Mario reportedly drunk.
July 1, 2005
Major retailers are reporting sales of Nintendo DS(TM) units have increased
86 percent over the weekly average. The spike can be attributed to a special
bundle featuring the new Electric Blue version of Nintendo DS that comes with
a copy of the top-selling DS game, Super Mario(R) 64 DS. Since the launch of
Nintendo DS in November, more than 1 million copies of Super Mario 64 DS have
sold, making it the most popular DS game available.
The Electric Blue DS debuted on June 6 and the special bundle offer runs at
select retailers through July 31. Although the bundle focuses on Electric
Blue editions of Nintendo DS, retailers also will honor the bundle with the
Titanium color Nintendo DS.
Strong DS sales are anticipated through the end of the year, buoyed by
Nintendogs(TM), which launches on Aug. 22. The pet simulation lets DS owners
raise and train a lifelike puppy chosen from one of 18 popular breeds.