Even If You Didn't Pre-order a Wii U, GameStop Starts a Waiting List
Are you one of those gamers who wants a Wii U but didn't act quickly to successfully pre-order one from your retailer? Then fear not. There is another alternative. Although GameStop has sold out of both the basic and deluxe Wii U sets, they have decided to start a waiting list. When you think about it, it is a useful option as it beats going to retailers after the Wii U launches and you ask them for one but they'll always give you that "No. But we're expecting a shipment in..."
There's a catch though. Always a catch. To add your name to the GameStop Wii U waiting list, you'll need to be a PowerUp Rewards member. Doesn't look like you need to be the "Pro" variation of the program so that's good. PowerUp Rewards Pro members pay a fee of $50 to receive in-store discounts on used games as well as a subscription to GameInformer magazine.
“Demand for Wii U has been off the charts,” said GameStop president Tony Bartel said in a press release. “PowerUp customers will be notified when a Wii U is available for purchase and will have 48 hours to respond. There is no deposit required to join the wait list and enrolling does not guarantee a Wii U on or by a specified date or at a specific price.”
So what do you think? Interested? If you join the waiting list you may not get a Wii U at launch but soon thereafter. That or you can try your chances in line at another retailer when November 18 rolls around. Happy shopping!