The trucks containing the consoles were stolen fron the SeaTac distribution warehouse on the night of Dec. 16, 2012. The King County Sheriff's office posted about the theft on Dec. 18, 2012, stating that 7,000 Wii game consoles were stolen from SeaTac Seattle, which is roughly valued at $2 million.
The trucks were recovered in the suburb of Auburn on Dec. 30, 2012.
King County Sheriff's Sgt. Cindi West said in a statement that the business logos had been removed from the trucks.
"SeaTac detectives are working with the Los Angeles based Cargo Theft Task Force on the case," she said. "Detectives said that the reward in the case has also been increased to $10,000 thanks to donations from private businesses."
While the message posted by King Country's Sheriff's office specifically states that the consoles stolen were Nintendo's Wii with no mention of the Wii U, a number of people have pointed out that 7,000 Wii consoles is not valued at $2 million, even going by the console's release price. We have reached out to King County Sheriff's office for clarification.
Correction: King County Sheriff's office confirmed that the stolen units were Wii Us, not Wiis as had been originally stated on its Facebook page.