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Wii U Deluxe pre-order allotment already met across GameStop stores – report

Saturday, 15th September 2012 19:13 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Wii U Deluxe allotted pre-orders at GameStop have been filled “company wide” in the US, according to a report on Polygon.

Stores across various states confirmed to the site that the allotted pre-orders had already been filled, some stores reached half of the allotment within hours of the console’s release date being announced.

Employees said they were unsure whether more Deluxe editions would be available for pre-order leading up to launch in November.

Industry analyst Michael Pachter said Thursday, he expected Nintendo would initially manufacture no more than “1 million units per month to start, so expect 1 million U.S., 1 million Europe, 1 million UK.”

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6 Comments

  1. absolutezero

    “US retailer Best Buy has now sold out of both the 32GB Premium Wii U console and also the 8GB Basic Wii U console online. The retailer has now completely removed the console from its website. Those looking to pre-order the console from Best Buy will be greeted by a page not found notification for both SKU’s.”

    Who would want to buy a WiiU I mean we have the 360/PS3 surely that blah blah blah blah blah blah

    Make only limited amount of consoles
    Make sure everyone knows demand exceeds the supply
    Watch as people kill each other over a WiiU
    Frenzy goes up
    50000% more demand for WiiU

    Nintendo is fucking brilliant, they did the same thing with the Wii

    I guess this is just Nintendo’s small dedicated fanbase pre-ordering the entire supply and selling it out everywhere. Nothing to worry about, its a total flop.

    mhmmm.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. mrmike2012

    I preorder mine already :)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dragon246

    As expected, ninty fans and backwind of success of wii will result in strong initial sales of wiiu. Lets see how it goes. Ninty will get a free rein unless sony and MS announce price cuts and advertise it properly.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    @3

    Moving consoles mean developers will want there games on it…

    Surely that’s a good thing regardless of the early adopters demographic?

    No one wants another Vita on their hands…

    #4 2 years ago
  5. OlderGamer

    Got mine ordered already, did it the day the announcement came out. I have a WiiU Deluxe at Gamestop. I thought about ordering two, so I could ebay my second one.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. fearmonkey

    I hope it is very successful, but I have my doubts for the long run…..

    #6 2 years ago

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