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Wii U sells out at GameStop, demand is “off the charts”

GameStop has finally run out of Wii U consoles. The retailer says demand has been "off the charts" for Nintendo's latest system.

While the Wii U has been selling out all over the US over the past week — including Target, Best Buy, and Toys ‘R Us — GameStop always seemed to have some units left. Not anymore. Not only has the company announced that the Wii U is completely sold out, they sent out a statement saying the “demand for Wii U has been off the charts”.

GameStop didn’t say how many consoles they’ve already sold/pre-ordered. For a while now, GameStop had only the Basic set available for pre-order, since the Deluxe set had sold out within days. GameStop has now created a waiting list for their “PowerUp Rewards” members, where they can join a list for free and get notified once the Wii U becomes available for pre-order again.

Last week, Nintendo said that Wii U pre-orders were “very strong“. We now know how strong they are: the console is effectively sold out everywhere as of now. If you wish to pre-order today, your best chance is to get on the list of one of the retailers and hope for the best.

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Have you pre-ordered your Wii U yet? If so, where, and did you get anything in addition to the console? Let us know in comments section.

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  • mdog

    walmart

    • Jetty

      100 % chance of midnight release. If you go there early enough.

      • The Aquacharger

        My friend got his 3DS Saturday at 8 PM. I was jealous.

      • Zeldazero

        I am hoping for a midnight release, already put in for the day off :) But back on subject, this sellout bodes well for the Wii U to gather even more third party support. Congratulations Nintendo, looks like you have proven once again innovation wins over graphical capability and nothing beats out a good gaming experience. Counting down the days, just give me a Dragon Quest X release date and I will be completely satisfied with the Wii U’s launch window games :)

      • person

        People in my STATE don’t play Nintendo that much. Iwon’t have a problem getting on at Walmart at launch. I visited Texas last November. Wanted to get the Skyward Sword (that’s not my reason for going, I went for family). It was sold out everywhere I went, well the limited addition one was anyways. So, when I get back home, I was still searching for the game. A friend of mine told me that there was a he thought he saw a bunch of the limited addition Skyward Swords at Walmart. I got there, and the top shelf was full of them. I got the least beatup box they had. This showed me that not a lot people in Louisiana like playing Nintendo.

    • AKA-Link77

      Ima pre order wen GS has some. . . i guess i might as well join the wait list. :/

    • Cupcakes

      target

    • LUCIFER

      Meh angry bird and cod were in guness world record. Cod was voted as most influntal game of century CENTURY it will forever be remember as game of century. There 10 years in a century. Angry birds outsold all nntendos ips. And skyrim beat zelda twich in awards but ya dont see us braging

      • XENAJA

        AT PRESS START I GOT MY.

        • dr scoobie

          im guessing nintendo is going to ship more to the shops know.
          seeming as how it isnt out yet.

      • Nintedward.

        There is 10 years in a decade and 100 years in a century . What are pot are you smoking and where can I buy some ????
        Angry birds cost’s nothing , so it’s not comparable to any proper game .
        COD the best game of a century , that we are 1/10th into ???
        U MAD ???

        Nintendo has the 2 best most influencial franchises of all time under their name = Mario and Zelda .
        Please go and find a lemon , chop it in half and suck on it till you wince .

        • Jeffery02

          Don’t forget Pokemon, Mario Kart, and Super Smash Bros.! If I had to guess, Mario and Zelda would be the most influential with the 3 I mentioned being some where between the 3rd and 10th most influential. So they have at LEAST 5 of the top 10 most influential games.
          Btw, I personally enjoy lemons, so this guy may deserve a worse situation, like lemon juice in his eyes!

          • theorangefish

            I will get it 2013 because I don’t need a new console right now. I always wait for 15 intersting games. The only games I see right now are bayonetta 2, zombiu, nintendoland and pikmin. I will also wait until the “GameCube-VC” launches. 3. NSMBU is nothing for me because there was too much Mario over the past 2 years.

          • Thepokemonmaster

            Naw, Kirby Mario Zelda and Pokemon are there four main games.

          • Shock

            And Metroid.

        • pikapower0000

          I Really do eat lemons like that :/

      • NoPUNintendo

        What you’ve just said, is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response, were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone who reads what you just posted, is now dumber.

        • Sqarticus

          Best use of a reference ever.

        • Nintedward.

          Billy maddison rules !!!!

          • SteampunkJedi

            He totally does! Even though I don’t have a clue who he is. :/ I just know his totally applicable response is so funny.

        • Chaocrazy

          is now dumber (continued) and may God have mercy on your soul.

