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


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#6151 raptor3076

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:46 AM

yeah, BB sent me an email to saying SHIPMENT DATE UPDAED and it shows december on that too...balony....fffffff


When did you order and was it Deluxe or Regular?

#6152 ZombieToast

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:53 AM

sunday morning. walmart never opens stores that are not 24/7 for releases

I have been assured by a few different employees that our Walmart will for sure be opening at midnight for the Wii U. I guess I'll have to actually get ahold of the manager to be completely certain.


Has there been any confirmation that the U Draw or the Wii music peripherals will be compatible with the Wii U? I don't see why not, but it seems like weird shit happens with stuff like that sometimes.

I can't imagine why they wouldn't, especially the U Draw tablet. But I guess we'll know for sure this weekend.


Sorry, I should have been clear, the TRU circular has Wii U consoles advertised as available very clearly displayed on page one, with no indication of limited quantities outside of the standard disclaimer they print in every ad.

So? Last time they advertised a deal I really wanted, I ran over to TRU and they told me that the item hadn't been in stock for months. These ads aren't region-specific, nor are they indicative of any amount of stock.


Somewhat pointless to get the console early since the good games arent out till sunday and you can't even apply the update till sunday.

Plenty of good games have come out. I already picked mine up.


Same time Amazon did.

Har har, I almost didn't get it.

#6153 razorrush

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:55 AM

Team Buffy FTW!!!


haha nice!

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#6154 K1NG J0RDAN

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:57 AM

Scribblenauts!


Maybe! Still deciding...haha.
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#6155 HydroX

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:13 AM

Most Target stores will have 6-8 of the Deluxe consoles .. At least in the OKC area. Super Targets *should* receive more, but it's not guaranteed. I have two in my area. One is slated to get 14 deluxe consoles, the other is getting only 2. Weird.

So if your Target sold out of preorder cards (which most of my local stores only got 5 cards per bundle type), 1-2 of you may have a shot at getting one.

I'm working Sunday morning, so I'm having a friend of mine pick mine up for me since I'm not 100% confident in the Target store I preordered with being competent enough to put the preordered ones aside.

#6156 jedi0077

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:15 AM

Do you have any idea what you're talking about?


Yes. I'll dumb it down for you. GameStop(small, niche) therefore small allocations. Talked to the manager at Polaris mall today(big mall) getting 9 and 8(8gbs) all pre paid.
That does not mean the system will be hard to get at launch. It may be. But that's not a good sample. Now Walmart gets 9 of each? That's a shortage(they're getting closer to 50+)
I want there to be a shortage because I'm getting two. Nobody will know till Tuesday-Wednesday next week what will happen.

#6157 SEH

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:27 AM

Gamestop is hardly a small, niche company.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:34 AM

When did you order and was it Deluxe or Regular?



9/14/12

Delux Edition


same with Mario, it was a separate order but it got delayed to december as well


with few things edited, this is the email i got

BESTBUY.COM Order number:
QTY PRODUCT DESCRIPTION STATUS
1 Super Mario Bros. U - Nintendo Wii U

Expected to arrive between
11/30/2012 - 12/07/2012

#6159 io

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:20 AM

Someone is taking a break until a few days after the Wii U is released so this preorder thread stops getting derailed.

#6160 tightclaws

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:34 AM

Someone is taking a break until a few days after the Wii U is released so this preorder thread stops getting derailed.


Thanks Sonny :)
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#6161 nbuubu

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:38 AM

BestBuy.com switched my Deluxe to Preparing for Shipment. Guess it'll probably go out tomorrow with next day being Monday.

Sorry to hear about the ones getting delayed. I ordered within 20 minutes of Best Buy going live back on Sept 13th, if that matters.

#6162 R3DH3R0

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:01 AM

W00t!!! Order Status:: 1 item(s) - Order in process of being fulfilled; Usually ships in 1 - 2 days.

Processing to ship at Best Buy. My order status was at pending a few hours ago. I hope it ships out today and I get it Monday!

