3DS-pre-orders-through-the-roof---twice-as-many-as-for-Wii---Nintendo 3DS pre-orders through the roof - twice as many as for Wii - Nintendo

   22/03/2011 at 21:27       Richard Horne       2 COMMENTS.
 - Nintendo 3DS, Handheld, 3DS, Pre-orders, eBay scalpers

Ahead of the hand-held's launch later this week, Nintendo has revealed that pre-orders for its fantastic 3DS console have more than doubled those of that of the Wii in 2006.

David Yarnton, General Manager of Nintendo UK, while no doubt pumping his fists in excitement said that:

“The reaction to Nintendo 3DS has exceeded our wildest expectations. Glasses-free 3D entertainment has truly arrived. It’s almost certain that the number of Nintendo 3DS consoles sold on Friday will exceed the number of 3D televisions sold in the whole of 2010"

“Until now 3D has been too expensive, too clumsy and too restricted, with Nintendo 3DS it’s mobile. It’s affordable. It’s glasses-free. And it’s here, now.”

Nintendo this week also confirmed that there will be midnight openings in various flagship stores across the country as demand for the console reaches fever pitch.

Have you pre-ordered a 3DS? Are you queuing up at midnight to get your grubby mitts on one? Or are you buying ten, solely with the intention of scalping the unfortunates on eBay next week? Either way we'd love to hear from you.

You can read our thoughts on the 3DS here.

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