dsiPersonally I was not expecting the just-launched Nintendo DSi to have such an immense success but it appears that I was wrong: in the UK, over its debut weekend, Nintendo’s new handheld outsold all other consoles combined! And, no matter if you’re a fan of the DSi or not, you must admit that it’s pretty impressive.

Chart-Track has the details and they consider that the huge number of pre-orders was decisive here: “I can tell you that the DSi has outsold all the other consoles for the week,” said Chart-Track’s Chris Poole. “DS software is up the most last week,” he added, despite “no big releases”.

“Easter is generally a good period for Nintendo,” he added, saying: “There was a lot of pre-order activity on DSi, so I’m not sure how it’s going to maintain its strong sales in the following weeks. We’ll just have to wait and see how well it’s promoted.”

It appears that the Nintendo DSi doesn’t need too much promotion, though. But what do you say? Is really such an impressive handheld this new toy from Nintendo?