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DS sales top 6m this year in US

Nintendo of America is predicting that the DS will emerge as the best selling console of the year in North America, with sales for the year to date already topping the six million mark – that equates to one machine sold every five seconds.

"There’s no letup in sight," NoA’s senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications George Harrison stated. "Nintendo DS appeals strongly to both core and casual gamers, and its momentum is set to propel us into 2008."

In addition to the hardware milestone, four games have now sold over two million units in the US – New Super Mario Bros, Mario Kart DS, Pokemon Diamond and Super Mario 64 DS. And eight games have now passed the one million mark – Brain Age, Pokemon Pearl, Animal Crossing: Wild World, Big Brain Academy and the four different versions of pet-sim Nintendogs.

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