Archive for the ‘Sold out’ Category "Sold Out" of Wii U Deluxe Set Bundles in less than 48 hours.

September 15, 2012

Coffee Beans is now officially sold out of the Black Wii U Deluxe Set bundle, which has a MSRP of $349.99. The site is still taking pre-orders on the White Wii U Basic Set though, which has a MSRP of $299.99.
It took less than 48 hours to reach their limit of Wii U Deluxe Sets available for pre-order. If you have not pre-ordered a Wii U at your local GameStop store and plan on doing so this weekend, you should probably call the store before heading out if that is the only reason you are going.
If you are looking to pre-order/reserve the Black Wii U Deluxe Set online, you might want to check sites like and

Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Sold Out?

November 7, 2011

Coffee Beans
     On January 21, 2010 I published an article titled, “A Serious Nintendo Wii Problem“.  In the piece, I wrote about how Nintendo could not keep New Super Mario Bros. Wii in stock at stores, and I showed how six of the largest retailers in the United States were “out-of-stock” of the game during the holiday season of 2009.

     Nintendo just released Kirby’s Return to Dream Land for the Wii on October 24th.  The game features cooperative play for up to four players, just like New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and it has received pretty good review scores overall.
     We are just now getting into the 2011 Christmas holiday season, and one site is currently sold out of Kirby’s Return to Dream Land.  Which site is sold out?  Let’s take a look!

The Brew
     First, if you’re thinking, “Coffee, the image shows the game is available for $54.99, how is that ‘sold out’?”, let me explain. sells video games directly, and allows third party vendors to sell video games on/through, sort of like an Ebay service.  The image above shows that Kirby’s Return to Dream Land is only currently available on from third party vendors.  The asking price for the game from each third party vendor shown on is more than the game’s MSRP of $49.99.

Caffeinated Thoughts
     When I saw this tonight surfing Amazon for video game deals, it really jumped out at me.  It reminded me of the New Super Mario Bros. Wii issue from 2009, and early 2010; and it makes me wonder if itself and/or Nintendo is responsible for the game not being in stock.
     How is it possible, again, that a Nintendo game released basically during the holiday season is not available for purchase directly from the world’s largest online retailer?  I honestly have no idea.

     If any of you have been playing Kirby’s Return to Dream Land, is it a game you would recommend to other Wii owners that have enjoyed past Wii titles like New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, and even Donkey Kong Country Returns?
     If you don’t own Kirby’s Return to Dream Land yet, is it perhaps on a Christmas list for any of you?

If any of you are interested in Kirby’s Return to Dream Land, you can find the game at and linked below: