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Wii U Basic No Longer Sold At GameStop, Best Buy, And Target

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It appears as though a number of high-profile retailers have completely stopped stocking the Wii U 8GB Basic package. Whether the stores are discontinuing reordering stock as the console isn’t selling as well as they had hoped remains to be seen. There was also rumour  a few months back that suggested that Nintendo were scrapping the Basic pack and introducing the 32GB Premium pack as the main model, but this has yet to materialise.

Thanks, Mario

258 comments

      1. Sometimes people say they laugh at a comment, but I never actually have on this site until this. Very prophetic.
        10/10

          1. Don’t bring god into the fucking conversation. You need to
            A) Shut the fuck up and get off this site
            B) Refer back to A
            C) Refer back to A

          2. So the voyeuristic prick watched me bang your whore mum? You should tell her to get checked by the way.

          3. if youre talking about god you can shove it up your ass because not all of us follow your god. no one is watching. and you are annoying.

          4. @thebensanders Stfu u snorlax looking mother fucker damn shit quit saying uhh hello its annoying as fuck why dont u just put a cock in ur mouth like u always do and stfu

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              1. SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU FUCKING CUNT!!!! I have never seen someone so fucking annoying on this site. And I had to deal with Why U Mad?! SHUT THE FUCK UP

                1. Uhh hello! mother loves mii and ascepts mii 4 who i am. plese due the same. i ascept u for u and u due same 4 mii because u love mii and i love u because u r my frend because i love u.

          2. Wow, if that’s your pic on there dude, you are one ugly piece of shit. Bieber called, wants his hair back. Also, lose some weight.

          3. Their are actually people who are like how you’re portraying. They can’t help their selves, it’s unfair for them to be fucking mocked by people like you, acting like it’s a fucking game just so you could annoy people…

            1. That’s what I said! Literally basically the same thing you wrote(granted in a different format) but I agree. It’s fucking appalling considering I know people/are related to people like that. He must think he’s fucking hilarious. What a jackass.

                1. Agreed. The only way we can deal with him is ignoring him until he goes away. On another note, you are very smart:). Do you have a Wii U?

              1. It’s very sickening to think’ith one would imply to roleplaying as thou metally handicapped :(… Karma shall be’ith on sir ben’ith’s back side, for eternity. Does thou not agree?

            2. This is actually really sad to see. I sorta know the real Ben Sanders and this certainly isn’t really him. Just ignore this guy because he’s looking for attention and to do harm to someone who doesn’t deserve it.

          4. No. One. Likes. You.
            Go. Jump. Off. A. Building.
            Make. Sure. You. Stick. Your. Neck. Out.
            Read this carefully, Understand every last word perfectly, and follow the objective.

                    1. Lol, no one really likes him on the fact that what he’s doing with portraying and mocking the mentally ill is wrong.

                  1. Uhh howdy! Benny! I told you time and time again not to be adding random internet whores on Facebook. If you add anyone without my approval you’re banned from the internet for 3 days you little shit.

                    1. I guess this is your little window to be able to insult people. Your Gravatar looks like a drunken, arrested Emma Stone. Little whore? Looks like someone likes to reflect their life on others LOL. Fail troll is fail.

                    2. You call’ith thou lisa whore, but one certainly does not choose’th bad words when thous bredded child is at fault…

                  2. You are’th very rude, but thines self shallt not be angry nor rude to thine’s fellow ally. :)
                    Please stop’ith with acting rude towards your fellow friends, and portraying thou’s mentally handicapped, because surely thou is not really mentally handicapped. Please’ith? :(

                  1. Hey clown! Your mother won’t allow that because you’re trying to add her from that joke of a Wii U. Come to the PC and you’ll start seeing your life improve tenfold :)

                    1. Hmmm… From thine’s point of view you are very interesting and entitled to thou’s own opinion. Surely you do not go’ith over board with thous insults. :)

            1. My theory is that the Ben Sanders on here is someone that knows the real Ben Sanders in real life and really has it out for the kid. Maybe they were lifelong enemies in high school I don’t know. Anyways, it’s definitely a form of bullying and shouldn’t be tolerated.

