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


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#271 ShadyAve

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:58 PM

I have no intention of getting a Wii U anytime soon, due to my current backlog, but i really want to mess around with that Gamepad.

#272 chimpmeister

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:58 PM

Next year (I can see it already), there will be descriptions of the Xbox 3 and PS4 on TV for parents to watch, their pros and cons with people mentioning how they're the console for teens and adults and no definitive answer as to which is better. They'll be $399.99 each. They'll spend a fortune advertising them. Then the folks on TV will mention to the parents (oh and the Wii U is now 199.99 for the entry model and 249.99 for the deluxe model). Then the Wii U sales next year (especially on the 199.99 version) go sky high.

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Meanwhile the PS4 and Xbox 3 are possibly sold out next year while the Wii U will have shit tons of inventory at half the price...


Are you kidding? This is Nintendo, well known for keeping prices as high as possible, for as long as possible. No WAY are they going to drop both models by $100 in a year; they're counting on the Wii U to turn things around for them, profit-wise. Dropping the price will not help there at all.

#273 SKEETER

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:01 PM

Not reading other peoples comments means i have issues? :roll: Ok champ whatever helps you sleep at night. But i wish i had read more comments from other people so i didn't have to get a d*ck response from you which wasn't necessary. I admit i was quick to pull the typing trigger if you will but there is no need for the attitude. Either answer the question like a normal person or just leave it alone.


I answered just like anyone who is exasperated about seeing the same questions repeatedly. Eventually someone would've replied the same way I did.

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#274 Slight Defect

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:02 PM

Are you kidding? This is Nintendo, well known for keeping prices as high as possible, for as long as possible. No WAY are they going to drop both models by $100 in a year; they're counting on the Wii U to turn things around for them, profit-wise. Dropping the price will not help there at all.

umm, 2 things.........

1: The ECONOMY BLOWS and this is too much compared to the most likely $400 consoles coming out next year....
2: The 3DS....... Wii U Ambassador program incoming.... lol

A $100 drop is too much..... maybe a drop of $50? Seems more realistic
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#275 Blaster man

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:02 PM

Are you kidding? This is Nintendo, well known for keeping prices as high as possible, for as long as possible. No WAY are they going to drop both models by $100 in a year; they're counting on the Wii U to turn things around for them, profit-wise. Dropping the price will not help there at all.


That's just what i see happening. I don't think they believe anyone will buy the Wii U over the xbox3 or PS4 if they are only 50 more. It's possible they lower only $50. That would price the low end at 250 which would still put them in a good place.

#276 JaylisJayP

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:03 PM

Are you kidding? This is Nintendo, well known for keeping prices as high as possible, for as long as possible. No WAY are they going to drop both models by $100 in a year; they're counting on the Wii U to turn things around for them, profit-wise. Dropping the price will not help there at all.


Exactly, they've lost a shitload of money of the last year. And kids today are much smarter than kids of even 6 years ago when it comes to technology. I can't see any kid clamoring for a Wii U when the slick new PS4 or XBOX 720 hit, regardless of whether it's $50 more for those systems.

#277 FaintDeftone

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:05 PM

I ran to the Gamestop across the street from where I work and threw in a preorder for the premium version. The guy who worked there told me he thinks they are only taking preorders today, but I doubt that is true.

I'm not very excited for it, but I must own one just for Zelda alone.

#278 Slight Defect

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:06 PM

Exactly, they've lost a shitload of money of the last year. And kids today are much smarter than kids of even 6 years ago when it comes to technology. I can't see any kid clamoring for a Wii U when the slick new PS4 or XBOX 720 hit, regardless of whether it's $50 more for those systems.

Dont forget the next ipad sure to come out next year as well as yet ANOTHER iphone....... Man, apple sure knows how to rape customers wallets!
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#279 Wanderlai

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:06 PM

I see Nintendo going the "not many available" route. Releasing a handful each week through the new year increasing demand and media coverage big-time. I never thought they'd sell Wii's like they did given the 360 being out 1yr ahead of them and the hype of the PS3 that holiday season. I'm thinking about preordering a few just in case demand is high.

#280 MPoWeRM3

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:06 PM

I'm unbelievably pissed that Bayonetta 2 is a WiiU exclusive.


Me too, but this is nothing new. X360/PS3 might get a Bayonetta 2 Razor's Edge edition later on and published by Sega. It's all a marketing ploy as there really isn't console exclusivity anymore as far as 3rd party goes. Remember Microsoft published Ninja Gaiden 2 and calling it exclusive? Sure, exclusive until Simga 2 came on PS3.

#281 bojay1997

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:07 PM

That's just what i see happening. I don't think they believe anyone will buy the Wii U over the xbox3 or PS4 if they are only 50 more. It's possible they lower only $50. That would price the low end at 250 which would still put them in a good place.


Just wait until you have small kids and see how eager you are to buy either a Playstation or Xbox. While there are some Kinect games that are age appropriate, if you're a parent like many of us, Nintendo is the best choice for kids under 12. So, yes, I think many people are going to buy this, just maybe not many hard core gamers or CAGs.

#282 Wanderlai

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:08 PM

The GS I went to said they were only doing preorders for 2 days starting today. They don't expect many units come launch time.

#283 turtuls

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:09 PM

Might just take advantage of that ps3 trade-in. I got a good $150 of value over the last 3 years. I really want to play Pikmin 3 and this looks like the only way since I am around $200 short. The more I think about it the more tempting it is.
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#284 MushaOne

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:10 PM

The black Wii U is on bestbuy.com now. Not sure if anyone posted that yet.

