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


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#1531 therealdanhill

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:37 PM

It's amazing how many people don't even know this system is coming out. Even people I know that own a Wii have no idea.

My question is: If they've already sold so many preorders, will they be running a lot of commercials to let consumers know to buy this before Christmas do you think? I mean, are they going to have enough systems before Christmas to be able to fill the new demand that would come with advertising for the people who aren't aware of the system, or is that a relativley small number?

I'd love to know the numbers of preorders that have been sold stateside and worldwide.

I don't get the decision to not have a GameCube disc reader on the system. Is it just to resell GCN games as eShop downloads later? Is it to keep the cost down? I can't imagine adding GameCube BC would cost a lot of money.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:46 PM

It's amazing how many people don't even know this system is coming out. Even people I know that own a Wii have no idea.

My question is: If they've already sold so many preorders, will they be running a lot of commercials to let consumers know to buy this before Christmas do you think? I mean, are they going to have enough systems before Christmas to be able to fill the new demand that would come with advertising for the people who aren't aware of the system, or is that a relativley small number?

I'd love to know the numbers of preorders that have been sold stateside and worldwide.


I've been wondering the same thing. I know a lit of Nintendo fans that had no idea that the WiiU was available for pre order. I would think that they would starting running commercials closer to release.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:47 PM

It's amazing how many people don't even know this system is coming out. Even people I know that own a Wii have no idea.

My question is: If they've already sold so many preorders, will they be running a lot of commercials to let consumers know to buy this before Christmas do you think? I mean, are they going to have enough systems before Christmas to be able to fill the new demand that would come with advertising for the people who aren't aware of the system, or is that a relativley small number?

I'd love to know the numbers of preorders that have been sold stateside and worldwide.


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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:50 PM

About a week ago, WII U available for preorder: "Pfft, I don't need no stinkin' WII U!"

Present day, WII U preorders selling out: "I will tear your eyes out for a WII U"

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#1535 Wanderlai

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:55 PM

Wait till Nintendo starts running commercials showing the WiiU and the new SMB game. It'll be pandemonium

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:25 PM

Wait till Nintendo starts running commercials showing the WiiU and the new SMB game. It'll be pandemonium


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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:29 PM

I'm really excited for this one, love the DS games.
I'll also be picking up Epic Mickey 2, Rayman Legends, New Super Mario Bros & Zombi U

Possibly Tekken and Rabbids Land (IDK why but that game always cracks me up not sure that I want to spend the cash on it though)

Chalking up to be an expensive launch day and my console is already paid for


lol I agree with Rabbids Land, I have an order on Newegg atm with the $12 off so it;s only at $38 so I might keep it. I've enjoyed the ones I've played on the Wii and the 3DS on so I'm hoping the new one's as enjoyable as those.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:31 PM

It's amazing how many people don't even know this system is coming out. Even people I know that own a Wii have no idea.

My question is: If they've already sold so many preorders, will they be running a lot of commercials to let consumers know to buy this before Christmas do you think? I mean, are they going to have enough systems before Christmas to be able to fill the new demand that would come with advertising for the people who aren't aware of the system, or is that a relativley small number?

I'd love to know the numbers of preorders that have been sold stateside and worldwide.

Oh they will. Even if they don't have enough, the want the WiiU to be marketed as this years hot item. If they don't have enough, they want it to be the thing everyone wants but can't get. Like Tickle Me Elmo, Nintendo 64, etc which were hell to get first year they were out but everyone wanted one.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:57 PM

I'm just wondering if the Wii U will have play history like the wii, which shows all the time you've spent on certain titles? If so then I'm wondering if it will work with wii titles and downloaded titles too? Also, wonder if my wii component cables will output 720p so I can just hook my Wii U up to where my wii is presently? I can't seem to find any answers to any of these questions.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 02:33 PM

I find it strange that Best Buy is STILL taking pre-orders on the Wii U standard. Something tells me they're way over selling these things, and their idea of a pre-order is "we'll put you on the list for one" and not "we'll have it ready at the counter on the 18th."

If this is the case, I hope they plan on organizing this at some point. Take all the pre-orders, by location, and organize them by date and put holds on the physical consoles in the store for those people...THEN notify everyone else that they're still getting one, they might just have to wait. I can already see the riots when they start handing these out to people with pre-orders first come first serve, despite WHEN they pre-ordered, and running out before they're half way through the list.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 02:38 PM

I'm just wondering if the Wii U will have play history like the wii, which shows all the time you've spent on certain titles? If so then I'm wondering if it will work with wii titles and downloaded titles too? Also, wonder if my wii component cables will output 720p so I can just hook my Wii U up to where my wii is presently? I can't seem to find any answers to any of these questions.


