View Full Version : Basic Wii U being recalled?

06-04-2013, 08:49 PM

Think this could be legit?

06-04-2013, 09:14 PM

Retail source says GameStop is gearing up to discontinue the 8gb Wii U on June 18.

Nintendo could be gearing up to discontinue its Wii U Basic SKU after E3 2013, a new report suggests.http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/2013/15/wii_u_16135_embed.jpg (http://asia.gamespot.com/pages/image_viewer/index.php?single=1&path=2013%2F15%2Fwii_u_16135_screen.jpg&blog=1)
Kotaku has posted a report (http://kotaku.com/8gb-wii-u-basic-nixed-511324442) from an anonymous retail source saying that, as of June 18, all GameStop stores
will need to return any remaining stock of Wii U Basic consoles.

Nintendo originally launched the Wii U in November 2012 with two models, the 8gb Basic and 32gb Premium,
with the latter being bundled with a copy of Nintendo Land (http://www.gamespot.com/nintendo-land/).

The Wii U has suffered from slow sales in 2013 (http://www.gamespot.com/news/february-wii-u-sales-in-us-hit-64000-report-6405373), and multiple retailers (http://www.gamespot.com/news/wii-u-basic-falls-to-240-at-target-6408630)around the world (http://www.gamespot.com/news/uk-supermarket-asda-slashes-wii-u-price-for-a-second-time-6407856) have reduced the price of the console in various sales.
The source says GameStop has contacted its stores with the following message. "Nintendo Wii U Basic
Recall - Two Week Preparation On Tuesday, 6/18, all stories will need to return all new/unopened Wii U Basic (020359). ..

Stores that have 10 or more in stock will receive shipping cartons from the [distribution center]. .. All other stores will need to save shipping cartons for this recall."
GameSpot has contacted GameStop for comment.

Nintendo will not be hosting its own press conference at E3 2013, but will instead hold its own Nintendo Direct event that will showcase,
among other titles, the first look at the new 3D Mario game for Wii U (http://www.gamespot.com/news/wii-u-smash-bros-mario-kart-and-3d-mario-all-in-next-nintendo-direct-6408567).

06-05-2013, 11:14 AM
My guess is that they have realized (too late) that the basic has WAY TOO LITTLE memory and the option of using an external HDD is a pain in the ass, and they are not going to sell them anymore. They will likely sell the deluxe version that I have still, and maybe even come out with another model with more memory to try to boost sales.

06-15-2013, 11:30 AM
Wii U Premium White (32GB, GamePad battery boost from 1500 mAh to 2500 mAh)
Japanese SKU.
Release date July 25th.
They could be removing the old 8GB SKU from retail shelves to replace it.



Nintendo (http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wiiu/accessories/index.html#gamepad4)
Nintendo (http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wiiu/hardware/index.html)

06-15-2013, 07:56 PM
Oh Shit! When will the bad news quit coming? :frusty:

06-15-2013, 08:26 PM
Oh Shit! When will the bad news quit coming? :frusty:

I think they are testing it Japan and may or may not release this SKU in different regions.