Nintendo has released internal sales figures revealing that the DS family of consoles has sold more than 47 million units in the US since launch in November 2004.

The Nintendo Wii sold over seven million units in the US during 2010, bringing total sales in the region to 34 million units.

"When we look back at 2010, we see consumers time and again turning to the value and enjoyment of our products," commented Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.

"When we look ahead to 2011, we see new portable technology and more great Wii games that need to be seen to be believed."

The next hardware to be released from Nintendo is the 3DS, due in Japan on February 26, priced 25,000 ($298 / 188). A European and US release is set for March, with solid price and date details to be announced on January 19.

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