A new console launch is always an event that is worth looking forward to, and the latest news that the Nintendo Wii U has achieved mass sellouts across the US will definitely be music to Nintendo executives’ ears. Having gone on sale officially since Sunday, retail stores did report of lines appearing outside their doors, and not only that, there were early adopters who decided to put their Wii U up for auction on eBay. Right now, there are more than 2,500 available listings for the Nintendo Wii U, and you can still sniff out some units at the standard $299.99 price point for the 8GB model.

Nintendo has remained mum on the exact number of Wii U consoles that were sold on Sunday, but we do know that the Japanese gaming company did introduce a large software update to address whatever shortcomings that the Wii U might have. After all, one does not have a second chance at a first impression. Will the Wii U do as well when it hits Europe this coming November 30th, before debuting in Japan on December 8th?

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