Nintendo Co.’s Super Mario 3D Land for the Nintendo 3DS ranked in the top 15 sales at Best Buy Co. Inc.’s online division this week due to building pre-order demand.

This week, Super Mario 3D Land ranked as the No. 14 best-selling pre-order product at

Super Mario 3D Land, to be sold Nov. 17, is a brand new 3D adventure that includes the trademark Tanooki Raccoon Suit from Super Mario Bros. 3 for use in new 3D levels.

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 Oct. said it has sold nearly 450,000 Nintendo 3DS units since a price cut to $169.99 in Aug.

In Oct., The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D became the first 3DS title to pass 500,000 unit sales in the U.S.

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.

Google Inc. this week launched then removed the new Gmail app for Apple Inc.’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch due to a software error.

The company this week said the Gmail for iOS app contained a bug that caused users to see an error message upon launch of the app.

It added it will release a new version soon.

The Gmail app had previously been exclusive to Android-based smartphones.

The iOS version is said to include pull down refresh functionality, email alerts, Autocomplete email addresses, and the ability to navigate the Inbox and read email simultaneously via the iPad.

Apple in Oct. said it sold 4 million iPhone 4S units at launch in the first three days of sale to set a new sales record for the device.

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