Nintendo has sold more than 84 million Nintendo DS consoles worldwide, making the touchscreen, portable games console more popular than its iconic Game Boy handheld. More than 81 million Game Boys were sold globally in its heyday. The gadget, which featured a small black-and-white screen, is best remembered for launching games such as Tetris and Pokemon. The Nintendo DS has been credited with bringing a new audience to gaming, and has proved especially popular with women and younsters. Nintendo announced that more than 454 million games have been sold for the Nintendo DS, and that Nintendogs, a game in which players look after a virtual canine, had sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.
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