Nintendo 3DS: record pre-orders at Amazon UK

Amazon.co.uk announced today that the Nintendo console 3DS became the most pre-ordered product in all time on the site. A week before 3DS launch, the Amazon announced that the Nintendo 3DS at amazon.co.uk is already exceeded by 20% on record number of pre-orders which was previously held by the PlayStation 3. Compared to the Wii, the portable gets 56% more pre-orders (255% compared to the Nintendo DS).

Nintendo 3DS

Chris Poad, Director of Video Games at Amazon.co.uk said "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. 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."

Accordingly, Nintendo 3DS appears twice in the top sales (Blue Lagoon version Cosmos and Black). Here are the top 5 of the biggest hardware/devices pre-ordered on the site amazon.co.uk:

  1. Nintendo 3DS - released March 25, 2011
  2. PlayStation 3 - released in March 2007
  3. Nintendo Wii - released in December 2006
  4. Microsoft KINECTS - released in November 2010
  5. PlayStation Move - released in September 2010

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