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


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#3241 Gareee

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 03:54 PM

I just cancelled my preorder with newegg for the pro controller. You cannot use it on original Wii games, AND now you can't plug in the headsets to it either, so you still need the gamepad next to you.

I suspect we'll see an updated version of it released after the dust settles, supporting both those features, so I can wait on that.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:10 PM

Their memo indicates that the system will stop processing them once they run out of the amount they expect. So yes, you should but none of us know the actual answer


Just an Fyi for everyone, Walmart has a policy that in order to make it in their flyer, a item will have to be available in 95% of their store, and if a supplier cannot fulfill their orders, there will be a penalty fee. So for us whoop pre order at Walmart, we are safe.

#3243 starshipvelcro

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:36 PM

Even if the wii u is only 720p, its still amost twice the wii resolution. ;)


720p is over twice the resolution of 480p

480p - 408,960 pixels
720p - 921,600 pixels
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#3244 screwkick

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:42 PM

Please elaborate on this graphic upscaling news.


http://www.nintendol...as_1080p_or_not

http://www.nintendol...tively_at_1080p

Just saying, at this point in the console game, and in late 2012 in general, there's no reason the Wii U shouldn't be full HD.

#3245 CHADSTONe

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:53 PM

I still snicker at this post every time I snap to the bottom of page one to snap to the last page on my phone. :P


HA, I do the same thing

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:56 PM

http://www.nintendol...as_1080p_or_not

http://www.nintendol...tively_at_1080p

Just saying, at this point in the console game, and in late 2012 in general, there's no reason the Wii U shouldn't be full HD.


My cousin is a programmer at Sony, he told me that the cost to make a native 1080p game is much higher than 720p.
I ask why and he said there is something to do with the licensing of the engine, which I think it's bs and sucks

#3247 Yars

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:34 PM

I just cancelled my preorder with newegg for the pro controller. You cannot use it on original Wii games, AND now you can't plug in the headsets to it either, so you still need the gamepad next to you.

I suspect we'll see an updated version of it released after the dust settles, supporting both those features, so I can wait on that.


The issue with original Wii games is an extremely baffling design decision. You'd think that getting the Wii U to act as interface between the pro controller & legacy Wii software would be a very easy problem to resolve. Hopefully that's something that can be addressed in a future system update.

#3248 soonersfan60

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:43 PM

I have a pre-order in at Best Buy for a while now, but I may cancel. This doesn't have anything to do with the voice chat issue (I still want a WiiU even though disappointed in the inept voice chat support). Rather a matter of money. Looks like we are going to have to buy a new car soon. Maybe this weekend. Will have to cut expenses if so. Darn. :(


Haven't you been reading this thread? Don't you know that you can flip the system and make enough to buy that car you need... ;)

#3249 Crunchewy

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:30 PM

Yeah, but not really interested in doing that.

#3250 Jaysonguy

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:51 PM

Yeah, but not really interested in doing that.

Good for you.

It's nice to see good people are still around.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:58 PM

Hey guys, just a heads up if anybody hasn't said yet, Target now has preorder cards for the Wii U. I work for Target and we got them in today (five of each only). It is $5 to reserve the system, but you still only get a $5 gift card (which is strange seeing the Vita one was a $20 card...) so you basically get your $5 back in the form of a gift card.

Not the greatest deal but it is good for folks who are worried about getting the system on launch and you can use a Target RedCard to get 5% off the system purchase.

#3252 Matt Young

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:01 PM

I had a dream last night that I got my Wii U and was playing Nintendo Land, and I don't usually dream about games. Only one more month...

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:05 PM

Hey guys, just a heads up if anybody hasn't said yet, Target now has preorder cards for the Wii U. I work for Target and we got them in today (five of each only). It is $5 to reserve the system, but you still only get a $5 gift card (which is strange seeing the Vita one was a $20 card...) so you basically get your $5 back in the form of a gift card.

Not the greatest deal but it is good for folks who are worried about getting the system on launch and you can use a Target RedCard to get 5% off the system purchase.


Is this across all Target stores?

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:36 PM

Hey guys, just a heads up if anybody hasn't said yet, Target now has preorder cards for the Wii U. I work for Target and we got them in today (five of each only). It is $5 to reserve the system, but you still only get a $5 gift card (which is strange seeing the Vita one was a $20 card...) so you basically get your $5 back in the form of a gift card.

Not the greatest deal but it is good for folks who are worried about getting the system on launch and you can use a Target RedCard to get 5% off the system purchase.

How dare you derail this thread with important Wii U pre-order information. Don't you know we are here to discuss past launch stories, flipping and HD resolution? The nerve of some people. j/k Thanks for the info. This Target pre-order gives another option for...waiting in line overnight, flipping and playing upscaled games. :lol:

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:57 PM

Its kinda mind blowing that people are still this dumb. Do you honestly think they won't have a completely wireless headset in the next 2 months?

And did you seriously think the mic on the gamepad was going to be used for voice chat? Is today the first time you've heard of the console?


It is 2012 and this is nintendo they like to use revolutionary technology from the previous decade and call it mind bowling. So there is no need to bash the previous person's comment about voice chat capibility and so forth. Can't we all just get along with some of Dr. Mario's pillz'.

#3256 irighti

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:59 PM

'mind bowling'...now that is something I could preorder and feel good about.

sorry, could not resist.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:00 PM

:p ;)

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:03 PM

best buy pre-order question?

I noticed they did the preauth again yesterday, this is the third since I order for in store pickup. I guess my question is, do the in stroe pickup take priority over the people who ordered in store? I think they should honor each preorder online and in store equally, but was just curious.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:03 PM

Its kinda mind blowing that people are still this dumb. Do you honestly think they won't have a completely wireless headset in the next 2 months?

