The Wii U launches November 18th and both the Wii U Deluxe and Wii U Basic models are selling with big markups on secondary markets like ebay and Amazon.
Wii U Deluxe appears to be the more popular of the two options with an average resale price of $501, which is 43% more than the MSRP of $349.99. Wii U Basic sells for a 32% premium on the resale market for an average of $395.
These big premiums are still a far cry from the original Wii resale prices when it launched in 2006. Within a week of launching the Wii Console was selling for $570 on average and the retail price was $249.99. That's a huge 129% increase in price!
We will track the daily resale prices for both Wii U Consoles in our Wii U Price Tracker. If the console sells out everywhere prices could spike during Black Friday as parent's try find the toy for their kids. Or prices might plunge if the console turns out to be easy to find. Check back to see where Wii U prices go.