Today we got word that Pokemon Black/White was Nintendo's highest selling software release in Australian History and, continuing that run, we've just spoken to a representative at Nintendo and gotten word that the 3DS has recorded the highest amount of pre-sales for any Nintendo device ever released, completely "eclipsing the Wii".
And despite the fact that, this time round, Nintendo are far more prepared for demand, it's looking extremely likely that the device will sell out on Thursday.
With Nintendo Australia being particularly fussy about releasing official numbers until they've been double/triple checked, we may have to wait until the beginning of next week until we get the exact day one sales of the 3DS. However, all signs point to an extremely successful launch for Nintendo's new device.
In Japan, Nintendo's 3DS supply dried up after only two days, and stores are now working on a ballot system for consumers looking to pick up a unit. Nintendo Australia has stated that a similar situation in Australia would very unlikely, but after the initial supply of the handheld run out, new units will be arriving in dribs and drabs similar to Wii when it first launched.