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Japan: Get in Line or You'll Miss Out

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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.

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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.

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