DSi Selling Faster Than DS, Faster Than DS Lite, Faster Than Wii

Because it's still "just" a DS, there doesn't seem to be as much buzz over the DSi as there was the last DS handheld revision, the DS Lite. Just because there's no buzz, however, doesn't mean the thing's not selling.

As we've told you the third iteration of the DS has already sold 6.86 million units worldwide. But what's more remarkable than that impressive number is the speed at which consumers have snapped the device up.

According to Nintendo of America's vice president of corporate affairs, Denise Kaigler, the DSi has sold more units in its first three months on sale in the United States (1.7 million) than the original DS (1.38 million) could manage. More than the DS Lite (1.07 million) could manage. Heck, it's more than even the Wii (1.52 million) could manage.

Kotaku AU Note: We've seen the DSi sell at a similar nippy rate here in Australia as Nintendo revealed last month upon hitting 100,000 units sold.

Whether it can sustain that level of growth is doubtful, but hey, we're not talking about the future right now. We're only talking the present. Well, the present and the immediate past.

Nintendo Minute: 08.10.10 [IGN]


    Obviously there is no denying its popularity and its success, but i have a feeling its good sales is just the real die-hard Nintendo fans purchasing it.

    People who use their DS on occasional times, i believe, wouldn't see the DSi as worthy of upgrading. Of corse the DSi is more appealing with the camera so new-comers would go for that. But i believe a lot of the sales are the fans upgrading or buying another DS and keeping their Lite cause of the Advance Slot that the DSi lacks.

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