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


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#31 SgtWiggles

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:05 PM

Just got off the phone with a GS rep. Here's some GAMESTOP WiiU PRE-ORDER INFO (in-store only for now):

- $25 down for PUR members; $50 for non-members
- There will be old hardware system promotion for trade-in towards a WiiU pre-order
--- $50 for old Wii system
--- $115 for phat PS3, $140 for slim PS3 system
--- $90 for 3DS system
--- forgot to ask about 360, sorry

- NintendoLand game only is still $100 in the computer, so buying the Premium $350 bundle is a steal! :-)


Only 25$? Well thats good, maybe i can afford it after all. But is it 25$ for both? Or just the cheaper bundle
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#32 Birbo

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:06 PM

Does it say how much an extra gamepad is going for? Just curious.

I'll be taking a wait & see approach with this system. I've owned every Nintendo system since the SNES, but the thick layer of dust on my Wii has me thinking I'm better off waiting for a PS4/Xbox 720 or finally getting the gaming/HTPC I've been dreaming of.

#33 cancerman1120

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:06 PM

Why on earth would anyone in there right mind trade-in a PS3 or 360 for a Wii U? People that need to save a few inches of space?


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#34 Youngnoble

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:06 PM

I heard Amazon doesn't directly sell Nintendo consoles anymore.


Amazon.de is taking preorders on the Wii U.

#35 Woocls

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:14 PM

Why on earth would anyone in there right mind trade-in a PS3 or 360 for a Wii U? People that need to save a few inches of space? Everyone should buy a VITA instead of this garbage.

Or people should buy what they want? Why must people feel the need to push their fanboy crap every chance they get?

I'll be taking a pass on this until we get some pre-order promotions. Otherwise I'll just wait until the game line-up is better.

#36 WyldRyce

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:14 PM

You sure you actually got the WiiU? I'd go back tomorrow and double check b/c there is a portable Neo Geo coming out and I wonder if the rep put you down for the wrong item.


Thanks for the heads up. I just called them and they just switched it out in their computers, so I'm good to go.

#37 SgtWiggles

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:17 PM

Wondering if the Black one is like a limited edition or something. I heard it comes with some Premium Loyalty Program that gives you 10% back when you buy downloads?

Thats the only way i could see myself going for it, otherwise, I can just wait till Monster Hunter 3 in March. (Or a good promo)
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#38 jkam

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:18 PM

Or people should buy what they want? Why must people feel the need to push their fanboy crap every chance they get?

I'll be taking a pass on this until we get some pre-order promotions. Otherwise I'll just wait until the game line-up is better.


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#39 predseth

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:19 PM

Both preorders are $25 for PUR members. Gamestop employee said they are getting VERY few systems (after I had already committed to buy). Take that with a grain of salt. Kinda confirms the reports of delays in production.

#40 Drclaw411

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:20 PM

Both preorders are $25 for PUR members. Gamestop employee said they are getting VERY few systems (after I had already committed to buy). Take that with a grain of salt. Kinda confirms the reports of delays in production.


Hmm...he didnt tell me anything about this and when he scanned my card it stayed at $50. I hope i'm preordered for the right item. To the rest of you who pre-ordered, does it say "wii u" on your receipt?
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#41 kramer0731

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:21 PM

Both the 299 and 349 versions are live with release day shipping

http://m.gamestop.co.../Product/104794

http://m.gamestop.co.../Product/104795

Use the coupon code SAVER for free shipping

Tax is a b#%} though

I'm holding out for amazon or BB but happy hunting!


The SAVER code isn't working for me - it applies, but I don't get a free shipping option. Anyone else having this issue?
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#42 Crunchewy

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:22 PM

I highly doubt there will be any reason to have a second gamepad controller. They are too expensive such that almost nobody will get a second one, and that means that game developers are not going to have any incentive to put any effort into developing for that feature. There will probably be a handful of early games that support it, and then even Nintendo will abandon it. Which is fine, because those things are expensive. Multiplayer will come from wii remotes/nunchucks, pro controller, etc, combined with one gamepad in some cases.

I want to get a WiiU, but the low end model looks like a mistake, and the high end is more expensive than I was hoping. I think I'm going to have to wait for a price drop. :(

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#43 V4Oldboy

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:23 PM

games up for preorder at $99? Is that a joke? Pikman 3, yeah I'l pay $99 for that.

