Nov 16th, 2012

Wii UThe Wii U officially launches on November 18, less than 48 hours from now. And to get the Wii U in time, retailers have started to ship to Wii U to those who pre-ordered it.

Several users on our Wii U Forums are reporting that they’ve received shipping confirmations for their Wii U console.

The users pre-ordered their console (and games) from retailers such as Toys R Us, Best Buy, and GameStop, which should mean that most customers who pre-ordered at one of these outlets already have their Wii U on the way.

Wii U pre-orders were sold out within a week when they went live in September, and have been sold out ever since. Nintendo recently said that they have more Wii U inventory than they did for the original Wii, which is a good sign. The original Wii was sold out for over a year almost everywhere after it launched. We recently reported that the Wii U was pre-ordered more than the original Wii.

The Wii U launches on November 18 with a $299 and $349 price tag.

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  • Dazz

    yes awesome,this is what i’m talking of about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Nko Sekirei

      this is why nintendo will dominate the gaming market they made a bad @$$ gaming machine to please its fans and core gamers cant wait to get my hands on my deluxe edition wii u

    • BananaPwnz

      ugh, the wait is KILLING me! Just 2 more days…..just 2 more days…

      • MSLFan

        It’s like waiting for Christmas all over again!

        • TheWholeTruth

          Glad to see that the Wii U is selling, I hope the trend continues.

      • kman2495

        night of the second to last day
        36 hours remain (well for preorders it’s 60 hours)

  • The Detonator

    i hope some people get it early!

  • D2K

    Tick, tick, tick, tick…….

  • DarkNite

    Yes!! A few hours away from epic glory!! Got FIFA 13 and assassins creed 3.. My Precious!!

    • Robert

      its all about cod bo2

      • ssb4 3dsFC3007 8585 6950

        COD fanboy. R u a gun expertise as well?

    • Connor kennway

      Assasins creed 3 already came out at GameStop

      • link 5

        At my gamestop they said they cant sell it untill the 18 th o well

  • immallama22

    I wont be able to get the Wii U for a few months :l At least I’ll have some youtube videos and Skyward Sword to tie me over XD

    • Clem

      I feel you, buddy. I’m a recent college grad who struggles to afford groceries, let alone the Wii U. I’m hoping pay will be good enough to get me one in the next few months!

  • Nintendonoob


    • VezNetwork

      Why don’t you just get a White One?

      • Noteak

        Think about what you just said, look at the prices and what you get

        • Bicentennial_Pidgeon

          If you don’t want nintendo land, and you don’t want to never get one, and you dont want


          then the white is best ๐Ÿ™‚

    • DrFishhead

      I know how you feel. I did the same thing. We will get through this together!

    • nintendofreak

      same here dude ut i didnt preorder cuz i have no cash at all …..have like 8 bucks

    • D2K

      It won’t be that bad. Just make sure you get up early on Sunday. Some will have a deluxe model. Find a mall or something that has a lot of retail stores that sell electronics, bring along some breakfast goodies, watch to see where the shortest lines are and do your thing.

      It’s always worked for me in the past to go to obscure places to look for new stuff at launch. Plus, the average person still doesn’t know about the Wii U so that is also in your favor. As long as you plan of doing everything you can to get one Sunday MORNING, you should be OKAY.

    • Nko Sekirei

      lol thats why i though ahead and got mine preorder before they flew off the shelves and dont wry nintendo did say they will bring more basic and deluxed editions wii u s for launch day

  • Tobbe

    Golden News

  • MSLFan

    I did pre-order, but it got cancled by Walmart. Never trust them. This means I must try to get it IN STORES without it being sold out. It’ll be hard.

    • Howdy

      When did it get canceled? I pre-ordered mine from Walmart as well on September 16th (it was a bundle, deluxe set + game + wiimote/nunchuck combo), they took all the money out the next day, sent me the wiimote/nunchuck portion of the bundle and the Wii U/game has been in “processing” since then.

      Hoping to see a “your items been shipped” email in the next day or two.

    • Zeldatrek

      All depends on where U live. I got 3 walmarts to pick from. But I have it on layaway so I’m going @ noon sat.

    • Game Master

      Why did they cancled pre-order, if they did that to me, I would go over there and start bitching them out

  • Astro Black

    What are the chances of getting it a day early?

  • Tobbe

    To all of u. This is what i felt back in the 80ยดs when 8-bit came out. So remember this day. I will

  • Naterman

    Well I’m only waiting on gamestops call…

  • cynicalbrit

    in norway the wii u costs 182,7 usd more than it does in USA.
    (and they think its expensive there xD)

    • qwer

      it is kinda true , i live there aswell ;/

  • Arsonist Monkey

    The Postal Body Is Ready!

