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Game sales down 10%, DS Lite to sell 500k units in 10 days

Blake Snow

According to NPD, which measures both hardware and software gaming sales, US video game sales fell 10.2% during this a transitional period into next-generation gaming. The top selling game was New Super Mario Bros. (DS), followed by Kingdom Hearts II (PS2), Brain Age (DS), God of War (PS2), and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (360). In terms of hardware, Nintendo reported that it sold 136,000 DS Lite units on Sunday and Monday and expect to sell through 500,000 units in the first 10 days. This would match the original DS sales numbers when it launched back in November of 2004.

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