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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:40pm 18/03/11 | 8 Comments
It's not much of a local gauge, but it's still impressive, nonetheless. According to Amazon UK, the Nintendo 3DS is the most pre-ordered console the retailer has ever had, smashing the Wii by a whopping 56%. It also trumped the PS3 by 20% and the DSi by a massive margin of 255%.

"It’s unusual for a hand-held console to attract this amount of excitement in the run up to launch," said Amazon UK’s director of videogames, Chris Poad. "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."

We've contacted local retailers and Nintendo to see how it's faring on our shores, so stay tuned.












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Eorl
Posted 03:26pm 18/3/11
I don't agree with the comment about hand-helds not attracting as much excitement as home consoles. When the previous DS's were released there was huge amounts of excitement. And with the other previous GameBoys as well. The 3DS probably has a huge amount due to the way the 3D works, and how innovative it is (which some will argue with).

I can't wait for mine, it's going to be awesome. I haven't owned a hand-held since the earlier days of chunky GameBoy's and the black and white colouring.
Khel
Posted 04:03pm 18/3/11
I haven't pre-ordered one yet, but its getting harder and harder to resist, especially after seeing it in action. Is JB Hifi still doing that cheap pre-order deal?
greazy
Posted 04:11pm 18/3/11
Would be great if they gave us proper numbers instead of percentages.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 05:56pm 18/3/11
Greazy, I know through a source JB here has over 2000 but haven't been able to get numbers from GAME or EB yet
Eorl
Posted 06:19pm 18/3/11
I haven't pre-ordered one yet, but its getting harder and harder to resist, especially after seeing it in action. Is JB Hifi still doing that cheap pre-order deal?

Yeah they still are, $298 but no starter game. Which doesn't bother me, have Pokemon Black. Not sure if they are still taking online pre-orders though, so might check that quickly.
EniGma
Posted 11:05pm 18/3/11
R4 that shit.
Midda
Posted 01:47am 19/3/11
I've got my preorder in at JB. I haven't got any games with it yet though. I'll probably just get all my games from OzGameShop.

It's out on the 31st, right?
Eorl
Posted 11:38am 19/3/11
I've got my preorder in at JB. I haven't got any games with it yet though. I'll probably just get all my games from OzGameShop.

It's out on the 31st, right?

Yeah 31st. If you pre-ordered online, usually ship within the day or two.
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