List of best-selling Nintendo DS video games

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This is a list of video games for the Nintendo DS video game console that have sold or shipped at least one million copies. The best-selling game on the Nintendo DS is New Super Mario Bros. First released in North America on May 15, 2006, it went on to sell nearly 31 million units worldwide.

There are a total of 73 Nintendo DS games on this list which are confirmed to have sold or shipped at least one million units. Of these, 18 were developed by internal Nintendo development divisions. Of the 73 games on this list, 50 were published in one or more regions by Nintendo.

By September 30, 2022, over 948.76 million total copies of games had been sold for the Nintendo DS.[1] As of March 31, 2019, there are a total of 139 Nintendo DS games that have sold at least one million units.[2]

List[edit]

No. Game Copies sold Release date[a] Genre(s) Developer(s) Publisher(s)
1 New Super Mario Bros. 30.80 million[3] May 15, 2006 Platform Nintendo EAD (Group 4) Nintendo
2 Nintendogs (all versions) 23.96 million[3] April 21, 2005 Pet-raising simulation Nintendo EAD (Group 1) Nintendo
3 Mario Kart DS 23.60 million[3] November 14, 2005 Racing Nintendo EAD (Group 1) Nintendo
4 Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! 19.01 million[3] May 19, 2005 Puzzle Nintendo SPD Nintendo
5 Pokémon Diamond and Pearl 17.67 million[3] September 28, 2006 Role-playing Game Freak
6 Pokémon Black and White 15.64 million[3] September 18, 2010 Role-playing Game Freak
7 Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! 14.88 million[3] December 29, 2005 Puzzle Nintendo SPD Nintendo
8 Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver 12.72 million[3] September 12, 2009 Role-playing Game Freak
9 Animal Crossing: Wild World 11.75 million[3] November 23, 2005 Social simulation Nintendo EAD (Group 2) Nintendo
10 Super Mario 64 DS 11.06 million[3] November 21, 2004 Platform Nintendo EAD Nintendo
11 Mario Party DS 9.31 million[4] November 8, 2007 Party Hudson Soft Nintendo
12 Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 8.52 million[5] June 23, 2012 Role-playing Game Freak
13 Pokémon Platinum 7.60 million[6] September 13, 2008 Role-playing Game Freak
14 Big Brain Academy 6.15 million[5] June 30, 2005 Nintendo EAD (Group 4) Nintendo
15 Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies 5.31 million[b] July 11, 2009 Role-playing Level-5
16 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness 4.88 million[5] September 13, 2007 Roguelike Chunsoft
17 The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass 4.76 million[5] June 23, 2007 Action-adventure Nintendo EAD (Group 3) Nintendo
18 Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga 4.7 million[9] November 6, 2007 Action-adventure Traveller's Tales LucasArts
19 Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story 4.56 million[5] February 11, 2009 Role-playing AlphaDream Nintendo
20 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 4.22 million[10] January 17, 2008 Sega Sports R&D
21 Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box 3.94 million[c] November 29, 2007 Level-5
22 English Training: Have Fun Improving Your Skills! 3.91 million[5] January 26, 2006 Educational Nintendo SPD Nintendo
23 Tomodachi Collection 3.76 million[5] June 18, 2009 Life simulation Nintendo SPD (Group 1) Nintendo
24 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team 3.49 million[5] November 17, 2005 Roguelike Chunsoft
25 Professor Layton and the Curious Village 3.46 million[5] February 15, 2007 Level-5
26 Yoshi's Island DS 3.36 million[5] November 13, 2006 Platform Artoon Nintendo
27 Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day 3.23 million[5] May 31, 2007 Puzzle Nintendo
28 Rhythm Heaven 3.04 million[5] July 31, 2008 Rhythm
Nintendo
29 Professor Kageyama's Maths Training: The Hundred Cell Calculation Method 3 million[12] December 7, 2006 Jupiter
30 Kirby Super Star Ultra 2.99 million[5] September 29, 2008 Platform HAL Laboratory Nintendo
31 Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! 2.98 million[5] November 14, 2010 Puzzle Nintendo Software Technology Nintendo
Style Savvy 2.98 million[5] October 23, 2008 Simulation Syn Sophia Nintendo
33 The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks 2.96 million[5] December 7, 2009 Action-adventure Nintendo EAD (Group 3) Nintendo
34 Pokémon Ranger 2.93 million[5] March 23, 2006 Action role-playing HAL Laboratory
35 Professor Layton and the Unwound Future 2.83 million[d] November 27, 2008 Level-5
36 Cooking Mama 2.82 million[e] March 23, 2006 Office Create
37 Tetris DS 2.74 million[5] March 20, 2006 Puzzle Nintendo SPD (Group 2) Nintendo
38 Clubhouse Games 2.57 million[5] November 3, 2005 Puzzle Agenda Nintendo
39 WarioWare: Touched! 2.47 million[5] December 2, 2004 Action, rhythm Nintendo
40 Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia 2.35 million[5] March 20, 2008 Action role-playing Creatures Inc.
41 Art Academy 2.33 million[5] June 19, 2010 Educational Nintendo
42 Kirby: Squeak Squad 2.27 million[5] November 2, 2006 Action-platformer Nintendo
43 Personal Trainer: Cooking 2.17 million[5] June 20, 2008 Educational Nintendo
44 Mario Hoops 3-on-3 2.03 million[5] July 27, 2006 Sports Square Enix Nintendo
45 Final Fantasy III 2 million[f] August 24, 2006 Role-playing Matrix Software Square Enix
46 Professor Layton and the Last Specter 1.91 million[g] November 26, 2009 Level-5
47 Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time 1.73 million[5] November 28, 2005 Role-playing AlphaDream Nintendo
48 Super Princess Peach 1.7 million[5] October 20, 2005 Platform Tose Nintendo
49 Common Sense Training 1.68 million[17] October 26, 2006 Platform HAL Laboratory Nintendo
50 Diddy Kong Racing DS 1.59 million[5] February 5, 2007 Racing Rare Nintendo
51 Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis 1.52 million[5] September 25, 2006 Puzzle Nintendo Software Technology Nintendo
52 Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride 1.49 million[h] July 17, 2008 Role-playing ArtePiazza Square Enix
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 1.49 million[17] December 28, 2006 Role-playing Tose Square Enix
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days 1.49 million[7] May 30, 2009 Action role-playing h.a.n.d. Square Enix
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky 1.49 million[5] September 13, 2007 Roguelike ChunSoft Nintendo
56 Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen 1.46 million[i] November 22, 2007 Role-playing ChunSoft Enix
57 Guitar Hero: On Tour 1.4 million[j] June 22, 2008 Music Activision Activision
58 Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation 1.35 million[17] January 28, 2010 Role-playing ArtePiazza Nintendo
59 Hannah Montana 1.3 million[15] October 10, 2006 Adventure DC Studios Buena Vista Games
MySims 1.3 million[k] September 18, 2007 Life simulation Tose Electronic Arts
61 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 1.25 million[23] April 28, 2010 Role-playing Tose Square Enix
62 Kirby Mass Attack 1.22 million[5] August 4, 2011 Platform HAL Laboratory Nintendo
63 High School Musical: Makin' the Cut! 1.2 million[24] August 14, 2007 Music A2M Buena Vista Games
64 Inazuma Eleven: Firestorm and Blizzard 1.18 million[17] October 1, 2009 Level-5 Nintendo
65 Love and Berry DS Collection 1.12 million[25] November 22, 2006 Sega Sega
Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 1.12 million[17] September 15, 2005 NanaOn-Sha Bandai
67 Chrono Trigger 1.10 million[26]
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November 20, 2008 Role-playing Square Enix Square Enix
68 Final Fantasy IV 1.09 million[l] December 20, 2007 Role-playing Matrix Software Square Enix
69 Metroid Prime Hunters 1.08 million[5] June 1, 2006 Nintendo Software Technology Nintendo
70 Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings 1.04 million[m] April 26, 2007 Tactical role-playing Square Enix Square Enix
71 Drawn to Life 1 million[27] September 10, 2007 5th Cell THQ
Scribblenauts 1 million[28] September 15, 2009 5th Cell Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
73 Spectrobes 1 million[29] March 6, 2007 Action role-playing Jupiter Disney Interactive Studios

