Amazon cancels Nintendo Wii U £199 pre-orders
Online retailer Amazon has cancelled orders for Nintendo’s Wii U console after a price mix-up saw early-adopting Nintendo fans attempt to snap up the £199 console. Unfortunately, Nintendo has yet to confirm a price for the system, forcing Amazon to delete its pre-order listing, cancel customer orders, and apologise to customers.
An email has been sent out to customers explaining the mistake saying “Your order has been cancelled as this product was listed on Amazon.co.uk in error.”
Instead customers are told they can sign up to receive an email on future updates. It also looks like the black version of the Wii U has also been removed from the store.
Console pricing mix-ups are not entirely unheard of. Earlier this year PS Vita customers were left in a similar situation after the store Very.co.uk listed the Sony handheld at a much cheaper price.
Yesterday Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton described Wii U price chatter as “speculation,” but that hasn’t stopped other online stores putting the console up for pre-order themselves.
ShopTo has both the Nintendo Wii U black, and Wii U in white available to pre-order for £279.85 – a price that tallies in with some Japanese estimates.
Nintendo is expected to name a price for the Wii U in the coming months, ahead of an already confirmed ‘holiday season’ launch just before Christmas. Till then, stay tuned for more Wii U news, and an official price when we hear it.