The portable Nintendo DS Lite system is getting a new suggested retail price. Effective June 5, the system will be available at a suggested retail price of just $99.99 in the United States. The Nintendo DS family has become the best-selling video game system in history. More than 48.9 million systems in the Nintendo DS family have sold in the United States alone.
This is an awesome price for parents who have kids still wanting a DS Lite or, like us have to replace one!
Also in June, six Mario games for Nintendo DS received new red packaging, making it easier than ever for consumers to identify these hit titles in stores.
The six Mario games that will begin sporting the new Mario-red packaging in June are New Super Mario Bros., Mario Kart DS, Super Mario 64 DS, Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! and Mario PartyDS. These games represent some of the best-selling fan-favorite Nintendo DS games of all time, and demonstrate the well-known “evergreen” sales trend of Nintendo games. Their total U.S. sales through the end of April 2011 according to the NPD Group are as follows:
- New Super Mario Bros.: more than 9.25 million units
- Mario Kart DS: more than 7.40 million units
- Super Mario 64 DS: more than 4.34 million units
- Mario Party DS: more than 3.27 million units
- Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story: more than 1.98 million units
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!: more than 1.01 million units
Mario is one of the most beloved video game characters and the top video game franchise of all time. Thirty-one Mario games have topped sales of more than 1 million units since 1995, more than any other franchise.
For more information about Nintendo DS Lite, visit http://www.nintendo.com/ds.