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The Wii U managed to sell 40,000 units in the United Kingdom during the first 48 hours of the console going on sale. Sources have told MCV that the majority of stock that retailers had secured have sold out. Stock is apparently filtering through retail at a trickle but should pick up in the New Year. Sales of the console could have been higher if Nintendo had provided more stock.

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  1. So that rumour from a while back about seriously low stock for the UK launch turned out to be true then!

    Although it’s a little higher than the 25k that was suggested.

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  2. Pretty sure it’s not true, i know it’s in stock in many places. It’s a bomba (though it has done absolutely fine in USA to be fair). BUT that’s good, Nintendo will go panic mode and we’ll get more stuff to hear soon at E3 (or before).
    Also UK isn’t all Europe

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  3. Its not the stock… We have plenty of wii Us here, but nobody cares for a 400 euro console (500+ bucks), that is nothing special from the current ones… Nintendo must face the truth. The earlier release of wii U in the US, gave us a very good sample of user comments and what wii U finally is… at least for me, does not appeal to me.
    I dont decline the console, but if “as they say” its a next gen… prove it… lol

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  4. Its not the stock… We have plenty of wii Us here, but nobody cares for a 400 euro console (500+ bucks), that is nothing special from the current ones… Nintendo must face the truth. The earlier release of wii U in the US, gave us a very good sample of user comments and what wii U finally is… at least for me, does not appeal to me.
    I dont decline the console, but if “as they say” its a next gen… prove it… lol

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  5. Meh, the UK isnt Nintendos Audience, Now if Japan has these numbers, well lets say itll be 3DS all over again. Plus 400,000 in one day in the U.S. is really good.

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  6. i got the piss ripped out of me at work for buying the wii u. one guy said it was for kiddie’s and another guy ironically asked if it was a new controller for the wii. same thing happened when i met up with my mate’s on saturday night, there was about 20 blokes taking the piss out of me and my mate who also got one.

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