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GameStop halts Wii U pre-orders due to 'overwhelming demand

US games retail giant GameStop has stopped taking pre-orders on Nintendo's Wii U console due to 'overwhelming demand'.

The firm announced today that it has instead "created a Wii U wait list exclusively for members of its PowerUp Rewards loyalty program".

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PopRocks3592193d ago (Edited 2193d ago )

Honestly didn't expect the pre-orders to go THIS well. Guess this proves a lot of people wrong.

Hatsune-Miku2193d ago (Edited 2193d ago )

A lot of preorders means that its next gen. Lol. A lot of preorders means that the fans want the system. Let's see what the sales and progress of this console is in about 4-6 months of release. The system is weak but I'd to see what the games are like

eagle212193d ago (Edited 2193d ago )

Miku......man c'mon.. lol

Are you actually serious?

PopRocks3592193d ago

@Hatsune-Miku

Did I specify what people were wrong about? No. I don't think so. Besides, I was referring to people who claimed no one was interested in this platform or that it would be a failure. THOSE people are wrong about that.

With all that said, yes. You are indeed incorrect about it being a current generation system. It is, by definition, next generation.

@LOGICWINS

I've seen my fair share. So whatev.

yesmynameissumo2193d ago

@ Hatsune-Miku
Dude...why not just get one and enjoy it? It's less draining than coming off as someone who is just hating for the sake of hating. Get a PS4 too. There are plenty of people who have more than one console. I currently have a Wii, 2 PS3s, a Vita and a 3DS. Really, having multiple consoles and gaming is way more fun than having one and complaining or trying to downplay the excitement for a new console.

Moonman2193d ago

@Miku..Let's see what PS4 and 720 sales are like 4-6 months after release. I bet lower and slower than WiiU.

omarzy2193d ago

Did you eat Morrigan? I never see Morrigan anymore and then i see you everywhere. You ate Morrigan. I am sure of it.

dark-hollow2193d ago

@omarzy

here is the twist, miku, morrigan and akuma- are the same person.

only them describe nintendo fanboys as "nes fanboys"

nintendojunkie282193d ago

"Did you eat Morrigan? I never see Morrigan anymore and then i see you everywhere. You ate Morrigan. I am sure of it. "

LoL!...So funny :)

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stragomccloud2192d ago

I'm starting to think you aren't actually anti-Nintendo, and are just a troll doing this for your own amusement.

neogeo2192d ago

I pressed 1-BUB Miku. Via the troll button

Also tossed in a disagree for ya!

Hatsune-Miku2192d ago (Edited 2192d ago )

Take a look at all my minions. I laugh when I see the same fans of mine that cares so much are affected by me. Thank you mates. You all know my name and care so much that you even remember my posts. You mates don't even begin to understand the joy that it gives me that I'm such an importance in your little lives. It doesnt matter what is written by me, you minions have to do your due diligence to try to seem like you matter. Do you think for one second that I would actually watch my words or try to spare your lilli hearts by speaking lies so you won't feel hurt. Know this, whenever you address me I've won.

I remember a time when all the fanatics here were chatting on about the Wii u being so powerful and how it'll be 6 times more powerful than ps3. What happened? Tone has changed. It's barely more powerful but it has a rubbish processor actually making it less powerful. Is it more powerful because it can probably do static pictures better or something? I don't know but no matter what, the games prove that its just an xbox 360. This thing is inferior to console of this gen. I'm a core gamer and I consider it rubbish. I'm not driven by nostalgic feelings to pledge allegiance to something that can't satisfy my gaming wants or to turn a blind eye to the truth of what it actually is. Wii u is rubbish and is literally too late. It's something that should have been released in 2007 2008. It gives me great pleasure knowing that a bunch of silly fanatics will support this garbage knowing that real next gen consoles are around the corner that will make the Wii u seem like the IBM 5100.

playing the Wii u is playing an imitation to the PlayStation a better console every gen. Look at the blatant rip off of the dual shock with remote play built in,l2,r2, two analog sticks and all sorts.then the Wii u pro pad is an xbox 360 copy, like literally but they moved the right analog above the face buttons to try and say its not a copy. Lol Enjoy the inferior tech though of the low res screen and resistive touch. Enjoy the multiple ports and few exclusives for a few months til the real next gen. The fanatics are ready to line up to pick up an xbox 360 that was released 7 years ago,lol. You mateys are too funny. You have to protect the name of the Nintendo by stopping me from voicing my opinions or anyone mentioning the truth.

I can't wait for the Cinderella ball.

I can't wait for ps4 and xbox 720

Remember my name

SonyNGP2191d ago (Edited 2191d ago )

^
Someone needs to get laid.

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LOGICWINS2193d ago

I don't remember anyone saying that the Wii U wouldn't do well INITIALLY. Long-term however, I don't expect it to sell very well unless that price drops a little more and more hardcore exclusive Wii U games start to pop up.

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Griffin48712193d ago

Stop replying to Hatsune. It's a fucking troll bot.

FinalomegaS2192d ago

Whats more sad is the amount of bubbles some ppl have =/

DivineAssault 2193d ago

How many units is each store getting?

TheFinalEpisode2193d ago (Edited 2193d ago )

I heard only 20 pre-orders per store, could be a marketing trick to make people rush out and buy it.

HammadTheBeast2193d ago

I bet Nintendo paid them to set this up lol. No one I know is even thinking of getting one.

Salamander2193d ago

I know 2 people who are picking up a WiiU, i am also the only one i know who owns a 3DS, i know 1 person who owns a Xbox360 and 3 who own a PS3... lucky for the big three, my circle of friends and family dont make up the entire market.

Moonman2193d ago (Edited 2193d ago )

@ Hammad..Maybe it's just Nintendo striking gold once again. Ever thought of that?

omarzy2193d ago

@Moonman. I don't think people thought of that. It makes too much sense. Why go with a theory that makes sense, right?

Moonman2193d ago

@omarzy, Thanks man...lol. I needed that back to reality comment. Gotta fight the delusion.

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mike1up2193d ago (Edited 2193d ago )

Lmao.

"Grasping at straws" is hard work, isn't it?

Take a Kool-Aid break. You've earned it.

YoungPlex2193d ago

That's great news! It's a shame that all the non-believers are always commenting on Nintendo sites! What's even funnier is that they think we can't tell that they use multiple accounts to troll lol....

Wii U is coming strong and all the doubters will continue to hate regardless of its success. It's the start of next-gen and will deliver quality titles that we weren't properly given this gen!

YoungPlex2193d ago

Like I said, trolls with multiple accounts, just take a close look at this guy and the the other Nintendo hater above...

And to answer you question, yes! Exactly like Bayonetta 2. It's just the start and will start to build on a steadily strong foundation of great games!

See you next Nintendo article, I'm sure you and your alter-ego account will be there trolling by...

evilhasitsway2193d ago

i dont know why people are so hyped about the system it will suck for about 6-8months do to not really having and games yeah youll get the release games and shit but youll beat them the first day or two and never play them again there is a reason nintendo is behind sony and microsoft.

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