Nintendo DS Becomes UK’s Best Selling Console Of All Time

One of of Every Six in UK Own Nintendo DS

Nintendo’s DS has reached 10 million sales in the UK, passing the PlayStation 2 to become the the best-selling games machine on the isles. It seemed inevitable from the outset that Nintendo’s unstoppable force would meet Sony’s immovable, everlasting PS2, and the handheld has come out on top.

Though it seemed likely the DS would eventually reach the 10 million milestone in the UK, few would have expected it to happen without the draw of the DSi XL’s release in the coming new year. Evidently, the Christmas buying season has taken care of business, and now one out of six British residents wields the dual-screen wonder.

“The achievements of titles such as Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old Is You Brain? and More Brain Training alongside recent launches including 100 Classic Book Collection and 42 All-Time Classics, has seen the Nintendo DS system significantly expand the audience traditionally associated with videogames,” boasts the Japanese giant. With two Professor Layton games yet to find their way outside of Japan and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver also due an international release, there seems to no lack of desirable software in sight.

The DS has shipped over 100 million units worldwide and passed the 10 million milestone in North America way back in 2007, but is still some way from beating the almighty PlayStation 2 in North America.