“3DS launches, wows fans… but you ain’t seen nothin yet” – Nintendo

Nintendo launched the 3DS in the UK today, and hundreds were reported queuing around the block at HMV’s London flagship store on Oxford Street to be the first to get their hands the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo also reveal  that in Japan the console sold almost 400,000 units in two days when it launched last month.

The reaction to Nintendo 3DS has exceeded our wildest ambitions,” said David Yarnton, General Manager of Nintendo UK. “The launch is already bigger than Wii, and by a distance. People are only just starting to grasp what Nintendo 3DS is capable of, but the truth it, there’s so much more to come.”

“When people start to experience the social features of the device – StreetPass and SpotPass – it will blow their minds. The Augmented Reality functionality is making even the most dedicated gadget lovers gasp with amazement – and there is so much more to come.

“When people start to access not just 3D games but 3D music videos, sports highlights and movies it will transform their entire experience of entertainment – and all without the need for special glasses. Until now 3D has been too expensive, too clumsy and too restricted. With Nintendo 3DS it’s mobile. It’s affordable. It’s glasses-free. And it’s here, now”

“Nintendo 3DS allows everyone to experience true 3D entertainment by bringing portability, affordability and glasses-free technology together for the first time anywhere in the world”, says David Yarnton, General Manager, Nintendo UK. “In the way Wii brought families together, Nintendo 3DS will bring people together, and we are delighted by the response from gaming enthusiasts and fans to make this our biggest launch ever in the UK.”