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


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#7621 jedi0077

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:31 AM

Wow, System Update is massive. Kudo's for N having it ready to go at 12:34am. My 10mbs dls is crawling the status forward. HUGE update or slow service from the big N. I'm sure thousands are updating at the same time though. Should have played Mario first! Remote setup is amazing. Literally 15 seconds and my Vizio and Directv box were totally setup. Brilliant!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:33 AM

wow, system update is massive. Kudo's for n having it ready to go at 12:34am. My 10mbs dls is crawling the status forward. Huge update or slow service from the big n. I'm sure thousands are updating at the same time though. Should have played mario first! Remote setup is amazing. Literally 15 seconds and my vizio and directv box were totally setup. Brilliant!



dsl.... Oh and some couple paid me 80$ for a black pro controller. Are those going to be rare? I still have one.

#7623 Tiako

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:33 AM

Anyone know if people will be camping Toys are R us or sears since they are like the last places that will have these?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:35 AM

Herietta Ny walmart in upstate ny is sold out, picked up my order at midnight, they had 2 extra deluxe and 4-6 basic, sold out in five minutes.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:36 AM

Are there any $10 arcade type games to buy on the eShop Channel yet?
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:38 AM

Wow, System Update is massive. Kudo's for N having it ready to go at 12:34am. My 10mbs dls is crawling the status forward. HUGE update or slow service from the big N. I'm sure thousands are updating at the same time though. Should have played Mario first! Remote setup is amazing. Literally 15 seconds and my Vizio and Directv box were totally setup. Brilliant!


Same exact experience as you! 30 mins plus and counting :(
At least I got Nintendo land up on eBay.

#7627 CAGALICIOUS

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:38 AM

I wish someone was streaming themselves playing it!

#7628 Pheee

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:38 AM

Right about to take the chance at walmart lol

#7629 GarrettJD

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:38 AM

Just got back from my Best Buy midnight launch. No issues. I had preordered for in-store pickup and they had all those set aside. The cashier ran everything through the system before midnight, I was free to wander the store, then at 12:01 am they handed me my bag and I was out the door. Kudos to Best Buy for being organized and running a well-handled launch!

Going to hit Toys R Us in the morning to take advantage of the B1G40% sale.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:39 AM

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:40 AM

Just got back from my Best Buy midnight launch. No issues. I had preordered for in-store pickup and they had all those set aside. The cashier ran everything through the system before midnight, I was free to wander the store, then at 12:01 am they handed me my bag and I was out the door. Kudos to Best Buy for being organized and running a well-handled launch!

Going to hit Toys R Us in the morning to take advantage of the B1G40% sale.

Go to to target instead get 1 get %50 off 1 or buy 2 get half off 1 however you want to call it.
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#7632 Chin35char

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:41 AM

Going to get up at 7:30 to go to kmart and hopefully get one.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:42 AM

I wish someone was streaming themselves playing it!


i found only one on twitch was a gaming group. they have since went off air

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:42 AM

So I gotta share my story, it's so fucked up! I went to Walmart at 10:30 in Merrillville, IN to pick up my preorder. I went early because I wanted to make sure to get a Pro Controller. Walmart got in 60 Deluxe + 4 Basic. 52 of the 60 Deluxe were for preorders. The first 7 people in line didn't have a preorder, so those went fast. Not only did the Walmart NOT have Pro Controllers, they only had the games that were released on 11/13, no Mario, ZombieU, etc.

So I darted over to Meijer at 12:15am which is a mile down the road to see if they had any games. Not only did they have all games in stock, they had 5 basic model Wii U's in stock! I asked them how many they got in, they got 10 total(4 Deluxe and 6 Basic)! So Walmart has this huge crowd and is out immediately and Meijers wasnt touched -_-. Worse part was that the Pro Controllers at Meijer weren't programmed in the system, so they wouldn't ring up...meaning they couldn't sell them. Such an odd night!

#7635 lmz00

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:42 AM

Just hit two of the 24 hour Walmarts I had preordered at, and was told to come back when layaway opened.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:44 AM

i found only one on twitch was a gaming group. they have since went off air


there are a few streams up.
ive been watching this one since midnight:
twitch.tv/gamesradar

#7637 Donut2922

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:46 AM

Click "choose more" under the buying options tab.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:48 AM

Bestbuy.com has the option of doing an in-store pickup for the Pro controllers. I got 3 from where I will be picking up my Wii U tomorrow. This has been the easiest Console Launch I've experienced.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:49 AM

I don't know why they'd save them for BF. There won't be a system sale that soon and they don't need BF to sell the consoles. They will sale immediately for current price.


because it gets people into the stores?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:50 AM

Note to all: Dont try to register the games just yet, nintendo recognizes them as games that are not released yet, and should be returned back the store immediatedly. lol


Also for those looking around for WiiU's I would suggest Meijers, 24 hours store, and lowkey as hell compared to walmart,

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:54 AM

I wish someone was streaming themselves playing it!


http://www.own3d.tv/...ect/live/400562

#7642 Tiako

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:54 AM

Whats the word on Toys R us and sears in the morning?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:55 AM

does anybody know how long they will hold it for me on layaway? i pre-ordered it but want to make payments just dont wont to go in, in lets say 2 weeks and find out they canceled it and sold it i dont know just seems like walmart would do something like that. could anybody help?


pretty sure when you put something on lawaway you pay a deposit, so as long as you dont miss a payment they won't sell it.

#7644 GarrettJD

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:55 AM

Go to to target instead get 1 get %50 off 1 or buy 2 get half off 1 however you want to call it.


I thought Target was Buy 2 Get 1 at 50% off, which would mean you would buy 2 at full price and get the 3rd at 50%. Am I wrong?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:55 AM

Go to to target instead get 1 get %50 off 1 or buy 2 get half off 1 however you want to call it.


toysrus deal is better.. TRU is b1g1 40% off (20% discount)
target is b2g150% off (16.66% discount) plus you have to find 3 games you want over just 2

unless you have a redcard then the savings are about the same.

#7646 Tiako

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:56 AM

lol staples 50 dollars over msrp

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:57 AM

Bestbuy.com has the option of doing an in-store pickup for the Pro controllers. I got 3 from where I will be picking up my Wii U tomorrow. This has been the easiest Console Launch I've experienced.

Thanks for the heads up on the controllers! I'll say the same about the console launch if Target's preorder cards go smoothly. Some comments on here have me nervous.

#7648 JohnWayne

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:59 AM

So I just saw the thread where you can trade in a slim ps3 for $150 towards a Wii u at best buy. Will best buy have some Wii u's tomorrow for ppl who didn't preorder? Will there be a line or something for ppl didn't preorder?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:02 AM

Got a deluxe one at Meijer without any problem

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:03 AM

This update is KILLING me!!!!! I just wanna play already!
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