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Submitted by chrish1990 1168d ago | news

Wii U Sells 40,000 On UK Launch Weekend, Almost Out Of Stock

"The Wii U has managed to sell 40,000 units within its debut weekend here in the United Kingdom. The number may not seem so high but the majority of retailers were sold out by the end of launch day." - TGC (Wii U)

Qrphe  +   1168d ago
Wait, how many Wii Us did Nintendo supply to the UK for it to be sold out with those numbers? Didn't even the Vita sell more than this on launch there?

Edit:
http://www.nowgamer.com/new...

The Wii U may not be sold out or maybe it's being undertracked.
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Jadedz  +   1168d ago
Yeah...
There's more to this story (article, lol).

It isn't completely sold out (maybe a few retailers), and Nintendo hasn't shipped as many Wii U's to the UK as they did NA. Also, yes - the Vita had a better launch, but you can't simply judge a new gaming hardware product by its start (except in few cases where the numbers are dreadful).

It'll be a lot more telling down the line, if the Wii U is wanted by consumers or not.
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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1168d ago
40,000? I guess they were not read for uk? That is a small amount for a launch.

Wii did 600,000 first week.
wiiU did 400,000 first week in the US.
So I guess wiiU will do maybe 90,000 first week i the UK if they are lucky?
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chrish1990  +   1168d ago
They are getting hard to find, I've heard from quite a few friends across the UK that they're having a hard time getting hold of one, and some haven't been able to get their pre-order. Bad times.
iwin86  +   1168d ago
It's only one weekend, but the number seems quite low. Hope when x-mas shopping begins Nintendo will sell way more units.
quantae06  +   1168d ago
They barely shipped any units in the UK, that's why the sell numbers are low.
quantae06  +   1166d ago
Yeah, I retract this statement because I don't even know how many were shipped. But I had read somewhere that it wasn't many, so that's why I said that. I can't remember the website though.
theEx1Le  +   1168d ago
I went into HMV, got the last one of the pre-orders for £329.99. Didnt even pre-order though, the person who had changed their mind and I got lucky. ZombieU premium bundle too.
Triggytrolls  +   1168d ago
Every website I go to has it in stock.

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