Brain Age is a semi-educational video game franchise made by Nintendo. The first game's pseudo scientific nature helped kickstart the Nintendo DS success in the mainstream market when it released in 2005 in Japan, and a year later in other regions. The games feature a variety of puzzles, including stroop tests, mathematical questions, and Sudoku puzzles, all designed to help keep certain parts of the brain active. As of February 2021, the Brain Age franchise has sold over 35.29 million copies worldwide.
|2005||DS||Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!||19.01|||
|DS||Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day!||14.88|||
|2008||DSiWare||Brain Age Express||Unknown|
|2012||3DS||Brain Age: Concentration Training||0.356*|||
|2019||Switch||Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch||1.05|||
- * include VGChartz numbers
- Brain Age: Concentration Training - 0.266 (JPN) [Famitsu], 0.09 (NA/Other) [VGChartz]
- JPN currently only Japanese sales number available
- While the first two titles released in the same year in Japan, they were released in 2006 and 2007 in other regions.
- Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! is the fourth best selling DS game.
- Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! is the fifth best selling DS game in Japan, with 5.08 million copies sold.
- Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! is also the eight best selling handheld game in Japan of all time.
- Brain Age Express was released in three different versions: Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters, Brain Age Express: Math, and Brain Age Express: Sudoku.
- Brain Age: Concentration Training released in Europe in 2017 with no sales numbers available.
- Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch did not release in North America.
- Nintendo software and hardware sales data from 1983 to present, Updated as of December 2021
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