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


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#8191 Jello1996

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:30 AM

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!


I almost bought a wii-mote plus today for $40. Thanks for the heads up, though Flingsmash was actually $25 at my TRU and online. They also had Wii Play Motion which comes with a wii-mote plus for $30 so I picked up one of each. Got two black wii-mote pluses and two games for around the price I was going to pay for a single wii-mote plus.

#8192 Deader2818

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:30 AM

Try this. worked for me.

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#8193 Ag_SurfR

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:32 AM

has anyone been able to pick up a screen protector? i got the invisi-shield; i thought it'd come with a screen protector but it wasn't til i got home that i realized it was only for the pad and not the screen (the part i'm most concerned about). not surprisingly my son already got it all dirty and grimy looking.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:33 AM

So.. for those of you who picked up screen protectors as well...

Any tips on applying them? They seem to be statically charged (I got a couple of the PDP ones, where you peel off one side, apply it, and peel off top). Whatever I do, a couple stray specs of dust always get in under the protector. I tried to lift it off and remove it, but only succeeded in adding another blemish lol

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#8195 Katsumi

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:34 AM

has anyone been able to pick up a screen protector? i got the invisi-shield; i thought it'd come with a screen protector but it wasn't til i got home that i realized it was only for the pad and not the screen (the part i'm most concerned about). not surprisingly my son already got it all dirty and grimy looking.


Amazon has a HORI brand one shipping out tomorrow. Gamestop also has a "Write & Protect" Kit from PDP (available in stores now) which comes with 2 screen protectors and 2 stylus for $10.

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#8196 Paladinion

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:34 AM

So, I played some Nintendo land, the Metroid Attraction and its pretty good, about what I expected. But NSMB U is definitely a great game. Me and the wife are doing boost mode and its crazy fun. She places the blocks while I run through the levels as Mario.

Gamestop transaction was painless, walked in and gave the lady my power up card and she placed everything in the bag and I was off. Even tho the Manager assured me multiple times that they were not gonna have extra units for preorders they were tripping Wii Us in there and both of them were calling family members to come get one now if they wanted one.

#8197 Deader2818

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:37 AM

Did Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper come out today? I havent seen it anywhere.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:38 AM

Did Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper come out today? I havent seen it anywhere.


There were copies at my Gamestop, so i'm assuming it did.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:40 AM

Was out today, had to run errands etc. Went to a few Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart stores. One store had a basic white system, the rest were sold out. Glad to see it's selling well.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:48 AM

at work we sold all black systems but sold ZERO whites. i think white systems will be more easy to come by then black. If you don't care about nintendo land you could get white and get a cheap external drive. The charging craddel only cost 20 bucks. which is what im thinking of doing i had one on hold for me at work but decided not to get the black at this time.

#8201 ferant316

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:51 AM

Not as rare as I was expecting, saw both models at every Target around me. Still debating picking it up even though I barely have time for the games I have...

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:54 AM


^this was hilarious

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I bought two Wii U's today (yes, I'm going to flip one - I'm not bragging about it or anything nor am I really hoarding them)

First was my Deluxe at Walmart at midnight. My lord did that take forever. They helped two people ahead of me and by the time they got to me, they still kept screwing up. Anyways, took about 25 mins. but I got it. Also, as others reported, not 'launch day' games available.

The second was a Basic at Target. Had my preorder card and they grabbed it from the back. "Are there two left back there for the remaining pre-orders" asked a worker to another. "No, this is the last one". I really feel bad for those who didn't get there's when they properly reserved it.

Went to Best Buy about an hour ago, and there was one lone Basic set left. Lots of activity in gaming, but it was for 3DS, Kinect, or Black Ops 2.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:55 AM

I almost bought a wii-mote plus today for $40. Thanks for the heads up, though Flingsmash was actually $25 at my TRU and online. They also had Wii Play Motion which comes with a wii-mote plus for $30 so I picked up one of each. Got two black wii-mote pluses and two games for around the price I was going to pay for a single wii-mote plus.


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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:55 AM

Not as rare as I was expecting, saw both models at every Target around me. Still debating picking it up even though I barely have time for the games I have...


i looked on target website in my area everystore has one but most stores don't update those online systems till 8 next morning

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:58 AM

The guy at the "Pheasant Lane Mall-Nashua,NH_Upper floor Gamestop," was very pushy into trying to sell me a over priced tablet plastic skin, game which I said no to three times and a warranty. Usually when I goto that particular GS my transactions are as smooth as slik and very painless. I haven't even opened my WiiU yet. Undecided if I should flip it, keep it or return it. I have too much as it is lol from a atari2600,jaguar lynx, ngpc,bandai wonderswan,goldstar 3d0,dreamcast,sega master system,ps2,ps3,xbox,xbox 360,nes top loader, game.com,psp I have no room left.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:59 AM

Anyone else notice considerable light leaks on the GamePad LCD? It's really noticeable at least on my screen on dark or black areas playing Nintendoland. I know all backlit LCDS have this problem or at least I think. Anyone else notice this? I tired to take a picture (sorry for the poor quality) using a black background image. Mine is mostly noticeable on the left side though sometimes on the right. Posted Image

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:59 AM

Happen to walk into Best Buy this afternoon without having pre-ordered and they had a huge stack so I bought two!


Edit: release day huge, more like 5 at the front.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:05 AM

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.

