Nintendo DS Sells 19.6M Units in the United States

Following this week's revelation of numerous hardware figures, Nintendo has added yet another to the list, detailing that the Nintendo DS has sold 19.6 million units in the United States since it launched in late 2004.

Given this new information, we can now add Nintendo DS to the Shacknews-compiled list of known United States and worldwide hardware figures.


Lifetime United States Hardware Sales as of May 14, 2008:

  1. PlayStation 2 - 42 million (Sony PR)
  2. Nintendo DS - 19.6 million units
  3. PSP - 11.42 million
  4. Xbox 360 - 10 million units
  5. Wii - 9.5 million units
  6. PlayStation 3 - 4.15 million units
Lifetime Worldwide Hardware Sales as of March 31, 2008:
  1. Nintendo DS - 70.6 million units
  2. Wii - 24.45 million units
  3. Xbox 360 - 19 million units
  4. PlayStation 3 - 12.85 million units
  5. PlayStation 2 - Not provided in latest Sony financial results
  6. PSP - Not provided in latest Sony financial results

A Note on Worldwide Sales
Sony's 2007 fiscal year marked the first time the company listed worldwide sales data instead of shipment figures, making it difficult to ascertain how many PlayStation 2 and PSP units have been sold worldwide since those systems launched in 2000 and 2004, respectively.

That said, it was possible to calculate the total amount of PlayStation 3 units sold worlwide as the company compared its 2007 results to its 2006 fiscal year, during which the PlayStation 3 launched.