      • Jetty

        Does everybody realize trolls enjoy trolling? This is highly humorous, even more so for a troll. Even the username is intended to spark controversy. On a Nintendo fansite, praising Angry Birds. Responses are badges of honor, so be sure to take it with a grain of salt. Life’s short, enjoy the farce and have a laugh.

      • Bugman

        Your braging right now, also angry birds is how much? like under 3 bucks. Enough said.

      • smallNdeadly

        Skyrim Lmao couldn’t even play for months after release on my ps3. Take skeletons dragons and bandits out of the world and u have no enemies left. Give me variety any day. And I strongly dislike a company that ships broken games. Just saying.

      • Master Awesomeness

        Skyrim sucks links balls.

      • SteampunkJedi

        Is there an unspoken rule that trolls must have terrible grammar?

        • Nintedward.

          @ your reply above . Billy maddison is Adam sandlers second best film after Happy gilmore (debatable) . I suggest you watch it sir !

          • SteampunkJedi

            Thank you for the information, Nintedward. If it has the same kind of humor as the video posted by Wii U Daily throughout, then I will definitely look into it.

        • Nintedward.

          @ post below which has no reply button .

          YES!!!! Billy maddison and Happy gilmore are two films that should be watched by everyone . They are insanely funny and Sandlers best movies by a country mile ! .

      • jcb411abuser

        who’s “us”? just nintendo haters?? you want to mention zelda ocarina of time voted best game ever like how many times? still being voted as best game ever. and so what if COD is game of the century?? the wiiU is getting Black Ops 2, so this will only make the console even stronger, i don’t really get your point here except that you are just butthurt that sony are going out of business, tablets and smart phones aren’t delivering the gaming experiences they promised and microsoft have no original games and barely any first parties, and only dominated a generation(that they didn’t even really dominate) that was built on the back of a hugely successful third party franchise because of their online netwrok. Seriously if you take xbox live out of the equation microsoft don’t have that great of a console.

        • MujuraNoKamen

          Another downside to the XBox is that you have to pay Microsoft to use other peoples servers so as you can endure terrible connections, glitchey games and get shouted at by spoiled 12 year olds.

      • dr scoobie

        angry birds also sold at 60p or so
        500mil x 0.6 = £300 mil
        mario kart cost £30 so lets say 15
        30mil x £15 = £450 mil

        they didnt make more money
        which is the whole point of business.

      • Lazyboy88

        Lucife> i dont believe that ppl were bragging cause if they did they would have gone over and bragged on a Sony or Microsoft site..

      • Zeldazero

        Slap a dollar price tag on Zelda and a android version and I’m sure it will be right up there with angry birds numbers. Also I’m pretty sure I have seen many news articles about CoD bragging about how it holds records for most copies sold in its first day. Skyrim though I admit was a great game and if nintendo would take Zelda’s graphical route to a more realistic, but more colorful route than Skyrim I’m sure it would impress just as much.

      • Opticine

        If you like your casual games and CoD then why are you here? And we don’t cry if a nintendo IP isn’t number one. Also, Mario and Pokemon are the best selling game franchises in the world.

      • DJ Eastar

        I hope you step on a Lego, barefoot!

        • Jetty

          LOL That’s MESSED UP!!

          • SteampunkJedi

            Have you ever done that before? It doesn’t feel too good.

      • Pure Water

        *posts comment* *5 minutes later checks on likes and dislikes* “WHAT THE FUCK! 111 DISLIKES AND 1 LIKE!~?”

      • MujuraNoKamen

        And Ocarina of Time is in the Guinness world records for the most critically acclaimed game ever.
        And so what if CoD was voted the most influential games? they’re only influential because everyone jumped on the Modern Warfare bandwagon causing a surge in the popularity and number FPS games that have gone on to destroy modern gaming. Angry birds costs next to nothing, that’s why it sold so well but do sales make it better than other games? No! You’re right Skyrim beat Zelda in awards, I remember in 1 of the game of the year awards, Zelda wasn’t nominated (despite being one of the most critically acclaimed titles of the year) because the morons running it were biased *Insert insult here…
        Oh, and there were a lot of people bragging about it.

        What’s the point of your comment anyway, we’re not bragging about how high Wii U sales are, this is just news telling us that many retailers are sold out, and i for one am grateful for the information on this site.

      • rafael

        Look, Lucifer…sometimes great things sell well, some other times crap sells well and in even other times, great things dont sell…

        Dont use these numbers to try to prove anything as it makes you look silly and uninformed

        The ‘greatest’, movie of the past century, Citizen Kane, was largely ignored when it was released…and i can tell you that Cod’s contribution to the evolution of games was minimal. Its success seems to me like a sympton of the bad taste and lack of imagination of the younger generation of gamers.

