Wii U Won’t Be Available For Pre-Order At Amazon

    September 14, 2012
    Zach Walton
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The Wii U’s price and release date were announced yesterday. It’s launching on November 18 and will be available in two flavors – one for $299 and the other for $349. It’s now up for pre-order across the land with GameStop running some deals for those who trade in a Wii for the Wii U. One retailer, perhaps the biggest of all, is not stocking the Wii U for unknown reasons.

According to Joystiq, Amazon just sent out this notice to customers who wanted to be updated on the Wii U:

Dear Amazon.com Customer, Thank for you signing up to be notified when the Wii U is available. Unfortunately the Wii U console is not available at Amazon.com at this time but please check back in the future, as availability may change. We do have the latest Wii U games and accessories available now so check them out. Thank you for shopping with Amazon Video Games.

This basically translate to Amazon saying that they won’t be taking pre-orders on the Wii U, nor will they be selling it. It’s actually kind of expected since Amazon doesn’t sell the Wii or the 3DS. Both consoles are sold by another store that sells through the Amazon marketplace.

This has been going on for a while now and nobody knows why. It’s unclear if Amazon or Nintendo have a beef with the other or if they both just mutually hate each other. It’s just mind boggling that a major retailer like Amazon wouldn’t want to be in on the launch of a new console.

We’ve reached out to Amazon for comment. We’ll update if we hear back.

  • Michael

    Seems odd. Amazon is listed on the pre-order page, with all the retailers, which are ALL coming soon. I was hoping to pre-order through them since I have prime… but of course there was a worry about Sunday delivery… hmmm.

  • Justin

    The only two company’s accepting pre orders is GameStop and Best Buy. So other company’s are still taking time Amazon is clearly listed on Wii U pre order page so they well be taking pre orders and it should be coming soon.

  • Eddie

    Michael, Nintendo updates the page and removed Amazon.

  • Justin

    I take back my comment just noticed it was removed. Disappointed to see they won’t be selling it as Amazon is awesome about shopping and charging no tax!

  • http://None Britton

    You can’t preorder the 350 dollar WiiU at GameStop anymore either. It’s already sold out. Also, I get that same exact email thing from Amazon all the time when I preorder anything. Sometimes I’ll get that email numerous times right up until release day.

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    The Wii U 32 GB is sold out everywhere and Gamestop and Best Buy has announced to their employees that they will most likely not be restocked till late March. If you want one for this holiday season go to AOACOLLECTOREDITIONS.COM they use PayPal as a payment source for your security and safety and they Ship around the world

    • JK

      $650 for a $350 system, go screw yourself you predator.

    • ME

      Yea. For twice retail. Thieves!!!!!! Shouldnt be allowed to post!

  • Niboned

    One reason they took Amazon off the list is that Best Buy and Gamestop give Nintendo favorable retail terms and they agree not to discount. Nintendo can go F* themselves for leaving most people at the mercy of these two low-service, full-price d*bag establishments. I will be buying an XBox 360 this x-mas, thank you very much.