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


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#8551 Lightning War

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:38 PM

screw best buy, i ordered the day it popped up and they cancelled my order. Walmart has shipped though for me though.


What store number cancelled your order?

#8552 TURDGAMER

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:57 PM

I hope they release a version for the entire front surface like they did for the Vita (in the attached link). Then again, since the screen's not flushed with the rest of the front, I don't see them releasing this unless it's 2 seperate pieces.

http://www.amazon.co... protector vita



Thanks for the quick response & info. Yeah, I bought Super Mario & Batman from Toys R Us (b1g1 40% promo) but haven't opened either one yet. I'm going to open Mario for sure, just didn't know about Batman. I'd like to get NBA 2K13 (those hot/cold index & career mode stats features when you put the game pad up to the TV is interesting), just not sure about using such a big game pad for that game.


The B1G1 40 percent is great but I have a system that works pretty good if there are no sales.

This game buying system works for me.

I like to try a lot of games and end up focusing on only a few. Of the 20 I will probably end up focusing on 5 or less. Its about trying as many games as I can.

I use this service glyde.com. I buy more games than I can afford from Amazon and I try them for a month or so and get back at least half my money and most of the time the games cost me about $20 dollars in the end and I get to play them for a month. If you never used glyde it is great. You list your game and it sells within a week usually and they send you an envelop all ready to go you just put the game in the mailbox and get your money put in your account.

For example say I buy Borderlands 2 from Amazon for $60 I play it for a month put it on Glyde and sell it for $40 and the game costs $20 in the end which enables me to try out a lot more games at $20 than I would at $60.

#8553 djricekcn

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:59 PM

man...my WiiU is lost somewhere in UPS...never had a lost package from UPS before....*sigh*

#8554 maximumzero

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:00 PM

Just a FYI for those who ordered the HORI screen protector from Amazon... mine is now marked as shipped, so hopefully they are starting to get all of the pre-orders out at least :)


I settled on a PDP branded protector yesterday. I'm gonna apply it sometime over the thanksgiving holidays.

#8555 Renaissance 2K

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:00 PM

man...my WiiU is lost somewhere in UPS...never had a lost package from UPS before....*sigh*

Some dude in a brown outfit is playing NSMBU right now.

#8556 MetalSlugger

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:04 PM

My target last night had some Deluxe unit listed as in the stock room, but the electronics guy said they couldn't sell them because they were being held for Black Friday.

They aren't on sale on Black Friday and I would have bought games right then, so I don't understand holding back stock. Don't say in-stock if you're going to refuse to sell it. :censored:


They have to hold stuff for the BF ad even if said stuff isn't on sale or else they risk getting hit with false advertising.

I settled on a PDP branded protector yesterday. I'm gonna apply it sometime over the thanksgiving holidays.


FYI

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#8557 Mikeatris

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:10 PM

Can someone please tell me if the Pro Controller is worth a purchase right now? I am trying to get everything I need for this system Black Friday abut I know how hard it is to get a Pro Controller right now and if I need to get one I will go ahead a get it. For Black Friday I am going to get the Controller and Nunchunk, since I gave my Wii to my step daughter and I am no indian giver LOL, a game or 2 and an external HDD. I already bought the cover for the controller and the screen protectors. I will pop it open and do the updates tonight.

#8558 djricekcn

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

no need for pro controller unless ifyou're planning on playing CoD

#8559 jacknicklson

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:13 PM

no need for pro controller unless ifyou're planning on playing CoD


Yeah, I really don't understand the demand for these things. Its not like the line-up for the next few months is going to have us running out and getting games, especially games that could make use
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#8560 MushaOne

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:17 PM

Anyone know the issue with the pro controllers at Newegg? I preordered with the $12 off but now they are saying they wont get them til 12/31 (which seems to be the date they put for unknown release dates) I tried asking Newegg but really got nothing out of them. Its not a huge deal because like is said above there is no real need for them yet, but still curious as to why Newegg doesnt have any in yet.

#8561 Gosha

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:18 PM

no need for pro controller unless ifyou're planning on playing CoD


They work well for Sonic Racing Transformed as well.

#8562 therealdeal19

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:19 PM

man...my WiiU is lost somewhere in UPS...never had a lost package from UPS before....*sigh*


My Target order is in limbo. I have no idea what is going on with Target or UPS. I've never had this problem before with UPS. Today, I finally had an update on my tracking and all it says is "1 business day" left. Nothing else has really update and to be honest it is essentially the same status as it was on Nov. 16.

Now it says the following for the status updates:

United States 11/16/2012 2:18 A.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS

WTF.

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#8563 maximumzero

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:20 PM

FYI

http://www.cheapassg...56#post10170156


Thanks, but to be fair that's how most screen protectors work. :-#

#8564 akokonas

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

My Target order is in limbo. I have no idea what is going on with Target or UPS. I've never had this problem before with UPS. Today, I finally had an update on my tracking and all it says is "1 business day" left. Nothing else has really update and to be honest it is essentially the same status as it was on Nov. 16.

Now it says the following for the status updates:

United States 11/16/2012 2:18 A.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS

WTF.



I got my Target order yesterday. They only shipped the console. I called and asked where my copy of Mario was and they said it was back ordered and that it could take up to a week to get.

#8565 Shabow

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:30 PM

Yeah, I really don't understand the demand for these things. Its not like the line-up for the next few months is going to have us running out and getting games, especially games that could make use


I bought it because I had some Gamestop coupons, but right now nothing really uses it effectively except for ZombiU and COD. That being said, I'm more interested in it for future VC games.

