Wii U doing well in pre-orders

Nintendo's console sequel is off to a promising pre-order start, it would seem
Adam Smith

September 28, 2012
Nintendo Wii U

Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console is doing well when it comes to pre-order numbers, according to retailer Game.

In fact, over in the US, retailers are certainly reporting a frenzy of Wii U reserving, and indeed Gamestop has actually gone as far as to close down its pre-orders for now.

Game in the UK hasn’t gone that far, but has issued a statement to Nintendo Life when the website enquired as to how Wii U pre-sales were going.

Game said: “As expected with such a highly anticipated announcement of Wii U, we’ve had lots and lots of interest. Pre-orders are exceeding expectations with the black console proving the most popular so far.”

So they are “exceeding expectations,” and the more expensive Premium black console is the most popular choice.

That isn’t surprising, given that the premium pack is only £50 more, and comes with Nintendo Land – which a lot of folks will want to buy (plus you also get 32GB of memory instead of 8GB, and other goodies including a stand for the console).

The Wii U will go on sale at the end of November, with the Premium black console priced at £310 by Game, and the white standard edition at £260 (Amazon has both at a tenner less, currently).

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