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Nintendo Wii U pre-orders exceeding expectations

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Oct 2012 0:31 User comments (4)

Nintendo Wii U pre-orders exceeding expectations According to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, the Nintendo Wii U has blasted past their pre-order expectations.
Additionally, there are now 250,000 GameStop customers on a wait list for the console.

Unsurprisingly, the Wii U Deluxe is selling better than the cheaper Basic set, due to its extra accessories. Each bundle is set for release on November 18th, with the base model costing $300 and the deluxe edition selling for $350.

The base model will include the Wii U console with 8GB memory and the Wii U GamePad in all white. The deluxe edition comes with 32GB and a GamePad charging cradle. Additionally, it will come bundled with the game NintendoLand.

"As production only started this summer, it is has now become more likely that it is our production capacity, rather than consumer demand, that will place limits on our Wii U prospects for this calendar year," Iwata said. "But we will make every effort to supply as many units as possible, and we will strive to continue to ship Wii U hardware without any interruptions in each regions even after its launch."

Iwata did note that the gaming company will lose money on every console sold, at least on launch.

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4 user comments

125.10.2012 0:41

Never underestimate the dedication of the Nintendo fanbase.

225.10.2012 3:19

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Never underestimate the dedication of the Nintendo fanbase.

If it wasn't for the slick control pad, they wouldn't have sold out. Another gimick wins, but hey good for Nintendo; hopefully this now results in new IPs rather than remakes of ones we played a year+ ago.

325.10.2012 13:54

Ya like a Bluetooth motion controller that now the other two big game consoles mimic from the original Wii. Please.... Nintendo seems to have their thumb on the pulse period and it seems to remain unlike the other two.

425.10.2012 18:24

Originally posted by Mysttic:
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Never underestimate the dedication of the Nintendo fanbase.

If it wasn't for the slick control pad, they wouldn't have sold out. Another gimick wins, but hey good for Nintendo; hopefully this now results in new IPs rather than remakes of ones we played a year+ ago.
Such a Gimmick that Microsoft started developing Smartglass after the Wii U hinted at a touch screen controller that could interact with the console and online activities. In the gaming world Nintendo is the one company that constantly thinks outside the box. Not all of their offerings have been successful but they at least try to think of ways to make gaming better and are in business for the gamer.

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