A few days ago we reported that the Wii U deluxe edition had sold out at GameStop and Best Buy. Now the both the Basic and Deluxe models are sold out at major retailers Sears, Kmart, Target, and Toys ‘R Us. It’s unknown how many units Nintendo has allocated to each retailer, but one thing is certain: the Wii U is selling out very fast.
The only place left to pre-order the Wii U is GameStop, which only has the Basic edition, and Walmart, which still seems to have both Basic and Deluxe sets, and some of their own bundles.
Once GameStop and Walmart run out of pre-order units, the only place left will be eBay. Several Wii U consoles have been spotted on eBay, with prices as high as $900.
When a console sells out of pre-orders this quickly usually means there will be shortages during launch. Analyst Michael Pachter recently predicted that Nintendo will manufacture 1 million Wii U consoles per month, and that they will all sell out for several months after launch.
Which means if you want a Wii U in your living room on November 18, you better go and pre-order very soon.