Several large retail outlets in the United Kingdom have confirmed to MCV that they believe it to be unlikely that retailers will be offering discounted Wii U consoles at launch. The reason behind this is that retailers don’t anticipate as much stock as there was at the Nintendo 3DS launch – which saw numerous retailers offering severely discounted prices.
“There was a lot of stock of 3DS, which meant we felt we could go lower on price. But I don’t expect nearly as much Wii U stock. There will be no need for discounting.”
– Senior retailer executive