Wii U Game Pre-Sales Top 1 Million With GameStop - The UpStream

Wii U Game Pre-Sales Top 1 Million With GameStop

posted Saturday Nov 17, 2012 by Scott Ertz

Wii U Game Pre-Sales Top 1 Million With GameStop

While there has been a lot of concern about the viability of Nintendo's next console, the Wii U, releasing tomorrow in the US, maybe it is all for naught. GameStop has reported that their pre-order numbers for Wii U software titles has topped 1 million. While that might not be the impressive sales day that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 had, closing at $500 million, is still adds up to some $50 million in pre-orders alone.

Pre-orders, of course, never tell the whole story. There are many people who pay the $5 to pre-order a game at GameStop and never pick it up, and there are people like myself who both do not like to give GameStop any money and do not bother to pre-order any titles. In modern times, the latter seems to highly out-weigh the prior, especially as consoles, including the Wii U, move to a more digital distribution system for games.

In addition to the software titles, GameStop also has reserves for 500,000 consoles in the US, meaning there is more than a 2:1 ratio, which is exactly what Nintendo was hoping for, even if the exact numbers are lower than they might have hoped for. Again, to be fair, I have never reserved a console, and yet I do seem to have almost every console ever released.

That being said, launch day looks like it will be decent for Nintendo - a lot better than the 3DS launch. Do you have a Wii U reserved at GameStop or anywhere else? If so, how many games do you have reserved to go with it? Let us know in the comments section.


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