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Nintendo Japan Event Illuminates On Sales, Plans

According to online reports, a recent Japanese retailer meeting held by Nintendo has revealed a number of new milestones for the firm's DS console, which continues to dom...
According to online reports, a recent Japanese retailer meeting held by Nintendo has revealed a number of new milestones for the firm's DS console, which continues to dominate the Japanese handheld video game market. Nintendo revealed that its latest Japanese release, New Super Mario Bros. shipped 900,000 copies in its first four days, and the Nintendo DS shipped 950,000 hardware units in April, making the Japanese total now 8.4 million. In addition, the recently released Tetris DS has already shipped 800,000 copies, and Animal Crossing: Wild World for DS has shipped over 3 million units, a spectacular result thus far - all of these figures are for Japan-only shipments. In addition, the next titles in Nintendo's Touch Generations series were confirmed, including Talking Cooking Navi, an interactive cookbook which is voice-activated, includes recipes from noted Japanese cooks, and Common Sense Training for Adults, a Brain Training-style title which promulgates common sense. Finally, other newly announced games include Red Entertainment's hacking RPG Project Hacker, a sequel to the popular Tamagotchi DS game from Bandai Namco, and Sega's Love and Berry DS Collection, a DS version of the immensely popular female-centric trading card arcade machine that comes with a card reader. [Thanks to Game-Science's Jonnyram for translation assistance in formulating this article.]

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