Nintendo Wi-Fi reaches one million milestone

Publisher boasts a total of 27 million connections made between a million DS players around the world.

Nintendo started 2006 with word that its Wi-Fi Connection service for the Nintendo DS was off to a quick start, having connected 550,000 gamers since its debut last year. Three months later, the company is touting the popularity of the service once more. Nintendo today announced that the Wi-Fi Connection service has logged one million players since it started.

"Players are embracing our model of a compelling, safe, easy-to-use wireless gaming service," Nintendo of America executive vice-president of sales and marketing Reggie Fils-Aime said in a statement. "Those one million users represent more than 27 million game sessions."

Mario Kart DS, Animal Crossing: Wild World, and Tony Hawk's American Sk8land are the only North American titles to use the Wi-Fi Connection so far, although Tetris DS and Metroid Prime: Hunters will both use the service when they see release March 20.

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15 comments
wowtio
wowtio

this is fantrastic!!

Toadonpa
Toadonpa

Posted Dec 31, 1969 4:00 pm PT

T_Magdi
T_Magdi

What about Tony Hawk's use of Wi-Fi? ;) (Posted on 31 Dec 1969?!?! Glitches these days)

T_Magdi
T_Magdi

What about Tony Hawk's use of Wi-Fi? ;) (Posted on 31 Dec 1969?!?! Glitches these days)

goatblower
goatblower

Well the price of the wi-fi is the reason for the sucess.

trj156
trj156

hmm, i may have to pick one up eventually...

cyprus646
cyprus646

Congradulations Nintendo i knew there service would be a huge hit.

cyprus646
cyprus646

Congradulations Nintendo i knew there service would be a huge hit.

XtReMeGaMeR4eVa
XtReMeGaMeR4eVa

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Dinsome
Dinsome

That's great, with Tetris and other quality titles I'm sure they will gain as much popularity as XBox Live

777rak
777rak

Cool Congrats, wish I could be there