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


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#8131 Katsumi

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:36 PM

I'm trying to decide between getting the deluxe vs the basic model. Can someone help me out?


For the $50 extra for Deluxe, you get a copy of Nintendoland ($60 retail right now), 32GB of storage vs. 8GB of the basic, a charging cradle for the gamepad, a stand for the Wii U console, a stand for the gamepad, and you also get 10% back on all Eshop purchases until 2015 i believe. I don't like the glossy black because it's a finger print magnet.. but the extra's were too much to pass up :)

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#8132 Marauder7

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:37 PM

Walmart still have the deluxe system in stock. Hoping that they still have them in stock tomorrow morning.
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#8133 JohnWayne

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:38 PM

For the $50 extra for Deluxe, you get a copy of Nintendoland ($60 retail right now), 32GB of storage vs. 8GB of the basic, a charging cradle for the gamepad, a stand for the Wii U console, a stand for the gamepad, and you also get 10% back on all Eshop purchases until 2015 i believe. I don't like the glossy black because it's a finger print magnet.. but the extra's were too much to pass up :)


Thanks, I guess I'll just wait till a store gets more deluxe editions in stock instead of getting the basic model now.

#8134 usagi

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:39 PM

FYI West Coast members, my friend said they are doing in-store orders that can be shipped to your home. He got a Wii U deluxe estimated to arrive after Thanksgiving.

#8135 KrisMKX

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:44 PM

Thanks, I guess I'll just wait till a store gets more deluxe editions in stock instead of getting the basic model now.



go with deluxe! N-Land is fun! I also like the charging cradle for the Wii Padlet and I can use the extra cradle stand for my Vita.

And 8 gb for basic is weak, because after you make an online account, you are left with barley 3 gb of space. Spend the extra $50. You can always sell N-Land and make money back, as it comes sealed in case.

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#8136 gravel

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:44 PM

Well, don't usually post but wanted to share that I had a bad experience at the Target in Hadley, MA. Went into the store with my preorder card and receipt and was told they had a "mixup" and had sold all the units. Is it really that hard to understand what the word "reservation" means?

That sucks, I'm about an hour from there. My Target seemed to have some idea of what they were doing, but I went first thing in the morning so I wasn't taking any chances. When I left, they said they thought all the pre-orders came in, and they were going to sell the rest of the remaining systems.

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#8137 hoofrog

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

Well I am 8th on "the list" at Gamestop. I was told they had just enough systems to cover about 10 preorders and no extras. One person did cancel so they called the first person on the list and they have 48 hours to pick it up. Assuming best case scenario and everyone up to me sleeps on it, then I have 14 days to wait before I get called.

Calling around town it is sold out everywhere, both models. So, I guess I am waiting.

One question though, is the system rang up by serial number? Curious if I can find one before Gamestop calls and buy it cash, if I can return the one I eventually get from Gamestop (bought in credit) to the first store? Just a thought to try and get one early.

#8138 dennisb407

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:47 PM

Walmart in Stow, OH failed on my pre-order(layaway)..


I walked out with $100 gift Card and unfulfilled order...



That'll be nice if that happens to me tomorrow when I go in...if they have it I'll just cancel it lol

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:50 PM

Dunno if it's been posted, but stock checking link for Target:

http://m.target.com/fiats/t-14174037

Doesn't account for stores responsible enough to hold back preorders, but at least gives you an idea of what you're up against. Half the stores in my area are sold out it seems. Hope it helps the hunters.


No offense, but there stock checker SUCKS! I had someone within Target get me local stores that had the deluxe in stock and she told me a nearby Super Target had 14 deluxe in stock and 5 basic in stocks. When I went there, there were no deluxe in stock and 9 basic in stock. Their whole system is out of whack!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:51 PM

I've been trying to follow along with this thread, but there has been far too much activity. I think there have been at least 20 pages since this morning. We need a Reader's Digest version.