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        1. Seeing all three of us whip him off on the Internet just goes to show that there are good people in this world

      1. We all wish. I want to staple him onto a wall and shoot him with my .22. Then pour gasoline on him and burn his little fucking ass.

        1. How about stop replying to him , oh wait you can’t , you are having fun with him in this site , he gives you a fucking thing to waste time on .

            1. The only page you’re own is denial… So you talking crap about Nintendo, on a Nintendo news website is not a cry for attention? In fact none of what you say is truthful, understandable, or even worth reading…
              Your purpose is to troll, and the fact that you fail at that objective is pitiful.
              I HATE over-the-top Nintendo fanboys, but more than that i hate idiotic bastards like you, who do nothing but type/talk without even thinking. You’ve turned into a grade A cock-rider, cause you’re annoying as hell, your comments make you look like a 10 year old, who can’t except things they don’t like or neglect it because they are jealous…

              1. nintendo has so many faults, that so many people dont want to see. nintendo is the holy goddess with no problems because they are perfect. isnt that so true now…….. no they have a fucking shit ton of problems, like i dont know is it just a coincidence that soooo many people left nintendo after the gamecube???? is it, or is it because they are just to perfect. is it that nintendo sucks at localizing there games, that if on sony they would have all ready be localized (ni nu kuni was originally on ds, oh look it didnt come out of japan, but look a ps3 version came to the west and gets praise, but nintendo would rather have shit!!!! oh look same thing happened to tales of graces.) i could go on and on about this,what about 3rd party, does that even exist on nintendo, what about their old franchises, oh know those too exist because they are perfect. the thing is that im saying the truth and people like you cant except it. oh but im just talking random shit arnt i, is that what im doing.

          1. “Waste time on”?. So you’re replying to a reply of a reply and so on…. You might as well take a marker and write Hypocrite right on the middle of your forehead.

            1. Hey he was complaining why wouldn’t thebensenders leave and I gave him the cure , it’s up to him to use it or not

            2. Your comment makes no sense. ikeezzo did not post a reply message to thebensanders, he sent a reply message to Anonymous advising him to stop replying to the thebensanders. How does that make ikeezzo a hypocrite?

              1. He said it was a waste of time. If he said that replying to bensanders is a waste of time, why would he reply to a reply about this troll?
                He’s telling someone they’re wasting time, yet so is he. That’s why i used the word “Hypocrite”.
                How does that not make any sense? o.0

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                      You are worthless like LJN.

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                    3. She raised you left*
                      As in she left your ass in the nearest dumbster on the left…

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    1. Depends on where you live and how much you want Nintendo Land.

      Where I live (Brazil) the difference wasn’t US$ 50, but the equivalent in local currency to US$ 150, so the basic model is the most logical choice: with lessa than that difference, I bought a much better game (ZombiU) and a 320 GB hard drive, or more than 10x times the space difference between the sets.

      Even if you don’t agree with my choice of game (ZombiU), the physical copy of Nintendo Land goes for about US$ 80 here, so you’re saving even more money getting it for US$ 50 through the eShop, and will have plenty of space to save it in your new hard drive.

      I can only see getting the deluxe set here if you REALLY want a black Wii U, will REALLY spend lots of dough every month on the eShop, and/or is able to import it dodging the abusive local taxes (during a trip abroad, for example). Otherwise it’s foolish and shortsighted.

      By the way, the console has not been released officially in here (and in Latin America in general I believe) yet, but there’s rumors it will happen during the holidays. I won’t be surprised if Nintendo was pulling off the basic set to sell them here, fully aware that the set will be more attractive – price is a big issue with all those high taxes here, the cheaper the better.

