Nintendo recently revealed that the DS is the best-selling console ever in the United States, but it seems the handheld has also performed pretty well in the United Kingdom too.

According to MCV's retail sources, combined sales of the DS family of consoles outsold the Xbox 360 by just 50,000 units, cementing itself as the best-selling games machine of 2010 in the U.K.

With the 3DS launching in a couple of months, it's good to see the DS is still performing strong and should hopefully continue to do so with Nintendo pledging to support it beyond the release of the 3DS. The DS sure does have a big pair of shoes to fill.