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


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#61 ElektroDragon

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:41 PM

im going to wait for amazon on this, i dont trust gamestop with this type of preorder they will take a huge amount then not fullfil when its time, on the nintendo preorder page they have amazon listed as one of the retailers so i dont see a reason they wouldnt take preorder, im pretty sure they took preorders for the 3DS
http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu/buynow/


Actually, Gamestop will be MOST likely to be able to fill all pre-orders, more likely than Amazon, since they are the earliest to post it, and will by far have the most purchasing power due to physical stores, etc. And NewEgg? When they do have it, forget about it, half the pre-orders will probably go unfilfilled.

#62 BNoyes

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:41 PM

Well considering it is not a launch title who knows what might happen. I assume because it sold better in Japan that is the reason.


Supposedly the game was actually cancelled until Nintendo stepped in a decided to publish it themselves. The basically there wouldn't be a Bayonetta 2 without Nintendo. I just wonder if they will release the original, as well. It always bothers me when a sequel comes to a system but you can't play the original.

Anyway, I don't think I'll be buying a Wii U, regardless.

#63 Drclaw411

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:44 PM

How easy is it to cancel pre-orders from GS.com? And do they put a hold on the card? I'm wondering if I should throw an online pre-order on as insurance. The store manager told me i'd be fine, but the fact that it doesn't actually say "wii u" has me a bit worried.
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#64 Frahps

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:46 PM

im going to wait for amazon on this, i dont trust gamestop with this type of preorder they will take a huge amount then not fullfil when its time, on the nintendo preorder page they have amazon listed as one of the retailers so i dont see a reason they wouldnt take preorder, im pretty sure they took preorders for the 3DS


Might want to wait for a while since you know, you can see how many Nintendo hardware are being SOLD through Amazon...

#65 Yars

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:46 PM

this is not a deal


Considering it'll probably be selling in the secondary market for an extra $100 or $200 on day one, this is one of the rare cases were MSRP qualifies as a deal.

#66 Woocls

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:47 PM

Actually, Gamestop will be MOST likely to be able to fill all pre-orders, more likely than Amazon, since they are the earliest to post it, and will by far have the most purchasing power due to physical stores, etc. And NewEgg? When they do have it, forget about it, half the pre-orders will probably go unfilfilled.

This seems like worthless speculation. I've never had a problem with amazon OR newegg. Gamestop however...... In fact since they're the first to set up pre-orders there's a good chance they don't even know how many they're getting allotted and are just blindly taking pre-orders.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:48 PM

The price wouldn't bug me so much if there wasn't a measly 32 GB of storage. My 400 GB PS3 drive is nearly full. I can't imagine 32 GB would last long on anything... even game updates/patches would fill it up pretty fast.

Way to keep up with 2005 technology there, Nintendo!
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#68 Woocls

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:48 PM

Might want to wait for a while since you know, you can see how many Nintendo hardware are being SOLD through Amazon...

http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu/buynow/ Bottom of the page... can we drop this already? Obviously Amazon is going to sell this. There's profit to be made....

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:49 PM

I'm unbelievably pissed that Bayonetta 2 is a WiiU exclusive.

Lots of titles in the past were "exclusive" to one console, though they magically seemed to get ported to other ones.

I'd think that it would be a timed exclusive only and not a true exclusive.

#70 Deader2818

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:49 PM

Basically, you pre-order and it goes as first come first serve. If the first shipment is say 20 systems, and say they have 40+ pre-orders, the first 20 people that pre-ordered will get theirs first shipment, the next 20 will get theirs the next shipment and so on.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:51 PM

The price wouldn't bug me so much if there wasn't a measly 32 GB of storage. My 400 GB PS3 drive is nearly full. I can't imagine 32 GB would last long on anything... even game updates/patches would fill it up pretty fast.

Way to keep up with 2005 technology there, Nintendo!


It takes external hard drives so you can buy a Terabyte of space if you want, hell I have hard drives that are 300 gb that im not using that ill just turn into external and use that.

#72 JaylisJayP

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:53 PM

My local gamestop just called to tell me i could preorder it. I dont know...ive been waiting and waiting for one good reason to care about this system and its just not there...at least at launch. They might sell out given people's nature to buy into the hype around black friday...but im guessing theyll be available shortly thereafter.

#73 bojay1997

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:55 PM

http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu/buynow/ Bottom of the page... can we drop this already? Obviously Amazon is going to sell this. There's profit to be made....


And yet Amazon sells neither the 3DS, the 3DSXL nor the Wii currently. I believe there was an issue with excessive returns on the 3DS and Amazon got into a feud with Nintendo. Perhaps it has been smoothed over, but Amazon hasn't sold Nintendo consoles or handhelds since last Christmas. Until a pre-order actually opens on Amazon, I wouldn't rely on Nintendo's splash page of retailers.

#74 FadeToOne

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:58 PM

It takes external hard drives so you can buy a Terabyte of space if you want, hell I have hard drives that are 300 gb that im not using that ill just turn into external and use that.


