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.