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Only the initial release date on this platform is listed.
  2. ^ Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies sales breakdown:
    • Japan – 4.26 million[7]
    • Elsewhere – 1.05 million[8]
  3. ^ Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box sales breakdown:
    • Japan – 928,000[11]
    • Elsewhere – 2.43 million[6]
  4. ^ Professor Layton and the Unwound Future sales breakdown:
    • Japan – 862,000[11]
    • Elsewhere – 1.97 million[8]
  5. ^ Cooking Mama sales breakdown:
    • Europe – 1 million[13]
    • Japan – 62,000[14]
    • United States – 1.2 million[15]
  6. ^ Final Fantasy III sales breakdown:
    • Europe – 480,000[16]
    • Japan – 1.06 million[17]
    • North America – 460,000[18]
  7. ^ Professor Layton and the Last Specter sales breakdown:
    • Japan – 659,000[11]
    • Elsewhere – 1.25 million[19]
  8. ^ Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride sales breakdown:
    • Europe – 70,000[20]
    • Japan – 1.36 million[17]
    • North America – 60,000[20]
  9. ^ Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen sales breakdown:
    • Europe – 150,000[20]
    • Japan – 1.19 million[16][20]
    • North America – 110,000[20]
  10. ^ Guitar Hero: On Tour sales breakdown:
    • France – 100,000[21]
    • United Kingdom – 200,000[22]
    • United States – 1.1 million[15]
  11. ^ MySims sales breakdown:
    • United Kingdom – 300,000[22]
    • United States – 1 million[15]
  12. ^ Final Fantasy IV sales breakdown:
  13. ^ Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings sales breakdown:
    • Europe – 280,000[16]
    • Japan – 540,000[16]
    • North America – 220,000[16]

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