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


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#541 cancerman1120

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:29 AM

I don't get all the people complaining about the game lineup. Look at the early releases: New Super Mario Bros U, Pikmin 3, ZombiU, Bayonetta 2, Scribblenauts Unlimited. Not to mention Epic Mickey 2, Rayman Legends, Black Ops 2, Batman AC, Mass Effect 3, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Skylanders Giants.

This is one of the best, if not the best, launch/early lineups a console has ever seen. I don't get the hate at all.


It is not bad but best ever? I not sure what that would be but the release window is over 4 months not day 1. Plus Bayonetta 2 is not on that list, there is no release date. You listed 12 game and I believe 7 will be on Last gen systems. I am not trying to crap in people's coffee but expectations need to be reigned in I think. Those excited about Black Op2 need to ask exactly how good online MP is going to be when it launches.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:30 AM

I havent totally kept up with all the ins and outs of the Wii U, my main question is the controller...are you supposed to be watching the controller or the tv? I mean thats such a silly question, but im not getting the setup...it just seems awkward and clunky.

Is it just for little stuff like maps or information in an rpg as stats etc?



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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:38 AM

It is not bad but best ever? I not sure what that would be but the release window is over 4 months not day 1. Plus Bayonetta 2 is not on that list, there is no release date. You listed 12 game and I believe 7 will be on Last gen systems. I am not trying to crap in people's coffee but expectations need to be reigned in I think. Those excited about Black Op2 need to ask exactly how good online MP is going to be when it launches.

This was exactly what I was going to say. Most of those games we either have very little in the way of game play videos or are remakes of last gen games. I have no interest in paying $60 to play a game I got *basically* free just so I can tap on a screen while playing it. Give me a next gen zelda or metroid. Give me something I didn't know I wanted but must have. Right now, I don't see that game.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:04 AM

Ordered Deluxe from BB... had gift cards and reward points so that was my reason. Maybe I'll pre-order in store at GS tomorrow just to be sure.
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#545 ragingst0rm6

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:09 AM

There should be a poll:

Are you pre-ordering the Wii-U?

a) No, I have no interest [insert your most outrageous comment supporting your console of choice]

b) No, I am going to wait for a price drop [and/or better games]

c) Yes, because I genuinely believe that the Wii-U is an awesome piece of hardware [insert your favorite Nintendo fan-boy/girl comment here]

d) Yes, because I am going to SELL IT FOR PROFIT!!! [to suckers when there are none left in stock during the holidays]


And now I am actually kind of curious what the results of this poll would be...

#546 Kitoro

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:21 AM

So I I've got $185 in RZ points/GCs for Best Buy, but I also have another $193 coming back when I return my 3DS XL (poor judgment impulse buy; would rather use the money towards Wii U).

However, it looks like the Wii U 32gb pre-orders for in-store pick-up are selling out fast, and I can't wait until tomorrow to order.

So I applied my $185 in RZ/GC credit and placed an in-store pick-up order. Am I screwed out of applying my $193 GC I'll get back when I return my 3DS XL, or can I call customer support and have them apply it?

Thanks!

#547 loomis1975

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:29 AM

In for a deluxe for pickup from Best Buy. A lot of time off from work during late November and December, so messing with a new system should be fun. That and probably will be finished with Borderlands 2 Co-op by then. Here is to hoping ZombiU is released right before new years. I am so happy Nintendo finally joined the HDMI world.

#548 iNCREDiPiNOY

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:32 AM

Got this from email.

Your Request for Information on Wii U Availability

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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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:35 AM

I signed up on amazons site a few months back when they had the wii u page up and you could sign up to be notified when it was available.
I just got this email this morning from amazon.


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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.


#550 Zen Rukasu

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:44 AM

So, I would just like to know. How likely is it that Amazon will eventually start taking pre-orders?

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:48 AM

So, I would just like to know. How likely is it that Amazon will eventually start taking pre-orders?


Your guess is as good as ours, but they most likely will.
Just makes no sense you can preorder the software, yet the console itself is nowhere to be found..
Amazon is usually on top of this stuff. :cold:
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#552 Kaliyah

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:02 AM

Your guess is as good as ours, but they most likely will.
Just makes no sense you can preorder the software, yet the console itself is nowhere to be found..
Amazon is usually on top of this stuff. :cold:


Given that they no longer sell the Wii, DS/3DS/3DS XL (except through Marketplace sellers) - I wouldn't be so sure.

