Many Christmas shopping parents and children might be disappointed this year, with the news that EB Games Australia will no longer be taking orders for Nintendo’s latest console as of tomorrow. Two weeks ago, EB Games Australia announced that the cutoff date for Wii U pre-orders was to be set for the 18th of November, less than two weeks from the console’s Aussie and Kiwi launch. EB Australia has confirmed that all existing orders will be covered on the launch day, but no mention has yet been made as to when the next shipment of stock will be available. This news comes following the noted shortages of stock in North America and Europe, as EB International and Gamestop also seem to have ordered out of their day one stock.
It has not yet been confirmed as to whether or not other retailers like JB HiFi have also ordered out, the odds are that if the country’s largest game retailer has run low on stock, you can bet that many others are likely to follow. Fingers crossed that further allocation will become available to shops (and Santa) before the holiday season comes to a close.