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Submitted by Erimgard 1008d ago | news

Report: GameStop Cancelling Wii U Waiting List

GenGAME writes: "Due to the extreme demand for the system, local GameStop management has confirmed that company is discontinuing the waiting list." (GameStop, Nintendo, Wii U)

DivineAssault  +   1009d ago
just walk into target & buy one.. There was like 4 i seen last night
Erimgard  +   1009d ago
That's an anomaly. Most places are sold out.
And for people who have the pre-order at GameStop, it's not that easy. See Trip C50's post.
donman1  +   1008d ago
You just got lucky.
seamonkey420  +   1008d ago
agreed. was in downtown minneapolis target and can plainly see 3 Wii U Deluxes and 4 Wii U Basics. Checked two other Targets in suburbs and they also had several Wii U Basics but no Deluxes. If you want a Wii U Deluxe, they are around. :)
jbgamer  +   1008d ago
Well a couple who is having a hard time tracking one down could sure use your help so show the pics, and point that couple to your store so they can find one real easy.
zgoldenlionz  +   1008d ago
Agreed wiiu is available at multiple locations around my town.
InTheLab  +   1008d ago
There's at least 2 to 3 WiiUs floating about at Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. The 3 Gamestops near my house also have WiiUs available...as well as the Toys R US.

WiiU being sold out is an exaggeration to generate hype...
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Gamer78  +   1008d ago
THE TRUTH IS NINTENDO IS MAKING GOOD ON THEIR PROMISE TO KEEP THE SYSTEMS COMING MORE FREQUENTLY. I WAS AT WALMART AND BESTBUY THIS WEEKEND, AND SAW SOME DELUXES AND BASICS. THE NEXT DAY(WE SHOP A LOT)I LOOKED AGAIN AND ALL WERE GONE. JUST WHAT I HAVE NOTICED.
shackdaddy  +   1008d ago
SCREAMING!!!
ConstipatedGorilla  +   1008d ago
Well I was in Target yesterday and they had zero, so....
liquidgravity  +   1008d ago
No dought, i was just in walmart and they had 4 black units and 3 white.
TripC50  +   1009d ago
Okay I really screwed myself here. I sold my wii and most of the games to a GameStop for in store credit and jumped on the wait list. Now I'm stuck with that GameStop because of the money I have invested there. I see deluxe Wii Us at other stores just sitting there laughing at my stupidity. FML
guitarded77  +   1008d ago
Sucks man... talk to the manager and see if they can get you your money back. Good luck... feel free to friend me when you get your Wii U. I'm guitarded77 across all platforms.
vallencer  +   1008d ago
See if they are willing to call the other store to have one transferred and if they say no ask to talk to their district manager.
Gamer78  +   1008d ago
THE MANAGER SHOULD BE ABLE TO PUT THE MONEY ON A GIFT CARD FOR YOU THEN CALL ANOTHER STORE TO ARRANGE YOU TO PICK ONE UP. IT ALL DEPENDS ON THE MANAGER. I HAVE A FRIEND THAT WOULD DO THAT FOR ANYBODY WHO WAS LOOKING FOR A PRODUCT, NO MATTER IF IT AFFECTS HIS STORE'S NUMBERS OR NOT.
TripC50  +   1008d ago
I will try that. Thanks
NeoTribe  +   1008d ago
THAT'S FANTASTIC NEWS!
Erimgard  +   1009d ago
Sorry to hear that. Best Buy had problems with not being able to meet their pre-order promises, so it's not just you and GameStop. All I can tell ya is keep a close eye on your local GameStop, because they're gonna go fast.
sandman224  +   1008d ago
I might sell my deluxe. I played it a couple of times. It's cool and all but I have a 360 and ps3 already. So I might sell mine for what I paid for it.
ConstipatedGorilla  +   1008d ago
Dude relax. Just give it some time. Zelda and metroid will be good I'm sure.
Skate-AK  +   1008d ago
They are all over Target and Walmart up here in Alaska.
christheredhead  +   1008d ago
Yah, its been sort of hit and miss. Gamestop, for the most part, seems to be sold out across the board.

Walmart and Target in my area (Houston) have about 10 of each set available. This was like 2 days ago so who knows now. Definitely a good place to check if you didn't pre order a console.
jbgamer  +   1008d ago
So give some proof of the systems not being sold out when Cnet, even that joke Patcher, Entertainment weekly, CNN, Current TV, all say the same thing it is sold out everywhere it just so happens that anti Ninendo people they can magically see lots of the machine where everyone else cannot, what is your secret?
jbgamer  +   1008d ago
Ok i have family who wants them so hey you all show me pictures and i will tell my relatives to go to the stores and get one ok?
christheredhead  +   1008d ago
Why would I need proof?

