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DSi sells 92,000 in two days

Confirmed GfK-ChartTrack figures show stunning UK launch weekend for new Nintendo console

GfK-ChartTrack has confirmed to MCV that DSi sold 92,000 copies at UK retail over its opening weekend.

Dismissing premature reports that the console sold in excess of 100,000 units in the two days, the body said that the launch put the UK High Street in “prime position” for Easter next weekend.

MCV yesterday revealed that DSi had become the fourth biggest console launch in UK history, behind PS3, PSP and Wii.

“I would expect this launch to very much stimulate the DS software market,” said GfK-ChartTrack UK director Dorian Bloch.

“It’s difficult to know how many of these 92,000 consumers were new and how many had upgraded from their DS or DS Lite. But the next software chart will show the effect of those that have never before owned a DS. The DS market is primed for Easter, and we expect big numbers.”

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Koch

Figures

posted by Small publisher sales Apr 07, 2009 at 11:27 am
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Small publisher sales

Thanks MCV - always worth waiting for the real deal. Not quite 100k, but still damn impressive.

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DSi

posted by Derek Apr 07, 2009 at 1:14 pm
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Derek

Why buy a DSi when for another £15 and you could buy a ipod touch?

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@ Dereck

posted by Bert The Happy Fish Apr 07, 2009 at 6:13 pm
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Bert The Happy Fish

Probably because the DSi can play DS games and an ipod can't?

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