komicturtle92 wrote:I have to laugh at people saying they see LOADS of Wii Us on shelves and untouched- therefore it's not selling well.
When, it's the BASIC. The DELUXE is sold out. I've never seen one on shelves. Must be an ego thing with these folks.
But yeah, no ones wants the basic. Reminds me when no one seem to have wanted the CORE X360 back then. I saw lots of those. And my brother couldn't get one because he wanted the one with an HDD but had to wait a year for it. There's a variety of reasons why the Wii U as well as past systems sell or don't seem to sell. Nintendo did a great job keeping up with demand (at least, maybe the Deluxe- the Basic there's too many).
I guess Best Buy is trying to push the Basic Unit out with Nintendoland. If the Wii U wasn't doing well, they'd probably throw an extra game with the deluxe which isn't the case.
I have been in my BestBuy twice recently -- once today and once right before Christmas.
Both times, both toys of WiiU units were plentiful, though there were more Basic units. Of course, this is one place, a college town, at a particular time, after the students had left. So it could be a restock that didn't sell through or two restocks. Still, indications re strong sales, just not the unexpected out-of-sight sales of the Wii.
Mike from Morgantown