Kotaku writes regarding the third year into the life cycle of the Nintendo DS... "They grow up so fast, don't they? One minute they're drawing giggles, amazement and doubt from onlookers, the next they're being briskly sold to every man, woman and child in the developed world. Why the teary-eyed sentiment? Today, November 21, was the day the Nintendo DS launched in the US market, all the way back in 2004. No need to recap on its achievements, we'll instead use this time to just say "happy birthday, little friend", before going back to a heated bout of Advance Wars".