Nintendo also released the hardware sales for the April 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008 as well as life-to-date totals.

Wii and DS hardware sales are down domestically in Japan, but up internationally.

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Good news: The handheld is approaching the 100 million sales mark.

Nintendo DS

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• Japan
Apr. - Dec. '07: 5,640,000 units
Apr. - Dec. '08: 3,290,000 units*
Life-to-date: 25,670,000 units

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*includes DSi sales, which totaled 1.66 million

• The Americas
Apr. - Dec. '07: 8,440,000 units
Apr. - Dec. '08: 9,540,000 units
Life-to-date: 31,930,000 units

• Other
Apr. - Dec. '07: 10,420,000 units
Apr. - Dec. '08: 12,790,000 units
Life-to-date: 38,620,000 units

• Total
Apr. - Dec. '07: 24,500,000 units
Apr. - Dec. '08: 25,620,000 units
Life-to-date: 96,220,000 units

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Nintendo Wii

• Japan
Apr. - Dec. '07: 2,990,000 units
Apr. - Dec. '08: 1,890,000 units
Life-to-date: 7,800,000 units

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• The Americas
Apr. - Dec. '07: 6,470,000 units
Apr. - Dec. '08: 9,800,000 units
Life-to-date: 20,400,000 units

• Other
Apr. - Dec. '07: 4,830,000 units
Apr. - Dec. '08: 8,830,000 units
Life-to-date: 16,760,000 units

• Total
Apr. - Dec. '07: 14,290,000 units
Apr. - Dec. '08: 20,520,000 units
Life-to-date: 44,960,000 units

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While sales for the Nintendo DS declining compared to the previous year, the handheld is fast closing in on an very impression 100 million in total life-to-date.