DS touches 2 million UK gamers

Handheld to continue being the main "driving force behind the expansion of the video game market" says Nintendo

Five months since the launch of DS Lite, combined weekly sales of the DS and DS Lite in the UK are outsell handheld rivals by a rate of over 2.5:1. Brain Training, Animal Crossing and New Super Mario Bros. are among the biggest sellers.

UK Nintendo boss David Yarnton is about to have a very merry Christmas: "The ability of Nintendo DS to appeal to both gamers and non-gamers alike through an innovative portfolio has been instrumental in its success in the UK.

"With many more Touch! Generations games launching this year and into 2007, DS will continue to be the main driving force behind the expansion of the video game market this year."