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Japan snaps up 100,000,000 DS games


In what is yet another statistical landmark for the DS in its homeland, the data gatherers at Media Create have revealed that Japanese consumers have purchased their 100,000,000th Nintendo DS game.* Considering the handheld itself hit the twenty million mark only last November, we calculate that to be ... a pretty good attachment rate! In total, 922 titles have appeared in the region, 21 of which have been million-sellers. Hit the break for the top ten best-selling games to date.

* Rumors that the 100,000,000th game sold was Bangai-O Spirits are yet to be verified, and are suspected to have originated at popular Nintendo DS blog "DS Fanboy."

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Nintendo helps Koreans adapt to hamburger situations

Nintendo's hit English Training (Eigo ga Nigate na Otona no DS Training: Eigo Zuke) is heading to Korea, and it's brought its commercials along. This Korean commercial is an almost exact duplicate of the Japanese ad for the second English Training game. However, instead of one Japanese woman, two Korean women have to face the counter underequipped.

More interestingly, the ads diverge in their tactics. The Japanese ad scares you into learning English with the prospect of a giant, inedible hamburger resulting from your misunderstanding. In the Korean ad, fear of the ordering process is motivation enough. Those polite smiles barely contain those two customers' terror. And now we've officially analyzed the commercial too much.

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