List of best-selling Nintendo DS video games

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This is a list of Nintendo DS games that are known to have sold or shipped at least one million copies. As of March 31, 2011, there are 139 Nintendo DS games that sold over 1 million units.[1]

List[edit]

Nintendo DS games which have sold or shipped at least one million copies
Title Total copies sold Sales breakdown Genre Release date Developer Publisher
New Super Mario Bros. 30.75 million[2] N/A Platform game May 15, 2006 Nintendo EAD (Group 4) Nintendo
Nintendogs (all versions) 23.96 million[2] N/A Pet-raising simulator April 21, 2005 Nintendo EAD (Group 1) Nintendo
Mario Kart DS 23.56 million[2] N/A Racing game November 15, 2005 Nintendo EAD (Group 1) Nintendo
Brain Age 19.01 million[2] N/A Puzzle, Educational May 19, 2005 Nintendo SPD Nintendo
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl 17.63 million[2] N/A Role-playing game September 28, 2006 Game Freak Nintendo, The Pokémon Company
Pokémon Black and White 15.58 million[2] N/A Role-playing game September 18, 2010 Game Freak Nintendo, The Pokémon Company
Brain Age 2 14.88 million[2] N/A Puzzle, Educational December 29, 2005 Nintendo SDD Nintendo
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver 12.72 million[2] N/A Role-playing game September 12, 2009 Game Freak Nintendo, The Pokémon Company
Animal Crossing: Wild World 11.73 million[2] N/A Social simulation game November 23, 2005 Nintendo EAD (Group 2) Nintendo
Super Mario 64 DS 11.03 million[2] N/A Platform game November 21, 2004 Nintendo EAD Comprehensive Group Nintendo
Mario Party DS 8.21 million[3] N/A Party, Minigame November 8, 2007 Hudson Soft Nintendo
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 7.81 million[4] N/A Role-playing game June 23, 2012 Game Freak Nintendo, The Pokémon Company
Pokémon Platinum 7.06 million[5] N/A Role-playing game September 13, 2008 Game Freak Nintendo, The Pokémon Company
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies 5.34 million 4.29 million in Japan,[6]

1.05 million overseas[7]

Role-playing game July 11, 2009 Armor Project, Level-5 Square Enix (Japan)

Nintendo (overseas)

Big Brain Academy 5.01 million[8] N/A Puzzle, Educational June 30, 2005 Nintendo EAD (Group 4) Nintendo


Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness 4.5 million[9] N/A Roguelike September 13, 2007 Chunsoft Nintendo, The Pokémon Company
Professor Layton and the Curious Village 4.17 million 1 million in Japan[10]

3.17 million overseas[5]

Puzzle, Adventure February 15, 2007 Level-5 Level-5 (Japan)

Nintendo (Overseas)

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story 4.13 million[7] N/A Role-playing game February 11, 2009 AlphaDream Nintendo
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass 4.13 million[8] N/A Action-adventure June 23, 2007 Nintendo EAD (Group 3) Nintendo
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box 3.36 million 928,000 in Japan[11]

2.43 million overseas[5]

Puzzle, Adventure November 29, 2007 Level-5 Level-5 (Japan)

Nintendo (Overseas)

Tomodachi Collection 3.2 million[12] N/A Life simulation June 18, 2009 Nintendo SPD (Group 1) Nintendo
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team 3.08 million[13] N/A Roguelike November 17, 2005 Chunsoft Nintendo
Yoshi's Island DS 2.91 million[8] N/A Platform game November 13, 2006 Nintendo, Artoon Nintendo
English Training 2.86 million[13] N/A Educational January 26, 2006 Nintendo SPD Nintendo
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future 2.833 million 862,000 in Japan[11]

1.97 million overseas[7]

Puzzle, Adventure November 27, 2008 Level-5 Level-5 (Japan)

Nintendo (Overseas)

Cooking Mama 2.827 million 1.2 million in US[14]

1 million in Europe[15] 62,000 in Japan[16]

Simulation, Minigame March 23, 2006 Office Create Taito (Japan)

Majesco (North America) 505 Games (Europe)

Pokémon Ranger 2.7 million[8] N/A Action RPG March 23, 2006 HAL Laboratory Nintendo, The Pokémon Company
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks 2.6 million[12] N/A Action-adventure December 7, 2009 Nintendo EAD (Group 3) Nintendo
Flash Focus 2.52 million[8] N/A Puzzle, Educational May 31, 2007 Namco Bandai, Nintendo SPD Nintendo
Kirby Super Star Ultra 2.36 million[9] N/A Platform game September 22, 2008 HAL Laboratory Nintendo
WarioWare: Touched! 2.15 million[13] N/A Minigame December 2, 2004 Nintendo SPD (Group 1), Intelligent Systems Nintendo
Style Savvy 2.09 million[5] N/A Simulation game October 23, 2008 Syn Sophia, Nintendo SPD Nintendo
Tetris DS 2.05 million[13] N/A Puzzle March 20, 2006 Nintendo SPD (Group 2) Nintendo
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia 2.04 million[9] N/A Action RPG March 20, 2008 Creatures Inc. Nintendo, The Pokémon Company
Final Fantasy III 2 million 1.06 million in Japan[17]

460,000 in North America[18] 480,000 in Europe[19]

Role-playing game August 24, 2006 Matrix Software Square Enix
Rhythm Heaven 1.92 million 1.92 million in Japan[9]

(other regions unknown)

Rhythm game July 31, 2008 Nintendo SPD, TNX Nintendo
Professor Layton and the Last Specter 1.91 million 659,000 in Japan[11]

1.25 million overseas[20]

Puzzle, Adventure November 26, 2009 Level-5, Brownie Brown Level-5 (Japan)

Nintendo (Overseas)

Art Academy 1.90 million[7] N/A Educational June 19, 2010 Headstrong Games, Nintendo SPD (Group 3) Nintendo
Personal Trainer: Cooking 1.84 million[9] N/A Educational June 20, 2008 Indies Zero, Nintendo NSD Nintendo

Total Nintendo DS games sold as of March 31, 2014: 943.98 million.[34]

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