Sources claim the console completely sold out at retail.
According to MCV, around 40,000 Nintendo Wii U units were sold at launch, and although the number seems a bit small, units were effectively sold out at retail outlets, according to sources with knowledge of UK’s Wii U stock.
However both Amazon and GAME have available units online.
In comparison, Wii sold 105,000 units at launch in the UK, and Xbox 360 managed 70,000. Compared to these numbers, the Wii U has fallen starkly sharp of its predecessor’s performance.