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Submitted by stormtrooper 978d ago | news

Wii U Sold Out on Black Friday

Nintendo’s new system is already being sold out only days after launch. It seems the Wii U is having no problem selling units. While most stores “technically” sold out of the Wii U months ago with pre-orders, most stores did keep some systems in stock until Black Friday. If you got a Wii U system on Black Friday you were lucky cause they’re pretty much sold out everywhere. (Nintendo, Wii U)

jack who  +   978d ago
not here i was on blackfriday line and when wiiu vouchers came around no one asked for one.
1upgamer99  +   978d ago
Where do live? The sticks?
Griffin4871  +   978d ago
Right.
DaThreats  +   978d ago
Same for me. Everyone mostly just wanted the PS3 or 360 bundles
scissor_runner  +   978d ago
Man we sold out of Atari jaguars here along with the neo geo pockets.
SilentNegotiator  +   978d ago
Short-supplied console sells out over holiday designed to sell merchandise at insane deals. President Obama declares it "National Wii U Day"
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aceitman  +   978d ago
I was at Walmart , target ,and toysrus , I seen wii u in cases so it's not everywhere I'm in south jersey and the stores where packed .
legend911  +   978d ago
Thought so, it is a pretty decent seller.
neogeo  +   978d ago
BS where I live everyone was in line to snatch up the 3DO
legend911  +   977d ago
BS, 3DS!
exsturminator01  +   977d ago
@legend, no seriously, the 3DO! This little old lady whacked me with an umbrella at Walmart when she thought I was going for the last one. Stinks since I was reaching for the Atari anyway, that paranoid old grouch.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   978d ago
Completely sold out everywhere in my city.
MegaLagann  +   978d ago
Yep, sold out everywhere in my city. Not sure why it's surprising though, everything sells out on Black Friday. Couple that with it's a brand new system and of course it was going to sell out.
WildArmed  +   978d ago
Bwahaha. Exactly, almost every electronic devices get sold out on Black Friday. Esp. since Black Friday is usually the christmas shopping for most.
Enate  +   978d ago
I went to Best Buy here in Mesa Arizona and there was still one a deluxe and basic on the shelf after the huge crowed had left.
GuyManDude  +   978d ago
Same . Had em' at all three Walmarts I went to and at Target as well.
MsmackyM  +   978d ago
why did you go to Three Walmarts and Targets? just asking.
ALLWRONG  +   978d ago
@MsmackyM because he really didn't
GuyManDude  +   977d ago
Was trying to find Ratchet & Clank Collection (Black Friday sale for $15). Didn't have it at the first two. Third one had it.

Went to target to see what they had on sale.
cochise313  +   978d ago
There were a lot in stock by me. And I live in a populated area.
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DrVosknocker  +   978d ago
I'm near Seattle in a well populated area, they're still at Walmart, and a full pallet at the Navy Exchange.
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cleft5  +   978d ago
I saw one WiiU at my local WalMart on Black Friday.
level 360  +   978d ago
I simply think their timing was perfect - nearing Christmas, people already preparing early to get presents/gifts, add to next to no competition on the market even with the arrival of super-slim PS3.
JoelT  +   978d ago
A new console sells out on black friday? You don't say....
scissor_runner  +   978d ago
Vita says hi along.
wiiulee  +   978d ago
not true haters..because alot of stores have reported having new stocks of systems delivered..so go out and pick up a great system
majiebeast  +   978d ago
A ps3?
KrisButtar  +   978d ago
in my city, they must have over stocked, as they are everywhere. i wonder why the system is selling in some cities and not others.
jbgamer  +   978d ago
To all the people saying this back it up where do you live? Show photos. Show proof. And ever stop to think maybe they where new shipments? Yeah.
madjedi  +   978d ago
"Show photos. Show proof." Seriously you expect people to go out of their way to "prove" that the wii u isn't sold out, in various cities.

That is the definition, of a pathetic fanboy. My deer park texas walmart had 7-8 wii u's on black friday about 5 pm. I didn't take a picture to prove myself to a bunch of n4g nintendo fanboys that drop to their knees on command from nintendo.

@wiiulee "prove"not true haters..because alot of stores have reported having new stocks of systems delivered..so go out and pick up a great system"

Yeah take nintendo's dick out of your mouth for 1 minute and listen, the wii u has the potential to be a great system, it has to earn that title first.