It shouldn't be too difficult for them to re-implement a timer for gameplay time in the Wii U, that's a good question. I've read that the Wii U can also use the Wii's TV cables.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:47 PM

I was looking for a way to get optical or coax spdif out of the wii u to go to my aging receiver, but decided it was just easier to finally upgrade to an HDMI AV receiver. It will eliminate a ton of cables, and it was easy to sell the wife on, once I told her she could control it with her tablet, she liked the idea of being able to turn it on and listen to Pandora without getting out of bed in the morning. :)

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:56 PM

What kind of receiver did you get loomis?

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:59 PM

About a week ago, WII U available for preorder: "Pfft, I don't need no stinkin' WII U!"

Present day, WII U preorders selling out: "I will tear your eyes out for a WII U"

Well played, Reggie, well played.


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Its funny because went through the exact same thought process. Now that preorders are sold out...I actually kind of want one. Noone to blame but myself.
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#1545 loomis1975

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:00 PM

What kind of receiver did you get loomis?


Pioneer VSX-1022-K 7.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver from Newegg for $280

Its one of those where you got to add it to your cart or go to checkout to see the price. I was thinking about the next model up, 7.2 ch one, but it was out of stock. Actually is still out of stock, Pioneer VSX-1122-K 7.2-Channel Network Ready A/V Receiver.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:01 PM

Cats and dogs living together....mass hysteria!


Tell em about the twinkie.


I'm succumbing to the hype. My son is 6. We never had a wii (everything else though). He loves all things mario. I'm doomed and now the damn thing is sold out everywhere. Looks like Santa may have to come through!

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:23 PM

lol I agree with Rabbids Land, I have an order on Newegg atm with the $12 off so it;s only at $38 so I might keep it. I've enjoyed the ones I've played on the Wii and the 3DS on so I'm hoping the new one's as enjoyable as those.


I'm really hoping that this game will be part of some black friday deal. Or at least hopefully someone will have a b2g1 sale on games after the wii u launch

Pioneer VSX-1022-K 7.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver from Newegg for $280

Its one of those where you got to add it to your cart or go to checkout to see the price. I was thinking about the next model up, 7.2 ch one, but it was out of stock. Actually is still out of stock, Pioneer VSX-1122-K 7.2-Channel Network Ready A/V Receiver.


Let me know how you like the receiver. As much as I didnt want to get a receiver for the bedroom because they are all quite large. I don't think I'm going to find any other way to get decent sound in the bedroom. So far I'm just not a fan of the HTIB

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:28 PM

I find it strange that Best Buy is STILL taking pre-orders on the Wii U standard. Something tells me they're way over selling these things, and their idea of a pre-order is "we'll put you on the list for one" and not "we'll have it ready at the counter on the 18th."

If this is the case, I hope they plan on organizing this at some point. Take all the pre-orders, by location, and organize them by date and put holds on the physical consoles in the store for those people...THEN notify everyone else that they're still getting one, they might just have to wait. I can already see the riots when they start handing these out to people with pre-orders first come first serve, despite WHEN they pre-ordered, and running out before they're half way through the list.


That's be awesome...of course you know each store is just going to get like 25-30 systems maybe of each version and they'll put on Lord of the Flies on all the HDTVs for good measure.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:36 PM

I find it strange that Best Buy is STILL taking pre-orders on the Wii U standard. Something tells me they're way over selling these things, and their idea of a pre-order is "we'll put you on the list for one" and not "we'll have it ready at the counter on the 18th."

If this is the case, I hope they plan on organizing this at some point. Take all the pre-orders, by location, and organize them by date and put holds on the physical consoles in the store for those people...THEN notify everyone else that they're still getting one, they might just have to wait. I can already see the riots when they start handing these out to people with pre-orders first come first serve, despite WHEN they pre-ordered, and running out before they're half way through the list.


This is why I did in-store pickup. I'll just get an email when it's ready. When I pre-ordered the 3DS, I did the same thing and I got an email the night before saying I could pick it up the next day.

Honestly, I'm prepared for the real possibility that Best Buy won't get enough the first day. That happened with the iPad 2 at Best Buy, but since I was on the list, I got one within about 10 days from launch. If Best Buy can get me a Wii U by the end of November, I'll be happy. I'm cautiously optimistic that I'll get it on Nov. 18, though.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:46 PM

I see that SeaBoom.com is supposedly taking preorders for the deluxe for $380. According to google reviews, they are reputable but they have a tendency to cancel/delay orders. You could always just cancel the preorder if it ended up being too much of a hassle.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:11 PM

All my experience from buying new consoles has been sleeping out in the cold to get them day one. Except the Wii. I didn't care about getting it day one and then just happened to be in Wally World one day when they were restocking the shelf and saw a huge crowd. I grabbed one to put in my cart and walked around a while and then finally bought it. I'm not worried about the Wii U day one but may get one with a price drop some point down the road.

