Nintendo-launches-3DS-in-the-UK Nintendo launches 3DS in the UK

   25/03/2011 at 08:34       Richard Horne       1 COMMENTS.
Source - VG247
 - 3DS Launch, Nintendo 3DS, Hand-hel, glasses-less 3D

Nintendo officially launched its new 3DS hand-held with midnight store openings across the UK last night.

With thousands queueing over night, demand looks set to outstrip supply with Nintendo hoping to sell 200,000 units before the weekend is out. To give that some context, 400,000 units were sold during the opening weekend of the device's launch in Japan.

Nintendo UK PR Rob Saunders told VG247 that Nintendo has been blown away by the public's reponse to the device:

"Reactions have been phenomenal. I think it’s safe to say it’s been far above and beyond what we expected. We always knew it would be well received and go well but I think we’ve been blown away with literally just how well it’s gone.

“It’s our highest pre-ordered product ever in the UK, which in an era where people are predicting the death of video game consoles because of smart phones and tablets, it shows there is a demand there for the kind of in-depth, immersive, incredible experiences you only get on Nintendo consoles,” he concluded, adding that Nintendo is “confident” it can meet consumer demand for the device."

Did you queue up over night? Have you pre-ordered? Have you sashayed down to your local supermarket this morning to pick one up and are left wondering what all the fuss is? We'd love to know your thoughts.

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