Shortages of Nintendo Wii consoles around Europe have left some gamers who pre-ordered the new machine frustrated.
Nintendo, which has already launched the machine in the US and Japan, said it expected to sell out of Wiis on the first day of sales.
More than four million Wiis will be shipped globally this year, and 50,000 were sold in the UK in 12 hours.
BBC News has been e-mailed by gamers disappointed that pre-orders for the machine have not been fulfilled.
More than 1,200 Wiis have gone on sale on online auction site eBay in the UK within hours of the launch. The highest price for a console so far has been £500.