Nintendo Connects 5 Million Users Through DS’s WiFi Service


Since the launch of Nintendo’s Wi-Fi Connection, the wireless gaming service has connected more than 5 million unique Nintendo DS owners, who have participated in more than 200 million gameplay sessions.

According to new figures from the independent NPD Group, DS was again the top-selling videogame system in April, with nearly 16,000 units sold per day. According to internal Nintendo demographic tracking studies, DS purchases have increased by 42 percent among women, 127 percent among people 30 and older, and 212 percent among people 35 and older.

“Nintendo DS gamers globally use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection as an easy, fun place to find fellow players, all without paying anything extra for the service,” explains Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime.

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