Wii U ran out of preordering!

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#1 Posted by newown (1421 posts) -
Hello, I wonder why I can't find any online website to preorder the Wii U :/ is there any? I really want to buy the black premium Wii U. Thanks,
#2 Posted by Vickman178 (1035 posts) -

Have you been away for awhile? Because its been sold out for like a a month and a half now :\

#3 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8133 posts) -
You missed walmarts layaway preorders too by a couple weeks. I guess target has preorder cards about last week but they may be gone now too.
#4 Posted by roboccs (6903 posts) -
Has there ever been a console launch in the "modern-era" that didn't run out of stock at launch and become difficult to find? I'm willing to bet whenever shelves are re-stocked the WiiU will sell out quick like the Wii did. Part of me feels this was a strategy of Nintendo when the Wii came out. By keeping supplies low it made it look like the system was selling out faster than they could make them.
#5 Posted by newown (1421 posts) -
My bad ;/ I was like no pokemon launch title = no buy.
#6 Posted by Jaysonguy (37524 posts) -

My bad ;/ I was like no pokemon launch title = no buy.newown

So in other words you've never bought a Nintendo console.

Well I guess you wont ever be buying one so it doesn't really matter when they're available.

#7 Posted by gameofthering (10095 posts) -
#8 Posted by Jaysonguy (37524 posts) -
#9 Posted by TwighlightBlade (1010 posts) -
[QUOTE="newown"]Hello, I wonder why I can't find any online website to preorder the Wii U :/ is there any? I really want to buy the black premium Wii U. Thanks,

In the US? Walmart still has a few, but you have buy their bundle that include an other game and pro controller. That's what my family did.
#10 Posted by Gamingclone (5224 posts) -

My Target has just gotten the Wii u Demo unit and they told me that was when they were getting the preorder cards too, so later today I'll be heading over there to preorder one.

#11 Posted by jeffster85 (2286 posts) -

[QUOTE="newown"]My bad ;/ I was like no pokemon launch title = no buy.Jaysonguy

So in other words you've never bought a Nintendo console.

Well I guess you wont ever be buying one so it doesn't really matter when they're available.

i liked pokemon xd on the cube a lot ;) better imo than any of the gameboy/DS ones.
#12 Posted by Vickman178 (1035 posts) -

Has there ever been a console launch in the "modern-era" that didn't run out of stock at launch and become difficult to find? I'm willing to bet whenever shelves are re-stocked the WiiU will sell out quick like the Wii did. Part of me feels this was a strategy of Nintendo when the Wii came out. By keeping supplies low it made it look like the system was selling out faster than they could make them. roboccs

No it wasn't done on purpose, they kept stock low because of what happened with the Gamecube where they had too many lying around in the warehouses and had to stop production in 2003. And then once the initial Wii"s sold out they couldn't keep up with demand.

They're probably playing it safe again. There also having manufacting problems though.

#13 Posted by mariokart64fan (19348 posts) -

yes there was a console actually 3 since gen 6- gamecube xbox ps3 then 3ds 3dsxl dsi those all did not sell out at launch 3ds did manage to sell out in a few days but not the same day or months prior infact no console sold out months prior to release this is the first one

#14 Posted by NaveedLife (17175 posts) -

I am tempted to buy one at launch as well, but it looks likethat time has past :(. I wonder how hard it will be to get after launch.

#15 Posted by jeffster85 (2286 posts) -

I am tempted to buy one at launch as well, but it looks likethat time has past :(. I wonder how hard it will be to get after launch.

NaveedLife
if amazon ever decides to list them, you can preorder from them ;)
#16 Posted by NaveedLife (17175 posts) -

[QUOTE="NaveedLife"]

I am tempted to buy one at launch as well, but it looks likethat time has past :(. I wonder how hard it will be to get after launch.

jeffster85

if amazon ever decides to list them, you can preorder from them ;)

Oh, I figured they had listed them and are now out, but they never listed them? That would be great if they did. I love Amazon.

#17 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8133 posts) -
My target still has preorder cards for regular and deluxe wiius. Its just 5 bucks down. They also added Lego City and it includes a mini figure on the preorder card so thats not bad for 1 dollar even if you dont pick up the game lol.
#18 Posted by jeffster85 (2286 posts) -

[QUOTE="jeffster85"][QUOTE="NaveedLife"]

I am tempted to buy one at launch as well, but it looks likethat time has past :(. I wonder how hard it will be to get after launch.

NaveedLife

if amazon ever decides to list them, you can preorder from them ;)

Oh, I figured they had listed them and are now out, but they never listed them? That would be great if they did. I love Amazon.

i'm fairly certain they never did. but i have a feeling they won't, so don't hold out hope if another place starts taking more orders or something.
#19 Posted by Jaysonguy (37524 posts) -

[QUOTE="jeffster85"][QUOTE="NaveedLife"]

I am tempted to buy one at launch as well, but it looks likethat time has past :(. I wonder how hard it will be to get after launch.

