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Wii U shortage helping Xbox 360, PS3

Analysts weigh in on what the Thanksgiving week hardware sales figures really mean. (Microsoft, Nintendo, PS3, Sony, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Tales RPG addict  +   870d ago
Wii U shortage helping PS3,360 most definitely helping cause Wii U has proven thatit won't outsell the Wii when it launched.
redhawkgumu   870d ago | Spam
chriski333  +   870d ago
So i have a unopened wii u 32gb should i keep it or sell it on craigslist?
G20WLY  +   870d ago
Up to you bud - have you changed your mind since buying it? Then sell it; you won't strugggle to this time of year. If not, keep it :)

Title needs correcting: Wii U "shortage" helping Xbox 360, PS3.

Fixed :P
LOGICWINS  +   870d ago
Wait till we get closer to Christmas. You'll easily be able to make a $100 profit from a desperate parent on Ebay/Craigslist.
Darth Gamer  +   870d ago
Keep it. There is no shortage. I live in Rochester N.Y. and called my local Gamestop looking for a deluxe model for my 4 children and was told they had 5 in stock. I picked one up along with the new Mario Bros game and a couple of screen protectors. They are out there if yiou need one. Just do some calling first.
beatricebenson4   870d ago | Spam
ThanatosDMC  +   870d ago
Sell! Double/Triple the price. Then buy another one for yourself later on and you get more games and another controller.

Edit: report that spammer above me
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SilentNegotiator  +   870d ago
Sell while the supposed "shortage" is still perceived to exist.

Someone not keen enough to call around will spend $500+ on it.
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ConstipatedGorilla  +   870d ago
@Darth Gamer,

While I'm not calling you a liar, I just called my Gamestop here in Columbus, OH to test this theory and they told me they have none and are not expecting any more until after Christmas. I'm in Target almost daily and I always check to see if they have them out of curiosity and they never do. The shortage is real my friend.
Fel08  +   870d ago
Why are people doubting the shortage??? I've been calling every retail store in my area, and they have none. Oh, I forgot that hating on Nintendo on N4G makes you one of the "cool kids".
Megaton  +   870d ago
Sell it if you can. The shortage is a lie. They're everywhere.
Septic  +   869d ago
I'd hold on to it and sell it nearer to Christmas like Logic says.

I've bought a few but no where near as many as I originally planned because loads of places here in the UK are still taking pre orders which worries me.
mrbojingles  +   870d ago
It can't outsell it because it's sold out. How simple is that?
Also the Wii U sold over 400k at launch and the Wii sold 475k
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Anon1974  +   870d ago
I thought it was back in stock everywhere. Wasn't there just an article about Gamestop getting these back in stock after the weekend? Just out of curiosity, I checked Gamestop, Futureshop and Bestbuy in my city and all 3 stores are showing Wii-U stock all across the city. They aren't available online, but quite a number of stores are reporting they have units. Good news for those who want one and weren't able to get one this weekend.

Edit: What's with the disagree? You don't want the Wii-U to be available?

http://n4g.com/news/1128003...
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mrbojingles  +   870d ago
darkride I haven't disagreed, infact I clicked agree!

Though searchs here in south texas aren't as successful for me.

Also lol at me getting 9 disagrees
1upgamer99  +   870d ago
It already is selling as many as the Wii did at launch...and its not even global yet.
sway_z  +   870d ago
...as if PS3/360 ever needed the help!
gpturbo81  +   870d ago
tendo nearing 100m wii sales. sony 360 nearing 70m. scoreboard
rataranian  +   870d ago
Shortage where? I work at a company that just received 2 pallets of wii U's yesterday.
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ronin4life  +   870d ago
Keyword there is yesterday.
rataranian  +   870d ago
We've been getting them steadily since launch. They aren't as sold out as people on here seem to think.
ConstipatedGorilla  +   870d ago
In Columbus OH, they are sold out. You guys have to understand that only some parts of the country have them. Just because you got 2 pallets doesn't mean the United States is stocked to the brim with Wii Us.
Cerbus  +   870d ago
There is no shortage almost every store in Austin has them.
ozzywazzy  +   870d ago
Same in Philly. Originally from Austin though, awesome.
redhawkgumu   870d ago | Spam
WeAreLegion  +   870d ago
It's not sold out. More shipments have nothing to do with them. People are ACTIVELY choosing 360's and PS3's over the Wii U.
greenpowerz  +   870d ago
The "supposed" shortage of Wii U has nothing to do with the 360 selling almost 3 million by FEB of 2013.

