Nintendo Exec: New Wii U Stock Heading for the U.S.

If you've had problems getting your hands on Nintendo's latest console, you'll be glad to know that additional stock is headed this way. Forbes cites Nintendo executive Scott Moffitt a saying more stock of the console is on the way and that the United States is a priority. 

Speaking at the U.S. Wii U launch in New York City, Moffitt said demand for the Wii U has been 'phenomenal' and said stock would be repleished before the holidays.

"As you’ve seen, stores are selling out of their pre-sell quantities ... There may be lines, and we do anticipate tremendous demand," he's quoted as saying. "We’ll do our best to keep up with it, but there should be a great quantity available at launch," he said, latter adding, "The second thing you should know is we’ll have more replenishment during the holiday season to replenish those stocks and refill those store shelves as quickly as we can. We can’t guarantee there won’t be shortages, but we’ll do our best to keep up with it."

Moffitt later said that since the U.S. is the first territory to get the console, we could expect more inventory here than in other territories.

The Wii U was announced at E3 2011 and launched on November 18. It's Nintendo's first HD console and comes with a unique tablet-style controller that also serves as a secondary screen. It's priced from $299 and will go on sale in Europe and Australia on November 30. Japan will get the console on December 8.

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  • redgarl
    It was easy to predict... I feel bad about people who believed otherwise and didn't preorder the thing.
  • vertigo_2000
    I didn't pre-order. I went to Wal-Mart last night for some stuff and thought I'd pick one up. They were sold out. No big deal.

    Some of us don't have to have it this second. Some of us are patient. I'll get one eventually.
  • smuggl3r
    Why would someone buy this? Some 6 year old PCs are faster than this piece of sh*t "nextgen" console.
  • zbee
    a typical troll has spoken...
  • fuzzion
    So, Wii U buy one ?
  • frombehind
    fuzzionSo, Wii U buy one ?ahaha I see what you did there :D
  • shafe88
    smuggl3rWhy would someone buy this? Some 6 year old PCs are faster than this piece of sh*t "nextgen" console.Wow I didn't know my old emachine was faster than the Wii U. I never thought my celery d cold out perform a quad core.
  • tburns1
    At first I thought this was financial news about the Nikkei.
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  • jerrspud
    I'm sure it's the A..holes that buy them and try to mark them up on CL and Ebay. We'll see after Christmas if there is a true demand