Anyway, my pickup today was incredibly painless. I ended up sleeping in and we did some shopping afterward, so I didn't get back until about 20 minutes ago. When I got to layaway, there were two people in front of me putting clothes away (it's so idiotic to put kids' clothes on layaway), so I had to wait about 15 minutes. And then I had to wait another 5 minutes while they looked for my order. They hadn't even taken them out of the shipping box from UPS yet, so they just handed me that and opened it up to verify that my two units were inside. And...that was basically it. The people working there had no idea how many consoles their store got, but they said that only a couple of pre-ordered. I do know that all of their Deluxe models have sold out, though. When I walked by electronics, they only had two Basic models yet.

And now I just need to hook this thing up so I can update it. Probably won't get to play it until tonight because I have to bake pies and quiches. I also need to try to find a longer HDMI cable because this stupid thing looks like it's only about 3 feet long. But first...I'm having some mother-fucking Quiznos.


EDIT: I take back what I said about the HDMI cable. I'm not sure yet if it will reach from the Wii U's designated spot, but it's definitely longer than 3 feet.

Edited by ZombieToast, 18 November 2012 - 11:38 PM.


#8141 KrisMKX

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:51 PM

While I was in picking mine up at Gamestop. Someone called in looking for a 2nd Wii Padlet. The associate claimed they were getting them in next week to the caller. I said, wow, nice lie. He says, "it gets ppl to come in my store". What a douche I thought.

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#8142 dennisb407

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:56 PM

I've been trying to follow along with this thread, but there has been far too much activity. I think there have been at least 20 pages since this morning. We need a Reader's Digest version.


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I think this thread needs to be closed and someone start a "Wii is now out" thread. 400+ pages is a lil too much now.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:02 PM

I should have mine tomorrow or Tuesday, from Walmart with Zombie which I am returning. Weirdly my Pro has not shipped nor have Walmart charged me anything yet, not even pending. I find it weird they shipped the system without charging my card, on the shipping notice it says Wii U 32 gig deluxe charge 0.00 shipping charge 0.00 same with Zombie. I wonder if they won't charge until the controller ships or they screwed up.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:04 PM

Went into Target with my reservation card this late afternoon.
They were holding it like they were supposed to. Glad they knew how to handle it.


Did the same thing. Strolled into Target at noon today and they had my deluxe for me behind the counter. I was taking a chance but they kept their word to me from the night before on how they were handling the pre orders.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:11 PM

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its a total mario kart ripoff though right down to having a star item to go fast and all that stuff

#8146 fieldkillah

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:12 PM

Well, don't usually post but wanted to share that I had a bad experience at the Target in Hadley, MA. Went into the store with my preorder card and receipt and was told they had a "mixup" and had sold all the units. Is it really that hard to understand what the word "reservation" means?


That sucks, but doesn't surprise me, I got mine from Best Buy across the hall (1 of the 3 preorders they got).
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#8147 vtswordfish

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:15 PM

Haters gonna hate man, I love Nintendoland, that DK obstacle course is pissing me off though. hah The games are fun, need to snag a couple more games to play for it, probably NSMBU and something else.

#8148 kklems

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:16 PM

Stopped into best buy today for some blurays and one of gaming associates asked me if I was looking for anything. Asked if they had any Wii-u's. They were sold out but he said he is expecting more shipments all week and had several freight shipments with more coming. Played with the store model for a few minutes. Nice graphics (Rayman demo) but I am not sure if the system is worth it or not. I go back and forth. I wish the base was $200 with the deluxe for $250 but my Wii is collecting dust for the most part. What gets me really excited is what the next generation XBOX/PS systems will look like if the Wii-u graphics are this good.


Hum just called my target and they have two in stock.

#8149 DemonsMaster

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:17 PM

For those of you interested, I passed by Target to see what they have. If you are only interested in picking up Scribblenauts they have it for $49.99 and it comes with a $10 giftcard.


I wasn't able to duplicate this deal and get the $10 gift card with purchase at my Target, but the price was indeed $49.99. With a $10 gift card I had from a previous promotion and the 5% discount from the red card it was a good enough deal for me after reading the positive reviews.

