Pre-order sales for Nintendo Co. Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS ranked in the top 20 ‘Most Wished For’ products this week at Inc. due to strong demand.

This week, Mario Kart 7 ranked as the No. 19 ‘Most Wished For‘ product in Amazon’s Video Games division.

Mario Kart 7, to be sold Dec. 4, will include new characters like Lakitu and Metal Mario, and offer an optional first-person driving mode controlled by the gyro-sensor.

Nintendo in Sept. said sales of the Nintendo 3DS held a 260 percent sales increase post price cut of the hardware.

Nintendo in Aug. price cut the Nintendo 3DS handheld to $169.99, 33 percent off the $249.99 MSRP.

New titles to be sold in 2011 include Super Mario 3D Land Nov. 13 and Mario Kart 7 Dec. 4.

Nintendo in July began offering streaming functionality by Netflix Inc. and a short-form video service to view 3D movie trailers, comedy clips and music videos.

This Nov., a new system update will offer 3D video recording functionality.

Nintendo launched the Nintendo 3DS handheld with 18 software titles Mar. 27.

The Nintendo 3DS includes two screens, a 3D Depth Slider, a Circle Pad, and a 2GB SD Card.

Functionality includes StreetPass to exchange game data between owners who pass one another.

Additionally, the hardware includes the Nintendo 3DS Camera software, Mii Maker, and the Nintendo eShop to download new software.

The Nintendo 3DS includes 3-D display technology that does not require the use of special glasses.

In addition, the 3DS is backwards compatible with Nintendo DS and DSi games.

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