Also, anti Nintendo people? What are you talking about? I'm just letting people know to check those stores and possibly that area for availability. I was at both those stores for other deals and sales and saw that they had a nice little supply in stock. That's about it.

Why would I need to lie about something like that? That would be silly.
thaimasker  +   1008d ago
Good thing I had close connections with my gamestop and got on the top of the waiting list and got it 3 days after launch. Target,walmart, and best buy are pretty much sold out in my part of the state.
ApolloTheBoss  +   1008d ago
This is BS. They are out of stock in most stores because managers and employees get first dibs if they want one. I'm not kidding here. Listen to this guy rant, if you got the time. Its pretty long.

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jaymart2k  +   1008d ago
This is why you always pre-order a console ASAP.
rainslacker  +   1008d ago
Too true. Even if you aren't sure that you want it. I was on the fence about the Wii U, but took the plunge. If at some point you decide you don't want it, then you can just cancel and get your money back.
cochise313  +   1008d ago
Wal mart has a ton of them by me. There doesn't seem to be that much demand by me.
1upgamer99  +   1008d ago
I was at Target and Walmart here in Valencia Cali this weekend and both stores sold out. Of coarse this is LA so we have millions of people here. Perhaps other WM Targets still had em, in our area.
BattleTorn  +   1008d ago
i got mine off craigslist yesterday. I had a sudden impulse to play ZombiU, NOW, and I had to go through the whole realization that none of the stores near me had any.

I had to pay $350+Tax in cash. I had no problems finding someone available either, I had people responding like crazy.

My 1st day thoughts. I really like the Wii U - FOR WHAT IT IS. I don't believe the price was even close to high, so Im enjoying it for what I paid.
If anyone does have a Xbox 360, or PS3, I'd without a doubt recommend buying either of those first - they have waay more games, and established services and apps - they're still a better value.

Other than that, I'm for the first time in a long time, enjoying non-mature titles!
Neko_Mega  +   1008d ago
I work at Target, we don't have to many of the black Wii U. But the other one we got so many, we back stock them.

I had people thinking it was a controller for the Wii and others think its the Wii.
PygmelionHunter  +   1008d ago
They should've just named it something else... It was their bet though, cash on the already famous Wii brand and risk confusion.
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vallencer  +   1008d ago
The worst thing for me is everyone who thinks its a handheld. Irritates me lol.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1008d ago
Haven't found any in my entire city.
dmonee  +   1008d ago
Is it me, or does every time a new console launch, there is a sell out and then a retail drought, which causes people that don't even care, to get into a frenzy for it. Is this done on purpose by the console manufacturer or is Nintendo really having problems keeping up with demand? I can't imagine THAT many people being interested in this thing. It seems a little too late for me anyway. I feel duped by Nintendo. Ever since the gamecube, Something seems off about that company. As a gamer and longtime Nintendo fan, the Wii put me over the edge. I went almost two years without turning that thing on. What has taken them so long to catch up? I feel like they we're always in the lead as far as innovation. The Wii should have been elite, but all I got was little brother games that we're bettervon the xbox360 and Ps3. Like Madden and CoD. Those games sucked on Wii. Not all was bad. ThecWii had the best RPGs I thought. I hope the Wii U does as well. OOOPS, just did IT! Found a reason to buy a WII U. Where to find one now?
rainslacker  +   1008d ago
It's a common market strategy for items released around the holidays, and Apple has been doing it for years with their iProducts. Nintendo did it with the original Wii, even admitted to it, but then the demand took everyone by surprise and it truly did sell out.
solid_warlord  +   1008d ago
My Local brothels are selling Wii U delux with a packet of Durex deluxe condom packs. Name me a place that custumers are better treated than my local brothels. At leaset here, they Wii U with pleasure.
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jakmckratos  +   1008d ago
OH GOD HOW WILL PEOPLE PLAY A 2D SIDE SCROLLING MARIO OR A FPS ZOMBIE GAME NOW?!?!?!?!
ianblake  +   1008d ago
just call to my nearest gamestop ... hi do you have any wii u? .. yes i have 1 white and 1 black left ... ok, i bought the black one :)

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