And did you seriously think the mic on the gamepad was going to be used for voice chat? Is today the first time you've heard of the console?


Why would you not think that gamepad mic could be used for voice chat? I was also surprised by this.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:04 PM

It is 2012 and this is nintendo they like to use revolutionary technology from the previous decade and call it mind bowling. So there is no need to bash the previous person's comment about voice chat capibility and so forth. Can't we all just get along with some of Dr. Mario's pillz'.

Has anybody ever used a non-directional microphone for voice chat before, like the integrated microphone on your laptop? It may be convenient for you, but for everyone you're playing with who can hear every time a mouse farts in the other room, it's a pain in the ass.

On a semi-related note, there's nothing stopping Microsoft from letting you say voice commands into your included Xbox Live headset, but they make you buy a $100+ robot head to enable the feature.

This is absolutely nothing new. At best, there will be a fully wireless solution in a few months. At worst, they're coaxing people into using the Gamepad instead of leaning on the Pro controller like a whole bunch of change-fearing trolls.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:11 PM

best buy pre-order question?

I noticed they did the preauth again yesterday, this is the third since I order for in store pickup. I guess my question is, do the in stroe pickup take priority over the people who ordered in store? I think they should honor each preorder online and in store equally, but was just curious.


From my understanding, they are filed separately. So you should feel safe.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:45 PM

Why all the hullabaloo over the pro controller, anyways? Isn't it basically the exact same layout as the gamepad, except without the screen? I could see the point of the classic pro on the original Wii, since it's a drastically different layout than the remote+nunchuck, but for this...unless you're wanting it for a second player, I don't see that much benefit over using the gamepad.


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:47 PM

Its kinda mind blowing that people are still this dumb. Do you honestly think they won't have a completely wireless headset in the next 2 months?

And did you seriously think the mic on the gamepad was going to be used for voice chat? Is today the first time you've heard of the console?


This really don't surprise me too much. Nintendo wants to be kid friendly and I've read that even the Miiverse dialog bubbles are going to be moderated and it's going to take 30 mins for each message to post. While waiting for that the little hornballs can open TVii and watch a few porn scenes in a hard R rated movie. All I can say is now you're playing with power!

#3264 tightclaws

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:51 PM

Why all the hullabaloo over the pro controller, anyways? Isn't it basically the exact same layout as the gamepad, except without the screen? I could see the point of the classic pro on the original Wii, since it's a drastically different layout than the remote+nunchuck, but for this...unless you're wanting it for a second player, I don't see that much benefit over using the gamepad.


Battery life for one, the main gamepad lasts about 5 hours the pro? 80 hours. I think why use the pad with the screen if it has not use in the game? Who wants to be charging everyday basically if thats all you use. That alone makes a huge difference plus there are many other reasons but I'm not going into them all here now.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:56 PM

best buy pre-order question?

I noticed they did the preauth again yesterday, this is the third since I order for in store pickup. I guess my question is, do the in stroe pickup take priority over the people who ordered in store? I think they should honor each preorder online and in store equally, but was just curious.


Generally they send two separate supplies of units for online order with store pickup and regular shelf stock/store preorders. Having said that, it all really depends on what the supply overall looks like as far as how many each store really gets. As far as I am seeing, there is no indication that Nintendo wasn't able to manufacture a ton of units for launch. While that could change, generally we start seeing stories about short supply, etc...a month or two before launch if there is a real shortage. I see this as being more of an iPhone 5 type supply where most preorders were fulfilled and if you didn't get one on launch day, they were restocked very quickly thereafter.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:59 PM

Hey guys, just a heads up if anybody hasn't said yet, Target now has preorder cards for the Wii U. I work for Target and we got them in today (five of each only). It is $5 to reserve the system, but you still only get a $5 gift card (which is strange seeing the Vita one was a $20 card...) so you basically get your $5 back in the form of a gift card.

Not the greatest deal but it is good for folks who are worried about getting the system on launch and you can use a Target RedCard to get 5% off the system purchase.


I just called my local store and they said they don't have it. :cry:

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:05 PM

Its kinda mind blowing that people are still this dumb. Do you honestly think they won't have a completely wireless headset in the next 2 months?

And did you seriously think the mic on the gamepad was going to be used for voice chat? Is today the first time you've heard of the console?

Really?

You're really going there?

So even if it's wireless it will still need to be connected to the gamepad which has a three hour lifespan, that's unacceptable.

Please go ahead and continue to defend poor system design

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:39 PM

If that is literally how it is with no other way of plugging a headset in then yes, its absolutely unacceptable. I just have an extremely hard time believing they would Fuck up that badly, that's all.

Given a wired headset, I would rather plug it into my gamepad, which can be plugged into any wall outlet in my entire house (or not even plugged in at all for a few hours), than have to plug it into the console itself, which has to be within a few feet of my television.


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:10 PM

Hey guys, just a heads up if anybody hasn't said yet, Target now has preorder cards for the Wii U. I work for Target and we got them in today (five of each only). It is $5 to reserve the system, but you still only get a $5 gift card (which is strange seeing the Vita one was a $20 card...) so you basically get your $5 back in the form of a gift card.

Not the greatest deal but it is good for folks who are worried about getting the system on launch and you can use a Target RedCard to get 5% off the system purchase.


Thanks for the tip! I just picked one up.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:22 PM

BTW, Nintendo themselves used to tout (a few months ago) the gamepad mic as a way to chat with others. If you can video chat with your iPad while it's sitting on your desk, seems to me like you'd be able to chat with your Wii U gamepad.