Nintendo Co.’s Wii U briskly sold out at U.S. retailers nationwide on Sun. with limited supply for walk-in customers.
The Toys R Us location in Chino Hills, CA received only six units of the Basic Set and six units of the Deluxe Set for walk-in customers. The remaining stock were reserved for pre-order customers.
At the local Best Buy in the same region, about 15-20 walk-in customers were able to check out with a brand new Basic and Deluxe Set. A full stock of games from New Super Mario Bros. U to ZombiU were available to purchase.
Nintendo this month said inventory for the Wii U would trickle in more frequently than the Wii when it launched in 2006. However, the item is likely to remain in limited supply for the holiday period.
The Basic Set includes the Wii U console and the Wii U GamePad in White, 8GB storage, AC adapters, HDMI cable and Wii U sensor bar at $299.99.
The Deluxe Set includes the Wii U console and Wii U GamePad in Black, 32GB storage, GamePad Charging Cradle, Stands for the GamePad and Console, AC adapters, HDMI cable, and Nintendo Land at $349.99.
The Wii U is backwards compatible with most Wii games and accessories, including the Wii Remote, Nunchuck, and Wii Balance Board.