Nintendo DS Tops 10 Million In The Americas; Nearly 9 Sell Every Minute

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 25, 2007 – Nintendo DS™ continues to achieve milestone after milestone. As the fastest-selling video game system in the world, Nintendo DS now is in the hands of more than 10 million consumers in the Americas. Since launching in November 2004, nearly nine Nintendo DS or DS Lite portable game systems have sold – EVERY 60 SECONDS.

“More than 5 million people joined the ranks as Nintendo DS owners in America last year alone,” says Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “And right now, they’re all saying the same thing—’give me more!’ Fortunately, no matter your taste or experience in gaming, that’s exactly what we’re supplying in the months to come.”

Following a year in which Nintendo DS taught the world to play in new ways, the planet’s most popular video game device will school the cash-fisted buyers in the early months of 2007. Before March ends, Nintendo will send Diddy Kong® racing, obscure Wario™ in a series of disguises, challenge you to pimp your robo and lure the most daring into the dimmest room at Hotel Dusk™. In all, 20 new DS games will launch in the United States in the first three months of 2007. The full list by launch month:


Hotel Dusk: Room 215 – Nintendo
Arthur & the Invisibles – Atari
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Justice for All – Capcom
Fossil League DTC – D3Publisher

Diddy Kong Racing DS – Nintendo
Lunar Knights – Konami
F24 Stealth Fighter – Majesco
Disney’s Kim Possible: Global Gemini – Buena Vista
Meteos: Disney Magic – Buena Vista
Winning Eleven Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 – Konami
Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja – Atlus

Wario: Master of Disguise – Nintendo
Custom Robo Arena – Nintendo
Disney’s Herbie: Rescue Rally – Buena Vista
Disney’s Meet the Robinsons – Buena Vista
Spectrobes – Buena Vista
Steel Horizon – Konami
Cake Mania – Majesco
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords – D3Publisher
TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) – Ubisoft

The worldwide innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Game Boy® Advance and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. Since 1983, Nintendo has sold nearly 2.2 billion video games and more than 387 million hardware units globally, and has created industry icons like Mario™, Donkey Kong®, Metroid®, Zelda™ and Pokémon®. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the company’s Web site at