Nintendo has apparently taken "too many" pre-orders for its official DS TV Tuner, which launches in Japan this Friday. Over 4 million pre-orders for the device have been made, a number that surprises even Nintendo, as they had not formally announced the pre-order program.
The Nintendo DS TV Tuner picks up the Japan-only "1seg" broadcast service. The device will retail for 6,800 Yen (approximately $62 USD), making it a rather pricey DS accessory that a lot of people seem to want. No word yet if Nintendo plans on releasing any similar device here or in Europe.