This wouldn't have to be said if you were a gamer and not just a fanboy.

Learn some english already.
Beastforlifenoob  +   978d ago
@jbgamer
Why should he give you proof? Why would he lie?
...
Qrphe  +   977d ago
Pathetic.
punishing1  +   978d ago
It's sold out everywhere here (New Orleans area)...or they don't have any. Whatever the case, I can't get one.
WeAreLegion  +   978d ago
Nintendo has shipped at least twice, according to most of the retailers I called. So, hopefully, there won't be a shortage, like last time. :) I'm not going to pick one up, but I hope people that want to will be able to.

Good luck, everyone!
scissor_runner  +   978d ago
That is what I though... Time to stock up for x mas.
BuffMordecai  +   978d ago
I don't know why a person would buy a Wii U on black friday considering that there weren't any discounts on the system that day, at least that I am aware of. On the other hand, I saw some pretty good deals on the ps3, xbox 360, wii, 3ds, and vita.
animegamingnerd  +   978d ago
i think maybe cause they couldn't get one early this week and got put on a waiting list
Sarobi  +   978d ago
I picked mine up today. They didn't have many but I still managed to get one so..yeah
jbgamer  +   978d ago
@madjedi yeah poor baby he now is mad, all i want is proof if the stores themselves say it is sold out, and they have the sales receipts to prove it, well it is not much to ask to show proof of those fan boys like you , and the others who say it is not sold out, in other words you know, that i know you are lying.
GuyManDude  +   978d ago
Yeah I'm not going to snap a photo every time I see a Wii U in stock just to make you feel better. But I saw them in stock in four different stores Thursday and Friday. I also went to a Target on launch day and they had still had some (both models) at 4:00PM.

I don't know what you're angry about. Why does it upset you so much that they aren't sold out in every single store across the country?

Edit: Oh and you want proof? Go to Walmart.com and enter in a zipcode. Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Miami. Then go to the Wii U page and chances are you'll see it as "in stock".

Here's a screen cap of a Chicago store (4650 W North Ave):
http://i.imgur.com/rjFyF.jp...

They're not sold out. Stop crying about it.
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BuryYourHead707  +   978d ago
Walmarts website is having issues reporting the correct stock.
I learned the hard way... :/ had me excited too.

Put it this way.. They are selling real fast, but Nintendo is providing them real fast as well. This is uncommon during console launches, but I think Ninty is doin good at restocking so they can sell their product.

Btw. Target had them:)
I'm done with wal-mart..
jbgamer  +   978d ago
Ok but i guess that is also nintendo making good supply so i mean you see 1 or 3 maybe in a few stores OMG call the police wow the wii u is a failure good god again that does not prove that it was there for the whole day. So get over it the wii u is gonna be a huge hit crying about it will do nothing.
Sephiroushin  +   978d ago
You're the one who should get over it...
No one is saying the Wii U is a failure, just that's not sold out everywhere, there are plenty of both versions in my country so isn't sold out on every store; and did I say it was a failure by saying that its not sold out? NO, right, so stop crying about it... It's not sold out everywhere, period!
WhatchaTalkinBout  +   978d ago
i ventured out in the black friday crazyness in my area, to different stores and the display cases still had loads of wii u's .. never seen anyone buying any of them or the games.. they where all after ps3,xbox360 and the vita bundles (( vita bundles where a hot item lots of people going with them ))..looks like the current gen still got one last strong holiday season left in them...
GraveLord  +   978d ago
No, they're really not.
pandatomsk  +   977d ago
Available here:

http://www.gamestop.com/wii...

http://www.toysrus.com/prod...

not to mention the nearest walmart has plenty of the deluxe models as does the nearest target

SOLD OUT!;)
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RobNC33  +   976d ago
I live in the Raleigh/Durham North Carolina. This 30 mile radius called the triangle or research triangle park.

We are completely sold out of the wii u only way you got one was on a pre order from game stop or walmart etc..
My roomate went and picked his up and that night they were gone. I went the next day and went to 5 walmarts looking and there were none.

Now people who bought the ones from pre order are turning around and selling them on craigslist and ebay for 500 or so for a day or two and now steadily price is dropping and i just bought one of Craigslist for $400

They do not have any in stores what so ever. I talked to walmart manager and he said his store would be getting another shipment but they were only being allotted 4 units and he figures they will be the white basics and not even the deluxe's

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