Nintendo DS family is a great handheld video game console family. It was the best-selling handheld console family ever, more than 150 billion units had been sold. Hundred game titles were sold during its lifespan. It was the leader of handheld consoles on seventh generation, his rival was Sony Playstation Portable (PSP).
At the beginning time, Nintendo DS was just a third pillar of Nintendo, alongside with Nintendo’s Gamecube (GCN) and Gameboy Advance (GBA). Mr. Hiroshi Yamauchi had been afraid about Nintendo DS and about Nintendo in sixth generation war. Nintendo DS was launched at the time that Nintendo have many failure on market and lose the war of sixth generation console (despite GBA was successful). After years later when the seventh generation war had begun, Nintendo DS proved its success. Nintendo DS was sold millions around the world and made Nintendo great again.
Nintendo was the winner of the seventh generation war of videogame consoles. Nintendo won in the console war with Wii and handheld console war with Nintendo DS. Nintendo DS was the first success step for Nintendo to face the seventh war. The announcement of Nintendo DS is always remembered when Mr. Iwata said, “On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.” It was the one of the most unforgettable moment in history of Nintendo.
Nintendo DS was a revolutionary in its era. Nintendo DS featured new graphic (3D graphic), new mechanic gameplay (dual screen, touch screen, and mic), and also new multiplayer wireless platform (via Wifi). It represented the way of Nintendo to make a console or game. Nintendo always want to make something new, something never being ever.
Nintendo DS was the greatest handheld console ever made by Nintendo and also the greatest of all time. Its primary rival, PSP, was not enough to compete Nintendo DS. Nintendo DS had very innovative mechanic, had more much games, and had much more revolution. This console will always be remembered by all real gamer.