      • TheBoldman67

        DAMN, you skrewed up bro. As Nintedward put it, century means 100 years. A DECADE is 10 years, plus Mario and Zelda have been around for 25 years each, and cod is going on it’s 9th (considering they make a game every year) and Angry Birds is cheap, 10 bucks a game. I mean COME ON, it takes 3 Angry Birds games to meet the equivilant of ONE 3DS game (which is also coming), so next time think before you speak.

      • Shock

        Bitch. Those are mainstream games.

      • theBALLANCEDopinion

        There are 100 years in a century dipshit.

    • ObiBoing

      GameStop online.

    • Your Mom

      Yes but the price at Walmart is like $100 more

      • u mad bro

        Such great news on my Birthday and I got 200+ dollars so I am going to buy myself a 3ds or Wii game and save some for a Wii u game.

  • NesToWiiU

    I find it funny how people still say their consoles or better or the Wii U isn’t worth buying and is weak.I’m going to lol so hard when this baby releases.I’m getting deluxe on Black Friday or Christmas,wish me luck.

    • revolution5268

      same here on black Friday, if there is a Wii U on black Friday…

      • Maddude175

        If there is a Wii U available on Black Friday, I feel sorry for all the fatality’s that will come as result…..

    • paperchao

      all i got was a basic
      :/

    • ridley vs. samus

      i you walk into a store on black friday, you will not live to see the next dawn. that is a proven fact DO NOT DO IT! STAY HOME ON BLACK FRIDAY PEOPLE! WE DO NOT NEED ANY SANE HUMAN BEINGS (aka wii u fans) TO BECOME VICTIMS OF THE MASSACRE!

      • JumpMan

        i love Black Friday! i mean, getting up/staying up ’til 2 am and going out to get 80% off of stuff you probably don’t need, but just want for the novelty of saying “i got this for $2 on black friday. it retails for $75. WESSUP!!!” to your friends who slept in ’til 3 pm because of all the turkey they ate yesterday. (sarcasm)

  • Ovargas

    Ain’t that marvelous? Anyone else remember all the hate on the Wii U? That it wouldn’t sell at all?

    • Derp

      Nintendo really has to crank up their production line; I’m pretty sure that people will be more upset about how rare these things are becoming rather than than the complaint “AWW, I wanted a $249.99 console.”

      • liberalagenda

        I disagree.

        Keep supply low so people are aching for the Wii U.

        • Zeldazero

          I dont know if I agree, remember christmas is when kids get the big gifts, if parents can’t get before this christmas next christmas will most likely hold more competition with ps4 and xbox 720. Most kids parents wont spend that kind of money without a special occasion like christmas. So I hope nintendo gets as many consoles as possible to stores before christmas.

    • JumpMan

      bahaha i read this comment out loud in an Ultra-Hick voice and peed my pants… thank you for writing that!

  • Diego

    THATS WHAT I GET FOR WAITING! :(

    • Jetty

      It happens, just remember this in 2018. I remember your situation in 2006. Good luck.

    • gearchin

      im on the same boat.

      • JumpMan

        BOATS MUST DIEEEEE!

  • nintendoman

    I pre-ordered the wii u deluxe at eb games and also got Zombiu

    • Ninjafish

      Same! But then I also pre-ordered NSMBU, Assassin’s Creed 3, and then pre-ordered 3 pro controllers XD

  • Pikmin

    I got mine at walmart, i found a deluxe wii u hidden, it wasnt the 400-450 one it was just 350

    • darkfox

      ?? either you are very confussed or you bought an over priced Wii
      1. its not out
      2. it ost 299 or 349 not 400 to 500
      please explain how it was hidden and what 400-500 refers to

      • Nintedward.

        ROFLMAO !!!!!

        • LUCIFER

          Lol its nit even a hardcore machine its for casuals same mistakes like last time smh

          • Nintedward.

            Have you still not sucked a lemon yet ???

          • TheBaconator

            Lucifer…*sigh* I forgot where my manners went earlier stating that I wanted to punch you. My rules are that I don’t hurt the mentally ill. If there was a contest for the world’s dumbest dumbass, you sir would have made the headlines. Congrats you win a book called Dummy for Dummies just to raise your IQ to 0.01.

          • Melk

            Da fuq.

          • NesToWiiU

            Hey troll,did you know back in the good old 80′s Mario and the NES was considered hardcore?I know right that’s so weird huh?Now take the time to look at some 80′s and 90′s consoles so you can tell the history of video games whipersnaper.

