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Nintendo DS Top 25

by: Cori Jacobs ; edited by: Aaron R. ; updated: 5/25/2012 • Leave a comment

The latest list of bestselling games for your handheld wonder.

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    Proving everyone, everywhere, at all times, wants to rock, Guitar Hero enters at the top slot this time around with its DS version that comes complete with a snap-in "fretboard" for your DS. If it's Nintendo, you're guaranteed Mario action, and the appearance here of New Super Mario Bros., Mario Kart DS, Mario Party DS, and Super Mario 64 DS seem to indicate that a great mustache love still runs deep for DS fans. And several counters to "them vidya games'll rot yer brain" appear, with the Brain Age games, Ubisoft's My Coach language tutors, and Professor Layton's brain-wrenching posers all doing well.

    1) Guitar Hero: On Tour
    Publisher: Activision Inc.
    ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)
    Official Site: http://www.guitarhero.com/ghot/us/
    Price: $49.99
    Genre: Music
    Amazon Customer Rating: 4.5

    2) New Super Mario Bros.
    Publisher: Nintendo
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Official Site: http://mario.nintendo.com/
    Price: $34.99
    Genre: Platform
    Amazon Customer Rating: 5

    3) Mario Kart DS
    Publisher: Nintendo
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Official Site: http://www.mariokart.com/mkds/
    Price: $34.99
    Genre: Racing
    Amazon Customer Rating: 5

    4) Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day!
    Publisher: Nintendo
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Official Site: http://www.brainage.com/
    Price: $19.99
    Genre: Edutainment
    Amazon Customer Rating: 4.5

    5) Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!
    Publisher: Nintendo
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Official Site: http://www.brainage.com/
    Price: $19.99
    Genre: Edutainment
    Amazon Customer Rating: 4.5

    6) Final Fantasy Tactics A2
    Publisher: Square Enix
    ESRB Rating: E 10+ (Everyone 10+)
    Official Site: http://na.square-enix.com/ffta2/
    Price: $39.99
    Genre: Strategy, RPG
    Amazon Customer Rating: 5

    7) Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
    Publisher: Lucas Arts Entertainment
    ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)
    Official Site: http://www.lucasarts.com/games/legoindianajones/
    Price: $29.99
    Genre: Adventure
    Amazon Customer Rating: 4.5

    8) My Weight Loss Coach
    Publisher: Ubisoft
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Official Site: http://myweightlosscoachgame.us.ubi.com/
    Price: $39.99
    Genre: Sports, Self-Help
    Amazon Customer Rating: 4

    9) Mario Party DS
    Publisher: Nintendo
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Official Site: http://www.marioparty-ds.com
    Price: $29.99
    Genre: Party
    Amazon Customer Rating: 5

    10) Professor Layton and the Curious Village
    Publisher: Nintendo
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Official Site: http://professorlaytonds.com
    Price: $29.99
    Genre: Adventure, Edutainment
    Amazon Customer Rating: 5

    11) The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
    Publisher: Nintendo
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Official Site: http://www.zelda.com/phantomhourglass
    Price: $34.99
    Genre: Adventure
    Amazon Customer Rating: 5

    12) Touchmaster
    Publisher: Midway Entertainment
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Official Site: http://touchmastergame.com
    Price: $19.99
    Genre: Puzzle, Trivia, Party
    Amazon Customer Rating: 4.5

    13) Pokemon Diamond
    Publisher: Nintendo
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Official Site: http://www.pokemon.com
    Price: $34.99
    Genre: RPG
    Amazon Customer Rating: 5

    14) The World Ends With You
    Publisher: Square Enix
    ESRB Rating: T (Teen)
    Official Site: http://www.theworldendswithyou.com
    Price: $39.99
    Genre: Action, RPG
    Amazon Customer Rating: 5

    15) Final Fantasy IV
    Publisher: Square Enix
    ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older)
    Official Site: http://na.square-enix.com/ff4
    Price: $39.99
    Genre: RPG

    16) WordJong
    Publisher: Destineer Inc
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Official Site: http://www.destineerstudios.com/destineer/products/wordjong/index.html
    Price: $19.99
    Genre: Puzzle
    Amazon Customer Rating: 5

    17) My Spanish Coach
    Publisher: UBI Soft
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Official Site: http://mywordcoach.us.ubi.com/my_spanish_coach.php
    Price: $29.99
    Genre: Edutainment
    Amazon Customer Rating: 4.5

    18) Wall-E
    Publisher: THQ
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Official Site: http://www.wallevideogame.com/
    Price: $29.99
    Genre: Action, Adventure

    19) My French Coach
    Publisher: Ubisoft
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Official Site: http://mywordcoach.us.ubi.com/my_french_coach.php
    Price: $19.99
    Genre: Edutainment
    Amazon Customer Rating: 4.5

    20) Super Mario 64 DS
    Publisher: Nintendo
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Official Site: http://www.nintendods.com/sm64ds/
    Price: $29.99
    Genre: Platform
    Amazon Customer Rating: 4.5

    21) Nintendogs Labrador Retriever & Friends
    Publisher: Nintendo
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Official Site: http://www.nintendogs.com
    Price: $29.99
    Genre: Virtual Pet, Simulation
    Amazon Customer Rating: 4.5

    22) Imagine: Fashion Designer
    Publisher: Ubisoft
    Official Site: http://imagine.us.ubi.com
    Price: $29.99
    Genre: Simulation
    Amazon Customer Rating: 4.5

    23) Cooking Mama
    Publisher: Majesco Sales Inc.
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Official Site: http://www.majescoentertainment.com/games/display_game.php?PLTFRM=nintendo-ds&GN=cooking-mama
    Price: $19.99
    Genre: Cooking, Simulation
    Amazon Customer Rating: 4.5

    24) Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
    Publisher: Nintendo
    ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older)
    Official Site: http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/nLeg9iJkPgq3fWBcqtpDNWUJ4IvmaQBY
    Price: $29.99
    Genre: Turn-Based Strategy
    Amazon Customer Rating: 4.5

    25) Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns
    Publisher: Atlus
    ESRB Rating: T (Teen)
    Official Site: http://www.atlus.com/izuna2
    Genre: RPG

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