LtD Nintendo DS hardware numbers surpass Game Boy sales

Thursday, 6 May 2010 08:41 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Life-to-date DS sales numbers are now beyond those of Game Boy.

Latest DS numbers, released in the company’s full-year financial report this morning, have lifetime sales at 129 million: Game Boy sold over 118 million units worldwide in its 21 year history.

Game Boy launched in Japan in April 1989, with an European release in September 1990. Its biggest-selling title was Tetris at 30 million units, with its Pokemon games – Red, Blue and Yellow – having combined sales of 31 million.

The last SKU release of the handheld was Micro, shipping in September 2005 in Japan, before launching in Europe two months later.

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