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GameStop taking Wii U preorders, $60 trade-in credit for Wii


Quick as a flash, GameStop is now taking pre-orders on the Wii U, which today received its release date of November 18 and prices for its Basic and Premium SKUs. Gamestop is going by Nintendo's RRP, with the Basic set (8 GB white Wii U, white Wii U GamePad) priced at $299 and the Premium set (32 GB black Wii U, black Wii U GamePad, GamePad Cradle, Wii U console stand, Nintendo Land) priced at $349. You can place those pre-orders here.

GameStop is also offering an $10 incentive for trade-ins tied to a Wii U pre-order. So the $50 current trade-in for a Wii U goes up to $60 with a Wii U pre-order. That deal applies to all console trade-ins, but only one trade-in can be applied to the Wii U pre-order.

As yet, Amazon, Best Buy, and Toys R Us are not taking pre-orders.

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GameStop Now Taking Pre-Orders for Nintendo Wii U

New system will be available Nov. 18 online and at U.S. GameStop Locations

GameStop (NYSE: GME), the world's largest multichannel retailer of video games, announced today that it is now taking pre-orders on Nintendo's revolutionary new video game console, the Wii U. Top Wii U games, like Call of Duty: Black Ops II, ZombiU, New Super Mario Bros. U and Batman: Arkham City: Armored Edition, are also available for pre-order at GameStop.

"Our customers have been anxious to pre-order the Wii U since details were announced at E3," said GameStop president Tony Bartel. "Wii U is a great way to launch the next generation of video game consoles and is sure to be at the top of a lot of wish lists this holiday season."

Beginning today, GameStop pre-order customers can get the Wii U for less with exclusive trade bonuses. When trading toward the Wii U, customers can get up to:

$50 trade credit for a Wii
$90 trade credit for an Xbox 360 (original), PS Vita or 3DS
$115 trade credit for a PS3 (original) or Xbox 360 (slim)
$140 trade credit for a PS3 (slim)
As an added bonus, GameStop® PowerUp Rewards™ members can get an additional $10 in credit for each of the above hardware trades when applied to the pre-order of a Wii U, giving members the opportunity to save up to $150 on the Wii U.

The Wii U will be available Nov. 18, 2012 at all U.S. GameStop stores and online at in the following options:

Basic Set ($299.99) – 8 GB white Wii U, white Wii U GamePad
Deluxe Set ($349.99) – 32 GB black Wii U, black Wii U GamePad, GamePad Cradle, Wii U console stand, Nintendo Land

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