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


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#4201 SgtWiggles

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:27 PM

Lol, I was hoping to find some really good flips like I had found last month, though at the moment looks like most of my credit will be from finishing some of my backlog on PS3 and 3DS.
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#4202 hoofrog

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:32 PM

2 weeks away and I only have 25$ down at Gamestop, man I really need to get cracking on that thing.


You are still way ahead of me, I haven't even preordered. Still on the fence seeing as how my Wii hasn't been used in years and this is just Wii HD so far.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:34 PM

Lol, I just played my Wii for the first time in months last week. I still want the Wii U though, the launch list is pretty nice, and I KNOW I'll be buying Monster Hunter in March. Rather just gone get the thing on launch day than deal with the bs of tracking one down.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:36 PM

played rayman at gs today. my finger worked just fine for the touchscreen parts. game is gorgeous w/ amazing atmospheric perspective. haven't wanted a nintendo console this much since the nes came out.

So I'm wondering about the stylus. I'm assuming you're not supposed to use the stylus on the touch-screen all the time, right? (unlike say, on the DS). Or are most games set up where you're not going to be using the face buttons and the touch-screen at the same time? Rayman has some touch controls, yeah? Are you expected to just use your fingers or reach for the stylus every time you use the touch-screen? I'm just used to the DS, where they tell you not to use your fingers.


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:43 PM

less then 2 weeks now : D


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#4206 Paladinion

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:45 PM

So I'm wondering about the stylus. I'm assuming you're not supposed to use the stylus on the touch-screen all the time, right? (unlike say, on the DS). Or are most games set up where you're not going to be using the face buttons and the touch-screen at the same time? Rayman has some touch controls, yeah? Are you expected to just use your fingers or reach for the stylus every time you use the touch-screen? I'm just used to the DS, where they tell you not to use your fingers.


The application the touchscreen is serving will be the basis for whether or not you use it...but from what i seen it seems mostly finger. Some thing will be better then the other depending on what your doing.

My one off the wall question I have, which I'm trying to look up is if the NERF armor will still let you use the charging base that comes with the deluxe.

#4207 GamerDude316

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:51 PM

played one at my GS earlier today, looks sharp but I wasnt blown away.

#4208 Drclaw411

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:53 PM

Somebody in Love's travel stop asked if they were taking Wii U preorders today, then bitched to high hell and demanded corporate's number when they were told no.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:56 PM

My Walmart is still accepting preorders, but I locked my preorder in 30 mins after GS opened it up online. Thank god for no more lines.


Are you sure your Walmart is still accepting pre-orders? I called a couple in the more rural areas, and they said the program was done nation-wide and that the system says "Do not sell" if a pre-order is scanned in.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:04 AM

Just a quick question, does anyone happen to know places in South Jersey still accepting preorders?


Where about in South Jersey? I have two extra pre-orders that I prob won't pick up.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:06 AM

Where about in South Jersey? I have two extra pre-orders that I prob won't pick up.


I am in Lanoka Harbor (near Toms River). Where are you located?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:24 AM

Tried it at GameStop. Honestly I don't really feel like buying it first day anymore. It's not that's its bad but ill need some super compelling, exclusive software that will make me want to buy one. Ill probably cancel my pre order or just sell it.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:24 AM

I feel like if retailers get any extras to hold for Black Friday or beyond, it could be quite possible for them to sell a discounted bundle containing the deluxe, a pro controller, Mario, and ZombiU. It seems that's what damn near everyone is buying at launch anyway.

I can see it now: (random retailer) posts in their BF ad: that bundle for $429.99. Holy hell I'd go to that store just to video record.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:32 AM

I am in Lanoka Harbor (near Toms River). Where are you located?


Glassboro, 30 minutes out side of Philly. I think we are like an hour apart.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:46 AM

I preordered deluxe bundle with pro controller and super mario U tues morning. It said estimated time of arrival is november 21st-29th. I keep checking the email and it says should receive by november 29th. I'll be kind of shocked if I get a system by mid december though because I'm afraid I waited a bit too long to preorder. I guess it depends on how many units walmart have in their warehouses on launch day. I also wonder if walmart puts online orders over in store stocking because if so I can't imagine there being any Wii U consoles on the store shelves.


Walmarts shipping dates are often largely exaggerated, if everything go;s smooth id say expect it around 22nd 23rd. I know this is a much larger, rarer object but I ordered a Wireless USB dongle from them on a sunday and got it on Tues even tho there estimate said it wouldnt be here until the following monday or later.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:59 AM

My Target was the same way. I also thought it was strange.

Same with my Target too.

