Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Wii U - sold out/high demand or low supply?

Before I go on, keep in mind i am strictly talking about where I live; a small, nearly meaningless european country. I'm posting this to probe other euro folks to see if the scenario is any different

I've looked at several high name retail stores and also smaller dedicated gaming stores
Only one (Fnac) is actually selling Wii Us...

Most of the other stores don't even list it, others have the MK8 bundle marked sold out

I'm talking about over 10+ retail chains here... It seems harder to find than the Vita, which is a feat. Is Nintendo not sending enough units? Or was the EU spike bigger than we think? I'm going with the former for now.. though i have to wonder why. I do live in Sonyland (as evidenced by the fact that both PSP and Vita are outselling Wii U and 3DS, at Fnac) but still.. more exposure would probably help.



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Where do you live? It says U.K. on your profile, however that isn't a small meaningless country.

 

Most likely Nintendo not sending enough/retailers underestimating demand.

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Devil_Survivor said:
Where do you live? It says U.K. on your profile, however that isn't a small meaningless country.


There is no Fnac in the UK though, so must be somewhere else.



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Devil_Survivor said:
Where do you live? It says U.K. on your profile, however that isn't a small meaningless country.


Size wise it is. You could fit three Englands in just one of my state, which is Michigan. Now the UK is not a country, but a collection of countries, so I am a little confused here as to what you all are saying.



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I'm not in the UK.. And don't stalk me for personal info :( all you need to know is in the original post..

I'm Italian.
in my gamesTop, Wii U I find it... but the demand is increase.

PS4 will outsell PS2 mathaffakka!

3DS will sell 2/3 than DS.

XO will sell almost x2 the first XBOX.

Wii U will sell more than N64.

PSVita will sell almost 1/4 PSP.

I'm octimist with all console.

I think mainly low supply.

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I'd say it's down to retailers dropping their support or cutting down on ordering stock when the Wii U was selling poorly and not having the sense to order more stock for the release of one of the biggest selling franchises in video game history.

I would imagine that they'll order more stock in sooner rather than later, particularly in preparation for Christmas and the release of SSBU if they have any sense.