How does it feel? I mean, not bulk-wise, but to the touch? I was contemplating getting that, but it looks like it will feel uncomfortable, especially during the summer. And I'm also concerned about dust getting trapped underneath it. That's bound to happen with anything you put on there, but when the thing is clear, everything will obviously be easier to say.


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How is it? Does it get in the way of the shoulder and trigger buttons at all?


does it take forever to update the wii u?

The servers are probably getting slammed, so it could take a while depending on your connection and what time you do it. I started updating around 5 PM PST and it took just over 40 minutes on a 6 Mbps connection. Some people are saying it took them two hours on connections faster than mine.


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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:06 AM

So.. for those of you who picked up screen protectors as well...

Any tips on applying them? They seem to be statically charged (I got a couple of the PDP ones, where you peel off one side, apply it, and peel off top). Whatever I do, a couple stray specs of dust always get in under the protector. I tried to lift it off and remove it, but only succeeded in adding another blemish lol


Turn your hot shower on and close the door. Let the bathroom steam up.

All the dust and everything will be pushed down to the floor from the heat/steam and it is SUPER easy to put on

#8210 ferant316

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:07 AM

i looked on target website in my area everystore has one but most stores don't update those online systems till 8 next morning


No, I went to one Target around 2PM and another at 8PM (latter was with the GF which is why two Targets in a day) Unless they just have dummy boxes as part of the display case and the systems are actually out back (some stores do that to deter theft/avoid replenishment). I'm not sure how Target works anymore actually, last system I bought there was my Wii.

I was deadset on this being the first console I didn't buy on release day but damn has it been hard, especially after reading all the positive reactions online.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:07 AM

Fuck Gamestop. Fuck ers there think they can just sell my pre-order unit just b/c they were unable to contact me. Whats the Fuck ing point of pre-order and charging me $25, if they can just sell my pre-order at will, as if i wont be picking up my unit and just let them keep my $25. Dumbshit like this only happens @ Gamestop.

Gamestop preorder = BS


If/when you call to complain the manager will most likely make some excuse and most people will tell you to get the DM's number which is fine and good. However once you talk to the DM I would actually ask to talk to his manager. Multiple times I had my DM (ran a GS for 2 years, worked at one for 5 years prior) call and tell me 'I see you still have xx copies in stock, sell that shit.' When I told him that it was a preorder the typical response I got was 'man those cats probably forgot, you will get some more soon, just sell it'.

The DM's are concerned about their sell through numbers and other crap. Granted their managers probably aren't much better, but I will say that 9 times out of 10 my DM's boss had my back when my DM didn't.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:08 AM

How does it feel? I mean, not bulk-wise, but to the touch? I was contemplating getting that, but it looks like it will feel uncomfortable, especially during the summer. And I'm also concerned about dust getting trapped underneath it. That's bound to happen with anything you put on there, but when the thing is clear, everything will obviously be easier to say.


It feels just fine, truthfully it isn't that bulky or noticeable on the controller, the back plastic is actually a grip texture so it isn't as smooth, but I like that better than silicone. I'm sure that dust can get up under it, but it is easy to remove and clean if you really wanted to do that.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:08 AM

Not sure if any cags came to my Target, but I was surprised we didn't sell out of the deluxe Wii U's until about 1:30. My team stopped about 5 resellers from trying to buy multiple systems while being tax exempt and some dude came in early in the morning and was like "I want to buy all of the wii u deluxe editions you have in stock" and I kinda laughed and told him no, 1 per person.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:11 AM

Just got my own Wii U Deluxe bundle from FYE today!! There were literally two pepople in the store and they were looking at CD's. Getting the preorder was a cinch, the only thing is that fye has a ridiculous policy where you must purchase two games or accessories with any console purchase. Fortunately, it's ANY game and ANY accesory, doesnt have to be for the Wii U. I picked up GHIII for PS2 for $4 and Rapala fishing for $2. Still, what a RIPOFF. I am enjoying the system and right now Im typing this on it as I wait for smbu to finish downloading.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:11 AM

Turn your hot shower on and close the door. Let the bathroom steam up.

All the dust and everything will be pushed down to the floor from the heat/steam and it is SUPER easy to put on


Then make love to the controller.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:12 AM

Turn your hot shower on and close the door. Let the bathroom steam up.

All the dust and everything will be pushed down to the floor from the heat/steam and it is SUPER easy to put on


Yes, this is the way to do it. I'm not sure whats included with the screen protector but be sure to wipe off the screen with a lint free cloth and it also helps a lot to use one of those little pieces of cardboard to help applying it. If it doesnt include that stuff w/ the screen protector I'd get at least the cloth before doing it and maybe use a credit card or something hard and thin like that to help with applying it.

Also, if you actually do it after taking a shower, don't drip water all over it while trying to apply it. I've done that a couple times now..

Then make love to the controller.


This is the other way to do it.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:18 AM

I knew i was doing it wrong, I didn't let it get steamy enough.

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You buy expensive condoms...


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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:28 AM

Turn your hot shower on and close the door. Let the bathroom steam up.

All the dust and everything will be pushed down to the floor from the heat/steam and it is SUPER easy to put on


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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:31 AM

So yeah, im pretty sure its my wireless modem thats a piece of shit and not letting me update. Have an old wireless router and for some reason the modem won't send internet to that.

How good is the rocketfish lan adapter? Would it be good enough to do the download at least?