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The Wii U Pre-Order Thread - $349.99/$299.99 - 11/18/12


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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 12:42 AM

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Consoles* Amazon did not take preorders, see note.
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Posted Image Best Buy
Consoles Both models sold out online & in store
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Consoles Both models sold out online & in store
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Posted Image Toys R Us
Consoles Both models sold out online & in store
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Posted Image Target
Consoles Both models sold out online & in store
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Posted Image Walmart
Consoles
Wii U Bundle Sold out online, in store pre-orders were not taken
Wii U Deluxe Sold out online & in store
Wii U Basic Sold out online, in store pre-orders were not taken
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Sears
Consoles/Games Deluxe model sold out online, in store pre-orders were not taken

Posted Image Kmart
Consoles/Games Deluxe model sold out online, in-store pre-orders were not taken

Posted Image Newegg
Deluxe Bundle Bundled with New Super Mario Bros U, Black Ops 2, and Zombi U-Out of Stock
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Consoles/Games Reservation List Only for NTSC Basic & Deluxe models

Fry's Electronics
Consoles Both models sold out online
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Staples
Consoles Both models sold out online
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J&R
Consoles Both models are no longer available for pre-order at the physical location.
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Nebraska Furniture Mart
Consoles Both models sold out online
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:hot:Nintendo World Store
Consoles: Both models are no longer available for pre-order at the physical location in NYC.

Notes:

  • Newegg, as of now (Friday before launch) is selling the deluxe console as a bundle only. It is listed for immediate shipping, not as a pre-order.

  • *Amazon email sent out to those who signed up for Wii U pre-order notification:

Dear Amazon.com Customer,

Thank for you signing up to be notified when the Wii U is available.
Unfortunately the Wii U console is not available at Amazon.com at this time but please check back in the future, as availability may change. We do have the latest Wii U games and accessories available now so check them out. Thank you for shopping with Amazon Video Games.

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#2 Drclaw411

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:04 PM

I can confirm GameStop IS taking pre-orders. I just pre-ordered the Deluxe version at my store.

Some things to note:

It is not actually called "Wii U" in the store computer yet. The manager at my store said the system hasn't been updated and it's right now listed as "available SKU". Both versions are called this, but have different SKUs.

The $350 deluxe model's SKU is 020358. The $300 basic model's SKU is 020359. A $50 deposit is required.

He said the computer will probably re-name them to WiiU by tomorrow but because it was a "hush hush" situation that they were opening preorders today, they haven't been changed yet. He also told me he wasn't sure how many pre orders they'd be taking.

Online:
http://www.gamestop....luxe-set/104794 Deluxe
http://www.gamestop....asic-set/104795 Basic

Edited by Drclaw411, 13 September 2012 - 03:48 PM.


#3 Tdog987

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:07 PM

Nice.

Thanks for the update

#4 morrodox

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:10 PM

After the disappointment of the Wii, and Nintendo in general, I think I will wait and see what kind of game support The WiiU gets.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:16 PM

I have zero interest in this Wii U. It's a system for suckers at 300 and 350. Buy a real system instead: PS3 or 360.
Ballin' on a budget

#6 Drclaw411

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:34 PM

After the disappointment of the Wii, and Nintendo in general, I think I will wait and see what kind of game support The WiiU gets.


I was in the same boat as you. But with NSMBU, ZombiU, Pikmin 3, and Smash Bros...I'm sold :D

#7 bige562

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:38 PM

I'll buy it when they announce a new Mario Kart.

#8 WyldRyce

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:38 PM

Just pre-ordered mine from my closest GameStop as well. Deluxe with NSMBU. My pre-order is actually listed as "Neo Geo X Gold System". :booty:

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:40 PM

After the disappointment of the Wii, and Nintendo in general, I think I will wait and see what kind of game support The WiiU gets.


I agree and my 3DS is covering for my Mario and Zelda craves. 300 is way to much unless it plays 3D blu-rays or blu-rays in general.

#10 gkrykewy

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:42 PM

gamestop.com preorders for both models are open as well.

#11 heybtbm

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:43 PM

I have zero interest in this Wii U. It's a system for suckers at 300 and 350. Buy a real system instead: PS3 or 360.


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#12 Tdog987

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:43 PM

Just pre-ordered mine from my closest GameStop as well. Deluxe with NSMBU. My pre-order is actually listed as "Neo Geo X Gold System". :booty:


So the Deluxe comes with NSMBU?

