While the Wii U has been selling out all over the US over the past week — including Target, Best Buy, and Toys ‘R Us — GameStop always seemed to have some units left. Not anymore. Not only has the company announced that the Wii U is completely sold out, they sent out a statement saying the “demand for Wii U has been off the charts”.
GameStop didn’t say how many consoles they’ve already sold/pre-ordered. For a while now, GameStop had only the Basic set available for pre-order, since the Deluxe set had sold out within days. GameStop has now created a waiting list for their “PowerUp Rewards” members, where they can join a list for free and get notified once the Wii U becomes available for pre-order again.
Last week, Nintendo said that Wii U pre-orders were “very strong“. We now know how strong they are: the console is effectively sold out everywhere as of now. If you wish to pre-order today, your best chance is to get on the list of one of the retailers and hope for the best.
Have you pre-ordered your Wii U yet? If so, where, and did you get anything in addition to the console? Let us know in comments section.