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access_time June 6, 2013 at 7:55 AM in News by Charlie Grammer

Nintendo states that the Wii U Basic stock is being rebalanced, not discontinued in US

Nintendo insists that the Wii U Basic system will not be discontinued.

Nintendo insists that the Wii U Basic system will not be discontinued.

GameSpot has reported yesterday that Nintendo is insisting that the Wii U Basic recall does not mean the 8GB system is being discontinued. Instead, they state that the system stock is simply being rebalanced.

This news comes after an anonymous source had revealed the recall notice sent out to GameStop stores stating that all unsold Wii U Basic consoles unsold by June 18 would have to be returned.

The recall notice caused speculation to run rampant, with many people assuming that it meant the Basic system was being discontinued. This is not the case, says Charlie Scibetta, Nintendo’s senior director of corporate communication. Mr. Scibetta’s exact words were, “There is a current misperception about Wii U hardware.”

Scibetta did not deny that the recall was indeed sent out, but instead went on to explain that, “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.”

This has left many people to wonder one thing: how exactly is Nintendo rebalancing the stock by recalling every unsold Basic model?


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