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


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#5761 Reraise

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:24 AM

Just figured I'd throw this out there, I work at UPS local sort and scan all incoming packages and today we received the wii u for local gamestops walmarts and bestbuy. I can say each store was only receiving 2-4 packages each containing two consoles. The GameStop I preordered at is only getting 8 wii u's no extra just 4 black and 4 white for preorders.


Could just mean these are the first shipments. The gamestop i used to manage would get 2-4 deliveries the week before a new console or big AAA title. Usually from thursday through saturday we would get one a day.

I did contact my gamestop again today to see if theres been any other news, and apparently, they are only going to be filling preorders, nothing more. So much for them last week saying they will have double.

If you have a gamestop preorder, get in there day 1, they have said that they might not be doing the entire 48 hour hold on them. At least my local one.

#5762 Reraise

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:28 AM

Most Gamestops have a wait list 30-40 deep, that's why they are saying preorder only I think, as Nintendo confirmed that GS had not sold everything through the early preorders.


Another thing they said is if you havent prordered the games you want, you might not get them. They are getting 1 more than preorders of zombiU and Mario...

#5763 biledriver

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:32 AM

Is Target the best bet for grabbing one without a preorder? I feel like hunting for one randomly, absolutely no preorder .. just the thrill of capturing a Deluxe in the wild on launch day


I'm glad my car is in the shop or I would be doing the same. There's something about the thrill of just bringing the money and picking one up randomly on launch day at a store like Target or some random out of the way place.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:38 AM

My GameStop told me they only had about 5 to preorder and I got the first one. The know me pretty well now as I have gone in about twice a week to put money down or put trade ins on it over the past couple months lol.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:39 AM

I looked up the DPCI in the Rochester NY area Target stores, and the most Wii U's any store has is 14. Some only have 8. This is the deluxe set, no stores showed the Basic set.
Target is not the place to go for a Wii U it seems.


#5766 TheNeck

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:46 AM

sucks im alll pumped up about getting the wii u now, and i haven't been in the loop till today :(

#5767 Jackovasaurus

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:58 AM

Damn, I bet Nintendo wishes they were apple right about now.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:08 AM

For you to sell? I wouldnt ask those questions here, people dont care much for scalping.


Have you seen the companies selling the consoles way over MSRP?

#5769 ZombieToast

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:15 AM

She said I don't need to pay anything until Saturday and that there would be two lines. One for people who preordered and one for people who didn't have the chance.

I hope this will be the case at my store too. I don't really mind waiting in line, but I would obviously prefer not to...especially when it's going to be so damn cold and I haven't found my sweater yet.


Can we stickie this on each new thread page?

People still wouldn't read it.


Well I just checked my Walmart.com order from Sept 18th. it finally lost the cancel button, which is a good sign, they no longer let me cancel means its shipping soon.

Or they already canceled it for you.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:25 AM

Just figured I'd throw this out there, I work at UPS local sort and scan all incoming packages and today we received the wii u for local gamestops walmarts and bestbuy. I can say each store was only receiving 2-4 packages each containing two consoles. The GameStop I preordered at is only getting 8 wii u's no extra just 4 black and 4 white for preorders.


and how do you know they are pre orders or not when your just a UPS person

#5771 Jackovasaurus

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:27 AM

and how do you know they are pre orders or not when your just a UPS person


They open the boxes, duh.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:43 AM

wish gamestop was doing a midnight launch it would be fun since bb and walmart are doing them, who know they might change it up and still do it, my gs said they dont know til fri what they are doing

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:52 AM

So lets play a game, what are going to be the most highly rated games from launch? (review score wise)



Okay. This way I can say I told you so.

