Originally Posted by FatherChesz
I live in the middle of nowhere and on the day preorders opened for the Wii, I arrived at the Gamestop in the mall an hour before opening to be the 10th person in line. They were only accepting 20 preorders, which were filled 20 minutes before the store even opened.
I walked into a slightly more remote Gamestop in the late afternoon on the day Wii U preorders opened, and had no problem securing the 32GB system. Strange.
It's amazing how much of a difference where you live can make. I lived in the middle of nowhere for the PS2 launch. Got to Walmart at 7:30PM for a midnight launch, was the 2nd person in line.
For the PS3 launch, I lived near a few colleges, and went out at 7:30PM the night before
the night of the launch (with many of the stores not having midnight launches) -- i.e. 24-32 hours earlier than for the PS2, and we couldn't find a single store without a line already full.