Milestone: Nintendo DS passes Game Boy Advance

Just a quick hit for you Nintendophiles this morning. The torch has officially been passed.

The venerable Game Boy Advance stepped aside sometime in the last few months and allowed the Nintendo DS to take a seat on the portable throne. During the April 2008 to September 2008 period, the Nintendo DS shipped 84.33 million units worldwide. The GBA, to date, has shipped 81.36 million units.

Game Boy Advance, hold your head high! It was a magnificent run, and without your success, the DS would still be a twinkle in some Nintendo R&D grunt’s eye.