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Order somewhere else and don't count on Amazon this round...

#553 Prison Mike

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:04 AM

Not to mention Amazon is charging tax in most states now. Starting tomorrow with California

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:10 AM

I'm not a fanboy, I'm a longtime Nintendo fan that has reached his breaking point with them. Sorry for the intrusion, Carry on.


After getting royaly screwed with the 3ds, I'm going to pass. Heck its why Amazon no longer sells nintendo systems, and I don't blame them at all. I expect another ginormous price cut for the wiiU on par with what happened on the 3DS. Sure games might be coming eventually for this system, but nothing of interest within nintendo's generous "launch window" Honestly, I don't see the point of a WiiU when most of the games coming out on it are just other versions of 360 and PS3 multiplatform games, which by this point i'm sure 90% of other people own. This is simply a "Nintendo Tax" that must be paid to play first party nintendo games, which have honestly been pretty lacking as of late. Better off saving your money for the next generation of gaming systems coming out in a year or so, by most accounts.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:50 AM

Any places doing online preorders that pays and authorizes when it ships yet? As much as I don't want to do this I am almost half tempted to get my $25 down a GS if it wasn't full yet.

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#556 crewj

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:57 AM

Anyone else waiting for the inevitable awd listing?? Haha

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:34 AM

Any places doing online preorders that pays and authorizes when it ships yet? As much as I don't want to do this I am almost half tempted to get my $25 down a GS if it wasn't full yet.


Gamestop.com doesn't authorize until shipment (apparently), but they also charge for shipping.

#558 Serious McMopy

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:36 AM

I just like Nintendo is including HDMI cable as the pack-in, instead of composite. Bold move by Nintendo. That's just not something I've seen most anybody else do. Most everyone else goes with composite. I mean, I understand why most go with composite as the pack-in, with composite connection being on most every TV, but still, in this day and age, when most households now have at least one HDTV, it's time. HDMI should be the pack-in. If someone really wants composite, they can be purchased on the cheap.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:54 AM

I'd keep an eye out at Amazon around 3:00 est this morning.


So I did this. It's still not being sold. Help?

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#560 portnoyd

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:02 AM

I preordered one from Best Buy online last night, then reading this thread, I went with local pickup. I just used different email addresses; same address and payment. Will Best Buy cancel both if the system determines that it's two from the same person? Want to have one preorder in case I decide to actually buy the system in November, two would be nice for the inevitability that someone I know is looking for the system as well but I'd rather not lose both.

#561 CheapAssHustla

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:17 AM

I will NEVER forget the Xbox 360 Launch. I was the Store Manager of Gamestop 1595 in Trussville, AL -- a few miles outside Birmingham. We were the busiest store in the region. We took something to the effect of 120 pre-orders before GameStop told us to stop taking them. We were told repeatedly that the company was getting enough units and we were even encouraged to collect the full dollar amount of the system to simplify the check-out process for the masses on release night.

Then the news came a week prior to launch. We were getting 12 units. TWELVE. We had 120 orders, about 75ish were FULLY PAID. First thing I did was cancel my employees orders as well as my own. It went over like a lead balloon but it had to be done.

Then as store manager I had the wonderful job of calling the 108 people who had put all their hopes into us making their and their child's christmas and inform them that no, we will not have their unit. It was the worst thing I ever had to do. The company informed us that we would not be compensating them for this issue, since it wasnt our fault. Of course, I'm not going to say that. The company also wanted me to push people into turning their pre-order into a gift card which they could later use to buy a 360. Imagine giving that to a kid on Christmas.

Oh the real kicker: Tell them you can convert the order into a PSP purchase (the PSP had launched earlier in the year) -- GameStop's rationale: The PSP was also new technology therefore people hunting a 360 would want it too. Jeez.

Then of course people are showing up to get their money back and hoping to God they can find a unit elsewhere a week before launch. The problem? We dont start our day with a ton of cash to issue refunds with. After one or two $300-400 refunds, I'm tapped out until I collect more cash. Or they could wait 1-2 weeks for corporate to issue them a check.

