Nintendo shipped its 100 millionth portable DS system on March 9.
The 100 million sales include Nintento DS, DS Lite and DSi systems. All sales have been since late 2004 when the product launched.
“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.”
Over the last five years the product has evolved. The Nintendo DS Lite offered a slimmer look than the original. The Nintendo DSi will be available in North America on April 5. The product, already available in Japan, includes two cameras and will allow for the recording and playing of soundfiles.
At the end of December 2008 there were 83 DS titles to choose from, with over one million shipped, some titles topping 10 million.