Nintendo Replenishing Wii U Stock For Black Friday

By Spencer . November 19, 2012 . 5:15pm

wiidxThe Wii U is sold out almost everywhere, but stores will have more consoles on Black Friday.


"There will still be more available not only for Christmas, we will have more available for Black Friday in retail locations," announced Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime in an interview with CNBC.


Fils-Aime also said the Wii U is "well sold-through out in retail." Wii U launched in North America yesterday. We had ours for over a week and here’s what we thought of Nintendo’s new console.

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  • ZEROthefirst

    Maybe there will be enough for me to get myself one since I’m on a waiting list lol

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Oh man people are going to get stomped on this Black Friday  

  • I will be missing out on the rush since I’ll be going on Thursday at 8PM just to get Dishonored for $25.

    • ReidHershel

      Where please?

  • SetzerGabbiani

    Hmm….we’ll see.  The Deluxe version is sold out, but there are plenty of basic models around.  I didn’t even have to wait as long at the Nintendo World Store this time around like I did for the Wii.  I smell a 3DS type launch and then lull impending… even though I’m thoroughly enjoying my deluxe Wii U.  The social features are awesome.  Can’t wait till Nintendo really gets everything really up and running.  The curse of the early adopter.

    • Aoshi00

      You were at the NY Nintendo store midnight launch?  It was on Sat night (Sun morning) right?  At least it’s better than Kinect launch which was on a weekday.. I froze my butt off that night standing on line for 6hrs, never again..

      I want to play Mario Wii U the most (Arkham City & AC3 alrdy on 360), and originally pre-ordered the game from Newegg for $48 even though I don’t have a system, but I think I would wait when Amazon has it or something.. I still kinda regret getting a 3DS so early, it was an expensive Jpn one too..  Hope they would have some bundle deals by X’mas or early next year, right now no killer app for me yet..

      I did pre-order the Pro controller though, I heard it doesn’t work w/ many games, such as Mario Wii U? 

  • kupomogli

    “The Wii U is sold out almost everywhere, but stores will have more consoles on Black Friday.”

    Or so Nintendo says.  Are people really believing this PR bs?  Sold out almost everywhere?  You can currently pull up either or and over half the locations have it displayed as “in stock.”  If it was such a hot commodity and it was out in one location, why’s it not out 20 miles.  It’s only a 20-30 minute drive at most.  Because it’s not something that people feel the need to have like the Wii.

    This shouldn’t even be posted here.  It’s just falsified news.  Nintendo claiming there’s a shortage when there’s not.  It’s no big surprise that there wasn’t a lot of units shipped in the first place.

    Here comes Nintendo holding back stock just to make it look like it’s selling well.  Just like what also happened with the Wii. But the difference with the Wii was that the Wii was out of stock completely on day one.

    • Lima99

      I have called walmarts all over, and sadly they are out. Idk why they don’t change that.

      But if you go to websites that are game oriented such as bestbuy, toysrus and gamestop you will see that they are in fact out of them.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      This is enough Kupo. There is no falsified news anywhere but in your mind. You know enough to know such ‘in stock’ announcements can be days old, especially over a weekend of a major launch. You also know enough to know your blind tirades over anything and everything Nintendo don’t have much of a place here.

      There won’t be many more warnings, drop the hate posts.

      • kupomogli

        This isn’t a hate post.  The Playstation All Stars posts aren’t hate posts either, they’re defending what’s a fun game from obvious hate posts.  Hard to not mention Nintendo on those posts when people are basing their posts on it having a similar graphical style to Smash Bros then bashing it.

        When did opinions become serious business.

        • “When did opinions become serious business.”

          Since people started throwing the “my opinion” as a defense to avoid having to reason or back up their claims.

    • There aren’t.  The websites of some of these stores count preorders held as inventory.  Me and my coworker spent lunch hour going to Target, Walmart and Best Buy which all had on the websites they had units, Target had 1 white one (who wants that?) and the other stores had nothing and looked as us like “why do you think we do?”

      The online availability sites aren’t doing POS, they aren’t updated enough that a hot item like this would be carefully reflected.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Nintendo ought to have launched it earlier than so close to such a busy period, its kind of baffling that they would even have an ad campaign for it in front of Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2 and other movies at Regal, when most people cant and most likely wont even be able to buy it even with “replenished” stock that is most likely claimed by those on waiting lists

    I kind of want to at least see it in a store and well I cant since its sold out, which is really unfortunate.

    • They advertised it during Wreck It Ralph to my knowledge.

  • craz

  • Some people are reporting stock is plentiful but where I’m in all gamestops are sold out, nothing online, walmarts were out launch day except for a couple of the basics but even those were out by afternoon. Don’t know what areas people are finding them, but consider yourself lucky. around here, they gave me the same line about “we get shipments all the time, but dont’ know when wii us will be instock” didnt sound good but I’m happy that I got mine (2 hour wait in line, though but worth it). this will be the top toy this year and when families can’t find one one or two weeks out from xmas, PANIC time will set in. ebay is already selling them at over $200 on top of msrp. Perhaps part of the problem are the resllers??!!! when guys are selling 30, 40 of them, making $10,000 then well, FIGURE OUT A BETTER SYSTEM. Its not there so people can profit tens of thousands of dollars instead of getting them into the hands of gamers!!!!!!!!!

  • TheDarkEmpress

    As long as there’s stock when Bayonetta 2 comes out Nintendo will be assured of my business.

  • AlexanderPappas

    Posting from my Wii U! yay!

  • Silver Citizen

    That Kinect comment Reggie made was soooo good. 

  • magnumfinger

    Nintendo might really be holding Wii U consoles to let its price inflate. And yes, it appears they are doing a pretty good job especially when Amazon and eBay are both selling the 8GB unit starting at $360. Source:

  • I wonder how much I can get the 32GB one for.

  • xShonuffx

    When I went to walmart, release day. The store opened at 6, two other guys were in front of me, A few came behind us. But when the store opened they acted like they did’nt even know what to do (they did’nt seem to expect it to be hot which is dumb). They had us wait in the layaway line, they said they won’t start selling it till 8am, EIGHT!!! So they have the systems in the back and are making people wait 2 hours for it. They also made preorder people go first (as if it mattered) Well anyways, I got the system and put it in layaway, they only had 10 outside preorders so I was super lucky, it will be paid in a few weeks. Its for my daughter but I wanted one too but its cool. She will be super happy and thats all that matters.
    I tried it at Gamestop, its pretty slick, the controller takes awhile to get use to. Bigger than I expected.

    •  I got the nerf cover in case my daughter drops it. (Nerf absorbs the shock).  A side effect is it’s actually very comfortable to hold, moreso than without it.  You should check it out.

  • Elvick

    Wonder how many jerks bought a bunch just to sell them on ebay for inflated prices to impatient people.

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