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2009-03-12 13:04:25

Sales of the Nintendo DS are now over 100 million devices since its launch five years ago, according to the company. March 6, worldwide sales of the DS toppled 100 million, including the original model, the DS Lite and DSI, Nintendo said in a statement on Wednesday. Games available on the DS like "brain-training" have helped to sell the device because of the broadened attraction to play those games, such as everyone from core gamers to women and older people. "We aim to shift from one machine...

2008-10-03 12:05:00

For weeks, rumors have circulated in the gamer blogosphere that Nintendo (NTDOY) would release a new version of its portable DS video game console. On Oct. 2, the Japanese game company made it official at its annual Nintendo Conference in Tokyo, saying the dual-screen DSi would be on store shelves in Japan at the beginning of next month. Consumers overseas will have to wait until sometime in 2009 to get theirs. The new DSi is Nintendo's attempt to answer the threat the company faces from a...

2008-10-02 18:00:04

Tokyo, Oct. 2 (Jiji Press)--Nintendo Co. said Thursday it will release a new model of the popular Nintendo DS portable video game machine in Japan on Nov. 1, which can take pictures and play music. The new model, called Nintendo DSi, boasts improved audio quality and a screen that is 17 pct larger than that of the existing model, although the two are almost identical in size. The DSi will retail for 18,900 yen. The new machine will go on sale overseas next year. The DS series has...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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