          • Nko Sekirei

            u need to stfu u bastard ur statement is invalid dude u dont read articles dont u many third party developers and nintendo just said that the wii u is far more powerful then ps3 and 360 and it will compete against ps4 and 720 also unreal and iwata confirmed that wii u fully supports unreal engine 4 u douche and look at how many hard core titles are coming to wii u ur just a disgrace to gamers everywhere u trolls need to go bang a cactus

          • Bird

            So says the bitch who wants to have sex with an ipod with angry birds installed on it.

      • Josephy

        Walmart was selling their consoles as a bundle. It was like $400 for the Wii U Basic, a Pro controller, and a game of your choice. Or $450 for the same thing with the deluxe Wii U.

      • dr scoobie

        perhaps he lives in australia
        that place is really expensive.

        if i remeber correctly it costs $400
        there.

        • dr scoobie

          my bad
          theres no walmart in autralia

    • popotiticaca

      it was in the shelfs?!?!

      • Kav

        I think he means “Hidden in the webpage” or something like that.

        • JumpMan

          or the hidden pre-order sleeves… god, i hate those things.

  • Adam Fox

    Pre-ordered on day one from Best Buy, GameStop can go **** a goat

    • Bobsingh

      really?

    • Jeffery02

      Adam blows goats, I have proof.

      • DJ Eastar

        That is the best movie reference I’ve heard all day!

  • Armani

    Yup I Pre Ordered mine at Bestbuy! Though they accidently gave me 2 receipts… so I pre Ordered 2… 1 for me,and 1 by accident… o.0
    Other than that Im happy I’ll get mine by the released day!:D

    • Dan

      Can I get the other receipt?? Please

  • ZeldaFan85

    i’m glad i pre-ordered have it all paid off got the 32gb deluxe set hopefully people pre-ordered they’re Wii U

  • Nintenlord

    Duh great new but espected

  • NintendoWizard87

    Notice how PSVitas sales haven’t rocketed considering the whole ‘crossplay’ bull… Wii U, however, is gonna rule. When devs see this, it must put their trust in Nintendo again. I mean, all those systems!!! We’re all gonna need LOADS of games to play!!!! XD can’t wait, I think I may explode…

    • darkfox

      the Wii has over 100 mil consoles out there more than both xb and ps, but we still had no games to play guess devs just dont want my money, Thanks for Last Story and Xenoblade though!!!

    • paperchao

      and since this is the first next gen console devs will build games off the wii u and then port them onto the other consoles :)

      • Owen

        nah, how ever much we want to believe it, devs will probably try to switch to developing on ps4 or nextbox once they come out.

  • Super Paper Rye

    I feel really sorry for everyone who couldn’t get it. And remember what Ninty said about not getting shortages again…
    They were wrong. I got it the day after the launch date was announced. I also got a two wii remote pluses, two nunchunks and a Wii Motion Plus Cube Thing. I also am planning to get the screen protector, two eshop cards, NSMBU, ZombiU, Pikmin when it comes out in 2013, and Batman AC AE since I didn’t play it on the PS/360

    • Super Paper Rye

      *I also got two wii remote pluses, two nunchucks.

    • Armani

      Daium… Thats a shit load of stuff o.0

      • Super Paper Rye

        I know, but I love playing casual games with my sisters (and hardcore games with my bro). Seeing how most devs are taking use of Wii Motion plus, I have to get it (Its required for Nintendo Land). Though, I got them WAY cheaper then I should’ve. And their not shit! :D

    • Super Paper Rye

      Oh and I forgot to mention I got the deluxe cause of all the perks with it.

    • dr scoobie

      makes it all the more amazing.
      but an actualy figure would be nice.
      for all i know they could have had less than a million

      dammit why wont my borderlands game arrive yet!!!
      im forced to comment on wii u daily instead.

  • 3dsguy

    I get zombie u and pro control and i think the stands.

  • Ryu No Hadouken

    Im glad I ordered my deluxe set from Gamestop right after watching the one hour public portion of Nintendos conference on FB!!!! I still owe 200 bucks, but ill pay that off well before release date

  • Matt N.

    i got mine at walmart, hovever it makes you bundle it with a wii remote plus/ pro controller, and a game. it all ends up the same price as if you bought it seperate but i got it pre-ordered so im happy! im not sure how many deluxe sets are left there so hurry!

  • Jetty

    Gotta say, after the Wii U price reveal you really could have seen this coming. For the love of Christ, MIDNIGHT RELEASE!!!!! Otherwise you’ll have to wait until 11AM launch day.

  • Vigo the Carpathian

    I hope it doesn’t sell out in Carpathia!