  • Cheese


    • Lewis

      Fail! Loser

    • ssb4 3dsFC3007 8585 6950

      a loser troll fool. DUH UR NOT FIRST! GET A LIFE!

      • Cheese


  • Whoobin

    That’s odd… I pre-ordered at Toys R Us and I haven’t recieved shipping confirmation.

    • mojojojo888

      I just got an email that said they haven’t received stock yet…UPS better get it there by tomorrow, or I’m gonna have to take my ninja sword and dismember a few people…

      • Whoobin

        By a few you mean everyone…

    • Hoax

      I got my e-mail from Toys R’ Us saying my Wii U Black Deluxe Set will be availiable for purchase Sunday.

    • idea

      if you haven’t gotten the sorry email you will get the confirmation on sunday thats when they will process everything and hopefully get by monday or tuesday source is some guy who said he called them and the no shipment is only for some people depending on where you live. I got mine from Toys r Us too so im hoping i dont get that sorry email.

  • VezNetwork

    I’m waiting till christmas, I wanna see if it’s worth it. Then if it’s good I’ll get it. If it’s shite i’m getting a PC.

    • cloud Windfoot Omega

      get both

      • VezNetwork

        LOL, no.

  • NintendoMan :D

    I did layaway at Walmart so I KNOW I’m getting it on November 18th unlike shipping which is unpredictable.

  • MiGi

    today i recive my tracking number from ๐Ÿ™‚

  • bentendo

    After 2 years of waiting for this moment…Its finally here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TheUNation

    The day of the U is upon us… To the millions of people who’ve pre-ordered it, I’m sure their bodies are ready.

  • Nintedward

    Lucky guys!

  • Nintendork

    HOLY SHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! 1 day left. Hope the Wii u sells and become a great console not like the Wii was.

    • D2K

      I’m pretty sure the fact that the Wii has sold 97 million units and counting, the fact that it beat out two systems superior in power, the fact that it made a profit from day one, and the fact that it forced Sony Microsoft to adapt motion controls to their platforms pretty much confirms the Wii as a runaway success.

      Just sayin’……

  • CheckItNow12

    I would just like to point out that today is Shigeru Miyamoto’s 60th Birthday!

    • ssb4 3dsFC3007 8585 6950

      HIS BIRTHDAY! HERES A PRESENT-530 dollars worth of Wii U, AC3, Sonic All Stars, and ZOmbiU!

  • tyoungbe

    Mine shipped this morning! Don’t expect it till Monday or Tuesday though. Used Expedited shipping, but that is usually calculated based on business days, and UPS doesn’t deliver on Saturday.

  • Whoobin

    Did anyone else who pre-ordered from Toys R Us recieve shipping confirmation?

  • wii uuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    you guys are lucky i got to wait for christmas (starts crying) ๐Ÿ™

  • Idolo

    So im curious, does the postal service in America deliver on a Sunday? or will those who have pre-orderd online have to wait till Monday?
    I liive in the UK where systems and games are released on a Friday (mostly). So i’m wondering how you manage when somthing is released at the weekend?

  • NintendoFan4Life

    Haha… I’m waiting on line in front of Nintendo world. I’m going to laugh so hard at this Wii U fail… I’m just getting it for shits and giggles.

    • D2K

      I’m sure they will appreciate your $299 or $349. They will join you in giggling all the way to the bank like they did with the Wii and DS,

      • Nintendofan4life

        Well to clear up your little fankid mind I’m getting it for free. I know people in Nintendo world and they even said that the Wii U is a gimmick. So if you ugly fankids can quit hating on me and just take my fact as a compliment then we can all be happy. Jeez defending the Wii U as if its your spouse… I’m out.

        • D2K

          Going with yours (and the people in “Ninetndo world” whatever THAT is) assumption that the Wii was a gimmick, Sony decided to create their own gimmick with the Move. That failed because Sony did a poor job supporting it. Microsoft came out their own on gimmick with the Kinect. That actually did very well for a good while.

          The reason why the Wii won this generation and why Kinect was so successful is because both Nintendo and Microsoft had a PLAN with their motion control platforms where as Sony looked at motion control as how you look at it. Just a gimmick. They felt that motion control + PS3, add water and stir = success. That didn’t happen.

