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access_time June 6, 2013 at 4:55 AM in News by Charlie Grammer

8GB Wii U Basic recalled

Wii U Basic recalled, according to leaked GameStop document.

Wii U Basic recalled, according to leaked GameStop document.

According to a post on Kotaku yesterday, the 8GB Wii U will no longer be sold starting June 18.

According to the post, GameStop contacted its stores, stating, “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.”

Neither Nintendo nor GameStop have confirmed the recall to be true. When asked, Nintendo simply stated, “We do not comment on our business practices with retailers.” GameStop officials have not responded one way or the other.

Many are wondering why Nintendo issued this recall. Some have speculated that there is a defect in the Basic system, while others believe that the 32GB model (which only costs $50 more than the 8GB model) will be receiving a price drop.

What are your thoughts on the Basic recall?


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