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


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#7651 Kaiser499

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:04 AM

Any idea what the update does?

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#7652 TheAggroCraig

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:04 AM

Any idea what the update does?


Pretty sure it allows you to access any online features.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:05 AM

my walmart opens at 6am but i'm too excited to sleep.. need to sleep... I just hope the layaway opens the same time as the store...

#7654 GoodbyeSoberDay

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:05 AM

Any idea what the update does?


I think I read somewhere earlier that it applies a patch that enables play of Wii games. Not sure what else is included.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:06 AM

yea update is apparently like a gig plus, most reports say over and hour to do it.

even after that i dont think it has netflix, amazon, etc working.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:06 AM

my walmart opens at 6am but i'm too excited to sleep.. need to sleep... I just hope the layaway opens the same time as the store...


layway doesn't open till 9am

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:06 AM

Walked into WalMart at 12:10 and picked up a deluxe without a preorder. We have a giant Wal-Mart in a relatively small town; not sure why they got so much stock. There were maybe half a dozen people who picked up preorders.

Updating now. Probably just going to go to bed rather than wait for it.

#7658 JohnWayne

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:06 AM

Do you guys know if best buy will have a limited amount of wii u's tomorrow morning for ppl who didn't preorder?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:08 AM

yea update is apparently like a gig plus, most reports say over and hour to do it.

even after that i dont think it has netflix, amazon, etc working.


that stuff has been delayed till sometime in december

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:09 AM

Called a 24hr Walmart at 930. They said they had 7 but no break down and no line so i drove over and got there at 10. I'm 2nd/3rd in line. The guy in front of me is just there along with his friend but is entertaining the idea of buying one to resell it. So I'm nervous. I hope the break down is majority deluxe. If its basic and I don't get one... Oh well. 2 hours wasn't a huge waste of time.

#7661 Tiako

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:10 AM

5gb system update lololol

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:14 AM

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


No kidding. Mine's about 2/3rds done and it's been about 45 minutes.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:15 AM

Other than my Best Buy Midnight launch being incredibly slow everything went smooth. Mine apparently had plenty to go around. I had mine pre-ordered so i showed up at 11:40 and just stood in line. Probably 75 total people in line only 10% or so with pre-orders. 15-20 probably showed up after me but were only able to get basic units. They only let 5 people in at a time so i didn't even walk out until 1:10. And now I am waiting for Paint to dry.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:17 AM

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15 days.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:18 AM

Hooked up my deluxe, tried to connect to the wifi, it can see my network but not connect even if I remove all security. System has locked up hard (to the point I had to unplug it) twice with Black Ops 2.

Guess I'm calling Nintendo when they open tomorrow.

#7666 Kaiser499

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:19 AM

I really wanted a Deluxe Set but I could only get the Basic Set tonight. I wonder If I should go to Target or something in the morning.

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#7667 Octopod

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:21 AM

After the first update bar fills there is a second one. It doesn't take as long though. Maybe 15 minutes for the second one.

And when you put Nintendoland in it has to update also. Not long though.

#7668 kilik64

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:22 AM

After the first update bar fills there is a second one. It doesn't take as long though. Maybe 15 minutes for the second one.


How long has it taken you total? And what speed internet do you have?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:23 AM

Went to Walmart to get my preordered one about 11 and there were about 8 people total there, with the longest time being since 11 am. The staff in electronics were totally clueless and said that they had 4 of each in to sell and that those of us who put it in layaway would have to come back at 9 am as they had not planned for it. After a fight almost broke out and the manager threatened to call the police on a guy, then they drop this bomb on us.

I made it clear their ad had stated preorders could be picked up at 12:01 and that I wasn't leaving without one. There was another preorder there and when I went to make my case he went with me. Once I dropped the false advertising threat the manager got nice really quick and told us she would take care of us. Unfortunately they only had SMB, Just Dance, AC3 and BOPS2 so no ZombiU which bummed my new buddy out but I was happy to get my system and get out alive as the hostile hobo stayed lurking around the department.

Now if only the damn thing would update!!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:24 AM

How long has it taken you total? And what speed internet do you have?


I have Fios so my line is decently fast. The two bars took me I would guess an hour or a bit more.

I'm getting 21 down according to speed test right now. Nothing special.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:25 AM

Right about to take the chance at walmart lol


Damn that was easy.

left house at 11:45pm, 4th guy in line out of 5. Home by 12:15am.

Simple lol.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:26 AM

FYI - my system took a few hours to update (from about 7 to 12 ). Anyway it came in at about 880mb. It gives you access to the shop channel and miiverse and the chat feature. Pretty cool stuff. I do not think many people are through it though since I saw almost no one online on miverse


BTW to the guy who said his system froze twice, mine did one during miiverse and I had to pull the power cord. Hope that is not a sign of a bad system and is just bad software that can be updated...

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:26 AM

Ordered my Wii U Deluxe on 11/08 via Target.com. Received their garbage 'delayed' email at 2am last night. Called them this morning to give them a good piece of my mind.

Really awesome local CAG nearby offered to let me have one of his extra Wii U Deluxe preorders. Went to Wal-Mart at 9pm to get in line, first people there. Ended up getting one and letting fellow CAG know I now wasn't in need.

Local Wal-Mart only had 28 TOTAL (including preorders). 18 of them were for preorders, so they ended up with 10 extras for sell. All deluxe, NO 8GB. Also, no NSMB. :(

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:28 AM

Actually I'm not sure what is going on with this Nintendoland update. It has been going for ten or fifteen minutes. I wonder if it is running the main update again for some reason...

It's getting there now. I hope every game doesn't have to update...

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:31 AM

Anybody else have a white screen with the Wii U logo on the bottom right? It's after the update installs. This is strange... It is playing a tune, and has been like this for at least 20 minutes.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:33 AM

not good hearing all these lock up issues already after the update. Yet another reason why im not a fan of buying electronics on launch.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:34 AM

not good hearing all these lock up issues already after the update


Werent there quite a few with the wii launch, or shortly after?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:37 AM

Werent there quite a few with the wii launch, or shortly after?


wii,360,ps3 all had issues on launch

#7679 kilik64

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:38 AM

wii,360,ps3 all had issues on launch


Well yea true there, I mean hell cant anyone launch a console without screwing something up?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:38 AM

as a early adapter to any electronics you go in knowing their will be some annoying bugs. But that is the fun of it.