It looks like the iPad 2 announcement hasn't hurt 3DS fever any in the British Isles. MCV is reporting that the 3DS has already locked in it's place for the biggest console launch ever in the UK. With the console approaching 100,000 preorders, Nintendo is guaranteed a massively successful opening day on March 25th.
The big 'N' says that stores can keep the orders coming as availability is strong, so there'll be plenty of consoles to go around. That's refreshing to hear as most console launches have that familiar tinge of 'I hope I'm going to get one' to them. It's nice to see availability of a product not be artificially manipulated with a 'shortage'.