Nintendo 3DS US pre-orders double Wii's

Handheld tracking ahead of the home console prior to launch

US pre-orders for Nintendo 3DS are twice the amount of those placed for Wii at a similar point ahead of its launch.

That's according to Lazard Capital Markets analyst Colin Sebastian, who said the news was confirmed by Nintendo ahead of the handheld's release on Sunday.


Nintendo told us yesterday it isn't anticipating 3DS stock shortages in the UK, despite massive demand for the system, which went on sale today.