Gaming fans can beat the rush and be the first to get their hands on the new Nintendo 3DS console and games by visiting their local BP forecourt.

Customers can buy the new console and games from 99 BP Connect stores from one minute past midnight on Friday March 25, and pre-order the handsets at all BP company-owned stores.

David Pitron, head of trading for BP’s UK company owned forecourts, said: “This is a fantastic chance for our customers to beat the queues at the traditional gaming stores and get their hands on their new console and games before their mates.

“We are the only non-traditional outlet to be given an allocation of the console, a great sign of our commitment to growing the entertainment offer in our stores to give our customers a wide choice of music, films and games.”

Customers can pre order and collect the console and games at any of BP’s 300 company-owned stores.