According to a leaked Best Buy email, Wii U pre-orders won’t start until September. The email was sent to Best Buy employees, informing them on the upcoming Wii U and the pre-order situation. It states that “industry-wide” pre-orders will begin in September. The email further states that customers can sign up to an email newsletter and be notified the moment the Wii U is available for pre-order. A few days ago it was rumored that GameStop managers would meet later this month to discuss the Wii U, as well as discuss GameStop’s pre-order and launch strategy for Nintendo’s new console. Best Buy has already begin promoting the Wii U in some stores, as the image shows.
In order for retailers to offer pre-orders to gamers, a few bits of information are needed from Nintendo: Wii U price and launch date. Nintendo has said that it will unveil those details in September, but didn’t give a specific date. The console has long been rumored to launch in November, likely on November 19, at a $299 price point. We’ll have to wait and see if those turn out to be true.
Will you pre-order the Wii U once it becomes available? And how much money are you willing to put down to pre-order the console? Let us know in the comments section!