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


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#1591 klimb22

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:05 PM

My parents bought me an Atari 2600 for Xmas in the late 70s.

The NES is about the only major videogame system I've never owned. I don't even remember ever asking my parents for one. I think I was more into Apple IIe games at the time. I had cousins/friends that had an NES. I remember playing Duck Hunt and Super Mario on it.

You sir, are a freak of nature. :lol:

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:08 PM

We bought our Commodore 24 at Zares. I haven't thought about that defunct chain store in years. And, yes...Commodore 24, not 64. Complete with the tape deck! :)



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#1593 Linkgx1

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:21 PM

Does anyone know if u can play wii games on the controller pad.

#1594 skubish

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:22 PM

I remember shopping with my parents at a store named "Clover" for coleco vision games. Who's with me?


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#1595 UnlockPotential

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:27 PM

:cold: The wait is the most gut wrenching part. Not only is there still 2 months to go but there's bound to be a massive wave of people getting "Sorry your order was cancelled because we're out of stock" notices. :cry: That really hurts.. like when Sears delayed my Darksiders 2 CE then told me they didn't have any left. Over 3 month wait just for disappointment. I didn't anticipate the Deluxe models would have been sold out completely just a few days after the announcement. I figured they'd probably have been cleaned off the shelves during the Black Friday sales.

Then there's that whole other situation where we don't know what kind of glitches or problems this system will have since this is the initial launch. o_o; Or maybe I'm just paranoid since this is my first time buying a system at launch..

#1596 SteveGo

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:35 PM

I'm tired of people rolling there eyes at me when I'm in public playing my DS or PSP because they assume I'm playing Pokemon, which apparently no 22 year old is allowed to play. Let me play my game and go about your business

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Why do you care what other people think, and why do you let them "rolling their eyes" bother you so much? How do you know they're even rolling their eyes at you?

When I play my 3DS in public I'm so immeresed I don't even notice other people, and if they were looking at me, I'd just as soon assume they're jealous they don't have one to play.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:50 PM

BB has Basic up for Pre-order.

Question,does BB charge CC in full right after order has been submitted ? just curious,thx!

#1598 elrobo8

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:55 PM

Any details on B&M Toys R Us pre-orders? Are they offering Basic and Deluxe bundles? Any info will be appreciated. Thanks.


Yep, they're doing both models. It's $20 down, if I recall correctly.

#1599 RoMee

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:59 PM

Why do you care what other people think, and why do you let them "rolling their eyes" bother you so much? How do you know they're even rolling their eyes at you?

When I play my 3DS in public I'm so immeresed I don't even notice other people, and if they were looking at me, I'd just as soon assume they're jealous they don't have one to play.


It is pretty embarrassing playing with a 3DS in public if you're an adult. Most adults consider nintendo product a kids toy.
It's the equivalent of a grown man playing with a barbie doll in public.

I'm pretty sure the man-child will argue this fact.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:17 PM

It is pretty embarrassing playing with a 3DS in public if you're an adult. Most adults consider nintendo product a kids toy.
It's the equivalent of a grown man playing with a barbie doll in public.

I'm pretty sure the man-child will argue this fact.


If by "adult" you mean someone in their teens.

My parents bought a Wii for Wii Fit, and a DS for Brain Age.

Get real, any mature person doesn't care which company makes your video games consoles.

#1601 prim4444

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:17 PM

Any details on B&M Toys R Us pre-orders? Are they offering Basic and Deluxe bundles? Any info will be appreciated. Thanks.


Yep, they're doing both models. It's $20 down, if I recall correctly.


Basic only. TRU exhausted their pre order supply of deluxe bundles this past Sunday.

#1602 kayne2000

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:22 PM

I'm 28 so i'm right there with you. No kids. I have a deluxe preordered. Not flipping it.


same here but add no dating prospects at the moment and the forever alone joke and we have a winner lol.

a shame people see video games as kids toys yet will play rock band and not make the connection that they are playing video games.

#1603 NoMeDigas

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:27 PM

Why do you care what other people think, and why do you let them "rolling their eyes" bother you so much? How do you know they're even rolling their eyes at you?

When I play my 3DS in public I'm so immeresed I don't even notice other people, and if they were looking at me, I'd just as soon assume they're jealous they don't have one to play.

