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Wii U Demo Units Installed At GAME Stores Ahead Of Launch

Published November 21, 2012 by |

With the UK Wii U launch now just a few days away Nintendo is getting to work on installing Wii U demo units in select branches of high-street retailer GAME.

More than one-hundred GAME locations across the UK will see the new console installed in-store, ready for customers to get hands-on time with the unique touchscreen controller. The installation of console kiosks in retail stores comes following a UK wide tour of Nintendo’s machine.

Several locations, including stores in Bedford, Gateshead, Milton Keynes and London’s Westfield shopping centre already have the kiosks in place. The remaining Wii U demo pods are said to be installed between now and the end of the year.

Wii U demo kiosk at the GAME Westfield store.

A full list of all the stores receiving demo kiosks, including dates as to when they will appear can be found below. Kiosks installed before the Wii U’s November 30th UK launch date are highlighted (bolded):

UK GAME stores with Wii U demo kiosks

  • Barry – 29/11/12: 81-87 Holton Road, South Glamorgan, CF63 4HG
  • Basingstoke – 28/11/12: Festival Place, Hampshire, RG21 7BE
  • Bedford – 20/11/12: 27-29 Midland Road, Bedfordshire, MK40 1PL
  • Bishops Stortford – 21/11/12: Jacksons Square, Hertfordshire, CM23 3QX
  • Blackpool – 26/11/12: 35 Corporation Street, Lancashire, FY1 1EJ
  • Bolton – 22/11/12: 2-4 Newport Street, Greater Manchester, BL1 1NB
  • Bournemouth- 28/11/12: Castle Point Shopping Centre, Dorset, BH8 9UZ
  • Bracknell – 21/11/12: 40 High Street, Berkshire, RG12 1LL
  • Bridgend – 23/11/12: 19-20 The Rhiw Shopping Centre, Mid Glamorgan, CF31 3BL
  • Bristol – 23/11/12: The Galleries, Avon, BS1 3HS
  • Bristol – 23/11/12: 28 Broadmead , Avon, BS1 3HA
  • Bromley – 01/12/12: The Glades Centre, Kent, BR1 1DD
  • Bury – 21/11/12: The Rock, Greater Manchester, BL9 0JY
  • Bury St Edmunds – 26/11/12: 42a The Butter Market, Suffolk, IP33 1DX
  • Caerphilly- 29/11/12: 27 Castle Court Shopping Centre, Mid Glamorgan, CF83 1NU
  • Camberley – 30/11/12: Grace Reynolds Walk, Surrey, GU15 3SN
  • Carmarthen –23/11/12: Merlins Walk, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3BN
  • Chelmsford – 21/11/12: 16 Exchange Way, Essex, CM1 1XR
  • Chester – 22/11/12: 46 Forgate Street, Cheshire, CH1 1HA
  • Chesterfield- 30/11/12: 26 Burlington Street , Derbyshire, S40 1RR
  • Clacton on Sea – 21/11/12: 40 Pier Avenue, Essex, CO15 1QN
  • Clydebank – 27/11/12: 6 Britannia Way, Dunbartonshire, G81 2RZ
  • Coventry – 28/11/12: Arena Park, West Midlands, CV6 6AS
  • Crawley – 29/11/12: 10-12 The Martletts, West Sussex, RH10 1ES
  • Crayford – 01/12/12: Tower Retail Park, Kent, DA1 4LD
  • Dartford – 01/12/12: Upper Rose Gallery, Kent, DA9 9SP
  • Derry – 28/11/12: Richmond Centre, Co. Londonderry, BT48 6PE
  • Dudley – 22/11/12: Phase 4 Merry Hill, West Midlands, DY5 1SJ
  • Dunfermline – 27/11/12: 10 Kingsgate Centre, Fife, KY12 7QA
  • East Kilbride – 27/11/12: 24 Princes Mall, South Lanarkshire, G74 1JU
  • Exeter – 26/11/12: Guildhall Shopping Centre, Devon, EX4 3HP
  • Gateshead – 20/11/12: 17 Red Pathway, Tyne & Wear, NE11 9HX
  • Glasgow – 27/11/12: 285 Provan Walk, Glasgow City, G34 9DY
  • Glasgow – 27/11/12: 43 Union Street, Glasgow City, G1 3RB
  • Glasshoughton, Castleford – 21/11/12: Freeport, West Yorkshire, WF10 4SB
  • Gloucester – 29/11/12: Market Way, Gloucestershire, GL1 1QH
  • Great Yarmouth – 26/11/12: Market Gates Shopping Centre, Norfolk, NR30 2AX
  • Harrogate – 24/11/12: The Victoria Centre, North Yorkshire, HG1 1AE
  • Hastings – 29/11/12: 18 Priory Meadows, West Sussex, TN34 1PH
  • Hayes – 21/11/12: Lombardy Retail Park, Greater London, UB3 3EX
  • High Wycombe – 21/11/12: The Octagon Centre, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2HU
  • Hinckley – 27/11/12: 52 Castle Street, Leicestershire, LE10 1DB