          The Wii was not a gimmick. People whom call it that usually aren’t intelligent enough to say anything else. It was a strategic move by Nintendo that paid dividends. Nintendo didn’t invent motion controls, they just made it a solid avenue in gaming like they have done many other things. Eventually someone was gonna have motion controls on their console. Nintendo just lead the charge. There is no way you can twist your bonehead comment into anything useful and throwing ad-homiems at me only makes you look more foolish. The name of the game is to make money and if they get you to spend YOUR MONEY on THEIR ‘GIMMICK’ then who is the bigger fool? The fool, or the fool that follows the fool? They got 15 billion in the bank. What does your bank account look like BTW?

          You ARE out.

          Out to lunch that is…….

          • Nintendofan4life

            Haha.. ur so pathetic… I destroyed my wii u and its up on youtube. 9k + likes u mad little lady?

    • Game Master

      You fail in two ways, 1 your post and 2 your getting it even though you want it to fail.

  • ProWiiU

    Dont for get that two days after the Wii U comes out, it’ll be the 1 year anniversary of Skyward Sword!! Such a good game….

    • Zelda rules

      Yes Skyward Sword is turning 1. The only thing that bums me out about the Wii U launch is no Zelda game. I still remember the feeling I had of unwrapping my Wii with Zelda Twilight Princess in 2006. It was the icing on my Wii cake. I’m going to enjoy Assassin’s Creed 3, but it’s not Zelda.

  • Johny

    ok seriously…. i dont think im mentally ready…
    and my body isnt ready either ._. ITS RIGHT HERE ! xDD

  • marioravesto3d

    I will be watching youtube videos of wii u especially with us in europe waiting just under two weeks for release day.I have wrote before how much am looking forward to wii u more then any console have had.I belive wii u will be up there with the best ie super nes.Keep us informed guys of the console and the games especially zombie u.

  • Jyarza

    U guys are lucky… Here in Netherlands it will be release on the 30th T_T

  • Fireheart

    Wait so if you Pre-Order the Wii U from GameStop it will be shipped to the house and not at GameStop, or do you have to tell them you want it shipped to the house? I’m confused can someone help me on this I don’t want to show up at GameStop and it not be there. This is the first time I have ever Pre-ordered a game console.

    • Game Master

      This is the first time I Pre-ordered a game console to. I think it will ship to GameStop

    • jim blanton

      If you reserved
      it at a gamestop store you should get it there.

    • lunchbox355

      Ships to your house unless you chose store pick up. I preordered mine from them and its being sent to my parents house since its a gift.

      • Fireheart

        Hey thanks everyone for answering my question. I was getting worried so I asked my GameStop about it, and they said that everyone who pre-ordered in the store their Wii U will be at the store. This is good news because I can pick it up tomorrow. I can’t wait to get my Wii U at around 10:00am. Yay Wii U time babe lol.


    My deluxe shipped on Thursday. I’ll be reading impressions on it here for sure as I won’t be playing this until Christmas.

  • Dan

    Its not like Wii with crappy graphics,, hey I can live with cryengine 3 quality games for 5 yrs, though that is sure to improve ALWAYS,,, see Halo 3 and Halo 4

  • Linskarmo

    I REALLY hope that I can get a Wii U for Christmas.

  • lunchbox355

    Received my shipping confirmation from gamestop today. Will receive mine on Monday. Unfortunately its a Christmas gift from my parents so I’ll have to wait until then to play it. I also got AC3 and darksiders 2 for it as well.

  • MarioNotAProblem

    I have found a website that updates everyminute on if stores have it in stock. I will be attached to my computer until I spend 350.

  • Gragorg

    Anyone else get their Wii U shipped early. Mine shipped yesterday and got it same day. Software updates for netflix and Nintendo transfer tool aren’t online yet. Build quality seems really good.

  • efi

    i can confirm I scheduled 11/17/2012 for wii U delivery today by FEDEX….WTF…. ordered from walmart.

  • Whoobin

    Well, looks like I’ll probably be receiving my Wii U a few days after launch, since Toys R Us won’t be shipping the console until 11/18/12… I should of just gone with Best Buy ๐Ÿ™

    • Applesaucejaxon

      I went with Best Buy and my system is stuck in Oakland since 5 this morning. On top of that, my 2 day shipping still has it scheduled for a Tuesday delivery… Which will actually be the 3rd business day after shipping. UPS is not making me happy today. This is the first and last time I get a launch system online.

      • Whoobin

        Same, but at least yours has shipped ๐Ÿ™

  • WiiUnited FC: 3952-7314-9397

    Well I didn’t preorder because it would be better as a Christmas gift instead. But for the people who did have a great time playing your next gen Wii U

    Ps-Add my friend code if you have a 3ds and leave yours so I can add you

  • Hibill18

    Only a few hours left! I am so psyched for this!