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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:31 PM

Wii U Preorders Sold Out Almost Everywhere!

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Major retailers have already sold out of pre-orders of the Nintendo Wii U. The console's price and release date were announced only five days ago, and retailers quickly allowed consumers to pre-order the next-gen console, but if you missed the window, you might be out of luck for now.

The following retailers have sold out of the machine:

GameStop: Although GameStop still is taking orders for the "Basic" Wii U, the Deluxe version is gone..
Best Buy: Ditto Best Buy. You can still get the cheap version, but the expensive one is gone.
Toys R Us: The toy retailer has sold out of both versions of the Wii U.
Target: Target has no pre-order for the Wii U left.
Sears: Old-School retailer Sears is sold out too.
K-Mart: The K lists the device as "coming soon."

Source and more at: http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/728008/wii-u-pre-orders-sell-out-at-big-retailers/

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Ever since this news broke even the basic package has become next to impossible to preorder and people on Ebay have been price gouging the Wii U preorders, in fact I've even seen a preorder of the basic package go for upwards of $1,000.00. I myself got very lucky and was able to preorder a Wii U Deluxe Edition earlier today at a smaller business by the name of Game Xchange who told me they will have my Wii U in on November the 18th unless otherwise stated and if anything changes they will call me. So anyone who is interested in a Wii U and wants one at launch should probably check if they have a Game Xchange near them.

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Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:37 AM

1. It appears the Wii U preorder shortage may be over for now... but anyone who wants one at launch has

to be quick. Yes it's Wal-Mart which I would personally avoid due to their poor labor practices but sometimes gamers don't have a choice.

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If you are looking to pre-order a Nintendo Wii U this holiday you may be in luck as Wal-Mart will be accepting in-store pre-orders shortly.

On Wednesday afternoon a user on CAG revealed that starting on October 14, Wal-Mart will begin to take in-store pre-orders for the Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Bundle using their Holiday Layaway system -- pre-orders will be limited to 2 per person.

Just as all other major retailers, Wal-Mart will have limited quantities and sales will be blocked once the store reaches their allocation.

For those interested in pre-ordering at Wal-Mart you should know that there is a service fee of $5 and 10% down to the reserve the Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Bundle.

More at http://www.examiner.com/article/wal-mart-nintendo-wii-u-store-pre-orders-start-on-oct-14

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Fri Oct 19, 2012, 05:57 AM

2. I just recently preordered a couple of Wii U games.

So on launch day I should have the black deluxe Wii U with 32 GB of memory, stand, and charging pad for the controller along with Nintendo Land and preorders for New Super Mario Bros. U and ZombiU.

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