Anybody else having trouble with Wii U pre-orders??

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#1 Posted by Bangerman15 (1976 posts) -

The system is literally sold out EVERYWHERE I LOOK. I'm trying so hard to pre-order a deluxe edition and the best I was able to do was the crappy white one at gamestop. :(

Has anybody else noticed/ran into the same type of problem as me?? It looks like people are pretty excited about it for it to be selling out of pre-orders so fast

#2 Posted by JustPlainLucas (73564 posts) -
Not me. I jumped on it right away, and actually am first on the list.
#3 Posted by Gamingclone (5224 posts) -

I think you'll be able to preorder it at Target, but no online since the online preorders are sold out. You will have to wait a few weeks though since Target hasnt started doing preorders for the Wii U in stores yet.

#4 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8133 posts) -
No I preordered about 1 hour after price and date was announced.
#6 Posted by zepfya (1205 posts) -
Yep not sure why people wait, I managed to pre-order a deluxe in 3 places.
#7 Posted by Kewin86 (53 posts) -

The system is literally sold out EVERYWHERE I LOOK. I'm trying so hard to pre-order a deluxe edition and the best I was able to do was the crappy white one at gamestop. :(

Has anybody else noticed/ran into the same type of problem as me?? It looks like people are pretty excited about it for it to be selling out of pre-orders so fast

Bangerman15

where did you try?

#8 Posted by OhJayDubya (1142 posts) -
This seems to only be in the U.S so far here in the U.K every online Pre-Order option seems to be still open.
#9 Posted by gameofthering (10097 posts) -

The UK doesn't seem to want them that badly. That price will scare people away :P

#10 Posted by Prince_Denspion (2573 posts) -

Preordered my deluxe version the day of the price/date announcment. I did notice though Gamestop online are sold out of basic models and had deluxe editions still. Oddly I remember when I preordered the first wii I had to stand in line hours before the store even opened just to preorder. With wii U i simply walked in and preordered.

#12 Posted by Jaysonguy (37528 posts) -

I preordered the day the price was announced from Best Buy

#13 Posted by asanspree (8 posts) -
I think the only places that have any left are Wal-mart and Gamestop. Wal-mart online looks to have both, but not sure. Gamestop online looks to have just the white left. I ordered on Thursday and was the first to order, so no problem here.
#16 Posted by KnightSkull (1698 posts) -

This seems to only be in the U.S so far here in the U.K every online Pre-Order option seems to be still open.OhJayDubya

The UK doesn't seem to want them that badly. That price will scare people away :P

gameofthering

It might not just be the US.

Back when the Wii went up for pre-order in the UK any number of people could pre-order it without any trouble and no one was ever told that all pre-orders were full, all that was said was there were more pre-orders than anyone thought there would be. Places like Amazon, Play, Zavvi etc. continued to take pre-orders even though they couldn't guarantee everyone would get a Wii on release. I know quite a few people this happend to, all using different online retailers, and they had to wait upto 3 or 4 months to get a Wii.

So it's possible the same thing is happening again.

#17 Posted by WreckEm711 (6922 posts) -

You're outta luck bud, Target, Best Buy, and Gamestop already came out and said their pre-orders on the deluxe's were out, and I think GS is the only one with White left and said it was very minimal.

I got my pre-order in a few hours after the conference, and 20 people had already come in and pre-ordered before me!

#18 Posted by euro96 (499 posts) -

[QUOTE="OhJayDubya"]This seems to only be in the U.S so far here in the U.K every online Pre-Order option seems to be still open.KnightSkull

The UK doesn't seem to want them that badly. That price will scare people away :P

gameofthering

It might not just be the US.

Back when the Wii went up for pre-order in the UK any number of people could pre-order it without any trouble and no one was ever told that all pre-orders were full, all that was said was there were more pre-orders than anyone thought there would be. Places like Amazon, Play, Zavvi etc. continued to take pre-orders even though they couldn't guarantee everyone would get a Wii on release. I know quite a few people this happend to, all using different online retailers, and they had to wait upto 3 or 4 months to get a Wii.

So it's possible the same thing is happening again.

Yes in the UK most retailers will just take pre-orders regardless of their availability. Places like GAME then send out an email to confirm your place on their pre-order list and if you will get one at launch once they arrange their stock.

#19 Posted by JustPlainLucas (73564 posts) -
Went to GameStop today to preorder some games, and they said they're still taking Basic pre-orders. I have a feeling the Basics are goign to be readily available, so only eBay scalpers will be profiting by selling the Deluxes.
#20 Posted by thom_maytees (3669 posts) -

I was able to pre-order the Basic Set at BestBuy hours before the retailer stopped accepting pre-orders.

#21 Posted by Bangerman15 (1976 posts) -

[QUOTE="Bangerman15"]

The system is literally sold out EVERYWHERE I LOOK. I'm trying so hard to pre-order a deluxe edition and the best I was able to do was the crappy white one at gamestop. :(

Has anybody else noticed/ran into the same type of problem as me?? It looks like people are pretty excited about it for it to be selling out of pre-orders so fast

Kewin86

where did you try?

I went to gamestop last Friday to preorder it because I traded in my wii too.. I was gonna go on Thursday but I didn't couldn't get my nunchuk which I needed to trade it in and all they had was a white, then I tried checking other places and its sold out except the crappy white one
#23 Posted by champofcube15 (1596 posts) -
Not me. I jumped on it right away, and actually am first on the list.JustPlainLucas
I made second at my local Gamestop. I jumped in my car right after my 11:35 am class and rushed to preorder it. Oh and awesome avi BTW. :) Golf Wang.
#24 Posted by yokofox33 (29256 posts) -

I have two pre-orders for the Deluxe in right now. One at Gamestop (where I'm 8th) and on toysrus.com. Hoping I get one just in case one fails on me.

#25 Posted by mariokart64fan (19355 posts) -

i am 2nd on my store list haha got there and preordered behind one guy , who also preordered , immediatelly after the conference was over!

#26 Posted by Golevka (492 posts) -

Preorded the Basic set from Gamestop as that was all that was left. The manager said that I could just let them know launch day that I really wanted the Premium. This way I have an advantage over the people just waiting in line. Well... I just hope the manager is right. (He actually helped my brother get a Wii during the mad rush back in 2006. He held one for us while we drove up to the store.)

#28 Posted by JustPlainLucas (73564 posts) -
[QUOTE="champofcube15"] I made second at my local Gamestop. I jumped in my car right after my 11:35 am class and rushed to preorder it. Oh and awesome avi BTW. :) Golf Wang.

KILL THEM ALL! :P Yeah, I had the benefit of being on vacation. The moment I turned on my computer and learned of the price and date, I knew GS would be taking pre-orders so off I went!
#29 Posted by vtbob88 (629 posts) -

I preordered mine as soon as I could after leaving the office on Thursday. It was probably a little before 6 when I got there and I was the 18th at that store and for some reason there are 2 other stores within a few miles so I was pretty surprised that that one already had so many.