We've picked up on the fact many of you aren't feelin' the DSi. But you know what? Lots of other people are, because according to GameStop, pre-orders for the handheld are off the charts.

According to GameStop senior vice president Bob McKenzie, DSi pre-orders are double the size of the original DS:

We've seen some pretty brisk pre-orders on DSi. It's probably double where we were on the original DS, as far as reservation activity, so we're expecting some great things from that.

I seem to remember the original DS as being kind of a big deal, so those kind of pre-order numbers are surprisingly high for a device that seems pitched at replacing a very similar device you already own.

GameStop's Bob McKenzie sees little recession impact on gamers [VentureBeat]