Nintendo has a reason to celebrate today as the DS has now surpassed 5 million units in sales. This is quite a monumental feat for the the company that have captured the handheld market over 20 years ago with the Game Boy and held on tight to this day.
Nintendo had this to say about the landmark:
“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,” said 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.”
Passing 5 million for the DS isn’t the only thing Ninty has to cheer about though, as the company also released more achievements made during the month of October.
With over 260,000 3DS’ sold in just one month, I would say this success of the DS could easily carry over to it’s soon to be successor. Only time will tell on that, but for now we have plenty to look forward to as Nintendo leads the way into the holiday season with a ton of releases.