Friday is here, although it seemed like it would never come around! These weeks leading into the Wii U launch are painfully slow. Let's hope the weekend goes as slow as the week did! See you in a few, short hours.
To be honest, I am surprised to see just how quickly the Wii U is selling out. We haven't even see the system really hit any stride in public marketing. There have been some Experience Events and a little bit of in-store advertising, but the people that know about Wii U the most are those that follow the game industry on a regular basis. I guess that's all it is going to take to wipe out the first round of Wii U shipments!
Left and right, the system is being snatched up. Nearly every retailer you can think of in the states is experiencing some sort of sell-out. This is especially true when you're looking at the Deluxe Wii U bundle. The extra $50 price nets you quite the assortment of goodies, which is apparently good enough for most people to pass up. Throw in the color black and the deal seems pretty sweet indeed!
If there are any Wii U units left to preorder, they mostly fall into the Basic bundle. It seems that this is the second choice for most consumers out there. They try to go for the Deluxe bundle, but when that is becoming less and less of an option, those same people bite the bullet and snatch up a Basic bundle. It's better to have to have the system than no system at all!
I thought I'd reach out to you guys and see if there were any of you that preordered a Basic Wii u bundle because that's the one you wanted. I'm also looking for those that plan to purchase this version. I'd love to hear the reasons behind why you're purchasing this version over the Deluxe. Is it a money issue, or are there other reasons at play?