If that's true then I guess that's at least better than the XBox tactic of "buy our $150 hard drive!"

Still, for $350, you have to expect more space than 32 GB. It's not a damn iPad.
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:59 PM

The crazy thing is, this system is coming out in the US a month earlier then Japan! Thats unheard of, in terms of Nintendo's history. I think its to capitalize the launch of black ops II. And from what i read is that the tablet like controller is going to go for like 150-180 bucks by itself! I really hope Nintendo knows what its getting in to, I don't want to see another uDraw failure....

And well since its backwards compatable might as well get rid of my Wii before it becomes the next gamecube.

Speaking of Gamecube does anyone know if its Gamecube compatible? I might not get rid of my Wii at all if its not!

#76 Bubbamel

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:00 PM

And yet Amazon sells neither the 3DS, the 3DSXL nor the Wii currently. I believe there was an issue with excessive returns on the 3DS and Amazon got into a feud with Nintendo. Perhaps it has been smoothed over, but Amazon hasn't sold Nintendo consoles or handhelds since last Christmas. Until a pre-order actually opens on Amazon, I wouldn't rely on Nintendo's splash page of retailers.


Why bother posting retailers then? I do not think they would hype up amazon as a retailer, then not end up sending hardware to them. I hope they eventually do though, I have some Amazon credit burning a hole in my pocket right now.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:00 PM

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:01 PM

Lots of titles in the past were "exclusive" to one console, though they magically seemed to get ported to other ones.

I'd think that it would be a timed exclusive only and not a true exclusive.

But how many of those "exclusives" were published by Nintendo?

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:01 PM

And well since its backwards compatable might as well get rid of my Wii before it becomes the next gamecube.

Speaking of Gamecube does anyone know if its Gamecube compatible? I might not get rid of my Wii at all if thats if its not!

I don't have a source, but it was confirmed a while back that the WiiU will not play Gamecube games, only Wii games.

That's probably one of the main reasons I'm not jumping on a WiiU until a new Metroid, Zelda, or Retro Studios (if they're not working on a title from either of those series) game is announced. I could look for a used GC on Amazon's marketplace or eBay, but the Wii still works, so...

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#80 neoz

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:03 PM

The crazy thing is, this system is coming out in the US a month earlier then Japan! Thats unheard of, in terms of Nintendo's history. I think its to capitalize the launch of black ops II. And from what i read is that the tablet like controller is going to go for like 150-180 bucks by itself! I really hope Nintendo knows what its getting in to, I don't want to see another uDraw failure....

And well since its backwards compatable might as well get rid of my Wii before it becomes the next gamecube.

Speaking of Gamecube does anyone know if its Gamecube compatible? I might not get rid of my Wii at all if its not!


From what I am hearing it is not.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:05 PM

And yet Amazon sells neither the 3DS, the 3DSXL nor the Wii currently. I believe there was an issue with excessive returns on the 3DS and Amazon got into a feud with Nintendo. Perhaps it has been smoothed over, but Amazon hasn't sold Nintendo consoles or handhelds since last Christmas. Until a pre-order actually opens on Amazon, I wouldn't rely on Nintendo's splash page of retailers.


This is true, Amazon basically stopped selling all Nintendo consoles after they had problems with the original 3DS (probably a lot of returns because of the flaws in the system). Its possible they will carry the Wii U, but they could also just let 3rd party sellers make the sales, as they do now for all the other systems.

#82 PaleGreen

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:08 PM

Speaking of Gamecube does anyone know if its Gamecube compatible? I might not get rid of my Wii at all if its not!


Like the current gen Wii, the Wii U will not be backwards compatible with GC games. That said, I'm sure plenty will be available for download. (Can always count on the double-dip!)

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:11 PM

Hurry up BB. I have $400 in credit

#84 Eggman

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:11 PM

You don't need to put down $50 for the preorder in-store. Just $25. I just did it. Not going to sit out in the cold like I did with the Wii. Just going to pay everything off beforehand and cruise into the store at 8am.

#85 BNoyes

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:12 PM

Like the current gen Wii, the Wii U will not be backwards compatible with GC games. That said, I'm sure plenty will be available for download. (Can always count on the double-dip!)


I thought that, too, until I saw the size of the HDD. Even in the "deluxe" version, 32GB is pretty hard to swallow for a new console. Gamecube games don't take a ton of space, but that space will get eaten up quickly.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:13 PM

Get an external Hard drive.

#87 LD_Helix

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:15 PM

Guess I'm keeping my Wii then, thanks guys

#88 Kuma

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:16 PM

Just walked down and got mine in, thanks OP

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:16 PM

About to head up to my store now, found some games i dont even play to cover the pre-order cost.

As stated above, I dont want to have to camp out somewhere for one.
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:19 PM

Is the WiiU press conference restream of the broadcast also not working for you guys?

http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu/preview