Posted By Austin Yorski about 8 months, 1 week ago
Update: The Wii U continues to fly off the (future) shelves. It looks like Best Buy is completely sold out of pre-orders for the console, as pointed out by commenters and confirmed by the retailer’s online storefront. It looks like the only place left in North America to reliably ensure a next-gen Nintendo platform is Toys R Us.
Original Story: If you were planning on pre-ordering a Wii U console you might want to hurry up. Reports are coming in that Gamestops everywhere are already out of the black $349.99 “Deluxe” Wii U model, while reserves of the “Basic” $299.99 are “dwindling.” This only seems to apply to pre-orders, so it is unclear if there will be any in stock come November 18th.
Other retailers still have Wii U systems to claim, but strangely, this doesn’t include Amazon. The massive online retailer is currently not accepting any U.S. pre-orders for the new console, although you can still put money down on Wii U games. It is apparent that something is going on behind the scenes between Nintendo and hardware retailers, but the exact machinations are unclear. Is Nintendo purposefully creating a shortage? Is the Wii U really that anticipated? Did Amazon do something to anger The Big N?
We will let you know as soon as possible.