Nov 23rd, 2012

Less than a week after the launch of the Nintendo Wii U, retailers are enjoying the biggest sales day of the year: Black Friday. Both analysts and eager consumers are concerned there may be a shortage of consoles for the holiday shopping season. But Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aime promised stock would be replenished in time for the all-important Black Friday.

We’re currently cozied up in the WiiUDaily headquarters but thought it wise to check in with all our guerilla shopping gamers: how are you faring on Black Friday? Were you able to find a Wii U and if so where? Wii would love U to give us the report, straight from the streets and stores!

Some of the best Wii U Black Friday deals were slated for Target, Walmart, Sears, and Old Navy. That’s right, Old Navy. One of their door busters include earning a free copy of New Super Mario Brothers U with any purchase over $40. There’s no telling how many units of the game were available at each store, but fill us in if were on the front lines of the Black Friday battle!

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  • immallama

    I don’t do much black friday shopping so I’m kinda interested too :3

  • gamer101


    • Tyler

      Same with me. The last one I got was the Basic Set.

  • gamer101


    • marioravesto3d

      Can you give us some details of batman please as I am in two minds to buy this game on 30th !

      • Nintenlord

        If you already played dont get it if you have it get it that is all

        • marioravesto3d

          Just seen the review from ign really love batman on wii u say looked the same as ps3 and 360 version with the gamepad makes gameplay better am buying this next week for sure.Read a few reviews from people who have it say its great.By the way not going on ign review for zombie u I can’t wait for that mint game.

          • smallNdeadly

            Batman rules. I played on ps3 and got this cuz the doc on disc. I disagree with the reviews on batrang controls not being as good. I like the motion controls u just have to remember there is a brake lol. I also think the graphics are slightly better (on my TV any ways Vizo3d). But I do miss the 3d aspect from ps3 version

          • marioravesto3d

            I had it on my ps3 got rid soon as I saw the wii u demo at e3 games.I have samsung 43 3d tv I didn’t really think the game had good 3d.I rather play in 2d especially with the gamepad I know will have so much fun.So worth buying then that will do me.

          • Adam Fox

            ignore IGN…they totally suck….watch videos on YouTube and compare the Wii U vs PS3/Xbox360…I recall seeing screenshots awhile back ago and the Wii U version looked a bit better…also with the DLC included on the game

          • Pants

            If you like Batman, and watched the animated series from the 90’s I suggest not actually watching the ending to the game. I got to the ending and immediately went to trade the game in because they completely and totally screwed up the game with that ending. Was a good game too. The end was just total balls.

  • Leeroy

    Went to Walmart. Got beat up. All I wanted was a keychain. 🙁

    • Leeroy

      She was pregnant.:(

    • Jack

      I was at Walmart on Black Friday and people were able to buy Wii U’s and no one argued over them. Hell, it did not really look like that was a must-have. Most wanted the cheap TV’s.

  • Nintendofreak

    Being honest i didnt even look 4 a wiiu since i didnt have d cash but i pretty much found 1 or 2 in d walmarts i went to d thing dat i couldnt find was super smash bros brawl not even a single copy nor in stock nor online

    • Nintedward-WiiU is 100% paid off.

      Because playstation all stars turned out Mediocre , everyone went and bought another copy of SSB to make up for it XD

      We don’t have black friday in UK 🙁 . We do have our ”January sales” though. After the holiday season throughout January , a lot of shops do january sales , 40% off here , 25% off there sort of thing!

      • Br

        But don’t forget does have cyber monday

  • Nintyfan

    Went in to ToysRus and no more Wii U’s for Black Friday last night! :p

    I was like whooo!!!! Wii Us!!!

    Until I saw display only and nothin inside…


    • Nintendonoob

      I found some at my Toys R us

  • [000]

    I still don’t understand why Old Navy, of all the other places, would be a big supporter of Wii U.

    • ssb43dsFC3007 8585 6950

      MORE SUPPORT IS BETTER! EVEN from clothing companies…

    • The Detonator

      they made a deal with nintedo because they would get more money.

  • John

    I went to Old Navy last night and picked up a copy of NSMBU. They had 35 total

  • Akabob

    Picked mine up in Toys R Us last night around 12:30 and got Black ops and NSMB:U…lots of money of video games O_o

  • NesToWiiU

    On Walmart put a death count.

