Top 10 Best-Selling Nintendo DS Games - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 09 October 2015 / 60,222 Views
It has been exactly one month since we took a look at the top 10 best-selling games for the original PlayStation. Since then we have also looked at the Nintendo 64, the PlayStation 2, the original Xbox, and the GameCube. Today is our first look at the seventh generation with the Nintendo DS.
The Nintendo DS is the second best-selling video game platform in history, behind the PlayStation 2, and the best-selling handheld in gaming history. It sold 154.88 million units in its lifetime.
It sold incredibly well in all three major regions, shifting 57.37 million units in North America, 52.07 units in Europe, and a massive 33.01 million units in Japan. It also sold a combined 12.43 million units across the rest of the world.
Unsurprisingly given it enormous install base the Nintendo DS also managed to shift a lot of games. 139 games for the console managed to sell over 1 million units and every entry in the top 10 sold more than 10 million units. Below we've compiled those 10 best-selling Nintendo DS games.
10th. Super Mario 64 DS - 10.28 Million
9th. Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver - 11.75 Million
8th. Animal Crossing: Wild World - 12.12 Million
7th. Pokémon Black/White - 15.13 Million
6th. Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day - 15.29 Million
5th. Pokémon Diamond/Pearl - 18.24 Million
4th. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day - 20.14 Million
3rd. Mario Kart DS - 23.18 Million
2nd. Nintendogs - 24.67 Million
1st. New Super Mario Bros. - 29.73 Million
A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @TrunksWD.