Best Buy Stores Across North America Completely Sold-Out Of Both Wii U Basic And Deluxe Sets

"Best Buy stores nationwide are no longer offering Wii U pre-orders. A Best Buy customer service representatve confirmed to us that they are completely sold-out of both Wii U bundles – Wii U Basic Set and Wii U Deluxe Set.", writes MyNintendoNews.

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nintendojunkie282218d ago

I'm so glad I pre-ordered mine on the first day.I can't wait to get my hands on that gamepad.

DwightOwen2218d ago

Same here. I don't know why people are so concerned about the pad. It's only a couple of inches bigger than a Vita, so unless people have midget hands there should be no problems using it.

nintendojunkie282218d ago

I agree.I personally think it looks quite comfortable.

crxss2217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

the pad works/feels fine. heard no complaints at E3, though it does slow down gameplay a bit since you're switching from the TV to the pad back and forth a lot.

guitarded772217d ago

The reason people are "concerned" is they need something to question so they can write an article about how the Wii U is doomed because ___________. I have a Vita, and it feels a bit small when trying to play a game like Resistance, so I think the Wii U gamepad should feel perfect for a game like Zombie U. Can't wait for the 18th so I can test my theory.

neogeo2218d ago

I disagreed with you because I'm jealous.

nintendojunkie282218d ago

Haha...Well,let me make it worse for you.It's a Deluxe set and I bundled ZombieU with it.

Bwaaahaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaha !

Nah,hopefully Nintendo will make more available for the holidays,so you and others in your predicament can pick one up.

Khordchange2218d ago

its so obvious that nintendo is doomed ;)

live2play2217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

they are obviously keeping supply back to increase demand
everyone does it i think... so nintendo HAS to be doing it to!

nono its not that they didnt expect this high of a demand that they cant keep up with the supply!
because that would mean nintendo is doing good :( and it cant be because they are not my best friends like my favorite company!

and stores are getting like 5-7 wiius so them selling out is no big deal

i know nintendo wants to meet a goal of 4 million wiius sold by the end of fiscal year...b-b-but still! they are holding wiiu's back to seem popluar!

nintendo is doomed! it just has to be... it has to be... please :(

rainslacker2217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

The current shortage is manufactured. If Nintendo doesn't have 2-3 million units ready to go right now I'd be very surprised, and pretty disappointed that they would do such a piss poor job of market research. The demand is high, but a shortage makes the demand even higher, and can carry them in terms of marketing longer than making it readily available to everyone on launch day.

It's not to say that it will be easy to find one come the holidays, but this is a well known marketing tactic, and done with every new console release.

Just for a bit of reference, in the first 6 months of the Wii's release, about 3 million units were sold in the US alone. The Xbox360 took about a year to reach 5 million units, with a little under 3 million units sold in the first 6 months in the US. Why would Nintendo not have this many units ready to go at launch, except to keep demand artificially high, or rather supply artificially low to increase demand.

I should also point out that even if they have this many units ready to ship it doesn't necessarily mean that they will ship them, thus keeping demand higher longer.

rainslacker2217d ago

For those that want to disagree and can't be bothered to post a response.

If Nintendo wants to sell 4 million of these by the end of their fiscal year, as live2play states, it's not unreasonable to assume that they would have at least half of that ready to go by the holidays. Since their fiscal year ends on March 31, that's less than 6 months from the launch of the system.

4 million units is actually a pretty low number imo, since historically other systems sell close to that in their first 6 months in the US alone.

AWBrawler2217d ago

Il take a basic and add all kinda storage to it

ninjabake2217d ago

Kmart and Walmart might. Online only tho.

Knowing Walmart's history I think its safe to say they'll have people camping out to get one at midnight.

rainslacker2217d ago

Walmart only has the basic one on their webpage, and it's with a ridiculous bundle pack.

StrawHatPatriot2217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

I'm rooting for Nintendo, they get bashed on way too much for the Wii when it had a lot of overlooked great games.

With that being said, the Wii U seems more like a gimmick than the Wii (it's just my opinion), yet it's getting sold out like crazy.

live2play2217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

gimmick =/= bad/good

"the wiiu seems more like a gimmick...yet its getting sold like crazy"

gee i wonder why...? i dont know maybe.... BECAUSE OF THE GIMMICK?

oh im sorry. i get it, only
playstation/xbox innovate when nintendo does it, its gimmicks

people seem to have gotten it in their heads that


the wiiu having a gimmick is not something bad.
people saying the wiiu has a gimmick is not an insult, not even an opinion

StrawHatPatriot2217d ago

I'm not saying it's bad that it's a gimmick. But given it's price and the fact that it's a gimmick (in my opinion, I'm not saying it's a fact), it's selling more than I expected.

rainslacker2217d ago

It may be a gimmick. I don't personally think so though. The tablet controller has a lot of potential for gameplay. If that makes it a gimmick then why should anyone care if it can offer improvements or unique experiences?

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