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#361 icpmattj

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:25 PM

just preordered deluxe from bestbuy for instore pickup.I put it on my BB credit card since it has 6 months no interest. Only comes out to $62 a month which isn't bad at all.

Don't really care for gamestop online and i can't get to a store until this weekend and by then im sure i wouldn't be near the front of the line.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:27 PM

I am trusting no one. I preordered 1 at my local gamestop (1st in line) and I also preordered one at Best Buy. (I'm really hoping BBY doesn't mess it up since I have enough trade in credit to buy one) If/When it shows up on Amazon I will preorder one there as well. I learned my lesson last console release, do not put all your eggs in one basket. I'm just hoping to get one :D if I end up with an extra I'll offer it to a few friends at cost or if they aren't interested just return one of them


Probably the way to go to be sure. I'm just going to stick with my GS preorder, though - I'm not that excited to get it, so I can wait a bit if need be. If, for some reason, they hose me out of a launch day system, I'm sure I'd be able to get one in the next shipment or two. I was the first to preorder at my store and the manager had called me (and others) in the AM to tell them about the preorders. He knows who I am and saw me preorder it, so I think I can press for a system early on even if they get shorted by Nintendo. GS will come through for me - there is a lot of irrational hate for GS on CAG, but they have been good to me with this sort of thing in the past. I was impressed that they called me this morning to let me know about the preorders - I hadn't even been on any sort of callback list or anything. They just knew thay I had bought some Nintendo stuff there in the past (and I think the last thing was a 3DS at launch so it's not like I'm a frequent Nintendo product buyer).

One thing is for sure, though - this is definitely not like it was for the original Wii/PS3 preorders. Back then people camped out just to get preorders. At my local GS they had not sold a single preorder Wii U to another customer before I came in around 11 am today). They expect it to pick up tomorrow when more people get home tonight and hear about it - but that's a big change from 6 years ago.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:27 PM

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Yeah, I initially thought that as well but the Wii decided to be different. =/

If the cables weren't so damn expensive I'd trade in my Wii so fast...
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#364 Versafied

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:27 PM

Thanks OP. I'll be laughing at the campers when I pick up my Wii U Deluxe and NSMBU on Sunday morning.

#365 Prison Mike

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:28 PM

#3 at my local GameStop for the Deluxe. I put in an order at BB just in case GS does some shady business with my preorder lol

#366 Mana Knight

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:29 PM

I preordered my Wii U at Best Buy for store pick-up. :D
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#367 ShadyAve

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:31 PM

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

No, you have issues because of the way you are acting now. Funny how you talk about being a "normal person" while you're freaking out about being called out on your lack of Posted Image

Hmmm...how...abnormal. Wow, you're gamer rage at it's finest lol!

Who says I'm mad? About what, exactly? Your first comment showed that you were angry and negative about my comment. So the rage was more in your favor. And If you didn't like what i said then you should have left it alone to begin with. No one forced you to respond. That's taking the high road. But i just want to get back discussing the WiiU not auguring, because this is getting lame now. If i was to get the wii u it would be the premium black, how about you? My backlog is somewhat big so I'll have to wait.:)

#368 Slight Defect

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:33 PM

Yeah, I initially thought that as well but the Wii decided to be different. =/

If the cables weren't so damn expensive I'd trade in my Wii so fast...


heres an idea: go to a gamestop and say your interested in buying a gamecube and ask to see if they have a used one with components or one of those 3 in one av/component cables (when people trade in consoles at gamestop without av cables or the ac adapter, they are forced to buy a cable like that) Then buy the console and swap the cords. Or just ask if they can let you swap, just offer them a pre-order or 2, they rely on numbers for their hours and the used gamecubes are not listed depending on the cords so there is no un-ethical reason to let them swap it!
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#369 SKEETER

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:40 PM

Who says I'm mad? About what, exactly? Your first comment showed that you were angry and negative about my comment. So the rage was more in your favor. And If you didn't like what i said then you should have left it alone to begin with. No one forced you to respond. That's taking the high road. But i just want to get back discussing the WiiU not auguring, because this is getting lame now. If i was to get the wii u it would be the premium black, how about you? My backlog is somewhat big so I'll have to wait.:)


I really was not my intention to offend you but, no hard feelings. OK let's shake keyboards and call it even! :lol:

I am getting premium as well but will not wait despite my big ass backlog. If the "friending" is based on username, I would want to lock mine in before someone else does ;)

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#370 SKEETER

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:43 PM

heres an idea: go to a gamestop and say your interested in buying a gamecube and ask to see if they have a used one with components or one of those 3 in one av/component cables (when people trade in consoles at gamestop without av cables or the ac adapter, they are forced to buy a cable like that) Then buy the console and swap the cords. Or just ask if they can let you swap, just offer them a pre-order or 2, they rely on numbers for their hours and the used gamecubes are not listed depending on the cords so there is no un-ethical reason to let them swap it!


