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DS TV Tuner Breaks Nintendo.jp

Today may seem like just Thursday to you, but to Japan, it was the day pre-orders started for Nintendo's 1seg DS tuner peripheral. The peripheral, which makes the DS capable of receiving 1seg digital television broadcasts, is being sold exclusively through Nintendo's e-commerce site.

Based on a report from Sankei News, one sales source may not be enough for the item. The news site reports that the start of pre-orders caused such a rush that Nintendo's servers were overloaded and people were left unable to connect.

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