NDS 500.000 European DS's

Europe has reached the 500.000 sold Nintendo DS units since the launch on March 11, 2005.

Following the launch of Nintendo DS in Europe on 11th March 2005, the new handheld console is proving to be a phenomenal success with European gamers having snapped up over 500,000 units by Easter Saturday ? that's 77% of the consoles that were in stores across Europe for launch. Many stores have reported they are out of stock however more deliveries are being made to replenish stocks.

Games sales have also been outstanding with Super Mario 64 DS alone having sold over 250,000 units and sales of WarioWare Touched! are also extremely strong. There is a wide variety of titles now in stores and this initial success will be followed by the release of more great games including Yoshi Touch & Go from Nintendo on 6th May, Need for Speed Underground 2 from EA on 27h May and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith from Ubisoft also in May, along with many more to follow throughout 2005.

Jim Merrick, Senior Director European Marketing, commented: "The launch of Nintendo DS in Europe has been a huge success. European gamers have embraced the Nintendo DS and have left no doubt that it is the new must have console! Nintendo set out to create a new way of hand-held gaming, offering an innovative and enjoyable experience and with the new Nintendo DS, we have certainly accomplished this. With many more great games launching soon, sales of Nintendo DS will just keep growing."

Posted on 28-03-2005 by Dennis


  • On a sidenote, I graduated today... I'm now officially 'Master of Science Dennis' :)

    Dennis, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • W O W ;-)

    drake, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Fantastic Dennis. Well Done. So what now?

    Andrew, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • now people start telling me I need to get a job :P So I guess I'll start looking.

    Dennis, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • So, not all good then?

    Andrew, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Wow, talk about off topic!

    skarma, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Oh, yes, congrats, now get a job :)

    skarma, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Give 'em time... Oh, yeah. Look at all the DSs. Ha ha, that looks funny...

    Nintendude, 30-11--0001 at 00:00

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