People were excited for the Wii. Some even waited hours outside stores just to be the first to experience Nintendo’s new console. However, it seems that the 3DS has already trumped the Wii in one key area: pre-orders. Pre-orders for Nintendo’s new handheld are a little more than double those of the Wii, and the 3DS has been confirmed as Amazon UK’s most pre-ordered device ever.
Of course, as we all know, pre-orders don’t necessarily translate to sales, but we’ll have more numbers for you (including day one sales) later this week. However, if early indicators are to be believed, the 3DS is going to have huge first-week sales.