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November 25, 2005
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Nintendo has announced that, since its launch on October 7th in Europe, over 1 million copies of Nintendogs for its DS handheld have been sold, continuing extremely impressive worldwide sales figures for the 'puppy simulator', which ships in multiple variant versions. The U.S. versions of Nintendogs also swiftly racked up impressive sales, shipping a quarter of a million units in its first week of American availability, and continuing to sell well throughout the run up to the holiday season. For Europe, Nintendo revealed that sales of the DS have exceeded 100,000 units per week for the last three weeks, and last week, sales topped 120,000 across Europe, another impressive figure, bolstered by the recent price drop to €129.99 ($157) in continental Europe and £89.99 ($160) in the UK, and the launch of hardware bundles based both around Nintendogs and the newly released Mario Kart DS.
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Simon Carless is the founder of the GameDiscoverCo agency and creator of the popular GameDiscoverCo game discoverability newsletter. He consults with a number of PC/console publishers and developers, and was previously most known for his role helping to shape the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Conference for many years.
He is also an investor and advisor to UK indie game publisher No More Robots (Descenders, Hypnospace Outlaw), a previous publisher and editor-in-chief at both Gamasutra and Game Developer magazine, and sits on the board of the Video Game History Foundation.
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