  • Death

    Ah, damn it X-X
    Well maybe it won’t be sold out where I live. No one seems to know about it here :D

  • Purple3DSXL

    Just in case no one wants to be on the waiting list, futureshop.com still has both sets available for preorder online.

    • dr scoobie

      are you sure
      that this comment still applies?

      • Purple3DSXL

        Just checked. Still seems you can preorder them :). But it might depend on region for some…

  • revolution5268

    like all Nintendo console i never buy them at launch due to what happen at ps3 launch, i rather wait for it to calm down, but i wonder if they will sell wii u on black Friday?

    • dr scoobie

      what about xbox360 launch
      ofcourse nintendo wouldnt screw people over like that

      microsoft”oooh lets make our console break alot so people
      are forced to buy another one. and then another. and then another.”

      damn you microsoft!!!
      i only bought one
      i was fed up of the original xbox doing this to me.

      its like its thier launch plan
      make the console faulty so they buy another.

    • Paul

      good luck bro as you wont see a wii u till a year or two later

  • Wii U Gamer#19

    Man, the Wii U is gonna be nintendo’s new! Number one console this new gen, also im predicting that it will stay number 1 until 2016 that’s right all u Sony/Microsoft fan’s u better watch out! cuz nintendo Rulez when it comez to console’s ;)

  • revolution5268

    OK wth? who the hell is disliking all the comments above me? there are not even negative to begin with.

    • Purple3DSXL

      I’m guessing a troll did since none of the usual hate is at the top? :/

    • Nintedward.

      Some ass hole ??

  • Noteak

    Toys r us still has the white wii u it is just a bundle with scribblenauts and batman

  • Hangman

    Delux from toys r us and a basic from GameStop already have motion pluses. Gotta see how much I’ll have for games. And pro controllers. I want Zombie U, AC III, and The Wonderful 101, Lego city when released, NSMBU, and scribblenauts unlimited. Could not be more thrilled to be on ground level for this historic launch. I quit smoking so I could afford it!!!!

  • ZombieGuns

    Went to Gamestop at 2:30pm on Sept. 13 and preordered my Deluxe + ZombieU. I’m just lucky I happend to be messing around on the net that day and saw the news.

  • Bob Bobbity Bob

    Sucks to be me. Waiting a whole year before getting mine. Looks like I’ll have to watch unboxing videos for one year when it comes out.

  • LogicalDude

    Pre-ordered the Deluxe at the EB Games that has a history of Midnight Releases for things like Starcraft 2. Nothing else ordered yet but we should all say “Hi” in the U-Chat program on release day, go through the excitement together and show off our purchases.

    On a side note, I hope all companies check their pre-order list to see if the same people ordered multiples at various locations to cut down on the “scalping” so I don’t have shank them.

    • Kav

      Man, dont give them ideas, im mexican and in here the stores are releasing the Wii U on xmas, so the only way for us to get the Wii U before the world ends is to buy it on “Mercado Libre”(mexican ebay) and in that site are stores/importers that pre-sale the Wii U in México at the same release date than Usa, they had to pre-order those Wii U at american stores to sell them to us at good price. So the stores may think they are scalping, but they are really helping us. (yeah, my english is bad)

  • Brian Scalabrine

    Lucky for Canadians, on the other hand a lot of retailers have stock. People in States, good luck.

  • Guhtere

    Just today I tried to preorder a deluxe Wii U at Gamestop. They were out, so now I’m on a waiting list. :/

    • TheBoldman67

      Same here, but they told me I was near the top (considering I was there the day they started the list.

  • TheFlash7

    Gamestop the afternoon before they announced that the Deluxe Edition sold out. I am getting Lego City: UC, Barman AC:AE, Epic Mickey 2, and a few accessories like the Nerf protector and screen protectors for the Gamepad.

  • trev

    I am so happy to hear this!! I would love to only buy one console this generation (that being the wiiu) so i hope the momentum continues after launch so more third party developers release games for it.

  • CanadianWiinis

    I have one deluxe preordered from EB Games Canada, Zombi U and NSMB U As well….I was incredibly skeptical until I saw the Zombi videos!!!!

  • Sethlaw225

    I got the basic w/ Mario bros U, assassin Creed 3, ZombiU, and sports connection

  • Castamere

    I foresee a Wii 2006 sort of situation happening this holiday season. It’s best for Nintendo fans to preorder as quickly as possible.

  • Andres Padilla

    I have already pre-ordered my Wii U. One the only places left to pre-order was Toys R Us and I took that chance. I got lucky.

