Wii U release countdown: Limited pre-order options
With just under a month to go before the Nintendo Wii U comes out there is already news of limited pre-order options, with so many retailers out of stock those hoping to get their hands on one need to act quickly. As the Wii U release countdown begins, there are still other ways to obtain this new console in time for Christmas and we are interested whether you have reserved yours yet.
There will be two types of launch models on offer with varied prices and the 8GB Basic Set is available for $299.99 which includes the while console with white GamePad, two AC adaptors, HDMI cable and sensor bar. The black version is the 32GB Deluxe Set and this is going for $349.99, this involves the 32GB console and GamePad both in black, along with GamePad cradle, two AC adaptors, sensor bar and a HDMI cable, as well as a console stand and GamePad stand. Highlighting these two consoles Hawtwired also mentions pre-order retailers that are stocking the console, although via 3rd Party Sellers Amazon seems the only one left to have both available.
Questioning whether some of us have pre-ordered and why some are content to wait, IGN discuss their reason to reserve a Wii U system, and the features of the GamePad is one of the main sellers according to Brian Altano, as the opportunity to play titles through the light tablet is ideal when his partner is watching her favorite TV programs. He pre-ordered the New Super Mario Bros. U title, yet his eyes are set on other games like ZombiU and is anticipating the New Year with Rayman Legends. Brian asked many of his colleagues whether they pre-ordered the console, and the majority said yes, although those who haven’t feel that the launch line-up hasn’t enticed them.
In out most recent Wii U post we mentioned a third-party controller for the console that has been inspired by the SNES. There is little known about this but it resembles a mix between the Wii U Pro Controller and Super Nintendo pad. Unsure about whether retailers will stock this we do know that this will be much cheaper than the Nintendo controller. Those interested can find it listed on the site of Australian games retailer EB Games, although those intending to get one would be wise to check out the build quality before pre-ordering one.
Those wanting to check out the new system for themselves will be able to try it out before the Wii U release date at both Best Buy and GameStop according to a report on Neoseeker. This option is available from today as Nintendo representatives will be setting up demo stations at the retailers mentioned, although we have no details on what will be playable. In relation to the stock issues, what methods will you be taking to get hold of a Wii U console? Alternatively, do you intend to wait until more enticing games are released?
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