#6163 djricekcn

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:04 AM

;( so jelly of you guys...mine got pushed back. arggg

#6164 jmanereese

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:09 AM

;( so jelly of you guys...mine got pushed back. arggg


doubt you are in houston but I have an extra one pre ordered at a BB

#6165 camp

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:24 AM

Hmm estimated delivery date showed back up on my Walmart order... THERE IS HOPE!

#6166 girlracer

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:28 AM

my wiiU is being prepared at bestbuy.com, zombiu has already shipped, but no status on mario. all were ordered the same day on the 9/13

#6167 Confucius

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:29 AM

Gamestop is hardly a small, niche company.


They may be niche but they are certainly not small. This Jedi guy is really starting to bug me.

#6168 Moonlk

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:49 AM

Any GameStop orders closed yet? Mine is still open...
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#6169 BanditThief

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:04 AM

Too much off topic discussion in this thread

#6170 gordojones88

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:11 AM

Too much off topic discussion in this thread


With just 36 hours to go, there's not a whole lot of WiiUes left to preorder.
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#6171 neworleans7

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:12 AM

The BestBuy I work at is getting 22 Wii U consoles total. 16 Deluxe and 6 Basic models. We only had about 5-6 pre-orders though since they cut them off pretty quickly. And only 2 of those pre-orders were from employees.

#6172 Prison Mike

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:21 AM

The BestBuy I work at is getting 22 Wii U consoles total. 16 Deluxe and 6 Basic models. We only had about 5-6 pre-orders though since they cut them off pretty quickly. And only 2 of those pre-orders were from employees.

Do you happen to know anything about preorders that were done online for instore pickup? I'm guessing those are coming in another shipment that is separate from the instore inventory?

#6173 MushaOne

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:33 AM

BestBuy.com switched my Deluxe to Preparing for Shipment. Guess it'll probably go out tomorrow with next day being Monday.

Sorry to hear about the ones getting delayed. I ordered within 20 minutes of Best Buy going live back on Sept 13th, if that matters.


Me too!! Woo hoo. Now there is a Wii U literally with my name on it :D

#6174 mojothealmighty

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:34 AM

Got an authorization charge from Kmart this morning for my preorder from 9/15. Really damn excited now :D

#6175 zechs34

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:59 AM

Don't know if this helps anyone but I just got off the phone with my Walmart manager. He informed me that all the layaway Wii Us have been placed aside for preorders and the allotment which wasn't preordered will be placed on the floor for selling. No midnight opening for layaway though. Pickup is Sunday from 9 to 9. His was in Ft Lauderdale, FL.
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#6176 ShockandAww

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

Was anyone else dumb awesome enough to order from TrU online? If so have you heard anything? Wondering if I'm going to actually get one or not. No pending charges or anything and it still allows me to cancel my order.

#6177 portnoyd

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

W00t!!! Order Status:: 1 item(s) - Order in process of being fulfilled; Usually ships in 1 - 2 days.

Processing to ship at Best Buy. My order status was at pending a few hours ago. I hope it ships out today and I get it Monday!


Another one for the stack. Very happy BB is actually shipping my system after the debacle with my in-store pickup order. (fraud alert on card triggered, BB gave me ONE HOUR on a Saturday morning to resolve it, needless to say, it all happened before I even woke up)

#6178 therealdanhill

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:30 PM

has anyone had any updates on those kmart orders from yesterday? mine still says processing.

I don't get the decision to not have a GameCube disc reader on the system. Is it just to resell GCN games as eShop downloads later? Is it to keep the cost down? I can't imagine adding GameCube BC would cost a lot of money.

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#6179 wiired

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:32 PM

Was anyone else dumb awesome enough to order from TrU online? If so have you heard anything? Wondering if I'm going to actually get one or not. No pending charges or anything and it still allows me to cancel my order.


I was dumb enough... now i am worried:cry:

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:03 PM

i work at walmart, went to work last night and some dummies put out CODBOps 2 , Zombiu, pro controllers gamepad stand/cradle and the microphone, i had to quickly pull them from the shelf. but they are at walmart and werent vary many of them.