I didn't mention PS3 because I have no idea of It's sales and how its trending.

No one is saying DAM! Wii U sold out We'll settle for a 360. The 360 is selling because it has a lot of blockbuster games this holiday with a lot if price deals and Kinect.

Edit

What a stupid reply.

I don't know all the games MSFT doesn't fluff/hype their game lineup with games barely on the drawing board. They don't announce games half a decade early only to delay and or cancel them. Mostly we know by a year by year bases.

Your reply doesn't really negate my post about high 369 demand.

I would imagine we now know that Destiny was going to be announced as a 360 2013 holiday blockbuster with it coming to other platforms years later

Obviously people were waiting for the most desired console's price to come down. MSFT has turned xbox 360 into the PS2 of this gen with the difference of not needing to drop the price due to greed or strategic planning for the future(taking a massive hit because of the xbox 720 hardware needing to be future proof)

Sony's 2013 lineup is a mix of 2006,7,8,9,10,11,12 lineups, gamers smell sickness on games hyped too early and delayed.

Not enough people want a PS3, Wii, Wii u negating your lineup defense.
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Pillsbury1  +   870d ago
How many kinect games are coming in 2013? How many m$ exclusives? Don't get mad because I'm stating facts.
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ALLWRONG  +   869d ago
How many core PS3 games for 2012? Oh... that's right you guys are waiting for next year.

Would chat some more but about to play a new EP of Spartan Ops, maybe some Forza later, or some Skyrim DLC you guys are still waiting on, or ZombiU.

Do you guys remember what it's like to get core games?
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dboyc310  +   870d ago
@Greenpowerz
Compare the xbox360 to the ps2 once it passes the 100 million mark or even gets close to it. Ps2 DOMINATED the console war last yr where as this yr sony has been able to keep up with microsoft in total sales. Xbox360 is a good console but dont talk it up like its the best console out of the bunch.
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Pillsbury1  +   870d ago
Also, by your logic wii is the best system ever made since it sold more then the rest combined.
millzy102  +   869d ago
Alan wake got announced before 360 release how long was it till it came out, and pray was announced on original Xbox but Microsoft don't do that do they, every one in the industry delays games get over your self. ps3 way better than Xbox anyway. and soon to be Wii u.
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Pillsbury1  +   870d ago
7331$?! I could buy 73 kinects with that!
That-Guy  +   870d ago
Why would you buy 1 Kinnect?
ALLWRONG  +   869d ago
Same reason 20 million other people did. Sorry the device on your system of choice isn't as hot.
donman1  +   870d ago
Why are people acting silly. Every console goes through this when it launch and the pervious generation always continues to have strong sales due to games already available and its lower price point during the christmas season.

Its laughable how people are trying to create drama out of this. The Xbox720 and the PS4 will have the same shortage problem and nuckle heads saying the same nonsense. Nothing to discuss here.
Realplaya  +   870d ago
Can people who say there are a ton sitting around post phone numbers to the store or website addresses to these stores?
If not im calling microsoft or sony fan boys.
I need one and in chicago were sold out.
Zhipp  +   870d ago
Target seems to have them online.
LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   869d ago
Central Indiana Walmart stores. They are everywhere. Basic and deluxe and multiple controllers. I will probably trade in my wii that has been collecting dust in a box since 2010 and a spare ps3 and pick one up for shits and gigs just to see how it pans out. If its no good someone will have a used near new wii u to buy from me before Christmas.

You gotta go to the stores and put in the leg work. Websites won't list them a d the clerks at most stores don't even know what it is. Therefore you will get a "I'm not seeing any around here" remarks.

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