  • Alex

    I got Mario Bros. U from Old Navy already. It looks awsome but i dont have a Wii U.

  • ECM

    Try TRU *tomorrow* (that’d be Saturday). I was picking up a couple of games and I overheard the manager telling one of the working stiffs to hold back 3 white and 2 black for tomorrow, and I’m guessing this is a company-wide thing, so…

  • Dmirth

    My wife went to Old Navy last night and snagged a copy of NSMBU. They had 48 copies to give away which was a lot more than I thought they’d have.

  • derty

    I was 1st in line at my old navy last night thinkin they only had like 10 free copy’s but they had a whopping 40 games!! I was like then y the hell did i get here so early if i didn’t hav to lol but I did get my copy and I was happy 😀

  • Epicrean

    Toys r us in Manchester ct had 6 in stock today at 1pm

  • Gamecube U

    I want Darksiders 2 for the Wii U,(when I get a U) but everyone who I ask about it say it is terrible…is it?

    • Nintedward-WiiU is 100% paid off.

      Darksiders 2 is an awesome dungeon crawler! The wiiu version os the same as the other versions with all the DLC , some touch screen features and the ability to play on the gamepad screen.

      I am buying it :D!

      • Nko Sekirei

        wii u version got some stuff that wasnt in the other versions.

  • verymetal

    Stay safe and stay at home.

    • ridley vs. samus

      yes indeed.

  • CaptHappy

    Went to Old Navy in Northern VA last night. Got in line around 11, they handed out wrist-bands around 11:30, doors opened at 12. The first 48 customers were able to get SuperMarioU for free with $40 purchase (I was #38). It was very orderly, they only let 60 people in to start, then let more in as people left. The line was around the corner of the store when I left.
    It’s a regular full retail version of the game, no cheap packaging or special marking on the packaging or anything. Sweet deal!

    • ridley vs. samus

      OLD NAVY is giving away a videogame?

  • Darkmanext

    The gamestops in my area had both set of Wiius at 12:01 am this morning but now they only have the basic 8 GB white. Each store had around 10 white Wii U’s left. 5 stores in my area.

  • Madmagican

    I dared not brave the rabid animals that plague and populate the black friday deals.

    • ridley vs. samus

      same here

  • ridley vs. samus

    my family has made it almost a religion to NEVER shop on black friday. not to insult anybody who does, but there are some seriously crazy things that go on on black friday.

  • James Bowserman

    Black Friday is the sickest display of humanity I’ve ever seen. I’ve never been, nor will I ever go.

    • itsamemario

      word to that

  • Tobbe

    Never understood thia black friday thing. What is it? I know the finance craahed and was called black friday. /from sweden

  • kevin

    Checked about 50 stores in austin, none to be found. Weird thing I preordered it from toysrus and it shipped but the ups driver decided to take it home.

    After 4 hours of callingm I found one gamestop that had 5 deluxes.

    Speed down there and in line now to buy it.

    • idea

      same here but UPS is taking a long weekend so thats the reason why you didint get it in time, im still waiting but you might have 2 now so sell one when the WiiU are sold out and get some profit

      • kevin

        That is not the reason, The only scan is the pickup on Monday. Nothing for Tuesday and Wednesday. The way UPS works, it will get scanned when it gets to the terminal and scanned again when it is loaded on the semi for travel and scanned again when it is unloaded. So far it would require atleast 2 missing scans. Not likely, could happen. I own my own company and used UPS for a very short time and had package make it across the country before the first scan. So I know it is still likely, but it is unlikely from my experience and my luck with UPS. When using UPS for personal activity, the damage and lose rate is around 50%. I’m just unlucky with UPS.

        For my company we ship everything fedex.

    • kevin

      While standing in line to get my deluxe WiiU. Got to the counter and when I called 10mins before I walked in the store they said they had 5 deluxe units. When I got the register, they said they had 3 deluxes. They went to the back to get me one and came back and said they couldn’t find anymore. Told them I’m not leaving until I know every inch was search and 5 minutes later, they said they found one. I got the last one. 2 others lost.

  • That british guy

    Ahh black friday, rampant american consumising at its finest.

