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Nintendo DS Sells 7 Million in Europe; 6 Games Break 1M

Since its launch in March 2005 the Nintendo DS has enjoyed meteoric success with a staggering seven million consoles sold across Europe and six Nintendo DS games breaking the coveted one million sales mark with ease. Nintendo’s gaming titles have seen similar success with the portly plumber, Mario, enjoying three huge hits with New Super Mario Bros., and Super Mario 64 both breaking the one million sales mark and Mario Kart DS selling over 1.5 million copies.

Nintendo’s Touch! Generations range has sparked the imagination of people around the world. Sales of the innovative software continue to soar across Europe with Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training: How old is your brain? shattering the one million mark. Animal Crossing: Wild World, which lets you experience a joyful and exciting second life, has also attracted over a million people to its world and puppy phenomenon Nintendogs has sold over 4 million copies in Europe.

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Laurent Fischer, European Marketing Director for Nintendo commented, “We are delighted by the success of the Nintendo DS and DS Lite and especially pleased to see that we have exceeded the one million mark with games that appeal to both non-gamers and traditional gamers. Nintendo is proud of its role in expanding the gaming market and we hope to continue this success with the launch of Wii in Europe in December.”