  • Hull – 24/11/12: 59-60 Prospect Centre, East Riding, HU2 8PW
  • Huntington – 21/11/12: Monks Cross retail Park, North Yorkshire, YO32 9GX
  • Ilford – 22/12/12: Exchange Shopping Centre, Essex, IG1 1RP
  • Inverness – 27/11/12: Eastgate Centre, Highland, IV2 3PP
  • Leeds – 21/11/12: Headrow Centre, West Yorkshire, LS1 6JB
  • Leeds – 21/11/12: White Rose Centre, West Yorkshire, LS11 8LL
  • Lewisham – 01/12/12: 212 Lewisham High St, Greater London, SE13 6JP
  • Lincoln – 30/11/12: 9-12 Cornhill, Lincolnshire, LN5 7HE
  • Liverpool – 21/11/12: Belle Vale Shopping Centre, Merseyside, L25 2RQ
  • Liverpool – 21/11/12: 72 Lord Street, Merseyside, L2 1TL
  • London – 22/11/12: 32 The Mall, Shopping City, Greater London, N22 6YQ
  • London – 20/11/12: 124 Camden High Street, Greater London, NW1 0LU
  • London – 20/11/12: Westfield London Shopping Centre, Greater London, W12 7GG
  • London – 20/11/12: 188-196 Regent Street, Greater London, W1B 5BT
  • Loughborough – 27/11/12: 31-32 Carillon Court, Leicestershire, LE11 3XA
  • Manchester 20/11/12: 35 Peel Avenue, Greater Manchester, M17 8DF
  • Manchester 20/11/12: Crowne Point Shopping Park, Greater Manchester, M34 3JP
  • Manchester20/11/12: Arndale Centre, Greater Manchester, M4 3AB
  • Milton Keynes20/11/12: 28 Crown Walk, Buckinghamshire, MK9 3AH
  • Neath23/11/12: 29 Green Street, West Glamorgan, SA11 1DF
  • Newcastle – 03/12/12: 3 Chevy Chase, Tyne & Wear, NE1 7XP
  • Newcastle-Under-Lyme – 22/11/12: 90 High Street, Staffordshire, ST5 1QQ
  • Northampton – 20/11/12: Weston Favell Shopping Centre, Northamptonshire, NN3 8JZ
  • Norwich – 26/11/12: 2-10 Back of the Inns, Norfolk, NR2 1PT
  • Nottingham – 27/11/12: Victoria Centre, Nottinghamshire, NG1 3QN
  • Nuneaton – 22/11/12: 7-9 Queens Road, Warwickshire, CV11 5JL
  • Orpington – 29/11/12: 8 Nugent Shopping Park, Kent, BR5 3RP
  • Peterborough – 30/11/12: Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, Cambridgeshire, PE7 8BE
  • Plymouth – 26/11/12: Drake Circus, Devon, PL1 1EA
  • Poole – 28/11/12: 171-173 High Street, Dorset, BH15 1AU
  • Portsmouth – 30/11/12: 226 Commercial Road, Hampshire, PO1 1HG
  • Preston – 26/11/12: Deepdale Retail Park, Lancashire, PR1 6QY
  • Reading – 23/11/12: Oracle Shopping Centre, Berkshire, RG1 2AQ
  • Rhyl –23/11/12: 38 High Street, Denbighshire, LL18 1ET
  • Romford – 22/11/12: Liberty 2 Centre, Essex, RM1 3EE
  • Rugby – 20/11/12: 33 Manning Walk , Warwickshire, CV21 2JT
  • Sheffield – 24/11/12: The Gallery, South Yorkshire, S9 1ER
  • South Normanton – 30/11/12: McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, Derbyshire, DE55 2ER
  • Spalding – 30/11/12: Springfields Factory Outlet, Lincolnshire, PE12 6EU
  • St Helens – 23/11/12: 30-32 Lagrange Arcade, Merseyside, WA10 1BN
  • Stafford – 22/11/12: 4-6 Gaolgate Street, Staffordshire, ST16 2BG
  • Staines – 30/11/12: SUB Norris Road, Greater London, TW18 4WA
  • Stevenage – 21/11/12: The Forum, Hertfordshire, SG1 1EH
  • Stockton – 03/12/12: Teeside Park, Cleveland, TS17 7BW
  • Stratford upon Avon – 28/11/12: Maybird Retail Park, Warwickshire, CV37 0HZ
  • Swansea – 23/11/12: The Pod, West Glamorgan, SA1 7DF
  • Swindon – 23/11/12: 7 Regent Street, Wiltshire, SN1 1JQ
  • Taunton – 27/11/12: 45-46 Fore Street, Somerset, TA1 1NE
  • Tayside –27/11/12: St John’s Centre, Perthshire, PH1 5UX
  • Tunbridge Wells – 29/11/12: 113 Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre, Kent, TN1 2SR
  • Uxbridge – 21/11/12: 31 Chequers Square, Greater London, UB8 1LN
  • Wakefield – 22/11/12: Trinity Walk, West Yorkshire, WF1 1QS
  • Watford – 21/11/12: The Harlequin Centre, Hertfordshire, WD17 2T
  • West Thurrock – 21/11/12: Lakeside Shopping Centre, Essex, RM16 1WT
  • Weymouth – 27/11/12: 95 St Mary Street , Dorset, DT4 8NY
  • Woking – 21/11/12: Peacocks Centre, Surrey, GU21 1GB
  • Wrexham – 23/11/12: 50-52 Regent Street, Clwyd, LL11 1RR
  • Yeovil – 27/11/12: 10 High Street, Somerset, BA20 1RG