Nintendogs went on sale across Europe on October 7th and in its first weekend notched up sales figures of 160,000, but it still has some way to go in Europe if it hopes to match its phenomenal success in Japan and the USA. Nintendogs is the best selling new franchise on a portable game system and has sold over 1.5 million units in North America and Japan, selling 250,000 copies in its first week on sale in the US.

"Nintendogs is clearly helping sell new Nintendo DS hardware. Aligned with a price drop to £89.99, Nintendo DS sales are up between 400-700% across Europe, this will further cement our position as leader in the portable market," commented Nintendo Senior Director of Marketing, Jim Merrick.

Nintendogs is available now for around £29.99 and the Nintendo DS: Blue and Pink Nintendogs bundles are also available at only £99.99.

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