#13 TroyMcLure -PSN/XBL

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:45 PM

Both the 299 and 349 versions are live with release day shipping

http://m.gamestop.co.../Product/104794

http://m.gamestop.co.../Product/104795

Use the coupon code SAVER for free shipping

Tax is a b#%} though

I'm holding out for amazon or BB but happy hunting!

#14 WyldRyce

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:45 PM

So the Deluxe comes with NSMBU?


Comes with Nintendo Land. I meant I pre-ordered the Deluxe Wii-U along with NSMBU to go with it.

#15 Youngnoble

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:47 PM

Put a order in for the 32gb model, thanks

#16 wohomerhoo

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:47 PM

Can't wait for Amazon to open preorders

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:49 PM

I will say I am pretty surprised at the HD sizes. So much for installing my games, digital releases, and having music and video on my WiiU. At least there is Bayonetta 2?

#18 Drclaw411

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:51 PM

Can't wait for Amazon to open preorders


I heard Amazon doesn't directly sell Nintendo consoles anymore.
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#19 screwkick

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:53 PM

Wii U 32gb Deluxe - http://www.gamestop.....uxe-set/104794
Wii U 8gb Basic - http://www.gamestop.....sic-set/104795

FYI - If you pre-order online, you don't have to put any money down like in-store. Credit card is not billed until item ships.

#20 SgtWiggles

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:55 PM

I think i might wait a bit to pre-order.......I seriously doubt they will sell out of a console pre-order. Cash too tight, and still not 100% sold on the launch titles
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#21 Auburn

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:56 PM

I think i might wait a bit to pre-order.......I seriously doubt they will sell out of a console pre-order. Cash too tight, and still not 100% sold on the launch titles


Just reserve it now in case. If you change your mind later, cancel it.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:57 PM

Just pre-ordered mine from my closest GameStop as well. Deluxe with NSMBU. My pre-order is actually listed as "Neo Geo X Gold System". :booty:


You sure you actually got the WiiU? I'd go back tomorrow and double check b/c there is a portable Neo Geo coming out and I wonder if the rep put you down for the wrong item.

#23 wohomerhoo

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:58 PM

I heard Amazon doesn't directly sell Nintendo consoles anymore.


That will not be good for me. I have nearly $200 in credit.

#24 rnocerino

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:59 PM

What is the mininum requirement to put down on the WiiU systems when you preorder at Gamestop? Just wondering.

#25 SgtWiggles

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:59 PM

Just reserve it now in case. If you change your mind later, cancel it.


I would, but I'd prefer to be able to get Borderlands 2 and DoA5 CE.

Unless i end up just trading in my Wii for it now (Since i dont even play the thing)
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#26 cancerman1120

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:00 PM

So the deluxe version in Japan converts to $405. The extra controller converts to $170. I would assume a new Gamepad will cost $129-$159 here....that is STEEP.
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#27 rnocerino

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:02 PM

Gamestop only gives like $20 bucks for a entire Wii system...sad but true. Then games aren't even worth trading in because it's $0.25-10.00 bucks a game. If you gonna sell it, just put it on Craigslist.

#28 FatBoyInside

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:02 PM

Here's some GAMESTOP WiiU PRE-ORDER INFO (in-store only for now):

- $25 down for PUR members; $50 for non-members
- There will be old hardware system promotion for trade-in towards a WiiU pre-order (http://www.gamestop....ins#wiiutradeup)
--- $50 credit for old Wii system
--- $115 credit for phat PS3 and slim Xbox 360
--- $140 for slim PS3 system
--- $90 for 3DS system, PSVita, or original Xbox 360
--- ADDITIONAL $10 BONUS for PUR members
--- Expires 9/23/12

- NintendoLand game only is still $100 in the computer, so buying the Premium $350 bundle is a steal! :-)

Edited by FatBoyInside, 13 September 2012 - 04:19 PM.
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Monthly Lowball Sale is over for now.  Crazy deals await you next month so tune back, then. 

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#29 screwkick

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:05 PM

What is the mininum requirement to put down on the WiiU systems when you preorder at Gamestop? Just wondering.


$25 - $50 in-store. $0 online.

#30 jkam

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:05 PM

Why on earth would anyone in there right mind trade-in a PS3 or 360 for a Wii U? People that need to save a few inches of space? Everyone should buy a VITA instead of this garbage.