#8566 Crunchewy

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

I put in an order at amazon for the Hori screen protector. It's backordered with unknown ship date, but as long as I get it by Xmas it will be fine.

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#8567 Nico8912

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:46 PM

Anyone know the issue with the pro controllers at Newegg? I preordered with the $12 off but now they are saying they wont get them til 12/31 (which seems to be the date they put for unknown release dates) I tried asking Newegg but really got nothing out of them. Its not a huge deal because like is said above there is no real need for them yet, but still curious as to why Newegg doesnt have any in yet.


From what I understand they're OOS. So they probably just stuck a random placeholder date there because they're unsure of when they'll have the supply to fulfill pre-orders.

#8568 Renaissance 2K

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:54 PM

I picked up the Write & Protect Kit yesterday from Best Buy. I didn't find it any more disappointing than other comparable screen protectors, so in that sense, I recommend it until ZAGG or one of the other high-end companies jumps on the Wii U.

I also picked up the clear shell from Best Buy. It works with the charging cradle without issue, which was my biggest fear.

#8569 Mikeatris

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:00 PM

I picked up the Write & Protect Kit yesterday from Best Buy. I didn't find it any more disappointing than other comparable screen protectors, so in that sense, I recommend it until ZAGG or one of the other high-end companies jumps on the Wii U.

I also picked up the clear shell from Best Buy. It works with the charging cradle without issue, which was my biggest fear.

Glad you told me about the clear shell and the charging cradle. Good to know it still fits on it with the shell on. I bought the clear shell yesterday. Like I said earlier I will open the Wii tonight. I picked it up yesterday from GS. I did not want to open it up last night as I spent the whole, and I mean whole wked trying to hit rank 55 on Ops since it was double xp and I never prestige. My wife did not have an issue with it at all as we did things in between, but I wanted to give her time yesterday so even though I brought the game home yesterday, I just wanted to spend a lil time with her. I will get to it today though.

#8570 Yars

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:04 PM

Anyone know the issue with the pro controllers at Newegg? I preordered with the $12 off but now they are saying they wont get them til 12/31 (which seems to be the date they put for unknown release dates) I tried asking Newegg but really got nothing out of them. Its not a huge deal because like is said above there is no real need for them yet, but still curious as to why Newegg doesnt have any in yet.


Shortly after Newegg started running their "$12 off preorders" promotion the pro controller quickly disappeared from the store. I can only guess that as a result they had far more orders than they initially expected and are struggling to fill all of those orders.

#8571 vcplant

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:20 PM

I dunno. I was just going by what the manager told me. Sure enough, 9 came and they released them. I got mine! :)


My wife is picking up one today. We're obviously going to be really mad if they let it go. Especially since it's paid down to 1 cent. Did anybody get screwed on a Walmart layaway? Seems like they've all been in stock.

#8572 sengar

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:26 PM

My Target order is in limbo. I have no idea what is going on with Target or UPS. I've never had this problem before with UPS. Today, I finally had an update on my tracking and all it says is "1 business day" left. Nothing else has really update and to be honest it is essentially the same status as it was on Nov. 16.

Now it says the following for the status updates:

United States 11/16/2012 2:18 A.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS

WTF.


The status on my Target preorder is exactly the same. I'm not going to worry too much about it until it misses its scheduled delivery without updating the tracking info.

#8573 kayne2000

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:33 PM

They work well for Sonic Racing Transformed as well.


and ninja gaiden and im sure the sports games.

i think its cause Wii motes and well everything Wii was a nightmare to find for ages.

#8574 Deader2818

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:35 PM

I remember the Convo of GTA V not going to the Wii U.

Well, looks like there is a chance it might.

http://www.vg247.com...on-says-houser/

#8575 therealdeal19

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:38 PM

The status on my Target preorder is exactly the same. I'm not going to worry too much about it until it misses its scheduled delivery without updating the tracking info.


Yup, that's what I'm waiting for as well since I'll have a real reason to complain.

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#8576 lmz00

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:00 PM

I dunno. I was just going by what the manager told me. Sure enough, 9 came and they released them. I got mine! :)

I'd be pissed if they sold something I had on layaway. I wonder if those people are still guaranteed a console whenever new ones come in, or if their layaways get just cancelled completely.


#8577 tightclaws

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

Waiting on my Walmart order right now, Fed Ex on the way. Walmart screwed up though, no word on what happened to my pro controller, it's limbo. Only thing not shipped, different story everytime I call them, don't think I would buy anything from Walmart.com again.
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#8578 lmz00

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:12 PM

Also, has anybody's TRU order shipped yet? Mine still says "Item(s) located in stock."


#8579 Skitals

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:14 PM

I just walked into Walmart and bought a Wii U Deluxe off the shelf. It was the only Deluxe I saw, but they also had the 8GB on the shelf.

I've been on the fence about getting one. I have all three "current" consoles since launch, and I NEVER play the Wii. I was on the fence about getting the original Wii too, but I remembered the nightmare it was trying to track one down.

Almost all the Walmarts in my area are showing In Stock online. I figured they would be preorder holdbacks, or bad inventory info, but sure enough I walked right in an out with a Deluxe.

Now if this damn update would finish installing....

#8580 Duster72

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:16 PM

A friend of mine had his system brick during the system update. :( I'm not sure of the details. He was doing the update now so it would be ready at Xmas. I hope he can get a replacement from Nintendo in time. :(


Mine did too. The NOA rep told me I should return it to the store and get another one. Really, you think I can just walk in and find a 32GB console on the shelf?

Going in for repairs via UPS today.