With widespread praise being heaped on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, many have looked to play Link’s critically acclaimed open-air adventure on Nintendo Switch.
But, with the new console facing stock shortages, GameStop has revealed that consumers have turned to buying pre-owned Wii U consoles to ensure that they do not miss out.
“With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild coming out, we’re seeing great results in our pre-owned Wii U sales,” GameStop’s senior director of merchandising Eric Bright explained to Game Rant.
“We’re selling a lot of pre-owned Wii U consoles along with brand new Wii U copies of Zelda. Breath of the Wild has reinvigorated sales of the Wii U with Nintendo Switch being sold out at so many retailers. The Switch launching and Zelda launching completely racked up the Wii U market.”
Nintendo Switch has now launched worldwide, priced at £279.99 ($299.99).