It was awful. My customers hated me and I couldnt blame them.

I ended up camping at Walmart for 20 hours to get my launch 360. Good times.

Anyway, heres hoping that the Wii U launch isnt similar.

Edit: Keep in mind this was circa 2005. I havent worked for GameStop for a long, long time and I hear they have changed many procedures over that time. I'm quite sure they wouldnt let this happen again. Well, not entirely sure....


Another reason not to shop at Gamestop, lol. Just kidding. That really sucks though. I don't know how you did that. I wouldn't be able to do that. I remember I was running around like a mad man trying to find a console as well. I couldn't find one for the longest time. I was constantly go online to read specs and reviews so I would know which games I should buy and whatnot. I had to wait until my birthday (March the following year to get one.) I randomly checked a EB Games, and they had two Pro systems left right before close. I called my dad for some extra cash, and I was one happy gamer! Prior to that, my school hosted a thirteen hour game-a-thon so I played Call of Duty 2 LAN MP for hours along with Madden and Perfect Dark. I don't know if it's just me or whatever, but I'm glad I don't have to dish out money for a console for a long ass time. I bought a Vita beginning of the summer, and I love that thing. I know I'll be playing current gen games when the new systems come out unless they wow me. Full backwards compatibility etc. Time will tell.

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#562 Serious McMopy

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:52 AM

Gamestop.com doesn't authorize until shipment (apparently), but they also charge for shipping.

Fuck that.

If Amazon does not carry it, imagine NewEgg will.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:52 AM

I just like Nintendo is including HDMI cable as the pack-in, instead of composite. Bold move by Nintendo. That's just not something I've seen most anybody else do. Most everyone else goes with composite. I mean, I understand why most go with composite as the pack-in, with composite connection being on most every TV, but still, in this day and age, when most households now have at least one HDTV, it's time. HDMI should be the pack-in. If someone really wants composite, they can be purchased on the cheap.



I agree, although I think they should throw in composite cables as well just to satisfy everyone.

At any rate, has anyone heard any news about transferring VC/game saves from the Wii to Wii U yet? I know I read somewhere months ago that you would be able to do that but nothing since the announcement yesterday.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:05 PM

I agree, although I think they should throw in composite cables as well just to satisfy everyone.

At any rate, has anyone heard any news about transferring VC/game saves from the Wii to Wii U yet? I know I read somewhere months ago that you would be able to do that but nothing since the announcement yesterday.


You will be able to, but you need both consoles on wifi at the same time. Makes trading the Wii in toward it a problem. Hopefully they've fixed this ridiculous process for WiiU downloads.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:08 PM

I agree, although I think they should throw in composite cables as well just to satisfy everyone.

At any rate, has anyone heard any news about transferring VC/game saves from the Wii to Wii U yet? I know I read somewhere months ago that you would be able to do that but nothing since the announcement yesterday.


http://kotaku.com/59...-data?tag=wii-u :


Wii U owners can wirelessly transfer content such as Miis, and WiiWare and Virtual Console games to their Wii U systems. Both systems will need to be connected to the Internet and the Wii U will need an SD card to facilitate the transfer. The process is very similar to transferring content from Nintendo DS to Nintendo 3DS or from Nintendo 3DS to Nintendo 3DS XL

#566 Davivascaino

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:10 PM

just placed an orderonline for store pick up at best buy. Do you think is that ok or I should just preorder in store instead of online for store pick up?

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:15 PM

Ordered off Gamestop.com for now. If Amazon or Newegg gets it in, then I will go there.

Came to $386 shipped which is ouch, but then again it will allow me to watch netflix and play console games at the same time so all is well. :D
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:20 PM

So I did this. It's still not being sold. Help?


Amazon does not sell any hardware made by nintendo.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:24 PM

I had been signed up to be emailed when pre-orders were open on the Wii U way back on Amazon. For those waiting for an Amazon pre-order for a Wii U (like I was), I got this note from them today.


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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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:25 PM

Amazon does not sell any hardware made by nintendo.


Really? I never noticed this. Why?