NaveedLife

if amazon ever decides to list them, you can preorder from them ;)

Oh, I figured they had listed them and are now out, but they never listed them? That would be great if they did. I love Amazon.

Amazon doesn't sell Nintendo hardware anymore.

The company got screwed over by Nintendo and their lies and now they just don't have that kind of relationship anymore, it's software only.

#20 Posted by gameofthering (10095 posts) -

[QUOTE="NaveedLife"]

[QUOTE="jeffster85"] if amazon ever decides to list them, you can preorder from them ;)Jaysonguy

Oh, I figured they had listed them and are now out, but they never listed them? That would be great if they did. I love Amazon.

Amazon doesn't sell Nintendo hardware anymore.

The company got screwed over by Nintendo and their lies and now they just don't have that kind of relationship anymore, it's software only.

Just the US Amazon that doesn't sell them?

#21 Posted by nini200 (9480 posts) -

[QUOTE="NaveedLife"]

[QUOTE="jeffster85"] if amazon ever decides to list them, you can preorder from them ;)Jaysonguy

Oh, I figured they had listed them and are now out, but they never listed them? That would be great if they did. I love Amazon.

Amazon doesn't sell Nintendo hardware anymore.

The company got screwed over by Nintendo and their lies and now they just don't have that kind of relationship anymore, it's software only.

what happened between them anyway? I missed the news on that.

It appears that Nintendo and Amazon have since squashed the beef between the two and now Amazon is back selling Nintendo hardware:

Nintendo and Amazon dispute over

#22 Posted by jeffster85 (2286 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

[QUOTE="NaveedLife"]

Oh, I figured they had listed them and are now out, but they never listed them? That would be great if they did. I love Amazon.

nini200

Amazon doesn't sell Nintendo hardware anymore.

The company got screwed over by Nintendo and their lies and now they just don't have that kind of relationship anymore, it's software only.

what happened between them anyway? I missed the news on that.

It appears that Nintendo and Amazon have since squashed the beef between the two and now Amazon is back selling Nintendo hardware:

Nintendo and Amazon dispute over

something about the 3DS. i can't recall what it was, specifically.
#23 Posted by jeffster85 (2286 posts) -
i wonder if maybe nintendo's pulling something against amazon now, not giving them any preorders?
#24 Posted by nini200 (9480 posts) -
[QUOTE="nini200"]

[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

Amazon doesn't sell Nintendo hardware anymore.

The company got screwed over by Nintendo and their lies and now they just don't have that kind of relationship anymore, it's software only.

jeffster85

what happened between them anyway? I missed the news on that.

It appears that Nintendo and Amazon have since squashed the beef between the two and now Amazon is back selling Nintendo hardware:

Nintendo and Amazon dispute over

something about the 3DS. i can't recall what it was, specifically.

Ah I see. Well they're back selling it now so I guess the dispute is over.
#25 Posted by ZamboniGamer (519 posts) -

[QUOTE="jeffster85"][QUOTE="nini200"] what happened between them anyway? I missed the news on that.

It appears that Nintendo and Amazon have since squashed the beef between the two and now Amazon is back selling Nintendo hardware:

Nintendo and Amazon dispute over

nini200

something about the 3DS. i can't recall what it was, specifically.

Ah I see. Well they're back selling it now so I guess the dispute is over.

Sort of.......Amzon is fulfilling orders for other comapnies. They aren't directly selling any Nintendo hardware.

#26 Posted by sum_guy09 (482 posts) -

despite what anybodys says u still might be able to get 1 preordered via layaway at certain walmarts.. u have to go there in person. i'd try at least 3 walmarts before giving up. just last week somebody working there told me they were still doing the layaways

#27 Posted by Jaysonguy (37524 posts) -

despite what anybodys says u still might be able to get 1 preordered via layaway at certain walmarts.. u have to go there in person. i'd try at least 3 walmarts before giving up. just last week somebody working there told me they were still doing the layaways

sum_guy09

Walmart stores have reached their quota and they're locked in, anyone who says they can still preorder is wrong

#28 Posted by NaveedLife (17175 posts) -

I probably should wait to buy one anyway, but I am just so darn tempted right now. Unfortunatley it isnt even an option anymore :P

#29 Posted by sum_guy09 (482 posts) -

[QUOTE="sum_guy09"]

despite what anybodys says u still might be able to get 1 preordered via layaway at certain walmarts.. u have to go there in person. i'd try at least 3 walmarts before giving up. just last week somebody working there told me they were still doing the layaways

Jaysonguy

Walmart stores have reached their quota and they're locked in, anyone who says they can still preorder is wrong

well unless that happened in the last week then that may or may not be true. i don't think the guy working at walmart would have told me that if it wasn't true. i was able to get mind preordered pretty recently too, about 2 weeks ago. i just don't think its right to to be giving ppl the impression that they should give up all hope when thats simply not the case.. its still worth a try. u may even be able to get 1 w/out a preorder.. if anybody doesn't show up for the day its released then their preorder goes to first come first serve if it hasn't already been paid in full which is usually the case for layaways which is why they do it in the first place.