Wii U Supply Changes Spark Nintendo Recall Fears

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Thursday, 06 Jun 2013 08:46 AM

By Clyde Hughes

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Nintendo scrambled to squash rumors of a recall of its 8GB model of Wii U after online news spread that the model may not be available this summer.

Nintendo's Charlie Scibetta told IGN Wednesday the rumors were likely part of misunderstand in stocking organization.

"There is a current misperception about Wii U hardware," Scibetta said in his statement to IGN. "To clarify: Nintendo is working with its retail partners to simply rebalance the stock of the White 8GB and the Black 32GB Wii U models in the market. Consumers looking for either model will continue to find them available."

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Kotaku reported Tuesday that a reliable retail source told them that some GameStop chains will no longer be selling the 8GB Wii U as of June 18, a week after Nintendo's E3 kickoff event.

Kotaku said its source stated that GameStop stores were contacted with the following message:

"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."

That set off alarm bells around the blogosphere with numerous blog posts sharing the word.

"We told you earlier about a potential recall of Nintendo's 8GB Wii U," said Conner Flynn of Geeky Gadgets Thursday. "GameStop has now said that their sources do indeed point toward the recall of this Wii U unit, since they will no longer be selling the console from the middle of this month onward. So I guess it is being recalled. If you want one, you better hurry."

"Reports of a potential recall for Nintendo's 8GB Wii U Basic starting cropping up yesterday morning, with sources indicating GameStop would no longer be selling the unit come mid-month," said Joseph Volpe, on Engadget. "Now, CNET has just confirmed with the retailer that this is indeed taking place. On June 18th, all GameStop locations are expected to begin returns of any unsold Wii U Basic inventory. We've reached out to Nintendo for comment on the matter, but have yet to hear back. We'll update this should more official details come to light."

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Volpe has since added Nintendo's response of the rumors on his original blog posting.

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