Nintendo Wii U Expected to Sell Out for Christmas After Selling 400,000 Units for Black Friday, According to a Report

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Nintendo Wii U is expected to sell out for Christmas 2012 after selling 400,000 units for Black Friday, according to a report. This technology review based website has reviewed in stock notices at major online retailers and some expect to sell out before Christmas.

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The surge in Black Friday sales could affect the supply for Christmas.

A Reuters report featured a press release from Nintendo that announced Black Friday sales in the U.S. of the Wii U system were 400,000 units. This number is expected to grow in size before the end of the Christmas season according to research reported by

This gaming system is expected to sell out at many retail and online locations before the Christmas holiday ends. Those Tech Guys found that some of the best prices for in stock Nintendo Wii U consoles were found from this retailer online.

Nintendo suffered losses with recent gaming consoles that did not live up to consumer expectations. The growth period from 1985 to 1995 was one of the largest in gaming history according to research.

With competition from tablets and mobile phones, video game manufacturers like Nintendo have created new ways to keep gaming interesting for video game lovers.

The Wii U console features a smaller and more lightweight base. A direct Wi-Fi connection allows instant online gaming access to thousands of online games. One feature that analysts have predicted that will do well is the downloading and storage of songs or videos. The Wii U features a larger storage space to hold what gamers download or upload to share online.

Those Tech Guys found that not all retailers were able to receive this new gaming system for the Black Friday retail season. A limited amount of systems were shipped by November 18th making stock limited. Online retailers fared the same for stock levels. The surge in Black Friday sales could affect the supply for Christmas according to the Those Tech Guys report.

Big box retailers that were fortunate to receive the Nintendo Wii U could have difficulty with reorders according to retail reports. One report suggested that the limit for worldwide sales is only 3.5 million. This could cause supply shortages if a new shipment is not made by Nintendo to replenish stock levels in the U.S.

The concept of the digital controller and console base allows interaction with this system. Families that do not own a PC or that have downgraded to mobile usage could benefit from the online shipping, Internet downloading and other interactive features offered in the Wii U console.

Those Tech Guys found that sale pricing can fluctuate during the holiday season. Some retailers sold for the MSRP and others offered as much as 20 percent off with bundle packages. While the games available can be minimal, the 2013 year is expected to be one of major growth for the Nintendo Wii U.

Those purchasing this console for Christmas could benefit from the updates now offered by The in stock reports, pricing incentives and last minute deals are scheduled to be published online. This data is expected to be monitored daily through the Christmas season.

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Those Tech Guys have been providing online reviews of consumer products and technology since 2010. This team of researchers and writers has helped to bring some of the best pricing and consumer information to men and women around the world. Those Tech Guys update pricing information and stock levels from all major retailers to inform consumers during and after the holiday season each year. Those Tech Guys online is scheduled for a complete redesign coming in 2013 to better serve consumers that use as a consumer resource.

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