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This is a detailed sales history for the Nintendo DS console family:

Life-to-date number of units shipped (DS, DS Lite, DSi and DSi XL combined), millions
Date Japan Americas Other Worldwide
2004-12-31[1] 1.45 1.36 0.03 2.84
2005-03-31[2] 2.12 2.19 0.95 5.27
2005-06-30[3]  ?  ?  ? 6.65
2005-09-30[4] 3.63 2.87 2.34 8.83
2005-12-31[5] 5.70 4.63 4.10 14.43
2006-03-31[6] 6.91 5.11 4.71 16.73
2006-06-30[7] 9.24 5.90 6.13 21.27
2006-09-30[8] 11.52 7.51 7.79 26.82
2006-12-31[9] 14.43 10.18 11.00 35.61
2007-03-31[10] 16.02 11.74 12.52 40.29
2007-06-30[11] 18.11 14.14 15.03 47.27
2007-09-30[12] 19.71 16.06 17.88 53.64
2007-12-31[13] 21.66 20.18 22.94 64.79
2008-03-31[14] 22.38 22.39 25.82 70.60
2008-06-30[15] 22.97 25.11 29.47 77.54
2008-09-30[16] 23.71 27.63 32.99 84.33
2008-12-31[17] 25.67 31.93 38.62 96.22
2009-03-31[18] 26.39 34.46 40.93 101.78
2009-06-30[19] 27.00 36.97 43.78 107.75
2009-09-30[20] 28.12 39.35 46.01 113.48
2009-12-31[21] 29.92 44.99 50.23 125.13
2010-03-31[22] 30.40 46.74 51.74 128.89
2010-06-30[23] 30.86 48.00 53.18 132.04
  • On October 3, 2006 Nintendo announced a 20.5% raise in net profit forecast partially attributed to strong DS sales.[24] The company also raised its estimated DS sales forecast by 18%.[24]
  • On July 25, 2007 Nintendo announced in its first quarter financial report that it had increased DS hardware shipments from 22 million to 26 million.[25] Nintendo also raised its DS software sales projection from 130 million units to 140 million.[25] On October 26, 2007, Nintendo announced an increase in DS hardware shipments to 28 million and software to 165 million.[citation needed]
  • As of September 26, 2007, the Nintendo DS had sold over 50 million units and is therefore the fastest-selling handheld game console of all time.[26] On October 30, 2007, Chart-Track reported DS sales of over 4 million in the United Kingdom.[27][28] In November 2007, Media Create reported DS sales of 20 million in Japan.[29][30]
  • During the week of November 18 to November 24, Nintendo of America set a new Nintendo sales record by selling over 653,000 DS units in one week, breaking the previous record held by the Game Boy Advance, which sold 600,000 units.[31][32]
  • On November 27, 2007, Nintendo announced that the DS had set a new weekly hardware sales record in the UK, with over 191,000 units sold, according to Chart-Track; breaking the previous record held by the PSP, which sold 185,000 units in its first week of availability in the UK.[33]
  • As of December 27, 2007, the DS had sold over 1 million units in South Korea, according to Nintendo of Korea.[34][35]
  • In 2007, the DS was the best-selling game console in the US and Japan with 8.5 million and 7,143,702 units sold respectively, according to the NPD Group and Enterbrain.[36][37][38][39] In Europe, the DS sold 6.4 million units in 2006 and 8.7 million in 2007, according to estimates by Electronic Arts.[40][41] In 2008, the DS was the best-selling game console in Japan with 4,029,804 units sold, according to Enterbrain.[42][43][44]
  • On January 24, 2008, Nintendo Europe revealed that the DS had sold over 20 million units in Europe.[45] Months later in June 2008, The Nintendo DS had sold over 20 million units in the United States, according to NPD Group.[46]
  • In Japan, the original style DS had sold 6,449,206 units as of October 1, 2008, according to Famitsu/Enterbrain.[47] As of December 22, 2008, the DS Lite and DSi had sold 17,348,252 and 1,062,416 units in Japan, respectively, according to Enterbrain.[48] As of December 28, 2008, the DS, DS Lite, and DSi combined to sell 25,135,276 units in Japan, according to Enterbrain.[42][49]
  • In the United Kingdom, the Nintendo DS had sold 8.8 million units as of January 3, 2009, according to GfK Chart-Track.[50]
  • According to the NPD Group, 3 million Nintendo DS Lites have been sold in the United States for the month of December 2008, breaking the record for the most video game hardware sold in a single month. This record was previously held by the PlayStation 2, which sold 2.7 million units in December 2002.[51]
  • In Australia, sales have been strong. On January 30, 2008, Nintendo Australia announced that the DS had sold over 1 million units in Australia.[52] Over a year later on 28 May 2009, Nintendo Australia announced that DS sales in Australia have reached 2 million in a record of 221 weeks, and is the best selling gaming console for the three past years.[53]
  • On March 6, 2009, Nintendo announced that it had shipped its 100-millionth Nintendo DS system.[54]
  • As of the end of December 2009, shipments of the Nintendo DS series reached 125.13 million units, surpassing the Gameboy and thus becoming the best-selling handheld system ever.[55][56]
  • As of March 31, 2010, the DS further cemented its place as the top-selling handheld platform of all time by selling 27.11 million units worldwide during the fiscal year, totaling 128.9 million units life-to-date. Of that, some 17.82 million were DSi's and 2.08 million were DSi XL's.

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