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Nintendo has now sold a cumulative 135.6 million DS machines, and 75.9 million Wii machines.

Nintendo is expecting to sell 23.5 million DS machines and 17.5 million Wii consoles in the fiscal year ending March 2011.

Like other major Japanese exporters, Nintendo has been slammed by the plunging dollar. It said the hammering was expected to continue in the coming months.

Nintendo said the dollar had averaged 88.90 yen in April-September last year, but had dropped to 83.82 yen during the latest six months. It expects the dollar to average 85 yen for the full fiscal year.

By area, Nintendo sales were down across the board, including the U.S., Japan and Europe.

It is common for sales of even hit machines like the Wii, which went on sale in 2006, to trail off after the novelty wears off, and manufacturers have to keep introducing new machines to woo game fans.

Nintendo’s Wii will face similar offerings from rivals this Christmas with Sony Corp. introducing a baton-like wireless remote controller called PlayStation Move for its PlayStation 3 console. Microsoft Corp. is introducing the Kinect controller for its Xbox 360.

Nintendo shares inched down 0.7 percent to 21,290 yen. Earnings were announced after trading closed in Tokyo.