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Thieves steal $2 million worth of Wii U (?) consoles


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Initial post: Dec 18, 2012 1:32:55 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 1:35:20 PM PST
ABC doesn't seem to understand the difference between the Wii and the Wii U but they did say it retails for about $300. I assume that means Wii U.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/12/thieves-steal-2m-worth-of-wii-consoles/?

Police in SeaTac, Wash., are asking for help in tracking down thieves who they say stole $2 million worth of Nintendo Wii gaming consoles.

The thieves managed to get away with 7,000 portable Wii gaming consoles after raiding a warehouse at SeaTac's Seattle Air Cargo.

"I've been a cop for 28 years, and I've never seen anything like this," said Sgt. Cindy West. "This has come straight out of the movies."

West explains the thieves drove two large diesel trucks into a Nintendo distribution site inside Seattle Air Cargo on Saturday evening around 9 o'clock. The thieves worked together to snatch up thousands of consoles by operating forklifts within the warehouse. Afterward, they loaded the Wiis into two 53-foot semi-truck trailers waiting outside the center along with another large box-truck van.



By noon on Sunday, employees inside the business noticed empty Nintendo pallets on the warehouse floor and missing trucks.

Police have no information on the thieves and say it's unclear just how many were inside the warehouse during the time of the heist.

"If we don't get any tips ahead of time, it will be the selling of these consoles that will lead to their capture," said West. "It's gonna be pretty hard to hide 7,000 Wii game consoles."

Nintendo Wii gaming consoles retail for about $300. Check out our Wii U review here.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 1:34:20 PM PST
GarionOrb says:
A "portable" Wii?

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 1:35:16 PM PST
In my best Mario voice - "That'sa spicey meatballa!"

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 1:35:29 PM PST
KrisCo says:
WII-U is the sound they will hear when the police are chasing them.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:36:10 PM PST
Now that's reselling, and people got on Foxhound's case for selling a few Wii U's!

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 1:37:05 PM PST
D_Strasse says:
Best Nintendo Trolling Impersonation:

Jokes on them.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:38:07 PM PST
That Emu Kid says:
Foxhound has really stepped up his game.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 1:39:56 PM PST
If you input 7,000 WiiU's into the patented Flores "What is the console actually worth!™" calculator, they actually stole about 15 bucks.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:40:34 PM PST
That's rather generous. Flores must have been in a good mood when they programmed the calculator.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 1:43:16 PM PST
got mayo?™ says:
I wonder if those count as shipped or sold.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:43:22 PM PST
I think he just takes the value of the PS3 and divides by 1.2 million.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:43:48 PM PST
Lucanus says:
Which I believe is 1/100,000,000 the value of a ps3, correct? :)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:44:03 PM PST
MrFoxhound says:
What?! I didn't have a hand in this! I resent that remark. Leave me alone! You smell weird.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 1:44:28 PM PST
D_Strasse says:
Well at least they won't be rotting on Target's shelves, amirite?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:45:36 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 1:45:44 PM PST
That Emu Kid says:
Yeah, it's curious what these thieves wanted with all that compost material.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 1:47:26 PM PST
D_Strasse says:
They are mushroom farmers is my guess.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 1:47:29 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 1:47:59 PM PST
got mayo?™ says:
It is actually pretty easy to sell these badboys. They need a guerilla operation, hit up every deli or small business in rural areas and they will vanish them all.

Growing up my uncles had convenience stores, and everything stolen came thru that place: clothes, fragrances, air conditioners, televisions, etc...granted, you were negotiating with crackheads....

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 1:52:55 PM PST
The HHG will catch these S.O.B. shortly.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 2:34:05 PM PST
J. Pardee says:
So Nintendo stole 7,000 of their own consoles to make it look like there are less of them on store shelves? That's low, Nintendo, really really low. This confirms that their sales numbers are shipped and not sold.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 2:44:43 PM PST
1#Fetish says:
Now they're stuck with 7,000 consoles and no games.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 7:33:59 PM PST
P-Nasty says:
Not worth the space to store all those in.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 7:42:37 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 7:43:28 PM PST
AndrewA says:
If you see a big semi truck with mario and luigi painted on the side that is parked in front of a residential home, please call 911 immediately.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 8:05:41 PM PST
For pulling off a big heist like this, you'd think these guys would want to steal something worthwhile.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 8:25:20 PM PST
AND they got ripped off.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 8:25:35 PM PST
Haha.
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