      1. It’s alright. I got a white Wii u and I’m fine with it. I’m only saying that because of the small hard drive.

        1. Yeah I have the white as well. I didn’t need more storage space and I got Nintendo Land for free anyways. I only hope I’ll continue to get support for it in case of a problem. Actually, I’d love if I could send it in and get a new custom color for the console, gamepad and accessories.

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                  1. Come on now it is still a nice system. I went to far on my post. If we had a GameCube 2 they would just focus on the specs and would have no true innovations like Wii U has, Wii U is an amazing system :D

                    1. Yeah. You’re right :) It sure is taking me a LONG time to get one though :/

                    2. It is, I just wish there was a lot of people who realized that. If people supported it, then Nintendo would be able to make us something amazing. Nothing makes creativity like Nintendo and that’s the truth.

          1. It’d be suicidal to keep with Wii. It’d have to support 2 generations of backwards compatibility, 3 different main controller setups (Wii Remote, Gamepad + New Controller) and would be much too large an investment for anyone who’s not onboard with the Wii or Wii U before it.

                    1. Just wait until College or University. Some of them play Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic, Nintendo 3DS, Vita, heck even Wii in the cafe in my area.

                      But if you go to night school then you will most likely not going meet gamers there. Only three of all the night school students in the University I went to are gamers and they are casual gamers that only play FIFA, NFL, or CoD games.

                    2. Everybody in my school likes Sony and M$, i only know like 3 or 4 people who like Nintendo and they are not guys, and are not that big of gamers. Nintendo has serious issues attracting to teenagers.

                    3. Yeah EXACTLY it’s the same for me.

                      *sigh*

                      I hope Nintendo make better advertisements for Wii U and get more third party support and think may look better for them.

                      This was a good conversation. Till next time :)

                    4. Yea some people already pass college and wanted to go to university for degree. This is ideal for people who have a jobs so they can work during the day and going to night school.

                1. Don’t worry comrade, soon we will all strike back at them with the glory of the holy N…

            1. Same goes for Xbox with the One dilemma and PS3 when the PSN was down and yes I was part of that PSN crisis.

  1. I guess people would rather buy the superior black Wii U instead. That left the white one in the shadow so this isn’t really bothersome. Well it is if you wanted to buy something cheaper, but if this happens I hope Nintendo gives a liiiiittle bit of price cut.

  2. I know it’s still early, but the console is doomed, every choice has been a mistake, and as soon as the good games come out, so do the Xbox and PS4.. LOL I’m pretty sure this is nintendo’s last home console, I think they’ll stick to handhelds after this.

    1. Last home console? I certainly hope not lol. Actually it won’t so no worry there. Their still selling Wii U’s, just not the white ones it seems. The white ones suck in comparison to the black ones so I see no problem.

      1. Have you seen wii u sales? They’ve dropped 50% that’s SOOOOOO much, the sales have been awful and there’s not enough games coming soon to bring them back out of it, they should have been patient and listened to the fans but now they’ve fucked it all up and I just hope they learn from this tbh.

        1. They do learn from their mistakes. But I must admit, if they pull another Wii U on their next console, it would be very disappointing. But just imagine Nintendos next console coming out, with a BUNCH of first party titles as well as maybe some new ip’s with hope of 3rd party devs. Ooh I hope they have something up their sleeve.

                  1. Ok then. Do me a favor and leave this site to be with your mother because you love her right?

                    Take a few months (years) off this site so that more people will like you and not be rude to you k pls.

                    1. Uhh hello! butt mother knows how much i love mynintendonews :( and the bulying hear isnt nerly as bad as it was over at IGN .. it was so bad their that sum1 came 2 my house and threten mother and william and i. i love it hear. the peepal r so much niser then IGN :)

                    2. No! Listen to me there are nicer people on other sites. Trust me. Take a break you’ll like it.

                  2. no one else will do it anymore so to u mr Sanders
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                  3. Uhh Yoohoo! Banny mii and ur mozer r dun. It iz taym 4 inglish. I weel wayt 4 u in ze bayzemnt!

    1. If they did just the 32GB model at White/Black for $300 in the first place, the consoles’s image, community and sales would’ve been a lot more positive today.

