Nintendogs Finally Hits UK

We’ve been hearing about it for weeks now, but today is the day that the UK wags its tail to welcome nintendogs, made exclusively for the Nintendo DS handheld console. Touted as the number one toy this Christmas, the virtual puppy phenomenon already has the US and Japan firmly in its paws. With tales of retailers already being inundated with dog-loving fans eager to catch the latest craze.

If you did not already know Nintendogs will come in three different versions – Labrador Retriever, Miniature Dachshund and Chihuahua – each with six different breeds of puppies to begin with, giving a total of eighteen breeds to choose.

Since its launch in Japan, the Japanese have been going barking mad for Nintendogs – so much so that sales of the Nintendo DS console have rocketed to five times the average amount during the Nintendogs launch week. In the US, the game racked up 250,000 sales in its first week – making it the fastest selling new franchise ever.