Demand for Wii U was definitely at a surprising high for retailers, so much so that there is a sincere worry that many places wont be able to fill all the pre-order request. That fear was merely confirmed as of late with customers noting that it says the “status isn’t available” on their order through the Best Buy website. To make matters worse, the estimated shipping date for customers who have that status is now between 11/28 and December 12th. So, the good news is you will get your Wii U before Christmas. The bad news is that everyone else will get it when they were supposed to.
To make matters worse, some customers have reported that their card has been charged just the last two days (typical for Best Buy since you can delay the charge until shipping day), yet still have had their status changed. Meaning they paid for a Wii U console but may have to wait up to a month before they get the product they paid for. All this, when they can simply walk into Walmart Sunday, or when the next shipment comes on wedsnday and pick one up.
Anyone out there who happens to have pre-ordered from Best Buy’s website better go online and check the status of their order. In times like this, I am almost thankful I did not pre-order a Wii U, even though doing so is supposed to contain certain guarantees. The only guarantee I need is that there will be some units in stores sans pre-order, so I can wait in line or just show up and get one before they are gone. First stop? Walmart right before midnight. Sold out? Out to K-Mart or Shopko to get in line. Fact remains, the destiny of me getting a Wii U is merely in my hands, even if it costs me large parts of my Sunday. Worst case scenario is that I drive 45 minutes away to a Walmart in a small town that has almost no one who games.
Datz not good!