  3. No demand for the basic, I guess. This makes sense. They are still selling the Deluxe, which will likely get a US$50+ price cut in this case.

  4. Now people will see a wii for a 100 and a wii u for 350 and that means more wii sales. Nintendo wants to beat the ps2 sale numbers.

    1. They will never make it that far because the PS2 had WAY MORE than max..20 games worth picking up the console.

      THEY WILL NEVER REACH THAT GOAL!!
      “MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA”

        1. But PS2 had actual games and wasn’t on life support through a little waggle gimmick during its gen and afterwards.

          1. Actual games? Ignoring that Wii had Smash Braws Brawl, Resident Evil 4, Twilight Princess, Gimmicks? Ignoring that Move design copied Wiimote. But since Move is Sony, that’s not a Gimmick and it can get away with it.

            1. Brawl was good. The other 2? Fuck no.

              There was motion control long before the wiimote. So don’t pull the copying bullshit. Nintendo has copied from other companies plenty of times.

      1. You’re right and I really can’t see the point for the Wii to continue to exist when the Wii U is here, can do everything the Wii can and much more. So keeping it alive to beat PS2’s record is a ridiculous long shot. Wii’s time is close to its end so just end it. Its already the fastest selling console in history plus its Nintendo’s best selling console ever so those records are good enough for now. DS however is much closer to beating PS2’s record than Wii. The 3DS, based on its outrageous success right now, looks like it has a good chance to overcome both its predecessor and PS2’s records combined.

      2. Ignoring the main reason PS2 was such a success was because at the time DVD players were popular before internet streaming.

  5. Well Nintendo better bring out some new colors pretty darn soon, because I’m getting SICK of waiting to buy a Wii U. I REFUSE to buy the black one (or the white). When Pikmin 3 releases here in North America on August 4th, it’s going to KILL ME not being able to play it. HURRY UP NINTENDO!!!!!!!!

    A special edition Pikmin 3 Wii U console would be my dream come true (especially if it was green).

    1. You can purchase skins for both your console and controllers for whatever color you want. I did. Go on Amazon.

      1. @jtz,
        I don’t like skins. Ever since I had those skins on my original NES controllers all them years ago, I swore I’d never use skins again. That sticker residue was a nightmare to remove once the skins wore out and I had to remove them.

  6. Nintendo sucks PS3 PS4 rules. …………………./´¯/) Nintendo wont suck in 2014
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  7. LOOK THERES SOMETHING BIG HAPPENING HERE NINTENDO WILL RE DO THERE BUNDLES and game pack ins and maybe a price drop then they will hit with a HUGE ADVERTIZING CAPAIGN and release the big hitters

    ASK YO SELVES WERE HAS THE ADVERTIZING BEEN ETC THETE PLAYING A SLY OLD GAME HERE AND WILL DISRUPT PS4S RELEASE ITS COMMONSENSE GUYS

  8. Looks like Nintendo is cooking up something of a surprise and just before Pikmin 3’s American release. Maybe an Ambassador Program for 8GB adopters, White 32GB, Pikmin 3 bundle model, then soon a $50 price drop when PS4/One lands and Nintendo will be safe for now until next year.

    1. First lets see how Wii U 1st party titles do before ignoring like Wii U’s system sellers aren’t going to sell.

    1. Unless the comments dick rided Nintendo you’d delete them, so no, no one wants you 3 losers as moderators. I want Nintendofan guy to be a moderator.

      1. exactly tehy would single handedly ruin this site, this site would lose a lot of people so thats why the people who run this website dont want those losers to run it. they would scare over half the people who go here away, we need somebody who is neutral. by the way the trolls are more normal nintendo fans, so they would rather pick one of them over those . stupid fanboys nobody likes you.

