After only eight weeks on European retail shelves, Nintendo’s DSi has sold more than 1 million units.

An unsurprising success for the industry’s most popular handheld platform perhaps, but the current sales tally puts the DSi a full five weeks ahead of its predecessor. The original Nintendo DS took 13 weeks to move 1 million.

Then again, the DS is still selling quite well despite competition from its upgraded brethren. Since the launch of the DSi, the original has moved half a million handhelds, according to

In related news, the Atari Lynx continues to flounder.

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