Mega retailer Walmart will be hosting a midnight launch event for the Wii U at its stores. Walmart aren’t the only ones, as GameStop usually has midnight launches for new consoles and highly anticipated video games. It unlikely that all of Walmart’s many stores throughout the US will have host the launch event, but most of the stores are open 24/7 anyway.
The news was revealed via a document sent to Walmart stores, which also revealed that Walmart will be receiving Wii U consoles on November 14-16, just a few days before launch. You can check out the store document below, which confirms that customers can reserve a Wii U console until November 1:
The Wii U is expected to be in short supply at launch, as the console has sold out of pre-orders everywhere, including Walmart. Other retail and electronics stores such as GameStop, Best Buy, and Target are expected to host midnight launch events at selected stores throughout the US. The console launches on November 18, just about a month from now.
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