Best Buy stores nationwide are no longer offering Wii U pre-orders. A Best Buy customer service representatve confirmed to us that they are completely sold-out of both Wii U bundles – Wii U Basic Set and Wii U Deluxe Set. The forthcoming console is currently unavailable for purchase from both the retailer’s website and its individual stores across the U.S.

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  1. they said the wii u will fail. they were wrong.

    TWO major retailers are completely sold out of both bundles. Other retailers are already sold out of the deluxe set. Patcher was wrong!

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    • And? The Wii sold millions and I own one, but in my opinion the Wii was a huge disappointment. You can’t use the same logic there. Don’t get me wrong, I love Nintendo, but I’m still skeptical of the Wii U right now.

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        • Same here, I think the Wii brought about a much needed revolution in the gaming industry, and it had some truly spectacular games. That said, it may not have been to everyone’s liking, fair enough. But I’d hardly call it a huge disappointment either way

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          • Definitely not a disappointment, but imo it’s getting a little stale at the end of it’s life. Over the last year (and months before that) i’ve barely played mine at all. There are some games i’m looking to play though that I haven’t yet like Donkey Kong Country Returns and Skyward Sword. Maybe before I get the Wii U but I don’t know.

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            • I agree with kovusf, Xenoblade just blew me away, and The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower are also top quality games. Mike you should definitely get Skyward Sword, ideally with the Wii remote bundle if it’s still available at a good price in your area, seeing that you’ll continue using remotes with the Wii U. I don’t know about DK as I have yet to get that, but my friend is playing it now, and he loves it

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            • Donkey Kong Country Returns is a pretty good game but Skyward Sword is a must play for any Zelda or Nintendo fan. Skyward Sword is probably the most addicting Zelda game I have ever played.

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      • I was skeptical until I had the opportunity to play it. It is an amazing machine that will impress anyone who plays it. And I am not a fan boy I own Xbox 370, ps3, and the wii. This new system beats them all just give it a chance, you won’t be sorry!!

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  2. Pre-rdered mine a couple of days ago on Futureshop.ca, because, yes, I’m canadian. When I pre-ordered, there was still stock for both versions. Thesource.ca still has both too. As far as I remember, but I don’t know i they will be willing to ship and bill to the US though…

    But the fact that the WiiU is almost sold-out everwhere in the US is a good sign of success imo.

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  3. let’s recap, shall we?

    days since pre-orders became available: 9.
    days until Wii U launch in north america: 57

    in such a short amount of time and so far away from north american launch, 2 places are already entirely out of both Wii U sets. the Wii U seems to be in great shape with the masses

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  4. The nerd in me made me go and pre order it as soon as they anounced the price on the 13th was it ??
    I know the pre ordered won’t dissapear in UK till it hits the TV or maybe before , but I am getting mine at midnight on launch ^^ .

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    • Toys r us?(if youre talking about in-store) I’m not 100% sure though. I preordered a basic 3days after the conference at GS. The window to preorder is shrinking. I think even online preorders will finished by next weekend at this rate.

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  5. Glad I pre-ordered my deluxe set on the 13th!!!! I wish the best of luck for those of you who didn’t pre-order. If this turns out to be anything like the Wii at launch you’ll need it.

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    • Yeah.. you fucked up(if you’re not trying to buy online), but gamestop has a waiting list for a possible second opening of preorders. You probably could just get one in-store launch day, but you’ve gotta want it; plenty of hours in line. People on Craigslist are already selling deluxe preorders out here in Phoenix for $700+ so maybe you could go that route before it gets REALLY cray.

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  6. bestbuy.ca still has the basic model … futureshop.ca (which is owned by Best Buy still has both models) … i’ve noticed canada slowly moving towards selling out.

    both best buy and futureshop in canada offered 3-per-household which is ridiculous IMO but have changed that within the passed few days to 1-per-household.

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  7. These sales on their own don’t mean much, of course – they represent massive levels of hype for a new machine people have been eyeing up for a good while. The TRUE test of the Wii U will be it’s presence in the market, sustainability for developers, the first full-year game catalogue and consumer opinions based after a 6-12 month ownership.

    One is confident that the Wii U will perform admirably, but there is still no point in applauding a console selling out just now…not when it’s full international market presence is still yet to be established!

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  8. So glad I pre-ordered right after the conference. I’m really happy the Wii U is selling this well already. Hopefully that means there will be alot of people to play online with.

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