Still want to preorder a Wii U? Might want to look to Amazon.



As the highly anticipated November 18, 2012 Nintendo Wii U release date approaches, the laws of supply and demand appear to be showing up both in-store and online retailers.  Most online and in-store pre-order options are closed up and not in-stock, leaving one with dwindling options to secure the latest offering from the Big N.  Folks can camp out at release day stores in hopes of grabbing one from the first batch, or simply buying from opportunistic 3rd party sellers on eBay and the like.

With the Wii U launch, Nintendo is offering 2 models with unique options and pricing. The Wii U price for the 8GB Basic Set is $299.99 and includes the white 8GB console, GamePad (white), two AC adaptors, sensor bar and an HDMI cable.  The price for the 32GB Deluxe Set is $349.99 and includes the black 32GB console, GamePad (black), two AC adaptors, sensor bar a sensor bar, an HDMI cable, GamePad cradle, GamePad stand and console stand.

Secure your Wii U console pre-order at the following retailers:

Amazon – Wii U 8GB Basic Set – In-stock via 3rd Party Sellers
Amazon – Wii U 32GB Deluxe Set – In-stock via 3rd Party Sellers – Wii U 8GB Basic Set – $299.99 (Out of Stock) – Wii U 32GB Deluxe Set – $349.99 (Out of Stock)
GameStop – Wii U 8GB Basic Set icon- $299.99 (Out of Stock)
GameStop – Wii U 32GB Deluxe Set icon- $349.99 (Out of Stock)
Walmart – Wii U Console Bundle icon- $449.99 (Out of Stock)

Wii U Games:

Amazon has begun accepting pre-orders on many Wii U games including:

New Super Mario Bros U
Pikman 3
Nintendo Land
plus over 31 more…

Release day delivery is available, and no tax in many states can save you a few bucks.


8 Responses to Still want to preorder a Wii U? Might want to look to Amazon.

  1. wakko1337 says:

    Why the hell doesn’t the basic bundle come with a cradle and stand for the GamePad? Just because I wasn’t fortunate enough to get the chance to put a pre-order down for the deluxe set, I have to either make my own stand, buy one extra (which will probably be rare since it’s just a piece of plastic), or let my GamePad sit somewhere? It’s a slab of plastic! This should be mandatory.

  2. Its just a ploy to get more money out of consumers. Make it seem as if your getting more then what you really are. I must say Ive played with the Wii U and I’m not really all that impressed. Then to have to pay the premium to get stuff that SHOULD be included is kinda putting a sour taste in my mouth.

  3. wakko1337 says:

    I’ve played it, and I am impressed…you really can’t get much from the demo kiosks (unless you were lucky enough to get an actual unit to play on in one of those Wii U tour things) since the GamePad screen is basically irrelevant. Thank goodness the GamePad is light…I’ll use the stand that came with KI:U. Hopefully it’ll stand. If not, I’ll just sand out some wood and gloss it over.

  4. Making our own base doesnt sound like a bad idea. I’ve played one on tour and at my local gamestop. I dont know. I just dont get that same feeling I did when I got my Nintendo 64. I can’t picture playing COD on it. Like 30 mins for a message to get “approved” before it gets sent to some one is silly. I like the WaraWara plaza idea tough but I have to play with it for a while. 6-8 hours of battery life on the Wii U pad is crazy and with out the charge base how corny is it going to look charging on your coffee table laying flat lol.

  5. wakko1337 says:

    Exactly lol. I don’t have anywhere safe to leave a super-expensive controller with a cord in it to lay around. If I had a base, I could at least prop it up somewhere and not expect it to fall. Especially in my bedroom…there’s already enough cords going around my entertainment center as it is.

  6. Wow and I didn’t even think of that. The controller has to retail for about 120 bucks. You would think they would at least include the charging cradle Maybe Nintendo wants them to break so ppl can buy more like with the original Wii controller. Im expecting a lot of kids to get this and I cant wait to see the broken Wii U pad pictures. I wish they add more memory also. See I keep coming up with reasons Im not impressed with it. I dont want my Wii U and a external HD sitting on my counter 🙁

  7. wakko1337 says:

    The price for one in Japan (the only place they’re selling them separately at launch) translated to around 120-150 dollars. But at least Nintendo said they’ll fix them for you…maybe if I break mine and send it in, they’ll give me a cradle too!

  8. I hope so. Im more concerned about screen wear and tear and with it at Nintendo for 6 weeks is the Wii U going to be as fun with out the screened controller. Im sure the base will come with the retail version of the controller it self. It will be crazy if it doesn’t. Will see in less then two weeks. Im excited for the system just not as much as I though I was going to be. Now if they make DS games compatible with it like the Super GameBoy then Nintendo got me sold. I dont think it will be to hard to convert them and put them on the E-shop. Lord knows I can only buy Super Mario Bros off there so many times.

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