Also on my receipt it just says "Wii U Game" and not the actual game title, this could be the reason why but I did watch him actually scan the game in so I'm not sure.

We can learn as much, if not more, from bad games as we can from good ones.

That's my justification and I'm sticking to it.


#8150 donut

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:19 PM

No offense, but there stock checker SUCKS! I had someone within Target get me local stores that had the deluxe in stock and she told me a nearby Super Target had 14 deluxe in stock and 5 basic in stocks. When I went there, there were no deluxe in stock and 9 basic in stock. Their whole system is out of whack!


Target stock checker is not in real time, but it is updated daily
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:22 PM

Just got back from going out to get a case for my controller, got one of the rocketdog cases, really like it, will keep the black from getting fingerprints on it. Didn't see any screen protectors but didn't look at gamestop, will check there tomorrow.

I went to Best Buy and they had 10 of the basic systems just sitting on the shelf (no deluxe), Toys R Us was sold out, but they told me they had only received about 8 units.

And yeah what's up with the Mario shortage? Walmart said they only got a handful of copies in, Toys R Us was wiped clean, Best Buy had a couple but I didn't have the TRU ad to PM the B1G140% so I didn't bother.

How is the Rocketfish case, I am going to get that tomorrow along with the screen protectors.

#8152 Kingmob46

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:23 PM

My TRU had about a dozen of the Wii Flingsmash games @ $20. That netted me two black [to match the deluxe] wii-mote pluses for $32 [plus tax] not too shabby. Just a heads up if you need some wii-motes for that shiny new toy!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:25 PM

Still waiting for my Shipped Wii-U Deluxe to arrive on Tuesday (Still hoping for Monday though). Went by Best Buy at 12:30 and they had tons of Basic consoles and no deluxes available. So much for the employee who told me they were all sold out on Friday. When I got there I walked around the store for five minutes and asked the guy where the Wii-U stuff was since it wasn't in the Wii section. He told me they received the shipment at 4 AM that morning and didn't have time to display everything. They were still unboxing most of it in the store by where they sale car stereos. I was able to pick up all of the games (seven in all) I was looking for and some accessories. Wish I had the TRU ad when I went. I thought it was funny that there was sign saying "Lego City, now available" since it won't be released till next year. I'm glad that most people got their systems with almost little to no problems. Sorry to those who are still waiting.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:31 PM

No offense, but there stock checker SUCKS! I had someone within Target get me local stores that had the deluxe in stock and she told me a nearby Super Target had 14 deluxe in stock and 5 basic in stocks. When I went there, there were no deluxe in stock and 9 basic in stock. Their whole system is out of whack!


Perhaps they sold them ...

#8155 serum79

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:33 PM

I went to a TRU, a Target, and a Best Buy around where I live (Long Island, NY) to get a pro controller, but all were out of stock.
I took one last shot and went to the store I dread the most, Gamestop. They had over 20 black pro controllers and just as many white ones. Glad they came through for me for once lol
Life is damn good when you're a cheap ass gamer!

#8156 sengar

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:35 PM

Perhaps they sold them ...


They would have had to sell 14 Deluxe and -4 Basic then. :)

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:37 PM

How is the Rocketfish case, I am going to get that tomorrow along with the screen protectors.


I am very pleased with it, seems pretty durable and it has clips that lock it onto the gamepad. I used it for a couple of hours this afternoon and honestly didn't notice the added difference on the controller. It has a kind of pointless stand on the back of it that I may take off, but for $10 you can't beat it.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:38 PM

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!


I noticed the TV thing too...so easy to setup i figured it was gonna be a pain in the ass manual code search thing but nope...dynex tv and comcast box no problem.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:39 PM

I can't get my Tivo Series 2 to work with the remote thing at all, my LG tv worked fine after running through a bazillion codes for it.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:52 PM

Could someone please share how long BB will hold your preorder before they put it back on the sales floor? Thanks in advance.