WiiU isn't bad in Europe. They are selling what they are getting there. I have no idea why people can't understand that. Nintendo can't manufacture more than 400k per week. If they could, they would have capacity to manufacture more than 20million units per year (400k*52weeks) which would be a stupid level of over-capacity. Nintendo is allocating more units to North America and Japan right now, just like they did with Wii. The only number to look at with WiiU is the total sales, not where the shipments are going. WiiU is selling what they can make, and will continue to do so until all of the Nintendo Nuts have their system. After the first 5-10 million units we will see if there is mass-market appeal for SuperWii.
Can't believe you are still arguing this. Weren't you claiming Europe would get 100k per week earlier. Now it has sold well below that for two (and presumably three through the 29th) weeks. So despite it selling less than you expected, being easily available at retailers and online, and selling for less than retail on ebay, you still somehow think it is selling out? I'm curious, if Nintendo's financials show more than 500k shipped to Europe or ~2.5 million worldwide what will your reaction be? Will you admit that it wasn't sold out or will you just claim it was undertracked?
You claim Nintendo can make 400k per week and they will sell all they can make until they hit 5-10 million. So basically you expect them to continue to sell 400k a week through February? Or will they just scale back production despite there supposedly being enough demand to sell all they make?
Also, when do you think they started Wii U manufacturing? Because 400k from the NA launch to the end of the year would be about 2.4 million. However it would have needed to start at least a month before considering they needed to be shipped from china. That would put the total for the year around ~4 million. Now, most of December's production wouldn't be in time for the West unless they shipped them by air, but apparently so little is going to Europe that isn't a huge factor. So even if they didn't start production until late October that would mean a potential 2.4 million for the West plus more for Japan since shipping time is much quicker with China.