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Nintendo DS Gaming Service Tops 5 Million Users, 200 Million Game Session

Nintendo(R) Wi-Fi Connection has crossed two huge milestones within just days
of one another. Worldwide, since its launch in November 2005, Nintendo's
wireless gaming service has now connected more than 5 million unique Nintendo
DS(TM) owners, and those gamers have racked up more than 200 million game-play
sessions. Worldwide, nearly 65 games can be played via Nintendo Wi-Fi
Connection. T

he five most popular globally are Animal Crossing(R): Wild World, Mario Kart(R)
DS, Metroid(R) Prime Hunters, Pokémon(R) Diamond and Pokémon Pearl."Nintendo
DS gamers globally use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection as an easy, fun place to find
fellow players, all without paying anything extra for the service," explains
Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "The milestones represent
millions of hours of fun and camaraderie despite miles between
players."Nintendo DS continues to enjoy record-breaking success. According to
new figures from the independent NPD Group, DS was again the top-selling video
game system in April, with more than 470,000 units sold in the United States
alone. That's nearly 16,000 per day.Nintendo DS also finds success beyond the
stereotypical young male gamer. According to internal Nintendo demographic
tracking studies, in less than 18 months, DS purchases have increased by 42
percent among women, 127 percent among people 30 and older and 212 percent
among people 35 and older.

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