My question pertains to the online pre orders since I'm used to camping systems. I see people talking about Best Buy taking way more pre orders than they can fill day one. I can see that happening. But wouldn't you think most local retailers (non online only) would have ads in the paper the Sunday before release and at least have a few copies to sell first come first serve? I could be wrong but I don't see them placing a major ad, which we all know they will do, and then have the first dude in line get told - sorry we sold out online months ago through preorders. I just think there will be a very limited supply available without preorder at local stores.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:19 PM

Seems I have no choice but to pre-order a basic. What are the odds ore more Deluxe consoles becoming available before launch?

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:22 PM

My question pertains to the online pre orders since I'm used to camping systems. I see people talking about Best Buy taking way more pre orders than they can fill day one. I can see that happening. But wouldn't you think most local retailers (non online only) would have ads in the paper the Sunday before release and at least have a few copies to sell first come first serve? I could be wrong but I don't see them placing a major ad, which we all know they will do, and then have the first dude in line get told - sorry we sold out online months ago through preorders. I just think there will be a very limited supply available without preorder at local stores.


That is a good point. However, I can totally see Best Buy management using this as a way of playing up the importance of "pre-orders." A lot of the people who honestly want one to play are going to get shut out for a while due to the number of pre-orders flippers have placed, and they're going to be upset (rightfully so) that pre-orders were taken, rather quietly, months before launch (possibly before they even knew the system was coming out).

I almost hope that they throw everyone's name in a hat and draw names lotto style. That's really the only way this would turn out fair for the people who don't eat and sleep videogame news. All I know is that this pre-order stuff is going to make the next 2 months really interesting...

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:53 PM

I just paid a bit more off on my GS preorder. Another guy in the store started screaming at the clerk when he saw me doing this, bellowing "You just fucking told me that there were no more preorders and now you're selling to this dude?!". He refused to comprehend that I was just adding money to an existing pre-order (first one at my store) despite the clerk explaining this to him several times. As I was leaving the store, this guy comes back at the clerk with "well you need to cancel somebody else's order and sell it to me for the inconvenience. Make me happy."

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:57 PM

I almost hope that they throw everyone's name in a hat and draw names lotto style. That's really the only way this would turn out fair for the people who don't eat and sleep videogame news. All I know is that this pre-order stuff is going to make the next 2 months really interesting...


Why does it need to be fair for people who don't eat and sleep videogame news? Life isn't always fair....

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:57 PM

"well you need to cancel somebody else's order and sell it to me for the inconvenience. Make me happy."


End scene?! I guess you walked away by that point. That guy sounds crazy ... I would have too. This guy needs his own confused Rage comic.
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#1557 Drclaw411

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:02 PM

End scene?! I guess you walked away by that point. That guy sounds crazy ... I would have too. This guy needs his own confused Rage comic.


Lol yeah, I was on my way out the door and I didn't bother sticking around to hear where that would have gone. I can only imagine the clerk badly wanted to laugh in the guys face and also tell him to get out of the store and don't come back.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:35 PM

I really don't know how walmart is going to handle this the more I read about preorders. I preordered deluxe tues with pro controller and NSMB U and still says all 3 items should arrive by nov 29th. The day before I almost bit but could not bring myself to pay $40 for another wiimote. Then I saw that it was not available anymore and to my suprise next morning they were offering the bundle with pro controller for $10 more so I bit. I'll really be suprised if I get my system before the 29th of nov but I suppose I know walmart stopped taking preorders for the deluxe and basic consoles over the weekend. Then they started offering the bundles and for quite a few days. I just don't see how they are going to be getting that many units or if possibly there really wasn't too many preorders afterall.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:44 PM

How are people planning on handling the Wii trade-in at Gamestop? I was told you need to include the cables, the sensor bar, a WiiRemote, and a Nunchuk. I read you need the sensor bar for the Wii-U to play the old games and I kinda don't want to replace my 3rd WiiRemote and Nunchuk (family of three). Can you trade-in generic replacement controllers or do they need to be official?

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:47 PM

I just paid a bit more off on my GS preorder. Another guy in the store started screaming at the clerk when he saw me doing this, bellowing "You just fucking told me that there were no more preorders and now you're selling to this dude?!". He refused to comprehend that I was just adding money to an existing pre-order (first one at my store) despite the clerk explaining this to him several times. As I was leaving the store, this guy comes back at the clerk with "well you need to cancel somebody else's order and sell it to me for the inconvenience. Make me happy."

I would be confused why you were increasing your interest free loan to GameStop too.