Alex's Adventures in Preordering Five 3DS Systems

Andriasang: For consumers and retailers in Japan, January 20 marked the beginning and perhaps only day for reservations of the Nintendo 3DS, which launches on February 26 at ¥25,000. Major electronics retailers like Yodobashi Camera, Bic Camera and Sofmap, as well as online retailers like Amazon Japan, announced the start day of reservations about a week in advance, giving consumers ample time to prepare for it.

And prepare they did. I had expected demand for the system to be quite huge from the get-go, so I knew that I would have to line up at some point to get a system, either at the launch itself or perhaps when getting a pre-order.

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