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


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#6181 bvirus

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:08 PM

I ordered from TRU too. I'm not going to get worried till Monday. So I hope it all goes well. I did standard ship so even if they do ship it I won't get it until most likely the first week of December. O well at least I can stare at my copy of Zombie U and SMBU until then.:oldman:

#6182 therealdanhill

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:09 PM

Just received my cancellation from KMart from Sept. 15. Said they could not verify my information. Oh lord, I feel bad for the people that have to deal with me today.

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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#6183 GTuck

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:09 PM

If I buy the Pro controller am I going to be able to just play Super Mario Bros. U with that? I am having a difficult time find this information.

#6184 sensuitomo

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:21 PM

If I buy the Pro controller am I going to be able to just play Super Mario Bros. U with that? I am having a difficult time find this information.

no, it supports wiimote, wii motion plus(those wii motes with it in.. just what it says on the back on the box :drool:), and gamepad only, sorry.

#6185 madcatz1999

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:30 PM

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

See the Wal-mart memo posted earlier in this thread. There are specific instructions for non-24 hour Wal-marts on how to do midnight releases if they want to.

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#6186 honzoh

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:49 PM

Did anyone else order online with Target? My order still says it hasn't shipped, but expected delivery is Monday (paid for Premium). Getting a litle nervous..

#6187 poker360

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:50 PM

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.


My best buy is pretty similar.

12 deluxe, 8 basic.

Not sure on number of pre orders.

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#6188 Corvin

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:55 PM

Just got a shipping notice for NSMBU but not the system from WalMart. :( Sitting the the Nov. 21-26 expected delivery range.

#6189 Nintendonly

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:00 PM

Gamestop is hardly a small, niche company.


As far as the stock that they carry, yes, they are. They are a minimalist company, unlike Walmart which orders 120+ copies of Halo 4 and 400+ PS3/360 copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 PER STORE.

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#6190 jacknicklson

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:02 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.


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#6191 tightclaws

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:08 PM

Just got a shipping notice for NSMBU but not the system from WalMart. :( Sitting the the Nov. 21-26 expected delivery range.

Me too except it was Zombie U o and they will ship it soon because they can't charge until the main unit ships. Notice the zero charge for the game in the email?
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#6192 druggie218

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:22 PM

Me too except it was Zombie U o and they will ship it soon because they can't charge until the main unit ships. Notice the zero charge for the game in the email?


Did anyone else order online with Target? My order still says it hasn't shipped, but expected delivery is Monday (paid for Premium). Getting a litle nervous..


Yeah, I'm in the same boat. Hopefully they ship today. I really don't know why there was an option of Sunday delivery? Even on the bundle they sold yesterday it had the same choices of Sunday, Monday or later in the week as delivery dates. One good thing if it does not arrive Monday then they will refund the shipping charge,assuming it ships at all.

#6193 Crunchewy

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

no, it supports wiimote, wii motion plus(those wii motes with it in.. just what it says on the back on the box :drool:), and gamepad only, sorry.


Presumably this is because the game has some motion control bits, like tilting platforms and such. Though I don't understand why they didn't include motion sensing in the Pro controller too to avoid confusion if nothing else.

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#6194 Rig

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

I hope my BestBuy.com order goes to Preparing for Shipment today like some of you other guys. Though, those that mentioned it said they were having it shipped to their homes. I chose to Pick-up in store.

#6195 Crunchewy

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

My ship-to-store order at bestbuy is also just at payment validated still.

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#6196 GTuck

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

no, it supports wiimote, wii motion plus(those wii motes with it in.. just what it says on the back on the box :drool:), and gamepad only, sorry.


Thank you, I was really hoping to play with a normal shaped controller. I guess the gamepad will be better than a Wii remote. Thanks.

#6197 therealdanhill

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:34 PM

So, nobody who ordered from KMart yesterday has gotten a confirmation email? I called and the guy said he would send it, and it still isn't there.

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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#6198 Zazoo

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:35 PM

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



Woot!!! launch time is now in the Hrs not xx days. So Excited!!:bouncy::bouncy:

#6199 elvis731

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:37 PM

I ordered on 9/14 through BB.com and my Wiiu has changed to preparing order. NSMB is still in payment validated.



BTW - Ordered a Deluxe.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:42 PM

Any cag's in NYC going to the launch party at nintendo world?

I was on the fence about the WII U, so no pre-order for me.

Hoping to snag one at the launch party.

I went to the one at toysrus for the WII and it was pretty fun event.

