Nintendo's UK marketing manager, James Honeywell, has told press that he's confident UK stocks of the 3DS will last through the weekend.
Speaking to Eurogamer, Honeywell reassured shoppers that stock levels were well in excess of expected demand, with pre-orders not affecting shelf stock of the 3D handheld.
"We have well in excess of the pre-orders available," said Honeywell. "I know we haven't published an actual number, and I know there have been a lot of reports out there talking about numbers. All of those numbers are way short of the actual number.
I know there have been a lot of reports out there talking about numbers. All of those numbers are way short of the actual number.James Honeywell, Nintendo
"So there is literally no reason why you won't be able to go out tomorrow, Saturday, Sunday and buy one."
Reports had placed pre-order figures at around 140,000, with Amazon announcing that the handheld outstripped all previous consoles in pre-order numbers.
"The pre-orders are 140,000," Honeywell confirmed. "We've got way more than that available out there. So don't be put off by that. You can go out there and you'll be able to get one no matter what."