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NPD: Nintendo hails hardware record

DS handheld shifts 1.7 million units in a month to break its own record

Nintendo has hailed the ongoing success of its DS handheld, noting that the platform broke the hardware sales record for the month of November, shifting 1.7 million units according to NPD; the previous best was 1.57 million, also set by the DS.

At the same time the company underlined the progress made by the Wii, which surpassed 23 million lifetime sales in North America last month.

"Nintendo products top Amazon.com's Most Wished-For and Most Gifted lists for videogames, and Wii remains at or near the top of the most-searched for videogame terms on Yahoo!," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive VP of sales and marketing. "As families and friends gather for the holidays, Nintendo games offer the best shared experiences."

The platform also had a strong showing in the software top ten for the month, with four titles in the list for the Wii platform, while on a top ten of 2009 sales to-date Nintendo platforms account for six entries.

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