#6201 honzoh

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:47 PM

Yeah, I'm in the same boat. Hopefully they ship today. I really don't know why there was an option of Sunday delivery? Even on the bundle they sold yesterday it had the same choices of Sunday, Monday or later in the week as delivery dates. One good thing if it does not arrive Monday then they will refund the shipping charge,assuming it ships at all.


Someone over at SD said there's had been updated to preparing to ship, or something like that. Still nervous..

#6202 Dental

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:47 PM

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)


I got one of those fraud alert on my credit too, and Target just straight out canceled my order. They also won't let me re-instate the order with a different card.

On the positive side, Bestbuy just shipped my Wii U. :D

#6203 MastrMeatWad

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

I have pre-ordered and selected in-store pick up. It still is listed as processing and payment confirmed. I assume they pull the wii-u from the store allotment instead of shipping it to the store. Is this true? Or do they acutally ship to the store for in-store pick up? I have read conflicting information.


hoping for TRU zombie-u and Mario deal on Sunday!

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#6204 Katsumi

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:02 PM

My Walmart.com order is still processing with an estimated date of Tuesday through Friday next week. I'm glad i did an in-store pre-order as well.

My games from Newegg are still "pending pre-order"

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#6205 omyard

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:11 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.


Unless it's changed since I worked retail non of that stuff is usually street dated. Stores will hold them back just because, but usually not because they have to. Usually the only items that have hard street dates on new system releases are the systems, first party games and official accessories.

I remember when the Gamecube came out the games I wanted and an extra controller before the system came out.

#6206 drktrpr1

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:18 PM

Well crap, this is what I get for staying on the fence about the WiiU. Looks like I'll be braving the stores early Sunday morning...
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#6207 soonersfan60

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:18 PM

Was there only HDMI cables in the box? What port in the back of the WiiU does this plug into and is it the same as the original Wii? I ask because I want to hook this up to an old giant CRT TV in the game room. Wii hooked up to is just fine, but if I need an adaptor or something for WiiU I want to have it on day one also.

Thanks.

Well I just set up the Wii U and it was fairly straightforward, hdmi and power obviously, as well as a cord to the charging cradle and the ever tangled Wii sensor bar. After the Wii U splash screen the user is asked to sync the gamepad to the console which was a breeze, although one hassle is that the sync button on the back of the gamepad is a bit recessed so I actually had to use a pin in order for it to be depressed.

The dash screen is very similar to that of the Wii as well as the 3ds. Interestingly, it appears on the gamepad initially rather than on ones television screen, your Mii is busy looking about on your television, these images can be toggled between the gamepad and the television.

I played a few minutes of Nintendoland and my first impression is that it is truly a showcase about the Wii U and its capabilities. I hope to play a bit more to see if it is truly a glorified demo/showcase game or if it holds up as a full fledged experience in its own right.



I detest this as well hence why I use a cord management system in an effort to hide, at least to an extent, the cordy wilderness that all gamers are faced with. I had to undo that system in order to hook up the Wii U; although by tomorrow the wild shall be tamed again!



#6208 advanced

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:21 PM

Just use your Wii cable, soonersfan60. Should be the same cable.

#6209 token2k6

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:23 PM

Man, I think the wife is coming around to letting me pick this up after some careful fiscal negotiating..(I get paid every week, and budget every month based on four Fridays, and since this month has 5, thats always like extra money) Didn't think I even wanted this, but after reading about everything, it does sound truly unique and awesome. Plus since I'm out of space in my media room for consoles, this would be the first to go downstairs on our 52" TV and I think it would allow the family to better enjoy it.

Sounds like I have a chance if I show up at Best Buy on Sunday, but I was told I couldn't wait in line. With what people are saying about how many pre-orders per units received, I may stand a chance. Fingers crossed! or it will be a mad dash all over town. Wonder if Target is a viable option. Only going tof the Deluxe or bust!
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:24 PM

Unless it's changed since I worked retail non of that stuff is usually street dated. Stores will hold them back just because, but usually not because they have to. Usually the only items that have hard street dates on new system releases are the systems, first party games and official accessories.

I remember when the Gamecube came out the games I wanted and an extra controller before the system came out.


Oh its street dated, i tried running it throu the registers and it wouldnt sell, plus all the sites say the 18th. so yea i did the right thing because i know if a nintendo rep happpens to come into the store and seen that my ass would have been in trouble since i was on shift when it was on the shelf, i rather not have someone lose there job or store get fined for it.