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DSi UK sales off to strong start

92,000 sold during week one

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Despite only launching in the UK last Friday, Blighty’s gamers have already grabbed almost 100,000 Nintendo DSis.

UK retailers shifted a whopping 92,000 DSi handheld consoles on Friday and Saturday last week, according to figures from market watcher GfK-ChartTrack.

However, last week’s UK DSi sales still weren’t enough to eclipse the 188,000 unit sales achieved by Sony’s PlayStation Portable during its first week on the UK market – week 35, 2005.

The DSi’s sales weren’t even enough to secure it second or third sales place – the console actually came fourth.

Second place is still held by Sony’s PlayStation 3, with first-week UK sales of 165,000 units. Third place was retained by Nintendo’s Wii – which sold 106,000 units during its first sales week in the UK.

Nonetheless, Dorian Bloch, UK Director of GfK-ChartTrack, told Register Hardware that the DSi’s UK first week sales are still “pretty good going”.

He added that pre-orders will have been a big part of the figure and hinted that the ongoing school Easter holidays are likely to help Nintendo maintain strong sales over the coming weeks. ®

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