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#16 Lord Method Man

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 20:17

That's convenient, there could be any number of reasons, maybe pre orders didn't come to pick them up, etc...

Gamestop has completely sold out and are cancelling people on the waiting list, WiiU has also sold out in the UK a week before its even due out in the shops, just because there are a few on a shelf somewhere doesn't mean they aren't selling.


They seem to be keeping supply up better this time. Walmart was sold out here last week but yesterday they had 3-4 of each model back in stock again.


#17 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 20:22

It's good to see things aren't working out for the scalpers. Prices on eBay are the same as retail and when you figure in eBay's cut from the sale they aren't making anything from it.


Yeah it seems to be that all the good deals on Black Friday and big Christmas items get bought by people looking to make a profit. Sadly. Strange amount of unopened TVs showed up on there this weekend. :rofl: I bet I could email one of the people trying to sell the Wii U and offer them a $10-20 profit and they'd probably accept it. I do wish Craigslist and Ebay would monitor for those and remove the ads.

#18 Yogurtmaster

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 20:57

this is obviously YMMV type of deal. Here on the east coast (specifically NJ) is very hard to come by. Toys R Us, Gamestop, Walmart, Target and Best Buy rarely have any in store (when they do its 2 or 3 of the basic console). Getting them online isnt as difficult but still a crap shoot (feel free to head over to bestbuy.com where both versions are sold out online - which I assume is nationwide)

edit - walmart.com also sold out
toysrus.com - only selling basic online or deluxe with 2 game bundles (scam)
target.com - appears to be in stock
gamestop.com - sold out


Maybe they were out of stock a while ago at launch, but that simply isn't true. If you head on over to www.neogaf.com you will see that people are saying (all over the nation) that it's easy to go anywhere and find them.
You might think this is anecdotal evidence, but with so many people all in different locations being able to find one easily. At launch this is true. Now this isn't a problem.

#19 CronicHazel

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 21:00

I think a lot of families realized their Wiis were getting any playing time or what not, so why bother with the Wii U when the iPad's the new casual standard lol

#20 jerzdawg

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 21:21

Maybe they were out of stock a while ago at launch, but that simply isn't true. If you head on over to www.neogaf.com you will see that people are saying (all over the nation) that it's easy to go anywhere and find them.
You might think this is anecdotal evidence, but with so many people all in different locations being able to find one easily. At launch this is true. Now this isn't a problem.

I dont care much.. I already have mine as I pre-ordered a month before launch. I JUST checked (meaning TODAY, not at launch) the online sites for the largest retailers and as you saw, only 1 actually had the deluxe model in stock. so if you would rather take people's word on what they saw in store over actual proof, then so be it. I dont have a horse in this race. The websites I provided are nationwide... if stock was so easily available... stores like walmart/bestbuy/toysrus would have the option to pick up in store.

back on topic - I find it amazing that 750k 360s can still be sold... who doesnt have one at this point?

#21 +TruckWEB

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 22:55

Black Friday sale here, you could get the 360 4Gb + Kinect for $199...

It was $100 less than the Basic WiiU console...

#22 NightScreams

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 00:23

a) Heavily discounted old console with massive back catalogue
b) Limited stock Wii U, just like any console launch they don't have enough to go around.


And an economy that isn't what it was when 360 was first released.
However I suspect many of those 360 buyer's were also previous owner's and buying again for a lot of various reasons. Probably any new consumer's were the kids who got old enough to finally talk mom into getting it for xmas.

#23 Growled

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 00:40

The Xbox is still an awesome console.

#24 Vandalsquad

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:10

a) Heavily discounted old console with massive back catalogue
b) Limited stock Wii U, just like any console launch they don't have enough to go around.


So by that comparison the Wii U will out sell the new Xbox on launch week?

It's amazing numbers anyway you look at it and means a **** load more software sales for them.

#25 Eric

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 17:22

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Stay on topic and don't be obnoxious.

#26 +LightEco

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 17:29

My BestBuy had 2 towers of both the black and white versions for black Friday. The next day, both towers remained, although the black was slightly shorter. I was surprised that I could just walk in and buy one.

#27 Shadrack

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 17:53

Is it silly to think that they might have actually done better if they would have called it something other than Wii U? I'm sure a lot of folks walked by the Wii U and said "We already have the Wii."

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 18:02

If people wait long enough then Nintendo will probably slash the price, just like they did with the 3DS.



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