There'll be Plenty of 3DS Consoles at Launch, UK

Nintendo beefing up supply chain

With pre-orders reportedly outpacing the pre-release demand for Wii in 2006, gamers and retailers across the UK might be worried there won't be enough stock after March 25th to keep up with demand.

Nintendo doesn't want you to have to ring around stores, refresh websites and chase delivery vans to get your hands on a console: it wants you to stay at home in comfort, playing AR games and making Miis with the camera, all while wearing a smoking jacket, perhaps. That's why the company is reportedly beefing up its production and supply plans to get plenty of the machines on shelves at launch.

According to industry site MCV, Nintendo will have regular supplies of the console making their way to retailers up and down the country, hopefully avoiding the long periods of unavailability that plagued the Wii at launch.

[via mcvuk.com]