#285 Slight Defect

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:11 PM

Be too, but this is nothing new. X360/PS3 might get a Bayonetta 2 Razor's Edge edition later on and published by Sega. It's all a marketing ploy as there really isn't console exclusive anymore as far as 3rd party goes. Remember Microsoft published Ninja Gaiden 2 and calling it exclusive? Sure exclusive until Simga 2 came on PS3.

They never called that a "only on xbox" exclusive, Bayonetta 2 is being PUBLISHED by Nintendo! It won't get ported. Why do you think the orignal goldeneye has not (and never will) go to xbox live arcade, psn, or virtual console? Because Nintendo PUBLISHED it while RARE created it. Even though RARE is owned by microsoft now, Nintendo still holds publishing rights to goldeneye and it is not letting go of them. Nintendo can't put it on VC because they don't own RARE anymore. Its lost to laws and lawyers for a while, maybe forever.

Point is: If Nintendo publishes something, you can be DAMN sure its not going to another platform!
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#286 Blaster man

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:12 PM

Just wait until you have small kids and see how eager you are to buy either a Playstation or Xbox. While there are some Kinect games that are age appropriate, if you're a parent like many of us, Nintendo is the best choice for kids under 12. So, yes, I think many people are going to buy this, just maybe not many hard core gamers or CAGs.


I have small kids.

#287 thrinn

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:13 PM

Dont forget the next ipad sure to come out next year as well as yet ANOTHER iphone....... Man, apple sure knows how to rape customers wallets!


Why wait until next year to give Apple more of your money? Get your official iPhone 5 30-pin adapter for only $29.99 next week. ;)

#288 JaylisJayP

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:14 PM

Just wait until you have small kids and see how eager you are to buy either a Playstation or Xbox. While there are some Kinect games that are age appropriate, if you're a parent like many of us, Nintendo is the best choice for kids under 12. So, yes, I think many people are going to buy this, just maybe not many hard core gamers or CAGs.


I have a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old. My older one loves Kung Fu Panda and Kinect Ninja on XBOX and has never had any interest in anything Wii. If anything, a prettier picture with more vivid colors will appeal to younger kids more. Not saying the Wii U won't look pretty "enough" right now, but there are 10 reasons why kids will want the PS4/720 to every 1 reason they'll want a Wii U imo.

#289 Slight Defect

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:15 PM

Why wait until next year? Get your official iPhone 5 30-pin adapter for only $29.99 next week.

HAHAHA! Its ridiculous isn't it!? My sister is one of those people who buys everything apple and knows nothing about the tech... im sure thats most of their customers. Im happy with my custom built PC that is up to date on everything and made on the cheap, and my HTC One S Android thank you very much!
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#290 portnoyd

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:16 PM

The black Wii U is on bestbuy.com now. Not sure if anyone posted that yet.


Prepay in full? No thanks.

#291 Slight Defect

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:18 PM

Am I the only person more excited for OUYA in early 2013 than this?
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#292 Royal High Knight

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:21 PM

Dont know if someone already posted, but Bayonetta 2 will be a wii u exclusive. To me thats some bullshit, but its a smart move on nintendo. Hopefully the game does a re4 and eventually comes to other consoles.

#293 Kaiser499

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:22 PM

Just saw this trailer for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 on the Wii U.



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#294 MushaOne

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:24 PM

Prepay in full? No thanks.


Do they actually charge right away or just put the amount on hold? There is a difference. Plus for those of us with AmEx that synced our cards and tweeted whatever it was you get $20 back. For me pays for the tax so comes out to what I would pay at Amazon anyways.

#295 SKEETER

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:24 PM

HAHAHA! Its ridiculous isn't it!? My sister is one of those people who buys everything apple and knows nothing about the tech... im sure thats most of their customers. Im happy with my custom built PC that is up to date on everything and made on the cheap, and my HTC One S Android thank you very much!


Ugh I know too many of those people too. No use talking to them. As long as their stuff has an Apple logo, ignorance is bliss. Those people definitely won't buy Wii U because they also think consoles are obsolete because they say all of gaming is shifting over to iphones and ipads anyway? :???:

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#296 portnoyd

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:26 PM

Do they actually charge right away or just put the amount on hold? There is a difference. Plus for those of us with AmEx that synced our cards and tweeted whatever it was you get $20 back. For me pays for the tax so comes out to what I would pay at Amazon anyways.


Dunno, I didn't hit submit order. The final page didn't say anything about holds or no charges yet. I'll just wait out Amazon's page.

#297 Wanderlai

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:27 PM

I like that you can do release day in store pickup with BB. Paying in full now, not so much.

#298 AFC

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:27 PM

Dont know if someone already posted, but Bayonetta 2 will be a wii u exclusive. To me thats some bullshit, but its a smart move on nintendo. Hopefully the game does a re4 and eventually comes to other consoles.


From what I've read, Bayonetta 2 was effectively canceled by Sega before Nintendo stepped in. So like others have said in this thread, I doubt this will be the same with regards to merely a timed exclusivity period.

Who knows though? Personally, I can't remember the last time a Nintendo-published game ended up on the other consoles.

#299 coolz481

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:29 PM

Just pre-ordered a deluxe set for in-store pickup on Sunday the 18th.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:30 PM

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