DS makes a big splash on the UK!

The GameCube held the previous record in the UK with some 69,000 units sold in the first week.

The DS has topped that, with first week sales recorded as 87,000 units. The DS has taken the crown as the fastest selling piece of hardware.

Hopefully, Nintendo can maintain the DS’ sales when the PSP launches later in the year by enticing gamers with new games, whereas in Japan, the PSP is lapping it up, as the DS only manages about half the sales each week.