Nintendo: UK 3DS Launch Could Exceed 200k Units

By Darryl Kaye on March 24, 2011, 1:53PM EDT
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Nintendo UK are preparing for the Nintendo 3DS to be their biggest console launch in history, after it was confirmed they had received over 140,000 pre-orders.

Speaking to CVG, Nintendo UK's marketing manager, James Honeywell, said "I think we're pretty safe in assuming that most people who pre-ordered will go out and get it in the first few days, and when you add on a few more who didn't pre-order... I think we can easily exceed that 140,000 and sell 150,000, 160,000, perhaps even as high as 200,000."

He then went on to say "Just based on the 140,000, that would already give us our biggest launch. Previously on Wii, we did just over 100,000 and on DSi we did around 90,000."

If you're from the UK and haven't pre-ordered yours yet, Amazon.co.uk are selling it for £187. They also have a rather nice bundle which allows you to get some games for £15.

Source: CVG

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