Nintendo DS World's Favourite Handheld-Family

By Alastair Stevenson on October 17, 2011, 6:09PM EDT
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New research from the independent NPD group claims that the DS family of devices has finally broken the 50 million lifetime sales barrier in the USA.

As well as the lifetime sales record, the NPD's research also indicated that the company's struggling 3DS' fortunes were reversing. The company claimed that Nintendo had sold more than 260,000 consoles, marking a 10 percent increase over September.

"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," commented Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing.

"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."

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