A reliable retail source tells us that some GameStop chains will no longer be selling the 8GB Wii U as of June 18, exactly one week after Nintendo's big E3 kick-off event.
Our source says GameStop has contacted stores with the following message:
Nintendo Wii U Basic Recall - Two Week Preparation On Tuesday, 6/18, all stories will need to return all new/unopened Wii U Basic (020359). .. Stores that have 10 or more in stock will receive shipping cartons from the [distribution center]. .. All other stores will need to save shipping cartons for this recall.
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Not sure what to think about this, as I'm not sure what Nintendo's next move is with their console to get it back into the spotlight when the two behemoths launch their next generation consoles this holiday season. Hopefully, they do something bold.