    • SUperMetroid1234

      do i know you

  • Naterman

    I had to settle for basic w/ Nintendo land

    • TheBoldman67

      I got near the top of the list for the Deluxe and pre-ordered Arkham City

  • somebody

    nintendo world store!!!!!!!!!!

    • Nameless

      Yeah I preordered thier when everywhere else was out of preorders. I got deluxe

  • logan7699

    paid off my deluxe at gamestop….

  • Lan

    pre-ordered Deluxe Set at EB Games/Gamestop with pikmin3.
    I asked two different stores and they both said it will be available at lunch. we’ve been hearing many things but without confirmational proof, so i am still hoping for launcu release

    • gleepot

      Pikmin 3 won’t be available at launch, but withing the launch window. This most likely means Spring 2013.

  • Kav

    I pre-ordered AC 3 Limited Edition for ps3 a month ago, but now i want it for Wii U, so im gonna have two AC 3, first world problems…

  • link 5

    I got the basic but I am gona buy a teribite hardrive and hook it up so that the memory problem I pre ordered assassins creed 3 to have a game and Im gonads get the charger and holder separately

  • Blake

    I preordered at Walmart, got the deluxe bundle with new super Mario bros u and the pro controller

  • Swic11

    Not to brag….. But I got one on day 1!!!!! Deluxe edition, although I switched my games around, as of now I am getting ZombiU, Madden 13, And assassins creed 3!

    Good luck to those who haven’t gotten the U preordered!

  • XENAJA

    PRESS START GOT MY THER. MAYBE FEW WII U ARE LEFT.

  • TheUNation

    By the time the clock strikes 12 midnight on November 18th, Expect hundreds of them stampeding in selected stores to get the Wii U… especially a few lucky souls purchasing one.

    • The Detonator

      november 17th actually. i belive that is correct

  • sidistic0N3

    “If you wish to pre-order today, your best chance is to get on the list of one of the retailers and hope for the best. ”

    Or you can come to eBay where I’m selling 2 Deluxe Wii U’s and one Basic for approx twice the retail cost. Sorry, gotta make my money so I can buy more Wii U games and accessories :D

    • SteampunkJedi

      You could make your money through honest work like most civil people instead of through rip-offs. But I’m quite sure the people getting ripped off don’t matter to you: It’s a dog-eat-dog world, right? Well, I guess I’m just sorry for anyone that feels the need to buy a grossly over-priced re-sold Wii U on eBay.

      • Nintedward.

        It’s ok !! , Justin bieber will probably buy them….

      • Damiao

        I hope you get stuck with those extra wiiU’s and instead of getting your games paid off you get slapped with a hefty visa bill :)

        • sidistic0N3

          I paid already paid cash in full (I can afford to do that :) – and at the very least, I’ll make my money back. I haven’t put them up yet, waiting till I actually have them in hand to sell to near Christmas shoppers. Sorry that your existence is so sad that you have to wish ill will on complete strangers on the internet :)

      • sidistic0N3

        Oh give me a break Sir Lancelot. I didn’t steal them, I paid for them with my hard earned money and now I’m gonna turn a profit. Tis the way of a free market capitalist society. Now I’m un-civil? Trying to make money makes me a bad person? Wow, I aint over pricing the cure for Cancer and MAKING you buy it. No need for sour grapes. I’m using the money to buy myself more Wii U games. It’s not my fault if you didn’t get yourself a pre-order. Some people are very sensitive, self satisfied, and take themselves way too seriously. Now you can either offer a poignant rebuttal, or just thumb me down. In which case you have no real argument. My guess is that red thumbs are coming :(

    • Nameless

      Everyone go to nintendo world store NYC, they still might have , I got mine thier two days ago

    • Nko Sekirei

      ur one greedy bastard get a job u lazy bum

  • The Detonator

    Gamestop!hour after announcement!yhaa i cant wait to open it…sorry fo the people who didnt.

  • smallNdeadly

    First to preorder @ my gamestop. Love it but only have enough cash for system Zombiu and Mann. But hey I get the system

  • SteampunkJedi

    I hope my parents preordered it. That’s the problem for asking parents for gifts. You never know. They thought it was a rather early request. :/ I really hope I don’t have to wait till January or later to get a Wii U. I’m guessing (or rather hoping if mine wasn’t preordered) that the Wii U will be at chain stores to get after launch.

    • Carlous Rex

      Just cause the pre-orders are out doesn’t mean there won’t be any units there on launch. The stores doesn’t make the whole stock available for pre-order. If you’re early enough around launch any big retailer will have some I’m sure.

