The Nintendo DS (short for “Dual Screen”) is a handheld game console developed and produced by Nintendo. It was first released in 2004 and is the successor to the Game Boy Advance. The DS is known for its distinctive clamshell design, with two screens: a lower touch screen and an upper screen that displays graphics in a 3D effect. It also has a microphone and supports wireless connectivity, allowing for multiplayer gaming and other features. The DS has a wide library of games, including popular franchises such as Pokémon, Super Mario, and The Legend of Zelda, and has sold over 154 million units worldwide, making it the best-selling handheld console of all time. It was succeeded by the Nintendo 3DS in 2011.