When Nintendo had the 3DS kiosk in one of the local malls here in Portland, I went a couple times just to check it out and play some newer demos. Turns out, I knew more than the kids that worked there, who were all early 20s/late teens.

When they asked why I knew so much, I said, "Well, I bought a 3DS the day it launched... and I've been playing Nintendo games for 25+ years."

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#1604 NoMeDigas

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:29 PM

It is pretty embarrassing playing with a 3DS in public if you're an adult. Most adults consider nintendo product a kids toy.
It's the equivalent of a grown man playing with a barbie doll in public.

I'm pretty sure the man-child will argue this fact.


I was playing my 3DS on a plane to Vegas a few weeks ago, and I had several people ask me about it... all adults. I got a lot of "Oh, that looks so awesome... I should get one."

I may be a man-child, but hey, at least I'm married! 8-)

#1605 El Rey

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:44 PM

Well after striking out for a deluxe reserve at GS last Friday I went to try TRU on Saturday morning. I was there are opening and asked the girl working video games about reserving a Wii U she really didn't have a clue but wen tto where the reserve tickets were and grabbed one. I was leery because they basically look like photocopied pieces of paper cut out with a bar code on them. While she rang it up I confirmed with her that this was for the $349 deluxe model and it defintely rang up that way. Today I went back there to pick up some other stuff and noticed there were about eight tags left, all for basic models.
The pre-order ticket says "Expected in-store date: 11/18/2012 - 11/25/2012, In-store date subject to change. Must bring pre-sell card with receipt to pick up console. All reserve consoles must be picked up within 7 days of the instore arrival date" Also my receipt reads "In store dates subject to change. Contact store to confirm arrival date. Please bring this receipt back for pickup"
So I am obviously happy I have one pre-ordered. I don't care if I don't get one on launch date as its going to be a gift for the kids for Christmas. I know its popular to bash GS but I wish reserved one there only because I have lots of credit but I may check back here and there to see if theres another shipment between launch and Christmas. Also hopeful that Amazon decides to sell them, got credit there too.

My console launch experiences have all worked in my favor. In 2000 I paid off my PS2 ahead of time and lined up at the mall the GS was in at about 5am for the special opening at 6am. I could've waltzed in at any time but I was anxious. The local newws was there to interview those of us in line. They only had enough for everyone who preordered so they just let us in about 3 - 4 at a time to ring us all up.
In 05 I picked up my PSP at midnight. Same scenario - only enough systems for preorders, they let us in about 3 - 4 customers at a time. Everything went smoothly.
With the Wii in 06 I got a bti lucky. Not sure what landed me at this specific TRU but I got there at about 6am for a 10am opening on that launch Sunday. There were already about 20 people in line or so. People continued to line up after me and after a bit the manager came out and said that they only had 28 consoles available and he would pass out tickets in the order of everyone in line and when those tickets were gone that was it. I was #23 of 28 so I just eeked in. The people who were lined up behind the 28th person were pissed off and a couple were raising hell. A few of those pissed off people decided to wait anyways to see if somehow they would be able to land one. Once the store opened they let us in a few at a time to ring us up. I remember as I was being helped some stragglers came in and wanted to buy those set aside for those of us with tickets and were raising hell that they should be able to buy one because they were there when the store opened. While it was entertaining it was also uncomfortable to see an adult act so entitled and childish.
Hoping this launch goes smooth but anticipate seeing more of that entitled, bratty behaviour again.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:52 PM

im prob gonna regret not preordering one of these...

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:53 PM

Does anyone know if u can play wii games on the controller pad.


According to IGN & Kotaku...no. Nor will you be able to play Virtual Console games on the gamepad.

From what I've been reading it seems that the Wii functionality is a "Wii inside of the Wii U". Almost as though it's emulating the Wii via software...for example Gamecube games on the original Wii.

On a positive note however here is some nice looking Dragon Quest X Wii U gameplay:



#1608 gamerguy73

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:05 AM

Yep, they're doing both models. It's $20 down, if I recall correctly.


Thanks for letting me know.

#1609 Xuchilbara

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:20 AM

On a positive note however here is some nice looking Dragon Quest X Wii U gameplay:


oo that is some appetizing footage indeed :)

#1610 thebytewasbit

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:27 AM

oo that is some appetizing footage indeed :)


I can't wait to play it but I don't see it being released in the states until fall 2013 at the earliest.

