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!
|Pos||Game||Year||Genre||Publisher||North America||Europe||Japan||Rest of World||Global|
|1.||New Super Mario Bros.||2006||Platform||Nintendo||10.94||7.69||6.49||4.14||29.26|
|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!