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DS outsells Game Boy

Monday 1st February, 2010 - 11:33am | neuropol

It is a black day indeed. According to Nintendo the DS has now sold over 125 million units, surpassing the Game Boy's 118.69 million. Of course, it took 20 years for a handheld to even come close to the Game Boy.

Stupid ol DS

I think what this little factoid really shows is the current state of gaming. When the Game Boy was selling, gaming was still a predominately youthful affair. These days gaming has become an acceptable sideline for adults as well as children. DS sales are also helped by people like "Steve" who think 'Gotta catch em all" applies to DS games.

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