Video game publishers love to quote statistics, they love to tell the world that X video game has sold X amount of copies since its launch X months/days/years ago, and well we love to hear them.‚ Recently Halo 3 celebrated its 1 billionth game played, GTA4 shipped its 13 millionth copy, and now the Nintendo DS family of handhelds, which has been teetering close to the milestone, has finally breached 100 million units shipped worldwide since its launch in 2004.
“Consumers have shown their love for Nintendo DS – 100 million times over,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “We are grateful that people of all ages continue to respond to our products, and we will continue to look for ways to please current gamers and create new ones.”
100 million is a huge number, no one is questioning that, but will it eclipse the 119 million the GameBoy sold? The DSi, which is set to release in three and a half short weeks features 2 cameras, larger screens, SD card functionality, and a faster built in web browser, will undoubtedly help sales, but to what extent is to be seen.
Did you buy Nintendo’s 100 millionth system? Nintendo claims it was sold March 6th. You may just have a little piece of history in your hands, but really there is no way of knowing.
A quick count of my inventory includes 2 DS Lites, 1 Phat, 1 GameBoy Color, 2 GameBoy Advances, 2 GameBoy Pockets, and almost a GameBoy Micro.‚ Whoa.
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