News: 3DS on course for 100,000 pre orders in the UK

I wasn’t planning to do an update today and next week I’ll unveil my new schedule but this I think is huge news.  According to and that the pre orders has smashed Nintendo’s previous pre order console record.

The quote from Andy Yates (UK NIntendo sales director) in MCV states:

“We’re very encouraged that it’s going to be a big launch,” he said. “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.”

He added: “Retailers tell us that things are good, and they’re pretty relieved to have a big launch in March; they need something of that magnitude.”

In addition to that is a quote from Nintendo UK Marketing director Dawn Pain states.

“I don’t think you can underestimate peoples’ hunger for new technology – the performance we’re expecting comes from the quality of the product. The pre-order numbers are a testament to that,” she told MCV.

“We are building towards Wii-style launch proportions. That has been our ambition all along: to get the UK into a ‘feeding frenzy’ situation. We feel we’ve picked the perfect time to launch the 3DS.”

Thanks to MyNintendoNews and for this.  Whilst I have just copied the quotes you can judge yourself how big this is, I don’t think many expected it…so get your pre orders in!


Posted on 04/03/2011, in 3DS, News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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