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#44 FatBoyInside

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:24 PM

http://www.cheapassg...80&postcount=28

Just updated my post above with hardware trade-in offers from GS. $60 to dump the Wii towards a WiiU is decent (if you are a PUR member). However, $100 to sacrifice a PSVita is sacrilege.

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#45 bojay1997

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:24 PM

The SAVER code isn't working for me - it applies, but I don't get a free shipping option. Anyone else having this issue?


Doesn't work for me either. I believe it has never worked for preorders.

#46 Crunchewy

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:25 PM

Trading in a Wii for $60 toward a WiiU makes sense. I know I would do that. No point in keeping the Wii around. But I'd want to transfer our download games first. We don't have a lot of them, but I'd still want them. That might make a WiiU more feasible, though. Saves me about $40 bucks (taking into that I'd have to pay tax on the console). So I guess I'd have to wait for release and not pre-order. Also not sure how that would work. Will they let me buy the console, take it home and transfer, then come back with the Wii and get $60 back?

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#47 Youngnoble

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:26 PM

All first party games look to be priced that high.

#48 Thomas96

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:26 PM

Just reserve it now in case. If you change your mind later, cancel it.


That's a good idea. I thought about doing that... but I don't think I'm going to change my mind on this one.
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#49 EeveeFanboy

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:27 PM

Man, too bad I assisted my 360 in having a power surge after it stopped reading discs. Could have dropped that trash onto GS and gotten a cheap WiiU. I really lost respect for Nintendo with the Wii, but it sounds like they really will be stepping up their game with the Wii U.
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#50 Crunchewy

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:29 PM

I like what name GS gives New Super Mario Bros. U: "Super Mario Bros. New U". It's the fitness version. LOL!

http://www.gamestop....wii-u#WiiUGames

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#51 TraBuch

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:30 PM

I'm unbelievably pissed that Bayonetta 2 is a WiiU exclusive.

#52 Crunchewy

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:30 PM

All first party games look to be priced that high.


Wii U games are $40, $50 or $60 depending on the game, at amazon.

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#53 cancerman1120

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:32 PM

I highly doubt there will be any reason to have a second gamepad controller. They are too expensive such that almost nobody will get a second one, and that means that game developers are not going to have any incentive to put any effort into developing for that feature. There will probably be a handful of early games that support it, and then even Nintendo will abandon it. Which is fine, because those things are expensive. Multiplayer will come from wii remotes/nunchucks, pro controller, etc, combined with one gamepad in some cases.

I want to get a WiiU, but the low end model looks like a mistake, and the high end is more expensive than I was hoping. I think I'm going to have to wait for a price drop. :(


I know how my nephews treat their game hardware and it scares my to think of all the kids out there wrecking one of these and parents having to shell out $100+ for a new one. :shock:
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#54 henry00x

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:32 PM

im going to wait for amazon on this, i dont trust gamestop with this type of preorder they will take a huge amount then not fullfil when its time, on the nintendo preorder page they have amazon listed as one of the retailers so i dont see a reason they wouldnt take preorder, im pretty sure they took preorders for the 3DS
http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu/buynow/

#55 cancerman1120

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:33 PM

I'm unbelievably pissed that Bayonetta 2 is a WiiU exclusive.


Well considering it is not a launch title who knows what might happen. I assume because it sold better in Japan that is the reason.

#56 Youngnoble

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:34 PM

Wii U games are $40, $50 or $60 depending on the game, at amazon.


Those are the titles not produced by nintendo directly. Even on amazon the first party titles are $99. I hope that trend fails.

#57 pROvIs

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:34 PM

I will probably bite on this to take advantage of the trade in bonus but unless something changes my mind I don't want the system. When is release date?

#58 kamakazi5

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:35 PM

Got mine preordered with NSMBU and ZombieU for $35.

#59 ElektroDragon

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:40 PM

I JUST GOT MY DELUXE PRE-ORDER in GAMESTOP.COM. You guys should do the same before it SELLS OUT! Gamestop is guaranteed to get the most stock, and Amazon doesn't have it for pre-order yet. Unless you guys LIKE waiting for hours in the COLD with no place to pee??

#60 rockykai

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:40 PM

It's not that $300 is completely unreasonable, but as things stand right now I don't see myself getting a Wii U, PS3, or Vita until Black Friday 2014 at the earliest. Dang...

I will still keep an eye on what comes out though.