DS sales have now reached 500.000, with Super Mario 64 DS and WarioWare Touched being the most popular launch games.
According to NoE, DS sales have been outstanding in Europe since the launch. By Easter Saturday over 500.000 units had been sold, which amounts to 77% of the consoles that were shipped to retailers. Many stores report that they’re out of stock, but new deliveries are on the way.
As for game sales, Super Mario 64 DS sold over 250.000 units followed closely by WarioWare Touched. There are no reports on how well the other launch games sold.
Jim Merrick, Senior Director European Marketing, had this to say:
"The launch of Nintendo DS in Europe has been a huge success. European gamers have embraced the Nintendo DS and have left no doubt that it is the new must have console! Nintendo set out to create a new way of hand-held gaming, offering an innovative and enjoyable experience and with the new Nintendo DS, we have certainly accomplished this. With many more great games launching soon, sales of Nintendo DS will just keep growing."