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Submitted by fozzymage 705d ago | rumor

Rumor - Why Amazon wont sell Nintendo hardware products

The reason you might not be able to buy Nintendo hardware on Amazon is preferential treatment Nintendo is giving to Wal-Mart (3DS, Nintendo DS, Wii, Wii U)

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AWBrawler  +   705d ago
well damn
HammadTheBeast  +   705d ago
Imagining your avatar pic guy saying that was awesome.
AWBrawler  +   705d ago
WOW why? and thats me
t0mmyb0y  +   705d ago
Must be a kid @ AWBrawler lol
vortis  +   704d ago
ROFL....
You're like that guy who says "Uh, I'm not racist. I have black people for friends."
blumatt  +   704d ago
@vortis
Why is it racist that he thinks it's funny imagining him saying that. I hate that every time something is said in regard to a person of color, it's "racist."
Get off your soapbox. Hell, he (AWBrawler) didn't even get mad about it. lol

ANYWAY. This doesn't surprise me. WalMart seems to also give preferential treatment to the Xbox 360. The brick-and-mortar stores still have the advantage. I prefer using Amazon and online shopping but there are still a lot of consumers who prefer to purchase products at WalMart and the like.
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DeadlyFire  +   704d ago
@blumatt. Its amazing how easy it is to see someone that's racist on the internet. They instantly blame the other guy without question. Nothing new here.

As for the article. Amazon will sell it at some point. They are giving in to retail first for launch because of limited quantities. As the numbers go up so will the number of online retailers selling the WiiU. Just as other consoles have been sold this way. Its the cheapest way. I wouldn't doubt that Wal-Mart is trying to get deals going for them.
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HammadTheBeast  +   705d ago
I meant that it was bad ass. I imagine you have a kind of deep voice right?
Starbucks_Fan  +   704d ago
what the hell?
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   704d ago
Lol this is hilarious. Keep digging!
xtremexx  +   704d ago
lol. XD
AWBrawler  +   704d ago
lol How did race get involved, and i type like i talk, so maybe you'll hear me say that on youtube.
SilentNegotiator  +   704d ago
Nintendo would have to have rocks in their heads to not distribute through one of the internet's top, if not THE top, distributors.
irepbtown  +   704d ago
Amazon.co.uk is selling the Wii U

Link to basic pack:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nin...

Link to Premium Pack:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/...

So I'm guessing this is US only?
ZidaneNL  +   705d ago
Oh my, this is totally going to prevent me from buying a Wii U, because I only purchase stuff at Amazon.
drpepperdude  +   705d ago
So where do you get your food from? Amazon.com.
Griffin4871  +   705d ago
He was being sarcastic.
Dovahkiin  +   705d ago
And you can actually buy food from Amazon.
Sarcasm  +   704d ago
The thing preventing me from buying a Wii U is a Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim edition
Hellsvacancy  +   704d ago
What? you should already have a PS3, the new slim is just a cheaper looking version of the old one

I aint buying a Wii-U or a new slim, ill save the money, spend it on pot, id rather waste my money with a smile on my face
Sarcasm  +   704d ago
That went over your head didn't it. lol
josephayal  +   705d ago
MEH! Ebay is betta
HammadTheBeast   705d ago | Personal attack | show | Replies(1)
SovereignSnaKe  +   704d ago
-Ebay helps foster new generations of Crony Capitalists!
Raider69  +   705d ago
Its selling on all amazon stores but not on amazon-us.I wonder why.No they are not the world rulers like they think they are.Good for nintendo for not bending to them!
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RememberThe357  +   705d ago
Are you serious? So Nintendo gives Wal-Mart preferential treatment and Amazon is just supposed to be cool with it?

Nintendo of America and Amazon are not not too far from each other (Nintendo being in Redmond and Amazon being South Lake Union). Maybe Nintendos dog pissed in Amazons yard? Nintendo pissing off such a large retailer isn't smart no matter how you look at it.
yesmynameissumo  +   705d ago
Walmart still has Basic consoles available for pre-order, but it's in a ridiculous bundle. Shame Amazon won't/can't sell them.
rainslacker  +   704d ago
Yeah if you hunted them down they had some links where you could just buy the console. I went to hunt them down for you all but they removed the option to buy them from those links.:*( Sorry I couldn't be more help
Broburger   705d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
Ashunderfire86  +   705d ago
Uhh I smell bullshit!!!!

http://www.amazon.com/Ninte...

http://www.amazon.com/Ninte...

