Nintendo DS Passes 30 Million Sales in Japan

By Shawn Collier on March 23, 2010, 12:22PM EDT

Nintendo's Nintendo DS platform hit a huge milestone last week, when it surpasses the 30 million sold mark in Japan. The report comes from Famitsu's data from their parent company Enterbrain.

The tracking period used to grab the data ended last week on the 21st. Since the system's original launch back on December 2, 2004, over a 277-week period the handheld has collectively sold 30,030,434 system, which includes the original Nintendo DS, Nintendo DS Lite, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DS XL variations.

The report also lists the top-three best selling systems for the handheld, each of which have surpassed the five million mark. The number one spot goes to New Super Mario Bros. with 5,767,262 units, Pokémon Diamond & Pearl with a slightly lower 5,766,571 units, and finally Animal Crossing with 5,133,862 units.

With the advent of the next Nintendo DS system, codenamed the Nintendo 3DS, the combined sales of the system can only go higher.

Source: Famitsu

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