  9. is anybody like me and just dont reply to the guy who you know im talking about right now. hhhmmmmm no, is there anybody like me who doesnt get bothered by him when he replies to you. well you fed him exactly what he was looking for, it was your fault.

    is there anybody like me who wont fucking tell somebody to kill themselves over a fucking plastic box!!!!!! fuck you fanboys you are the worst thing, worse than possibly the spammers, worse than the so called trolls…………. you make me sick to be such whiney bitches and little fucks over a plastic box!!!!!! a videogame system. a corporation that doesnt give a fuck about you!!!!!! you spend all this time praising some shit that doesnt give you shit back in return!!!!! does this matter at all or are you not thinking or care and will continue to do pathetic shit like this, your probably dont care and will continue to ot do yourself, keep it up its not pathetic at all. you only threat people and going to lengths that pious wouldnt even go to and he is a retarded bitch. keep praising your shit like its a part of you.

    1. I hope you and that Sanders kid jump off a birdge. You are nothing, but a waste of life you autistic fuck.

      1. oh ok you seem to have no life to get mad over a plastic box, another threat says the kid with probably no life, your life is a plastic box because you take an insult to a corporation like its talking directly at you. low self esteem or something, or are you just pathetic and take things way to far, how old are you, it doesnt matter your probably old enough not to act like such a little fuck but sadly you wont, nintendo isnt going to hold your hand when something happens to you or care, they dont care about you as a fan or anything but your money. oh no…. but here you are giving your lafe away to a corporation because your wish somebody to jump off a bridge because of video games, your the waste of life if anything because of this. you have no life, and are a piece of the lowest shit there is. why because of what you and others say for stupid reasons, thats my reason, and you dont have one.

    2. This is about the only time I ever replyed to.. You know. I did so as a joke to fool around, and I could tell everyone else did the same. I don’t insult trolls till they insult me, that’s how it works for me. I don’t know how they win from people lowering their self esteem, but I guess that’s how people are these days and it makes me sad. I’d never tell someone to kill themselves, that literally draws the line between sanity and insanity. Whoever does that is an asshat and should never joke about stuff like that, and neither should the troll themself(because.. You know who makes an offending joke themselves)

      1. its just a just a theory over fanboys…. why they take an insult to a corporation in this case, sony nintendo and microsoft or even apple, to why they take that insult as if you are saying that about them or there family. a theory is that they could have such low self esteem that they will defend something as its almost a part of them…. you know what i mean. fanboys that go to threats anything over a plastic box.

  10. It’s quite amazing how every sane person here has fallen hard for the troll’s trap.

    You guys…I…I shake my head at you guys…

  11. I hate 90% of the users on this fucking site. Fuck the mods, they do nothing about it. Only reason sensible people go here is because they know this site get’s info first. To the few users on here that aren’t completely retarded, I’m sorry, to the rest of you, fuck all you, you piece of shit.

    1. are you that bitch slade6alpha, because he was the only one that ever called me autistic and i remember that his avatar look very similar to yours….. exactly. so a while ago i went to ign and actually bothered to look at the comments and there was slade6alpa….. you. what do you know OVER A 1000 comments on ign!!!!! STFU you scumbag loser, maybe you should stop threatning people about killing themselves if is all you probably do is go to every video game site out there and be a disgusting fanboy. this autistic fuck has way more of a life than you.

      seriously this is the only fucking website go to , oh look you are at wii u daily too!!!!!! another place for nintendo dick riders but at least they arnt as pathetic like you and tell someone to jump of bridge and kill themselves!!!!! all over a video game company and a plastic box…… what sounds bad there me or you. so dont kill yourself you pathetic fuck just stop being a little plastic box humping bitch.

    2. Ivy, we don’t have mods. We don’t have a secure system to successfully keep out trolls so it’s not often something is dealt with. I find it’s easier just to stay out of more conversations these days instead.

  12. I guess Wal-Mart is one of the last stores to carry the Basic set. At least, I saw some last time I was AT Wal-Mart. But on their website it says “out of stock online”. So it’s probably just a matter of time.

    Now the wait for new colors begins. And I won’t own a Wii U until that happens.

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