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


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#7501 rohitman

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:21 AM

Best Buy also has the controllers for preorder.

Awesome. I'm gonna have to keep reloading that page until pickup becomes an option. I have a feeling if I go to pick up a preorder outside of the main line that I won't have much chance at grabbing accessories.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:24 AM

Yeah, I'm second in line but technically first since I'm one of the only people here that pre-ordered! Lol I love this.
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#7503 Ag_SurfR

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:24 AM

I asked!.......she said no....;(


damn...could have streamed it. :cry:

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:25 AM

Local Kmart apparently only got in 2 Basic bundles, no deluxe. Too bad.

Gonna probably head out to try and get my Walmart layaway in a few minutes.

saw in the ad that they only advertised the basic set as well, wonder if they even have deluxe.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:25 AM

Walmart better not sell my pre order.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:26 AM

10:25pm here at the Walmart, only 5 people in line. Looks like all are preorder pickups.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:28 AM

Heh, still waiting to see how this goes down with everyone tomorrow at Target...

I stopped by the store I preordered and asked what the situation was like. They said they sold 5 of each card and would hold 5 of each, provided they got 5 of each. Kind of worried me a bit, as I got my card at the lowest grossing store in the area (that was how I found my reservation card). I don't plan on going out of my way to get there when the store opens, so we'll see how this goes. I can just see a flipper who bought cards at multiple stores getting there and trying to redeem all of his cards at one location.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:29 AM

10:25pm here at the Walmart, only 5 people in line. Looks like all are preorder pickups.


Yeah no one here still except 2-4 people and they only got a couple deluxe extra so they're giving me the last. They have like 20 whites though.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:30 AM

It don't matter if yo black or white.

What accessories are you all buying? Seems the pro controller is a popular choice, what about a protector for the gamepad?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:31 AM

It don't matter if yo black or white.

What accessories are you all buying? Seems the pro controller is a popular choice, what about a protector for the gamepad?


I got a screen protector that came with extra styluses earlier. $9.99 at BB.
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#7511 Ag_SurfR

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:32 AM

congratulations to everyone who is getting one like a boss. taking 5 minutes out of your day to pre-order is saving so much trouble/time now.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:33 AM

So I'm at Best Buy in Tempe Marketplace right now. Line is around 60 people. Then a BBY employee ask everyone who preordered. I was the only one. Now I'm first in line. I'm getting death stares from everyone who didn't preordered.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:33 AM

congratulations to everyone who is getting one like a boss. taking 5 minutes out of your day to pre-order is saving so much trouble/time now.


unless you preorder from target,kmart lol nothing but problems for some from target and most from kmart

#7514 pissoffbakaburi

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:34 AM

like a boss mother fucker


By the way this system update sucks ass! This shit has been going for hours!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:35 AM

Why are people still saying the Basic model is a ripoff? I would go that route no matter what. I wish it was black though.

I would rather not have Nintendoland, so I could save the $50 and put it towards Mario. So that's a console and a game for about the same price (with a much better game). That leaves the extra storage capacity and the deluxe discount on digital items. Storage is pretty darn cheap if you ever wanted to upgrade and the discount is only useful if you buy digitally I believe...and with most games the same price as physical, I'd still rather go that route or wait for a sale price to make them cheaper than digital. The 10% discount on an overpriced digital game isn't attractive to me at all.

So...that said, what else makes the Basic model a bad deal? I guess if you were going to buy Nintendoland anyway, it makes sense. If not, you can get a Wii U and Mario for the same price. A black Wii U and Mario will be over $400 by comparison. The basic to me seems like a pretty good idea if you have no interest in Nintendoland.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:38 AM

passed by the Target where i stood on line overnight 5yrs ago for Wii and there no sight of any line, this happens to be same target where my buddy hopes to get his system from tomorrow morning, he has one of those reservation cards and spoke to manager today who told him that they only got 4 deluxe units and 20 basic units and that the card doesn't guarantee him a system unless hes on line for one, he plans to get there 6am

on the flip side i stopped by the gamestop where i have mine paid off, they told me no problems for tomorrow they only got enough in for preorders only, a woman was in front of me asking about the WiiU and they told her they dont have any to sell tomorrow unless you reserved one, gamestop seems to have been a great reliable source for WiiU preorders, nonetheless ill be there 10am when they open tomorrow

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:39 AM

Why are people still saying the Basic model is a ripoff? I would go that route no matter what. I wish it was black though.

I would rather not have Nintendoland, so I could save the $50 and put it towards Mario. So that's a console and a game for about the same price (with a much better game). That leaves the extra storage capacity and the deluxe discount on digital items. Storage is pretty darn cheap if you ever wanted to upgrade and the discount is only useful if you buy digitally I believe...and with most games the same price as physical, I'd still rather go that route or wait for a sale price to make them cheaper than digital. The 10% discount on an overpriced digital game isn't attractive to me at all.

So...that said, what else makes the Basic model a bad deal? I guess if you were going to buy Nintendoland anyway, it makes sense. If not, you can get a Wii U and Mario for the same price. A black Wii U and Mario will be over $400 by comparison. The basic to me seems like a pretty good idea if you have no interest in Nintendoland.