Don't forget you also have to make sure your GameCube has the port for the component cable. I think I heard the earlier models had that...google it just to be sure.

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#371 Alkalinejoe

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:44 PM

heres an idea: go to a gamestop and say your interested in buying a gamecube and ask to see if they have a used one with components or one of those 3 in one av/component cables (when people trade in consoles at gamestop without av cables or the ac adapter, they are forced to buy a cable like that) Then buy the console and swap the cords. Or just ask if they can let you swap, just offer them a pre-order or 2, they rely on numbers for their hours and the used gamecubes are not listed depending on the cords so there is no un-ethical reason to let them swap it!

That seems like such a stretch, i wonder who would trade in $80 cables to gamestop. Not to mention the closest one with a gamecube is a little over 10 miles from me. :cry:

Edit: Mine appears to have 2 outputs so it looks like it does (Analog and Digital outputs).
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#372 Bubbamel

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:45 PM

Hey all..take this with a grain of salt. I posted a message on Amazon's facebook page and this is the response I received....

"Hey Mel - I looked at Nintendo's website and it does show Amazon.com as a retailer of this device. We do not have any information on this particular console. I recommend to check back closer to the launch date which is November 18th, 2012.

I'm sorry I do not have more information at this time."

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I am starting to wonder if I should have posted on Amazon's game page instead.

#373 slidecage

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:51 PM

this isnt going to be used as a DVR is it

8GB is nothing with a basic DVR has 120 to 160 GB on it

will never pay 300 for it... seems like a wii 1.5 instead of a new system

looking at you 3ds
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#374 Zazoo

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:53 PM

Probably the way to go to be sure. I'm just going to stick with my GS preorder, though - I'm not that excited to get it, so I can wait a bit if need be. If, for some reason, they hose me out of a launch day system, I'm sure I'd be able to get one in the next shipment or two. I was the first to preorder at my store and the manager had called me (and others) in the AM to tell them about the preorders. He knows who I am and saw me preorder it, so I think I can press for a system early on even if they get shorted by Nintendo. GS will come through for me - there is a lot of irrational hate for GS on CAG, but they have been good to me with this sort of thing in the past. I was impressed that they called me this morning to let me know about the preorders - I hadn't even been on any sort of callback list or anything. They just knew thay I had bought some Nintendo stuff there in the past (and I think the last thing was a 3DS at launch so it's not like I'm a frequent Nintendo product buyer).

One thing is for sure, though - this is definitely not like it was for the original Wii/PS3 preorders. Back then people camped out just to get preorders. At my local GS they had not sold a single preorder Wii U to another customer before I came in around 11 am today). They expect it to pick up tomorrow when more people get home tonight and hear about it - but that's a big change from 6 years ago.


I bare no hard feelings for game stop I just don't know the manager or anyone at my local store. The store has been barely open for 6 months and its not a place a normally go to so hence my reason for being hesitant even though I'm first in line and I preordered it from the Manger. I was there when they opened so I don't know how many if any preorders they have taken today since I was there.

I know the gaming people a lot better at best buy, but who knows how or if there system will keep track of who preordered first and I'm not sure the Gaming department will have a whole lot of control over it.

We are planning on having a launch party/b-day party so I really want one on launch day.

#375 Jackovasaurus

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:54 PM

Just reserved a Deluxe from my local GameStop. Dude told me I was 7th on the list, but didn't specify whether those were all Deluxe or standard. Now I'm just hoping that they have one for me at the midnight launch...

#376 kidkash03

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:55 PM

Just preordered the deluxe and NSMBU. Still not quite sold on it, but I figured since there's a likely chance I'll want one, I would go ahead and pre-order. If I change my mind, I can always cancel.

#377 JKSonic

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:55 PM

Even though the "launch window" lineup looks pretty nice I just still can't get excited for it yet. I WANT to, just can't.

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#378 showtimefolks

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:56 PM

Sorry just to off work why only 8gb and 32gb? Shouldn't it be more for 300 and 350 respectively?

Also just read Nintendo won't be selling game pads with screen separate so what if ou break yours have to buy a whole new system?

