Quantcast
DS Lite breaks 10 million mark in Japan; Friend Code shortage unlikely - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



DS Lite breaks 10 million mark in Japan; Friend Code shortage unlikely


6:58 PM on 05.10.2007
DS Lite breaks 10 million mark in Japan; Friend Code shortage unlikely  photo



Call me crazy, but I think Nintendo just may have something here with their DS Lite. Their wacky little two-screened handheld seems to be selling like hot-cakes in Japan! Why, just this April, Nintendo sold another 702,844 DS Lites in Japan, putting the total number of DS Lites sold there over 10 million.
 
That's right folks, 10 million DS Lites.

If you haven't been frozen in carbonite for the last three years, you'll remember that there are two versions of Nintendo's must-have gamer accessory -- the DS Lite and the DS 'Phat.' The combined total sales for both these handheld purveyors of happiness is now upwards of forty million units worldwide. Now forty may be a lot of millions, but sadly, it's not enough. Why? Because of Friend Codes, people.

You see, the total possible outcomes of randomly combining twelve digits -- a la Friend Codes -- is roughly around 62 billion, so if we ever want to see an end to the fun-poison that these codes truly are, we're going to have use up each and every one of these damnable combinations. Japan has taken the lead by buying their share of DSs, but now it's up to the rest of us to pitch in for the cause.

Remember, only terrorists like Friend Codes.

[Via Eurogamer






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






DS

12:00 PM on 10.13.2013
Top Ten Legit Pokemon

With Pokemon X and Y now out for public consumption, you're probably curious as to what the best Pokemon are for your silky pleasures. Fortunately, Jim Sterling is here to drop knowledge bombs in yo' face, and tell which Pokemon are the most legit.  I know lots of things about Pokemon. Let me talk to you about Pokemon.more



1:00 PM on 10.09.2013
Doodle Jump is heading to 3DS and...DS?

Doodle Jump on smartphones is one of the best time wasters on the platform, but the Kinect version was a huge mess, mostly due to the forced motion controls. So it seems as if they're trying again with Doodle Jump for the 3DS...more



5:00 AM on 09.05.2013
Stan Lee is a playable character in LEGO Marvel Heroes

You knew Stan Lee was going to make an appearance in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. But did you know he was going to be a complete badass? Stan Lee can Hulk out, swing around like Spider-Man, use a laser blast like Cyclops -- He has ALL the powers. He's basically like Rogue, or I don't know, Amazo from the DC Universe if you want to cross comic streams.more



View all DS






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more