Pre-order sales for Capcom Co.’s Resident Evil: Revelations for the Nintendo 3DS ranked in the top 35 sales this week at GameStop Corp.’s online division due to building demand.

This week, Resident Evil: Revelations ranked as the No. 33 best-selling pre-order product at

Resident Evil: Revelations, to be sold Feb. 7, is a brand new entry in the Resident Evil franchise set between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5.

Characters include Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, in addition to new BSAA members Parker Luciani and Jessica Sherawat. New locations include a derelict cruise ship.

It holds a pre-sale price of $39.96.

Nintendo in Nov. said the Nintendo 3DS has sold 1.65 million units in the U.S.

It price cut the handheld to $169.99 in Aug.

Nintendo in Oct. posted a $927 million loss in the first six months of the fiscal year amid slow sales for current products.

Between Apr. and Sept, the company cited the Aug. price cut for the Nintendo 3DS handheld, lower sales, and a strong yen which totaled to heftier losses. Exchange rate losses totaled to $689 million.

Nintendo forecast an annual net loss of $264 million and lowered net sales to $10.4 billion from $11.9 billion for the year ending Mar. 2012.

The price reduction of the Nintendo 3DS increased hardware sales to 3.07 million units and 8.13 million units of software.

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