Wii U resellers exploiting demand, charging up to $1,550 for console

Tuesday, 9th October 2012 13:06 GMT By Dave Cook

Wii U pre-orders have been selling out all over the globe, but re-sellers have reportedly started to take the piss by charging desperate gamers as much as $1,550 for a console.

Nintendo Life reports that one eBay seller has successfully sold a black Wii U console for $750, while another attempted to do the same for $1,550, but failed to find a buyer gullible enough to stump up the cash.

The gouging comes as GameStop opened a long waiting list for Wii U pre-orders due to the initial run of consoles disappearing rapidly.

What do you make of the prices being charged by re-sellers? Is it their business, or should someone step in? Let us know below.



  1. ManuOtaku

    Sadly this will be the price of the WiiU here in Venezuela (more or less around 750$), therefore if the buyer was from a country with currency conversion issues, i dont blame them, probably it will cost more than that on those countries.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Fin

    Free market innit. If people are stupid enough to buy, I’ve no issue with them being sold to.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    I had actually done this I bought two Wii’s and sold them for 500$ a pop could have done it for more.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. pukem0n

    if stupid people have the demand for a 1500$ Wii, then people will sell it to said stupid people.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. The_Red

    It will be interesting to see whether or not Wii U manages to remain THE outsold item for months like Wii. That said, this kind of exploitation wukk sadly be embraced by more as the new system arrives.

    #5 2 years ago

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