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Nintendo Breaks UK Pre-Order Record With 3DS

by Matt Helgeson on Mar 04, 2011 at 09:10 AM

The Japanese 3DS launch was a huge success, and it looks like the its debut in the UK is going to be big as well. CVG is reporting that the handheld has already beaten Nintendo's company record for console launch pre-orders in the country, and is showing no signs of slowing down.

"We're very encouraged that it's going to be a big launch," said Nintendo UK sales director Andy Yates. "Our target was to get over 100,000 pre-orders – and we're in line with that. So far, we've already beat our personal best for a console launch. With three weeks to go, we're in a great position, as pre-orders are still building."

Given that previous reports have indicated that there will be around 185,000 units available in the UK on day one, British gamers better get down to their local retailer and place their pre-orders now.