3DS- Amazon UK’s most pre-ordered game system of all time

Posted By | On 17th, Mar. 2011 Under Industry News, News | Follow This Author @Shubhankar2508

Amazon UK just recently confirmed that the 3DS has become the most pre-order console at Amazon, breaking the record previously held be Sony’s current gen home console, the PS3.

It has been pre-ordered 20% times more than the PS3 in its launch date, 56% more than the Wii, which was Nintendo’s previous most pre-ordered system, and 255% more than the DSi, more than any DS model ever.

Five titles being released on the 3DS have hit the top 20 in the retailers’ Hot Future Releases list, and the 3DS has already appeared on the top 10 bestseller charts.

“It’s unusual for a handheld console to attract this amount of excitement in the run up to launch, such high levels of interest are normally reserved for the play-at-home hardware like the ground-breaking Nintendo Wii and last year’s Microsoft Kinect,” said Amazon UK’s director of video games, Chris Poad.

“Nintendo 3DS is launching at a time when interest in all things 3D is incredibly high and with the promise of real 3D graphics without glasses, it’s a real breakthrough in handheld video game entertainment.”

The 3DS is going to release later this month. Stay tuned for more info.

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  • DirectingChaos

    Its a very clever twist on the DS console, I think had they not produced the 3DS it would have more certainly gone the way of the Wii. It will be interesting to play this in person and see if it can keep my interest, for me it’s something the original DS didn’t live up to.

  • PrivatePyle

    Not really surprised but it’s definitely news to me.
    More than the PS3? That sucker was worth at least $3,000 on ebay when it first came out.

  • doub7

    Its amazing how Nintendo keeps striking gold with each & evry things it does. Just when u thought it couldn’t top the Wii here they go again. A lot of ppl wonder y they never seem 2 adopt the latest tech (cough…NGP) but they don’t need 2. They r a money printing factory.

  • stephanielynette

    I’m so looking forward to trying out the 3ds!!

  • shastyxmcnasty

    the 3DS may be worth looking into. It does seem pretty awesome. Does anyone know if they are still having problems with giving people intense eye strain.

    • bman128

      Probably still having problems with that. Don’t really see how they could fix that

    • doub7

      i can see the future and i see a class action lawsuit

  • bman128

    Sounds awesome and all but I think I am more interested in the NGP. Probably mainly cause it has more potential cause all the details don’t seem to have been released.


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