Wii U Basic will continue to be available at retail, says Nintendo of America

Wednesday, 5th June 2013 20:43 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Nintendo of America has said it will continues to offer Wii U Basic at retail, and it is not being recalled.

According to the firm’s senior director of Corporate Communications, Charlie Scibetta, the news that GameStop was to have all its stock of the 8GB model pulled by June 18 was interpreted incorrectly.

“There is a current misperception about Wii U hardware,” he told Polygon. “To clarify: Nintendo is working with its retail partners to simply re-balance the stock of the White 8GB and the Black 32GB Wii U models in the market.

“Consumers looking for either model will continue to find them available.”

The rumor this morning cited an anonymous source, while Nintendo UK said it had no plans to pull the sku from UK retailers.



  1. spazman

    R.I.P nintendo. Simons quest, perfect dark – good times.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Lengendaryboss

    ^ Stop being so melodramatic.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. ps3fanboy

    back paddling aren’t wii doomtendo?…

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Lengendaryboss

    I would get tired preaching your repetitive views.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. MidlifeAxe

    Dayum, these hate names get more creative every time.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. manamana

    I can see myself picking one up by the end of the year. Alongside my preordered PS4. Nintendo delivers always on the gameplay front. It’ll gain momentum once Xenoblade, Zelda and the likes are on the market. And several people can eat their hats by then. Again.

    #6 1 year ago

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