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Japanese gaming company, Nintendo has claimed that it has sold 113,000 units of its Nintendo 3DS gaming consoles in the UK over the first weekend after its launch in the country.
The gaming console was launched on Friday 25 in the country. According to Videogamer, the sales figure is the record for the company but is certainly lower than the industry record held by PSP with 185,000 units. Nintendo’s earlier record was the Wii's opening sales of 106,000 units.
The company sold 303,000 units across Europe in the opening weekend. This means that that the UK accounts for more than a third of the European market, certainly its biggest one in Europe. The company has received pre- orders in the range of 140,000, much lower than expectations.
"Nintendo 3DS allows people to experience, for the first time, 3D technology on the move and at home, with fun and surprises for all to enjoy. With the built-in pick-up-and-play Face Raiders game and StreetPass feature adding new dimensions to the already diverse line-up of launch titles, Nintendo 3DS has struck a chord with gamers old and new,” said Laurent Fischer, Nintendo of Europe's Managing Director of Marketing & PR.