Wii U Sells Out; Selling For $3,000 On eBay

Surprised that Nintendo's latest console is selling well? You shouldn't be. It looks like Nintendo's magic fingers have struck gold yet again, originally selling out Wii units in record time at retailers nationwide back in 2006 and now they're doing the same with the Wii U in 2012. If you can't find a console at retailers, don't worry about it, there are plenty on eBay that range from $500 to $3,000.

Warp Zoned did a little bit of investigating following the Wii U's official launch yesterday and according to them...

Target.com and Walmart.com both list the Wii U as available for in-store pickup, but after a frantic round of phone calls, I learned that not a single store from either retailer has the system in stock in Western New York. Your location may vary, but I think it is safe to say that Nintendo has a sellout on their hands

Well is anyone surprised? The Wii was already on the fast track to success with less than a week on retail moving 600,000 SKUs back in November, 2006. At the end of the week we'll be able to tell if the Wii U can beat its predecessors record.

If you haven't been able to find the tablet-powered gaming console at any of the local retailers in your neck of the woods, as mentioned at the top of the article you'll be able to pick one up easy from online e-tailers, just expect to pay an arm and a leg.

The Wii U is currently available in North America right now for $299.99 for the basic model and $349.99 for the deluxe model. The Wii U will launch soon in Europe and in December for Japanese residents. If you don't mind laying down $3,000 for the Wii U feel free to put a down payment on one over at eBay (opens in new tab).

Will Usher

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.