      • Paul

        pre orders are iffy as you could have 100 people preorder the console and only half of them show up

      • SteampunkJedi

        I’ve never bought a console at launch, so I’m not sure what to expect. I hope you’re right. Getting it at launch would be fine.

  • Alienfish

    Holy crap, I think I’m going to invest in a bullet proof vest and an armed escort so I don’t get freaking mugged outside the store.

    • ZombieGuns

      I hear you man. Might not be a bad idea carrying a pistol under your shirt while you’re walking back to your car after midnight…carrying expensive and widely sought after hardware.

  • Dumbpants

    Gamestop at 9 o’ clock on september 13 deluxe set….yea…..

  • Nintendo.sega

    I got mine on the 16 of sunday at bestbuy in modesto and i live in tracy i had to go over their i went to toys r rus because they said they had some deluxes over the phone so i went to modesto and they were out i was like that quick but the thing is i went to church before that and after church i went to modesto to go get it and they said they had still much more cards left over the phone to pre order the deluxe so after church i went over their they said they were out at 1 and i got their at 4 so they sold out in a few hours 0-0 so j went to gamestop they were out of course then went to walmart they didnt have it and then i went to target then they didnt have it so then i was giving up then my brother said their best buy why dont u go check so then i was like alright but i was thinking they were goin to be sold out because i got from here that gamestop and bestbuy were sold out of the deluxe but then they showed me the wiiu was available in both deluxe and basic and he said witch one do u want i was like deluxe! He clicked it and i got my preorder for the wiiu deluxe!!!!! I am so happy ^u^

    • gleepot

      This was so hard to read.

  • Grem

    Well, I pre-ordered WiiU Premium Zombi pack, includes the 32GB WiiU and Zombi U, apparently pro controller and some other stuff, some subscribtion to Nintendo thingy etc. It cost me 400€…

    I’m the victim over here, I can’t resist an offer with plenty of stuff in the box :(
    Which is good after I get over the small extra price :)

    • Paul

      the nintendo network subscription is for 10% of all games and dlc upto 2014

  • SONY LOVER BOY

    I DID MY PREORDER TOO BUT WILL BE SELLING MY WII U ONCE PREORDERS FOR PS4 ARE OFFICIAL,I CAN’T WAIT

    (“,)

    SONY LOVER BOY

    I’M OUT

    • a bit of commonsense

      dualshock my neck snaps back my heasd turns my hand goes towardds yo face i say 17 then push my hand closer and say years

      good bye

    • Paul

      with a price of over $900 i doubt it

      • THAT GAMING GUY

        faceplam, if u love sony, why are u preorading the wii u then

    • NesToWiiU

      I even hate to see that Sony is low on money,but sometimes their fans make me wish they were bankrupt and bought by Nintendo or Microsoft all ready.Good luck with the new and in proved,699 US dollars!Some people just need give their wallet a break all ready and BUY THE CHEAPER CONSOLE THAT’S ACTUALLY WORTH YOUR MONEY!

    • Nko Sekirei

      gtfo sony douchbag no one has a obession like u over sony and by the way sony sucks nintendo rules and go play with ur barbie dolls and kens.Also u make the ps3 gamers look bad by being a troll

    • Ibiexplorer4

      Wait. So you’re going to buy a console only to sell it when another console is available for preorder?

      Why not just wait for the PS4 and not even bother with the Wii U if you’re such a “Sony lover boy”?

      Don’t get me wrong, I like Sony as well, but buying a console only to sell it and buy another(probably more expensive) one when it’s available for preorder seems far from practical.

  • James Johnson

    I had the opportunity to preorder one at Gamestop the night pre orders were available but they only had the basic editions so I passed. I then went home and regretted it lol. However I lucked up today a WEEK and some change and found out that a small up and coming retail game chain Gorilla Games where I live were taking pre orders. Crazy thing is not a lot of ppl know of them and they have some pre orders left. I’m so pumped right now

    • James Johnson

      * a WEEK later, that is.

  • a bit of commonsense

    DUALSHOCK IS 17 YEARS OLD that in its self is so retarded and outragusly sad to fan anything gaming from sony is a priceless joke

    i would rsather push my finger tips into a fresh german sheperd turd to play games than a dumb ass CASUAL dualshock

    sony have been using the same controller for 17 years 3 gens and counting thats seriously MENTAL and WRONG

    who fans this company who /whom ITS WRONG YOU CAN SEE ITS WRONG

    • Ibiexplorer4

      If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

  • Johny

    sounds awsome :D

  • Billy

    I think a lot of these sellouts are due to Nintendo not having a whole lot of supply at the moment. It’s part of building the hype train. People want what they can’t have.

