While the US received plenty of news about The Nintendo 3DS today, retailers kicked off pre-orders for the system all over Japan and as you can see from the photos, Japanese gamers want to make sure they get theirs the day it launches - even if it means waiting in line for hours until a store opens.
This Japanese blog reports that over 260 people waited in line outside an electronic store in Akihabara early in yesterday morning. The other photo shows a line spanning around the corner of a Shinjuku street where some people waited overnight just to get first dibs at pre-ordering. Remember, this is for pre-orders for a gaming device that doesn't come out until February 26.
Various Japanese websites report that Nintendo will have 400,000 units available at launch. Just think of the lines when the system is actually out. Think of the madness.