Nintendo console to be released in North America before Japan.
  1. (As of March 31, 2011)Nintendo DS Sales (Wikipedia)

  2. (As of December 31, 2010) Nintendo: Supplementary Information about Earnings Release via Wikipedia: Nintendo DS

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News & Blogs

We have not designed Nintendo 3DS and Wii U to be mere improved versions of their predecessors... We have designed them so that they can realize what has been impossible.

  1. via Game|Life: Nintendo’s Iwata Pledges ‘Unprecedented’ 3DS, Wii U Games

Troubled 3DS drops price to $169; Nintendo "rewarding" early adopters

In a corporate news brief today, Nintendo has announced an $80 price drop for Nintendo 3DS, effective August 12. The price slash comes less than six months after the launch of the handheld console, plagued by sluggish sales caused by a lackluster game library, an online distribution platform that his been critically dismissed as a pathetic joke1, and fierce competition2 from its predecessor, the Nintendo DSi.

For gamers of all kinds, not just Nintendo fans, the price drop should be cause for concern. Read on

  1. The 3DS eShop, or why Nintendo has no f*cking clue (Destructoid)

  2. Analysis: U.S. 3DS Sales Lag Behind DSi, PSP Launches (Gamasutra)

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