Nintendo DS Sells Through 21 Million Units

Nintendo DS Lite game systemFrom a Nintendo press release: “In less than two years since its Nov. 21, 2004 launch, Nintendo has sold more than 21 million Nintendo DS systems worldwide. By comparison, Apple shipped one million of its ever- popular iPod music players in its first 19 months. The rate of Nintendo DS units being sold equates to 23 systems per minute — that’s nearly one every two seconds — non-stop since launch.”

Nintendo VP George Harrison said: “We attribute this success to Nintendo’s overall strategy of offering something for everyone — from five-year-olds caring for their Nintendogs to 65-year-olds tuning their mental agility with Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day.”

In related news, Nintendo’s net profit increased by 10.2% with Nintendo citing DS success as well. Is this proof that Nintendo is increasing the game playing market like they say, or does the compnay simply offer the best portable to gamers?