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Global Nintendo DS sales top 100 million

March 12, 2009

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— Global sales of the Nintendo DS handheld topped 100 million in 4 years and 3 months — a milestone reached at the quickest pace for any video game console — the Japanese manufacturer said today.

Worldwide sales of the DS, which hit stores in November 2004, topped 100 million on March 6, Kyoto-based Nintendo Co. said in a release.

The number combines sales for the original DS, the improved DS lite, and the third-generation Nintendo DSi, already on sale in Japan and planned for overseas markets next month.

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