Nintendo of America have announced that more than 500,000 Nintendo DS handheld consoles were sold last week, with 1 million expected to have made their way in to homes by the end of December.

Nintendo DS

The dual screen device launched in America on November 21st, just in time to coincide with the Thanksgiving holiday, which Nintendo claim helped to boost sales of the machine to such an extent that 90% of the entire stock available at retailers was purchased.

Nintendo DS is due for release in the UK sometime during 2005, with a launch price which is currently being touted as being a touch under 100, and we'll have full details just as soon as they're announced by Nintendo.

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