|( READ ATTACHED PRESS RELEASE ) Nintendo this morning announced that it has launched its Nintendo DS Lite throughout Europe. Following the units debut in North America and Japan, the improved version of the Nintendo DS follows the sale of over 4.5 million units of the original model throughout Europe since release.
When it launched in Japan and America earlier this year the Nintendo DS Lite was an overnight success, wooing consumers with its new redesign. Two days after its launch in America, the Nintendo DS Lite had sold a staggering 136,500 units with many major retailers totally selling out. The Nintendo DS Lite has been selling so fast that it is even outperforming the 2003 launch of the Game Boy Advance SP by 12%.
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As Summer draws close the Nintendo DS Lite is the perfect holiday companion, with a strong line-up of software including: the recently launched Dr Kawashima�s Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? a unique and innovative application which allows users to test and train their brain in just a few minutes a day; and the first side scrolling Mario platform game since the days of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, New SUPER MARIO BROS. which launches on 30th June 2006.