DS the biggest-selling console ever 'by October'

..or November, overtaking the PS2, according to analyst types

Nintendo's DS looks set to become the best-selling console in videogaming history before you tuck into your Crimbo mince pies this year.

Earlier in the month, Nintendo announced that it had sold 27.11 million DS units in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, taking life-to-date sales to 128.89 million. That figure is must now be over 129 million.

According to NPD analyst Anita Frazier, the DS could overtake the current record owner, the PS2, as the biggest-selling console ever "by October, November". The PS2 has sold "more than 140 million units worldwide", according to a Sony press release earlier this year, and that number is still growing.

DS sales have already surpassed Game Boy's - previously the best-selling handheld ever - despite a recent decline in sales.