Nintendo Wi-Fi service reaches 5 million users

Nintendo says its DS Wi-Fi service has now had 5 million users, and 200 million total game-play sessions.

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection has reached 5 million DS users Nintendo

Nintendo said Wednesday that its Wi-Fi Connection service--which allows Nintendo DS users to play wirelessly against each other--has surpassed 5 million users.

All told, the video game giant said, users have initiated more than 200 million sessions, playing games like Animal Crossing: Wild World, Mario Kart DS, Metroid Prime Hunters and others wirelessly.

And despite the attention paid to next-generation video game systems like the Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360, the DS is currently the best-selling system of all, having moved 470,000 units in April, according to NPD Group.

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