Nintendo Co.’s Nintendo 2DS handheld system ranked in the top 10 pre-order sales at Best Buy Co. Inc.’s online division due to building demand for the product.
This week, the Nintendo 2DS Electric Blue SKU ranked as the No. 8 best-selling pre-order product at BestBuy.com.
The Crimson Red SKU ranked at No. 12 at the same period.
The Nintendo 2DS, to be sold Oct. 12, will play all Nintendo 3DS games in 2D mode only and will be sold in Red or Blue trim at $129.99.
The hardware features a brand new slate form factor with dual screens, analog pad, touch screen, and wireless functionality.
In addition, it retains backwards compatibility to all Nintendo DS titles.
The Nintendo 3DS sold 1.4 million hardware units and 11.01 million software units in the quarter.
The company cited strong Q1 sales of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, and Donkey Kong Country Returns.