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UK Retail Reports Some Stores Completely Sold Out Of Wii U Ahead Of Launch

UK trade publication MCV has spoken to numerous retailers throughout the United Kingdom who’ve told the publication that they’ve already sold out of their allocated Wii U stock. A number of retailers have also taken orders against future Wii U shipments. Nintendo has already announced that launch day stock in the United Kingdom will be incredibly tight, but promises regular Wii U stock deliveries in the run up to Christmas.

37 thoughts on “UK Retail Reports Some Stores Completely Sold Out Of Wii U Ahead Of Launch”

  1. Damn true. My branch of GAME has been sold out for months. Meanwhile in America, some people are getting Premium Packs without even queueing! Da fuq? They say there will be more shipments before Christmas but really, as someone who works in game, I can reveal they are making one small one on December 15th and the next confirmed one after that is early January (no exact date confirmed.) Awful work from Nintendo. Utterly awful. We WANT to give you money Nintendo!

  2. Had they won the Revolutionary War, they could have gotten them first. Thank you George Washington for getting me ny Wii-U first!

      1. How so? Everyone knows George Washington and Abraham Lincoln fought the Nazis for primary distribution rights for the Wii-U.

    1. You won because the French saved your asses from defeat, always remember that. Had we not been fighting a much more important war in europe, the full might if the British EMPIRE would have crushed you.

  3. In Germany, the big online sellers like already sold out, too. I guess, the best chance to get one is to hope for the local shops. I don’t plan on buying a Wii U anytime soon though ^^

  4. I just bought Virtues Last Reward for 3ds to last me till wiiu comes out. This game is absoloutly amazing! A mixture of Intense escape gameplay and japanese Quirky humour, it’s a must own for any self respecting 3DS or Vita owner.

      1. I’m not sure , I think it’s 30-40 hours long. I know the controlls and the story are a bit silly. But it’s a really awesome game! maybe not everybody tho!

  5. LOL not surprise here (actually saw that coming for more than 6 months) since the yanks were allocated some of the “original” European stocks and there is not way Nintendo going to borrow some units for the Japanese (Asian) market to supply the European Market. Here in Europe we are and always will be an after though for Nintendo

  6. Long lost father of Aeolus

    I bought a Wii U for my son. He is afraid to touch it. He knows the truth in his heart. I found him the other night asleep with his thumb in his mouth. If only he would grow up…

      1. Long lost father of Aeolus

        Embrace the truth my son. It will set you free. Look at what your love of foul things has brought you. Loneliness, I have watched you for many weeks, noone here likes you, noone calls you friend. You are a lost lamb, you need my guidance. Now is the time in your life where you must choose. Grow up to with no joy, or have years upon years of happiness and cheer.

      1. Canadian. I don’t know. I don’t think the majority are sold on buying the system yet, however I was surprised to see them available at 2:00pm on black friday. Naturally I’m curious when any console is released, but I just can’t justify buying the wii u when I already have a ps3. Held the demo controller… It is very nice. What was alarming though is that it didn’t work, I have also heard that many other demo units are broken down already.

    1. Zavvi are usually pretty good. Shopto too. Amazon have been failing all sorts recently. People who paid for on-day delivery for Halo, Ass Creed and Cod. Some had to wait a few days since they dispatched 8pm the day before.

  7. preordered day one at mall of goregia got there at 10:00 am sold out at 10:10 am i was last one got delux preordered soo i have recomand when wiii u 2 comes put preorder preorder preorder

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