And I believe they should have included the regular controller that they announced which looked just like xbox360 controller

Let's see there are a lot of games but I think I may wait 6-12 months to see what Sony and MS will announce. I am happy Nintendo has finally joined us in HD age and that we will be able to play Zelda in HD. But for me personally there are a lot of unknowns. I don't want to going through growing pain like I did with PSN and Nintendo whole fully ave looked at Sony and MS for their online service and made the proper improvements whe it launches

#379 Slight Defect

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:57 PM

That seems like such a stretch, i wonder who would trade in $80 cables to gamestop. Not to mention the closest one with a gamecube is a little over 10 miles from me. :cry:

Edit: Mine appears to have 2 outputs so it looks like it does (Analog and Digital outputs).

trust me, people dont know the difference......
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:59 PM

The reason they're not selling the gamepads separately in the beginning is because they want to have more launch consoles out there (plus no games use two as of yet). That makes sense, and I'm sure they'll sell it separately soon enough.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:59 PM

this isnt going to be used as a DVR is it

8GB is nothing with a basic DVR has 120 to 160 GB on it

will never pay 300 for it... seems like a wii 1.5 instead of a new system

looking at you 3ds


After 2 years of quietness this is what Nintendo have shown its amazing how generic this is. And like a lot of you I am not excited for this new system.

What has me excited now is that MS and Sony will look at this and can easily out do it even without trying. But both ps4 and xbox360 will have much much better specs. For something that $300 the tech doesn't seem to warrant a price point of 300. I wonder how much it would be without the game pad. Most likely under 200

#382 mpaullin

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:02 AM

Just preordered at Best Buy for store pickup (even though I'm not sure I want the system or not). I plan on trading in games here and there to stockload some credit for when it comes out. Anyone think they will give me a problem about cancelling my store pickup when I go in so I can pay with store credit? This has been okay in the past on small items, but I don't know if it will cause a stink since it will probably be a highly sought after item. This is all assuming my store pickup goes through without problems, of course.

#383 showtimefolks

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:02 AM

The reason they're not selling the gamepads separately in the beginning is because they want to have more launch consoles out there (plus no games use two as of yet). That makes sense, and I'm sure they'll sell it separately soon enough.


After 2 years of prepare ment how could they not be ready to ave a smooth launch. What if someone breaks theirs than have to buy a brand new system?

After 2 e3's there were a lot of questions and even after today there are some questions and head scratching questions.

Can someone explain why this system is using a 2008 chip/gpu? And can we upgrade the memory because 32gb in this day and age is nothing

#384 ShadyAve

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:03 AM

I really was not my intention to offend you but, no hard feelings. OK let's shake keyboards and call it even! :lol:

I am getting premium as well but will not wait despite my big ass backlog. If the "friending" is based on username, I would want to lock mine in before someone else does ;)

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#385 blinknot4

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:03 AM

I ordered 2 Deluxe's today. (one from Bestbuy.com, one from Gamestop.com). Plus 4 different games from Amazon.

I shall flip the shit out of that second console. Put it up on eBay around December 10.... and keep my fucking fingers crossed that I get a big flip. Lol, this could be the biggest flip fail in history. #flipfailpossibility

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#386 kidkash03

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:04 AM

After 2 years of prepare ment how could they not be ready to ave a smooth launch. What if someone breaks theirs than have to buy a brand new system?

After 2 e3's there were a lot of questions and even after today there are some questions and head scratching questions.

Can someone explain why this system is using a 2008 chip/gpu? And can we upgrade the memory because 32gb in this day and age is nothing


You can hook up any external hard drive by USB.

#387 EDiTOR9

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:04 AM

Just preordered the deluxe. Receipt says I'm number 242...:o

#388 waldo21212

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:07 AM

Didn't see this mentioned - remember that only Wii motion + remotes work with the Wii U.

Not sure if that means regular Wii remotes with the motion plus attachment will work or not, but be warned if you think your regular Wii remotes will work with this.

#389 Zazoo

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:08 AM

Just preordered at Best Buy for store pickup (even though I'm not sure I want the system or not). I plan on trading in games here and there to stockload some credit for when it comes out. Anyone think they will give me a problem about cancelling my store pickup when I go in so I can pay with store credit? This has been okay in the past on small items, but I don't know if it will cause a stink since it will probably be a highly sought after item. This is all assuming my store pickup goes through without problems, of course.


Shouldnt be a problem but worse case if they wont let you cancel it and buy it with store credit you can just purchase it, Then come back the next day and do a return rebuy.

#390 mpaullin

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:08 AM

Just posted this in the GS preorder thread because I didn't see this one. I just did an order for store pickup. I plan to stockpile some store credit between now and release by trading some games. Do you guys think they will give me trouble about cancelling my store pickup so I can pay with my credit? This has been okay in the past with small items, but I didn't know if this would be a problem since this will probably be a highly sought item.