It cited a trusted retail source in reporting that retail GameStop stores were contacted with the following messages.
"Nintendo Wii U Basic Recall - Two Week Preparation On Tuesday, 6/18, all stories 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."What's not clear is what the recall is about, whether it be due to a defect (which likely would be a full recall and not just new/unopened units) or if Nintendo has decided to drop it.
The 8GB pack costs about $300, while the better selling 32GB option goes for $350, and has reportedly been more successful from the start.
Nintendo is eyeing the E3 trade show this year to unveil more compelling games and offers, hoping to bring life to the console which has suffered a very poor start.
Written by: James Delahunty @ 5 Jun 2013 10:08