  • DarkLugia

    I preordered the basic set at Gamestop along with Black Ops 2. I may possibly buy Nintendoland on launch day.

  • Wii U Gamer#19

    Man are u serious | l
    come on, PS4 won’t even be out till like 2014, so dude u got like 2 yrs ahead of u.

    Also, Sony sucks when it comes to console’s cuz they alwayz over price them, so you’ll be paying around $500-$600 which in my opinion is not worth it, so in 2 yrs have fun with ur PS4 and we Wii U Fans will be having fun with our perfectly created piece of art ;)

  • Wii U Gamer#19

    Also, Pre-Ordered my Deluxe in the afternoon so im all good ;)

    I will be getting NSMBU & Mass Effect Special Edition.

    Man these 2 games are gonna be blast. ;)

  • Behind you

    I preordered the wii u in australia cos I’m Australian and I pre ordered at JB HI FI

  • Lazyboy88

    Pre-ordered a premium/deluxe at GameStop here in Denmark, we still don’t have a solid price tag on it yet but what the heck it’s a new console so i’m sure it will be a little expensive but compared to the ps3 launch price the WiiU will be awesomely cheap, looking foreward to get my hands on that Gamepad

    WiiU will U mary Mii xP just kidding..

  • NintenBro

    Pre ordered the Deluxe at Gamestop first thing in the morning Sept. 14th. Also pre ordered ZombiU & AC III to go with it.

  • Ledreppe

    Got the 32GB deluxe pack from Amazon, procontroller from zavvi, screen protectors and large stylus. I’ll be downloading all my games, so not pre-ordering any games with the new system.

  • Plasmoide

    ‘Nintendo uses Wii U announcement.’
    ‘It’s super effective.’

    • Xblade13

      Sony uses Vita Cross-play.
      Its not very effective…

      Nintendo uses Wii U launch.
      Its super effective!
      Its a critical hit!
      Sony fainted.

      Trainer Competition is about to bring out Microsoft. Would you like to switch Pokemon?
      NO!
      (5 seconds and 1 turn later, Nintendo wins)

  • eyesac

    Well looks like im camping out at walmart again.

  • Madmagican

    All the mainstream companies are sold out…. TO THE PLACES THAT NO-ONE’S EVER HEARD OF!!! (but still sells the Wii U Deluxe)

  • TheBoldman67

    I’m first or second on the wait list at my Gamestop so I’ll have mine within a week or two after launch. :D

  • SSBFAN

    thank god!!! I pre order the basic model last week.

  • PACMAN

    I’m going for the games first because the first thing people are going to jump at is the consoles so right now the games aren’t getting too much attention. So I suggest getting games now.

  • Dan

    Good enough, should tie u over until Ps4 releases in 2015

  • Dan

    Did u notice key people on PS3 project went somewhere? They dont wanna feel the heat from the board,,, lol

  • Enraged Penguin

    I picked up my preorder from EB games ( Canadian gamestop ) a few days ago and they still had both models in. But the clerk said they were going fast!

  • EPICGAMER111

    I DID NOT GET TO PRE-ORDER. :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( .

    • Purple3DSXL

      I posted above (lots of posts above though xD), but try futureshop.com.

  • Katbeth86

    Walmart sold out of the Delux pack last night as well.

  • Broku6

    I pre ordered at bestbuy got the deluxe. Im soon hoping for a midnight release :). Nintendo is back on top again bigger and better then ever :p

  • CheckItNow12

    Does anyone know if there is gonna be a midnight release? If so, where and when?

  • James

    Toys R Us. When I saw a poster on the door of the building it said ” Pre -Order your Wii U console today!” I went in and payed $20 bucks. The next day all pre-orders are all sold out and I discovered Im the ONLY kid in my school that Pre-Ordered it!

  • James

    Toys R Us. When I saw a poster on the door of the building it said ” Pre -Order your Wii U console today!” I went in and payed $20 bucks for the Deluxe. The next day all pre-orders are all sold out and I discovered Im the ONLY kid in my school that Pre-Ordered it!

  • Rukiri

    If you missed the Pre-Order deadline which you haven’t, can still order the bundles from Toys r us and walmart. Walmart doesn’t pre-order consoles in stores because they know of this type of demand, they basically want you to come in. Now I got my pre-order in but doesn’t mean I won’t try and snatch another one, maybe a deluxe.. I will be at walmart all weekend during launch. I personally want 2 anyway just means I can give out a copy for christmas, which would be the white basic but I would grab a few games to throw in. GameStop probably won’t have any at launch, your best bet would be walmart as I called and they don’t even have it in there own store sku’s yet.