Nintendoland and the dock

the dock is sooooo badass - seriously - all systems should have one for their controllers

Nintendo land is pretty damn fun btw. But I agree, not much of a point if you do not want Nintendo land as the dock could be bought separately. but buy the dams dock- you will be happy....trust me...DO IT!



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#7518 darkskill

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:39 AM

Waiting for some EST people to report how things go at Walmart for the midnight pick up.. I pre-ordered but I just don't know if I have to wait until tomorrow or not.

#7519 Kelegacy

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:40 AM

Nintendoland and the dock

the dock is sooooo badass - seriously - all systems should have one for their controllers

Nintendo land is pretty damn fun btw. But I agree, not much of a point if you do not want Nintendo land as the dock could be bought separately. but buy the dams dock- you will be happy....trust me...DO IT!



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Dock? Like a charging dock? I thought it was just a cheap plastic cradle for holding the controller?

#7520 Drclaw411

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:41 AM

It seems Jenna Ezarik and Justine Ezarik (iJustine) went to the Nintendo store in NY for the launch


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:42 AM

Dock? Like a charging dock? I thought it was just a cheap plastic cradle for holding the controller?


you get that plus a charge dock

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:42 AM

Seriously. This is one of the very few times that I'm grateful to be in a city full of computer-illiterate field workers. With all of these Hostess snack foods, I think I'll be able to put my kid through college!


Twinkies may become a valuable commodity to a few pretty soon. ='( I was sad when wonderbread disappeared and now this. Hopefully they won't be missing in action for too long but we will see.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:43 AM

Dock? Like a charging dock? I thought it was just a cheap plastic cradle for holding the controller?


You get alot more

2 docks, 1 is charging the other not, and the stand to make it vertical...

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#7524 pissoffbakaburi

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:43 AM

Dock? Like a charging dock? I thought it was just a cheap plastic cradle for holding the controller?



No dude they have two things - one is to hold the controller while you play. The other is a dock - to charge it - and hold it while you play.

The dock is bad ass too - the controller just plops on it and it starts to charge- there is nothing to insert like on the ps3 and it is not magnetic either like the wii chargers. ...it is.... magical. lol. no really it is badass - get it. you need it.

and buy the way I don't mean want it as in I want a fast car I mean need as in I need air to breathe and the dock for my wii u to exist. lol

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:44 AM

I wanted Nintendoland so the 32gb is a no brainer, the charge dock sounds pretty sweet too though.

Need to get a screen protector, I might get one of the silicone or invisi-shields for the controller to protect it from drops though.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:44 AM

Why are people still saying the Basic model is a ripoff? I would go that route no matter what. I wish it was black though.

I would rather not have Nintendoland, so I could save the $50 and put it towards Mario. So that's a console and a game for about the same price (with a much better game). That leaves the extra storage capacity and the deluxe discount on digital items. Storage is pretty darn cheap if you ever wanted to upgrade and the discount is only useful if you buy digitally I believe...and with most games the same price as physical, I'd still rather go that route or wait for a sale price to make them cheaper than digital. The 10% discount on an overpriced digital game isn't attractive to me at all.

So...that said, what else makes the Basic model a bad deal? I guess if you were going to buy Nintendoland anyway, it makes sense. If not, you can get a Wii U and Mario for the same price. A black Wii U and Mario will be over $400 by comparison. The basic to me seems like a pretty good idea if you have no interest in Nintendoland.


Nintendoland and the dock

the dock is sooooo badass - seriously - all systems should have one for their controllers

Nintendo land is pretty damn fun btw. But I agree, not much of a point if you do not want Nintendo land as the dock could be bought separately. but buy the dams dock- you will be happy....trust me...DO IT!



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Dock? Like a charging dock? I thought it was just a cheap plastic cradle for holding the controller?


they have a stand and a dock. it's pretty bad ass.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:45 AM

It seems Jenna Ezarik and Justine Ezarik (iJustine) went to the Nintendo store in NY for the launch


ijustine is the most annoying person ever. hated her on jtv and hate her on youtube. She just recent started to do video game videos on her youtube page seeeing she found out it was huge money maker

#7528 Kelegacy

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:46 AM

Ah, nice. Thanks for the clarification. A charge dock makes the deal alone.

So you can't charge the controller with the basic bundle at all? You have to buy a separate accessory? Like the 360 controller? Aww crap. That sucks.

I do have a Deluxe for pickup at Wal-Mart, but as a backup since I know it will fall through I have a basic bundle shipping to me. I didn't realize the cradle was for charging. I'm not a freakin' noob either, so I have no idea how I missed that!

Oh wait, the controller has an AC adapter. SO I guess there is still hope for me yet.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:49 AM

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I was at Best Buy At Water village/Glendale just now and took a pic of this line. I wanted to try and snag one for midnight, but all the deluxe have already been given out as tickets to people in line. Good luck to them and I hope things go really smooth for all of them. It's really raining heavy right now and these guys are really dedicated haha. I miss camping out for consoles. But now we got the internet pre-order system with online stores :bouncy:

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:51 AM

Does anyone know, FOR SURE, that you can't use the HDMI cable for video, and AV cable for sound, like you can on PS3?