Nintendo has said that the new 3DS handheld game system has set a day-one sales record. Specifically, the company said day one sales were "the highest of any Nintendo hand-held system in our history." They have not provided specific sales figures at this time, saying they reveal first-week sales figures for the system on April 14th. The 3DS seems to be avoiding the shortages which occurred with the Wii, and there are plenty of 3DS handhelds in stock at Toys R Us, Target, and other retailers.
The company said they "worked hard to get as much product as possible to retailers on day one to meet demand, and we will continue with these efforts moving forward." So even if you didn't have the foresight to pre-order a 3DS, you can probably just pick one up at your local store with no problem. The glasses-free 3D system has a lineup of 3D games available now as well, and a Toys R Us representative said that Super Street Fighter IV, Pilotwings Resort, and Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars were all selling well, especially with the retailer's "buy one, get one half off" offer.
For more on the 3DS, be sure to check out our full review. Have you tried it out yet? What do you think?
[via Game Stop]