When it comes to pre-orders of new and anticipated consoles, only the sky is the limit, and EB Games of Australia knows just that. They’ve become the first retailer to offer pre-orders on the Wii U, which they are selling for a staggering $600. On top of that, you can pre-order Wii U games at $100 a pop. Last time we saw pre-orders go that high, even in Australia, was back in 2005 with the PlayStation 3, which went from $800 to $1000 at certain retailers. The Wii U is slated for release in late 2012, at a price far lower than $600 — most expect it to retail for $399. If you’re based in Australia and wish to pre-order, you can do so at EB Games here. local_offer Nintendo wii u stars Further Reading Why Nintendo discontinued the NES Classic Nintendo will not have an E3 press conference Nintendo profits are up 520% Breath of the Wild sells 3.8 million units Is Nintendo shafting Axiom Verge because of Dan Adelman? Nintendo doesn't need 3rd parties, says Stardock CEO WiiUhyper Eh what? Master Awesomeness I don’t think that is correct. I thought it was JB Hi-Fi who first started.