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Nintendo DS Sales Spiked

by Karl Castaneda - July 1, 2005, 2:08 pm PDT
Source: Press Release

Mario reportedly drunk.

July 1, 2005

Did You Know? Electric Blue Nintendo DS Bundle Sparks Sales

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.

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