UK’s Amazon Lists Wii U for £199, Then Cancels Pre-Orders
Yesterday, Amazon UK listed the Wii U for a price of £199—which translates to about $300—with a release date in July, which was obviously, categorically wrong. Everyone knows that Nintendo has yet to announce a price, nor have they even offered a release date, except for “this holiday.”
Still, that apparently didn’t stop people from placing pre-orders anyway. Of course, today they canceled every single one of them, releasing this statement to the folks who were looking forward to some dual-screen goodness:
“We’re writing to you regarding your order for the Nintendo Wii U console. Your order has been cancelled as this product was listed on Amazon.co.uk in error. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
You will not be charged for your order.
If you’re interested in ordering the Nintendo Wii U console when it becomes available, you can sign up to receive an email here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004Y59P3A”
You know what’d be interesting? Seeing how many people pre-ordered the system, and where they were from. In fact, wouldn’t it be cool if this was some guerilla-style market research ploy from Amazon and/or Nintendo to see how many people would buy the system at that price? Hmmm!