Nintendo Switch Stock Shortage Results In Wii U Sales Spike

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).

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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