Wii Fit pre-order cull “sensible” but more units are on the way, says Nintendo UK

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 16 April 2008 12:02 GMT

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Following news that many UK retailers have now stopped taking pre-orders for Wii Fit due to excessive demand, Nintendo UK has made a statement to videogaming247 saying it believes the move is a sensible one and it doing “everything” it can to ensure more stock reaches the UK and Ireland as quickly as possible.

“All retailers in the UK and Ireland have been aware of their Wii Fit allocations for launch since early March and as such we would see any stopping of pre-orders a sensible precaution on their part to ensure all current orders are met,” said a rep.

“Many retailers are still accepting pre-orders and we would advise people to shop around to secure their copy. As with all our launches, we are working very hard with all our retail partners to be as open and as transparent as possible with further deliveries, we’re disappointed if even one person can’t get hold of one of our products and we are doing everything we can to ensure we have as much stock as possible coming into the UK and Ireland not just at launch, but continually, to try and minimise any potential disappointment as much as possible.”

Wii Fit launches in Europe on April 25.

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