Even though it is sold by other sellers, its still on the Amazon website.
drpepperdude  +   705d ago
Did you see those prices holy shit. Someones selling the 32gb version for $700.
drpepperdude  +   705d ago
Gamestop and Walmart too me are the best to get Games from. Older games are always easy to get off ebay.
Kalowest  +   705d ago
"Gamestop and Walmart too me are best to get games"
So sad, but that's your opinion.

Try Glyde and Buy.com
BusterFang  +   705d ago
He could also try

http://www.gohastings.com

I order from there alot lol, especially when they have their typical 20-30% off deals every now and then.
azshorty2003  +   705d ago
Amazon is the biggest online retailer by a wide margin. Not dealing with them is idiotic.
dark-hollow  +   705d ago
basically this. amazon is way more convenient to me than going to GAME to purchase my stuff.
victoryscreeeeeech  +   705d ago
I only buy cheap textbooks and video games downloads for my PC on amazon, and I buy everything else at stores with cash cuz I don't always trust giving away credit card info, but that is just me others use Amazon way more than I do.
azshorty2003  +   705d ago
There is almost nothing I wont buy on amazon. Great prices, fast and reliable shipping, excellent customer service. Never had any issues with them and I've bought games, almost exclusively, for 3 years. Plus its cheaper because of no tax and free shipping, and usually up to $5 off of retail.

If NOTHING else, its worth it just to avoid being asked, "would you like to preorder the new Call of Duty, only $5 down? No, then how about Halo 4? Ok then, what about GTA V? Are you sure? do you have our Rewards card? Oh well you should get it. Its only $15......blah blah blah"
attilayavuzer  +   704d ago
Yeah I suspect Amazon is gathering everybody's credit card information into a huge database being monitored by the Illuminati
auen1  +   705d ago
i think the 3ds-xl is on there now. maybe they're working something out for the wii u and amazon will get it before it releases.
chasegarcia  +   705d ago
Amazon has been good to me :-) hopefully this gets resolve before launch. I am such an Amazon fan that I will wait till they get it.
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MilkMan  +   705d ago
This is the silliest most ridiculous nonsense I've ever heard of. Nintendo NOT doing business with Amazon is insane. Amazon is HUGE they are Walmart's #1 competitor and if Nintendo doesn't know that then they are seriously livin' in the past.

I understand that Nintendo was upset about Amazon sending back units, but this is 2012 and consumers don't put up with nonsense (much) and this is Amazon's policy.
They should know who they do business with.

I'm a loyal Amazon customer, I haven't seen the inside of a retail store in like 15 years (when it comes to most things, including games). Amazon is poised to make Apple run for their money...

Nintendo should get their ducks in a row.
tweet75  +   704d ago
im sure this has cost nintendo a fair amount of sales.
ozstar  +   705d ago
I don't believe this.
stuntman_mike  +   705d ago
Walmart in the UK is ASDA and they usually undercut most stores when it comes to games.
ZeekQuattro  +   704d ago
Whats weird is that Amazon is taking preorders for the Wii U in the UK and France.
Zachmo182  +   704d ago
Im like really high right now! And for some reason I'm reading it in the voice of Brian(Jim Breuer)from Half Baked. When he goes on about Killers(Their Dog)passed life.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   704d ago
No.

Amazon doesn't like the slim mark up on Nintendo hardware. It's the greed of Amazon that is entirely to blame for this situation. They're not happy with the same mark up given every other retailer, big box or online.
StrawHatPatriot  +   704d ago
Reminds me of certain stores not wanting to sell the sega Saturn because it announced retail in only 4 select stores in the U.S which pissed off many other stores, which lead to it's demise.

I'm not saying that'll happen here with the Wii U.
darkpower  +   704d ago
So, I'm confused.

Did Amazon SAY they weren't going to sell the Wii U stuff on their site? Is there a reason they stated for doing so?

And does this poster on IGN have any proof to his theory?
TransientDreamer  +   704d ago
I seriously feel like a dope now, I had the chance to pre-order it on Gamestop but I decided to wait for Amazon to list it, now this crap comes out. -_-
MrKingofVideoGames  +   704d ago
On important thing to remember is that Amazon couldn't get the Wii U in your hands on launch day anyway (since it launches on a Sunday). So, for most preorder fans, it is best to go with another retailer with a brick and mortar store and have the system day 1.

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