NSMBU: 9
Nintendo Land: 7.5
ZombieU: 6

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#5774 Reraise

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:52 AM

wish gamestop was doing a midnight launch it would be fun since bb and walmart are doing them, who know they might change it up and still do it, my gs said they dont know til fri what they are doing


At least in my area, most gamestops got 5 preorders tops. Not worth paying the staff to stay open til midnight for that.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:01 AM

The target I work at (I'm a lv3) has 30+ (including the pre orders) Deluxe wiiU's. I didn't bother to check the normal model, who the hell wants that one anyway lol. The inventory on the games are extremely lite. Less than 8 copies of each title (except NSMBu, which have like 15).

#5776 moothemagiccow

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:09 AM

I want it - I hate black electronics. I wish they had switched the colors or will in the future

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:13 AM

Okay. This way I can say I told you so.

NSMBWU: 9
Nintendo Land: 7.5
ZombieU: 6


NSMBU 8.0
Nintendo Land 7.0
ZombieU 7.0

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:22 AM

I hope this will be the case at my store too. I don't really mind waiting in line, but I would obviously prefer not to...especially when it's going to be so damn cold and I haven't found my sweater yet.



People still wouldn't read it.



Or they already canceled it for you.


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#5779 Icepool

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:00 AM

It was late and I was tired I should've of mentioned the boxes also had a yellow sticker on them that said do not display for pre sell only!

#5780 NoMeDigas

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:07 AM

I spoke to Best Buy today, checking if they were doing a midnight launch, they said no. I asked about how it would be Sunday morning, since I had a pre-order online and they told me those have already been pulled and put aside.


Best Buy stores and BestBuy.com are two separate entities, so pre-orders for in-store pickup would have always been separated from the in-store stock.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:34 AM

I might get the deluxe set

#5782 FreakMan09

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:02 AM

will stores of have stock for people lining up without pre-orders?

#5783 tcbys

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

Well today. Im expecting some WII U games to come from K-mart.

Batman Arkham City Armored Edition. And Black Ops 2.

I did the order when I seen gamestop took money from my card.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:07 PM

NSMBU 8.0
Nintendo Land 7.0
ZombieU 7.0


Im thinking Zombi U will score atleast an 8.0 on IGN or more. I got hope that, that game might be good.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:29 PM

Another thing they said is if you havent prordered the games you want, you might not get them. They are getting 1 more than preorders of zombiU and Mario...


Please tell me you don't actually believe Gamestop telling you that games are going to be sold out...
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:50 PM

Please tell me you don't actually believe Gamestop telling you that games are going to be sold out...

Seriously. They'll tell you that Imagine Babyz is going to sell out if they think that'll get you to buy it.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:59 PM

So lets play a game, what are going to be the most highly rated games from launch? (review score wise)

my guesses:

mario - 9.3 from ign and 90 metacritic
sonic racing - 8.9 ign 87 metacritic
zombi u - 8.6 ign and 83 metacritic
nintendo land - 8.5 from ign and 81 metacritic

Im not going to include black ops/ac3/batman/skylanders and such

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:12 PM

I want it - I hate black electronics. I wish they had switched the colors or will in the future


Be careful what you wish for, we could go back to the 80s/90s trend of silver "look" electronics (i.e., Sony silver plastic). My only complaint is that it's shiny. I think all electronics should have a matte finish. Black makes sense for most households, though, as most electronics are black (so everything matches) and black goes better with most interiors than white (white really stands out). Personally, I wish everything went back to being metal and wood, but that'll never happen.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

Please tell me you don't actually believe Gamestop telling you that games are going to be sold out...


Its understandable as Gamestop doesn't typically order more copies of game beyond preorders.

It's a tactic to get you to preorder other games, you walk in and ask for a game and they tell you that they only got enough for their preorders and that you should preorder if you want it on launch day. That's why I buy all my games either at big stores like Target or BB, or order with Amazon for release day delivery.

#5790 Jackovasaurus

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

I want it - I hate black electronics. I wish they had switched the colors or will in the future


I feel you, bro. WHERE THE Fuck IS MY INDIGO WII U, NINTENDO.