Kotaku: Wii U Basic Set To Be Withdrawn From GameStop Stores?

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    A retail source close to GameStop has reported that the store will be allegedly recalling all their Wii U basic sets one week after E3. The news comes after a NeoGAF user received an email at work saying that all basic Wii U consoles are to be recalled, which leads us to ask whether Nintendo has finally dropped the ball on the 8gb hardware?
    Kotaku’s source has revealed that all new and unopened Wii U basic packages are to be recalled on June 18. GameStop has been contacted for an official comment but have yet to respond. The official statement is as follows:
    “Nintendo Wii U Basic Recall – Two Week Preparation On Tuesday, 6/18, all stores will need to return all new/unopened Wii U Basic (020359). .. Stores that have 10 or more in stock will receive shipping cartons from the [distribution center]. .. All other stores will need to save shipping cartons for this recall.”

    Story on Kotaku
    http://kotaku.com/8gb-wii-u-basic-nixed-511324442
     


  2. GameWinner

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    I'm guessing they are doing what Sony did for the 3G Vita; withdraw the current sets and release a better set (In the Vita's case, replacing 3G with the Instant Game Collection bundle).
     
  3. WiiUBricker

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    No source and black color. Bad.
     
  4. Lilith Valentine

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    Kotaku...please provide a better source for this information.
    And an actual source, preferably not Kotaku.
     
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  5. Nathan Drake

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    The direct source went directly to Kotaku, so Kotaku is as good as it gets.

    Source
     
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    Then it's not really confirmed.
     
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    Recall? Yuck, don't like the sound of that.
     
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    Before you jump the gun, need I remind everyone Kotaku. We need to wait until someone better comes along and confirms this. Kotaku tends to leave out a lot of details and even just makes shit up for attention.
     
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    In the sense of being discontinued and having a "manufacturer initiated return" (MIR) set up.

    Also, wiiu boxes aren't sealed. "unopened" is a moot point.
     
  10. Gahars

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    They're removing the basic set? What will this do to the Wii U's pH?
     
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    God, that made me laugh.

    Nintendo: BEHOLD!!!
    NINTENDO WIIU, THE ACIDIC SET!!! Made specifically for hardcore gamers! It is so concentrated on power that it burns through your fingers! XD
     
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    Now everyone can feel as burned as the first adopters.
     
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    Same as when I early adopted a 3ds before the massive price drop
     
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    They are taking off the shelves the Basic White WiiU because they are putting on market the White 32gb model, so sellers or buyers won't get confused with the white normal and white 32gb model... and to make up for it, Nintendo will prolly drop the price of the 32gb model to be the same price of the basic model... it's simple marketing....
     
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    That's a good idea, mine is Nintendo is going to start revising hardware in order to prevent wiikey
     
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    Sigh... Why is everyone always like "lol Kotaku isn't a real source!"

    Seriously, they're not THAT bad... They have their blunders, but not particularly worse than any other gaming site I've seen.
     
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    Are you kidding? Even Nintendo of America don't take them seriously.
    https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/341991231984898048
    And that's in the context of a parody of Kickstarter to promote their new Game and Wario title.
     
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