GameStop Pauses Pre-orders on Wii U
GameStop stops orders because of the extreme demand
Gamers in the U.S. can no longer pre-order a Wii U at GameStop due to "overwhelming demand". Well, unless you're in GameStop's Powerup Rewards loyalty program. Then you can get on a wait list to be able to pre-order it. Yep...the demand is that crazy.
"Demand for Wii U has been off the charts and we know many of our PowerUp Rewards members are anxious to get their hands on one," said GameStop president Tony Bartel. "We're happy to offer our customers this exclusive opportunity to join the wait list for this must-have item,"
An exclusive opportunity to join a wait list. Well, it could be worse. Many major retailers like Target have already stopped taking orders on their website. Powerup Rewards members can put their names on the wait list at any GameStop in the U.S., no deposit needed. You will then receive communication when a Wii U is up for grabs and have 48 hours to respond. But it really doesn't seem likely anytime soon. And don't think you can get it from Amazon either, as they aren't even carrying the system.
Still, it isn't hurting Nintendo, as Nintendo of American president Reggie Fils-Aime noted last week to GamesIndustry.biz that ""We have a number of retailers taking pre-orders and the feedback that I'm getting from retailers is extremely strong in terms of pre-sales and consumer excitement at the store."
Did you already preorder your Wii U (if you’re getting one)? Or are you waiting to see how it does?