  • Byron

    The local Old Navy has 70 copies available. It’s not a large store, it is a standalone store not in a mall. According to one of the managers they are handing out wristbands to line waiters when they(managers) arrive to the store at 5:30 am.

    • Byron

      I live in Canada if that helps anyone.

  • dojo

    i went on gamstop and ordered a wiiu basic for delivery all that was left….. oh well i get a wiiu so im happy should arive tusday wooohoo for wiiu

  • idea

    Went to Toys R Us to get the buy one get one 40% off i went at 8 in the morning so the crowds were gone and asked the guys there if they had any on day 1 one they said they had like 11 and might still have some today also went to Best Buy and they were sold out
    I live in Kennewick Washington if anyone else from the Tri Cities reads this GO TO TOYSRUS

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  • Armani

    I went to bestbuy for a 3D Smart TV 55′, and a laptop, then to Old Navy and got 2 Mario Bros U games, thanks to my GF, I didn’t had to shop for the WiiU since I already have it, but I went to shop for the Tv since the WiiU is HD I needed the bad ass Tv!! 😀

  • Rage quit

    Well do not go Black Friday because u will get bumped and a lot of rude people by way ( it is true I do not go )

  • eger88

    I was 4th in line and the first one to check-out at the Old Navy in Chicago. They had just 48 copies to give out. Cheap jeans and free game! Yes please!

  • Dan

    My local best buy in north nj only had basic wii u for Black Friday midnight release-_-

  • gedaxen

    at my old navy they had 47 copies

  • Linskarmo

    I don’t know when, where, or even if my parents got a Wii U, but that Old Navy deal looks awesome.

  • Wii u crazer

    Got my wii u today it’s awesome especially black ops2 and when I got no discount

  • kirbymon123

    Nintendo is awesome. They restocked my GameStop for Black Friday and I was able to get it even thought I’m not on the wait list! I love Nintendo! Playing Scribblenauts: Unlimited and Nintendo Land for the next few months 😀

  • Wii U Hunting

    Since I live in the forgotten borough, it seems there wasn’t much stock of Wii U’s to begin with. My father and I have checked Target several times, Sears as well, and other stores and there was nothing. My dad is f*cking awesome for at least trying. I’ll get it soon, you’ve got my word… >:D

  • Eradicator18

    i saw three at a wal-mart at about 11:00 pm on friday. one basic and 2 deluxe. i didn’t buy one since i already got a wii u.


    Hi I’m Jeffrey Double B I’m From Northway Rd. I’m Still Getting the Deluxe Set For christmas & when I get My hands on It For Christmas I’ll Be Seeing Your Guyses Faces In My MiiPlaza.
    (Just as soon as I wait For December & Christmas).

  • manson

    still like 16 white wii u left in walmart

  • art

    I was able to buy mine online at Toysrus, i live outside of the US and that was the only way to buy it, and i’ve been checking everywhere the last week and couldnt find anything until yesterday. Had to buy with Arkham City and Scribblenauts, they only were selling the deluxe with those games, which werent the games that i planned to buy at launch, but im happy and excited that i was able to get my wii u ΔΔ

  • MujuraNoKamen

    Not sure if there’ll be many Wii Us available anytime soon, but good luck to those trying who want one. I want to know the sales figures for Wii U, I’m sure they’re pretty high since stock is either low or depleted all over the world. The question I’d like to know the answer to is has it beaten Wii’s sales in the same period of time?

  • U and Mii

    Black Friday is one of those days where I refuse to go out. I find it absolutely ridiculous the way some people behave to get stuff the day after we are thankful for everything we have. And to think that some people even skipped Thanksgiving dinner to buy stuff.

  • Byron

    Ended up only being 45 copies at Old Navy. Got 2 copies. One for me and one for my friend in another city that has no Old Navy. Clothes for my kids and saved me $60, i love you Old Navy. Oh btw no dice on winning the free basic wii u. Even if you didnt go for the free game, go get a code for the system people.

    • Byron

      The guy had a massive stack of codes. No purchase necessary

  • Angoze

    I am from Honduras and after a long row of people finnaly I have my black wii u I am happyyyyyyyy!

  • Edgar

    I found a wii u deluxe bundle on the toys r us website. comes with batman and the game where anything you spell comes to life. whats the name of it?