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Will another system ever reach this milestone?

Yes, XBox 360
Yes, Wii
Yes, PlayStation 3
Yes, 3DS
Yes, a future system
No, never again

During the last few weeks, the Nintendo DS achieved another significant milestone in the systems fruitful life.

With Super Mario 64 DS, the system has now got ten games that sold over 10-million copies according to VGC. Somehow it seems fitting that the DS's most important launch-title was also it's last game to make it to this milestone and give the DS this record. This is indeed such a difficult and so significant of a feat, that no other system before it has ever achieved this milestone!

PosGameYearGenrePublisherNorth AmericaEuropeJapanRest of WorldGlobal
1. New Super Mario Bros. 2006 Platform Nintendo 10.94 7.69 6.49 4.14 29.26
2. Nintendogs 2005 Simulation Nintendo 9.03 10.76 1.93 2.81 24.53
3. Mario Kart DS 2005 Racing Nintendo 9.39 6.53 4.12 2.55 22.59
4. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day 2005 Misc Nintendo 4.72 8.85 4.16 2.30 20.04
5. Pokémon Diamond / Pearl Version 2006 Role-Playing Nintendo 6.33 4.33 6.04 1.39 18.08
6. Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day 2005 Misc Nintendo 3.42 5.25 5.32 1.26 15.25
7. Pokémon Black / White Version 2010 Role-Playing Nintendo 5.36 0.60 5.64 3.15 14.76
8. Animal Crossing: Wild World 2005 Simulation Nintendo 2.44 3.21 5.33 0.91 11.88
9. Pokémon Heart Gold / Soul Silver Version 2009 Role-Playing Nintendo 4.23 2.38 3.96 1.02 11.59
10. Super Mario 64 2004 Platform Nintendo 4.85 2.78 1.25 1.13 10.02

The DS thereby beat out the Wii, which is also the next contender. The Wii currently has nine 10-million sellers, but the number ten, while close, likely won't reach this number anymore sadly. After that, the XBox 360 has a difficult but fair shot at reaching the milestone as the second system to ever do this, currently with seven 10-million sellers and two on the way which likely make the cut as well. Interestingly, even the mighty PlayStation 2 and the legendary NES both never came close to this milestone.

Congratulations to the DS, probably the most successful gaming device ever created!



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I'm seeing double!

I wonder if NSMB will reach 30 million

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I missed it. Where was the PS2 at in the end? Did the DS beat it as well? Cough..eventually sales as well... cough. I hope.

 

spurgeonryan said:
I missed it. Where was the PS2 at in the end? Did the DS beat it as well? Cough..eventually sales as well... cough. I hope.

According to VGC here the PS2 ended with five 10-million sellers, so the PS2 got nowhere near this record. It also never even had the record of 'most 10-million sellers' in the first place; before the Wii (or DS, I don't know which had nine first) took it, GameBoy had it for the longest time with six 10-million sellers apparently. PS2 does still have a couple (almost literally) million more hardware sales than DS though, something which the DS probably isn't going to beat anymore, but obviously PS2 took longer to get where it is.



congrats DS! Now is time to 3DS do the same lol

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_crazy_man_ said:
I'm seeing double!

I wonder if NSMB will reach 30 million



it should easily, lets not forget the game sells ar $25 which is crazy for a game thats been out almost DS entire Lifetime O.o



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tbone51 said:
_crazy_man_ said:
I'm seeing double!

I wonder if NSMB will reach 30 million

it should easily, lets not forget the game sells ar $25 which is crazy for a game thats been out almost DS entire Lifetime O.o

I agree this is astonishing really. Because of your post I quickly checked a retailer here, most of those games are still being sold at full price. And they apparently got away with it for the entire generation. Talk about ever-greens. Even Super Mario 64 DS is!



At a glance, it looks like Just Dance 3 could make it. It sold over 200k last December (almost 300k Nov+Dec), and has sold over 10k every month this year so far. As for how it could do this Holiday, last year Just Dance 2 sold about 90k in Nov+Dec. So with similar numbers, JD3 could rack up over 100k by the end of the year. Then it'll be within 20k of 10 mil... it could happen.

Even a bluff would suit me just fine...

The surprising thing is that many retailers still sell that game at full price, almost 10 years later.

 

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the_dengle said:
At a glance, it looks like Just Dance 3 could make it. It sold over 200k last December (almost 300k Nov+Dec), and has sold over 10k every month this year so far. As for how it could do this Holiday, last year Just Dance 2 sold about 90k in Nov+Dec. So with similar numbers, JD3 could rack up over 100k by the end of the year. Then it'll be within 20k of 10 mil... it could happen.

I agree it could happen, and if this hasn't been a succesful enough of a generation already for Nintendo, having both systems achieve that many 10-million sellers would be icing on the cake. For the statistics it's too bad that they released Just Dance 3 as a seperate version under a different name in Japan and thus has a different database entry here on VGC, otherwise Wii would've taken this record already months ago...