Trying to decide what game to get at launch:
New Super Mario Bros 2
Tekken Tag 2
Scribblenauts

Which one?
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#4217 SgtWiggles

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:01 AM

Scribble or Tekken. I think I'll just wait for NSMB to show up used or go on sale, I'm not really a fan of that series anyway.
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#4218 Deader2818

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:08 AM

I don't think Nintendo games go on sale often other than B2G1.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:24 AM

The only one that should hold value is NSMBWU. Nintendo games just don't drop.

I wouldn't get Tekken Tag, but that's because I'd be worried about the FGC and it's attach rate to the Wii. Better to get that on PS3 or 360.

#4220 lawdood

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:41 AM

I'm sure it's been mentioned in this huge thread somewhere, but anyone else with an in store pre-order at Best Buy been told how they're going to be taking care of pre-orders?

Setting them aside? Lining up with the rest of the great unwashed? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Went to my Best Buy today at 10AM to ask about it only to find out they've changed Sunday hours to open at 11AM? WTF? That seems like a smart thing to do right before the holidays...

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:53 AM

I'm sure it's been mentioned in this huge thread somewhere, but anyone else with an in store pre-order at Best Buy been told how they're going to be taking care of pre-orders?

Setting them aside? Lining up with the rest of the great unwashed? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Went to my Best Buy today at 10AM to ask about it only to find out they've changed Sunday hours to open at 11AM? WTF? That seems like a smart thing to do right before the holidays...


You'd probably be better off asking closer to launch, like next week. My store has said they're supposed to be put aside like the preordered games. Lately they've been money with it, but I've been there on days they haven't done it. As for lines, I imagine once inside the store, they'll section things off accordingly, but I don't know. Next time I'm in, I'll ask how the launch for the iPhone and iPad Mini were handled, since that's the most similar item lately.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:54 AM

I'm sure it's been mentioned in this huge thread somewhere, but anyone else with an in store pre-order at Best Buy been told how they're going to be taking care of pre-orders?

Setting them aside? Lining up with the rest of the great unwashed? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Went to my Best Buy today at 10AM to ask about it only to find out they've changed Sunday hours to open at 11AM? WTF? That seems like a smart thing to do right before the holidays...


I don't know about the Wii U but my BB called me tonight to let me know that they set my Halo 4 LE aside. YMMV?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:17 AM

Meh. Tried a unit at a local gamestop. I'm not impressed. If you're unsure, go try for yourself. I just didn't see anything that cannot be done on current consoles (except for the gimmick of the tablet, and most people have a few of those already.)


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:21 AM

I don't know why people expect some big jump from current gen to next gen. Wii U has better frame rates which is about the most the difference will be even for PS4/720

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:24 AM

Meh. Tried a unit at a local gamestop. I'm not impressed. If you're unsure, go try for yourself. I just didn't see anything that cannot be done on current consoles (except for the gimmick of the tablet, and most people have a few of those already.)


Just like I didn't care about the motion controls with the Wii, I really don't care about the touch screen controller. I'm getting the Wii U for the same reason as Wii (and every Nintendo system), Nintendo games...and HD Nintendo games at that. :drool:
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#4226 Esmith08

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:26 AM

Looks like preorders are pretty far-and-between around these neck of the woods. Shoot.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:35 AM

Went to BB today to do a trade in and asked the gaming rep if they had got their shipment in of the consoles. He said yes but didn't know how many they got. He then proceeded to say he expects to have tons of people complaining on the 18th because the Nintendo Rep told him that they oversold and won't have enough units to cover all the preorders. Obviously take it with a grain of salt.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:38 AM

Went to BB today to do a trade in and asked the gaming rep if they had got their shipment in of the consoles. He said yes but didn't know how many they got. He then proceeded to say he expects to have tons of people complaining on the 18th because the Nintendo Rep told him that they oversold and won't have enough units to cover all the preorders. Obviously take it with a grain of salt.


Like I said before, and still believe it.

No way in hell are Gamestop and Best Buy guaranteeing anyone just because of a pre order.

I really, really doubt stores will have upwards of 75+ for every person.

#4229 Deader2818

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:38 AM

2 weeks ahead of time seems kinda early but who knows.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:47 AM

Like I said before, and still believe it.

No way in hell are Gamestop and Best Buy guaranteeing anyone just because of a pre order.

I really, really doubt stores will have upwards of 75+ for every person.


I'm starting to think the safest preorders will be in smaller cities. That being said, my GameStop told me today they are 100% sure that they will have enough to cover the preorders at their store. The manager also told me he's getting a run-around from coorporate as to if a midnight launch will be held. He said if they do have one, he's requesting the city have at least one police officer at the store and finished by saying "i'll be damned if my store sees anybody shot or robbed".