#1611 Xuchilbara

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:43 AM

I can't wait to play it but I don't see it being released in the states until fall 2013 at the earliest.


Same here! DQ has really snagged my attention lately. I am hoping square does try and release this game asap in NA.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:47 AM

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Same here. I just had my 20 year reunion earlier this year. You guys are bringing back memories with Commodore 64, Atari and then all the way to present day. I don't have the issue of people looking at me funny in public because I never really got into the handheld systems after the first psp. I mainly play little games on my phone these days.

I still have a sneaky suspicion that some of these stores will have a very limited quanity of consoles available for public on release day to get the buzz going. I just find it hard to believe that 100% of their systems will be online preorders. Granted I haven't bought a console on release day since 360 and PS3 and had to camp in line. I snagged the wii a few months later when was in the store while they were putting some on the shelves. Now, I just let the initial craze die and get my iphones and ipads once they start coming back in stock. Maybe it has changed since PS3 days and 100% are sold through preorders online and in store but it just seems to me like they will keep a few aside for release day. Going to be interesting when all the ads say Wii U on this date and some dude gets in line very early and they tell him sorry man they all booked up months ago.
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:49 AM

While it was entertaining it was also uncomfortable to see an adult act so entitled and childish.
Hoping this launch goes smooth but anticipate seeing more of that entitled, bratty behaviour again.

This is why I ordered online. The Wii and 3DS preorders I had at GS were full of fucking idiots and kids not know what the Fuck they got. I don't want to deal with idiots. That and I don't want to have to camp somewhere on nov 18th in the morning. I am done putting up with fucktards.

Oh and the age debate, I am 25, my GF is 24. We are both gamers and while she isn't the biggest Nintendo fan, she plays about everything else (besides shit). We don't care what people think of us because in our minds we are having fun and that is more important than what some random idiot thinks of us. Oh and my dad is 55 and he bought Borderlands 2 and the Season Pass, and plays x-box almost every night.
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:54 AM

It is pretty embarrassing playing with a 3DS in public if you're an adult. Most adults consider nintendo product a kids toy.
It's the equivalent of a grown man playing with a barbie doll in public.

I'm pretty sure the man-child will argue this fact.


I think that is quite a bit of a stretch.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:55 AM

Same here! DQ has really snagged my attention lately. I am hoping square does try and release this game asap in NA.


At least MH3 Ultimate comes out in March. I'm sink so much time into that!

#1616 io

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:10 AM

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


Have you seen interest rates lately? He might make 5 cents off that ;). It is probably better to deposit that money towards the WiiU now - he's more likely to have his identity stolen and his account cashed out than get any sort of decent return on it so might as well put it down on the Wii U. I actually kind of regret not putting the full amount down on mine. I'm just using GS credit but it is probably better off put towards the system than sitting on a card in a drawer at home.

I remember shopping with my parents at a store named "Clover" for coleco vision games. Who's with me?


Never heard of Clover, but I remember bugging my dad for Atari games at Payless Drug Store (Bay Area). I got a Colecovision too, but then lost interest in console gaming shortly after that, leading to...

My parents bought me an Atari 2600 for Xmas in the late 70s.

The NES is about the only major videogame system I've never owned. I don't even remember ever asking my parents for one. I think I was more into Apple IIe games at the time. I had cousins/friends that had an NES. I remember playing Duck Hunt and Super Mario on it.


Same here with the Atari. I did get an NES in 1989 from my college girlfriend as a present when I was out of commission with a knee injury for 3-4 months. But I never played it beyond that time (though I do still have it!). And I never owned a SNES, N64, or Playstatoin either. Nor any of the Sega stuff. I lost interest in console games because they had no depth back then - they were just cheesier versions of arcade games IMO. Not being able to save progress was a killer which put me off of them - I played games on my (original) Mac in the latter half of the 80's. I know NES games started coming with batteries and the ability so save in the later days, but by then I had just lost interest in blip-blip 8-bit games.

On a positive note however here is some nice looking Dragon Quest X Wii U gameplay:


HOLY CRAP! I had no idea this was coming for the Wii U. Take my money now, please!

#1617 milehighshooter

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:13 AM

is best buy still taking pre orders in store ?

#1618 Drclaw411

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:20 AM

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


Interest free loan =\= preorder. I'll be paying the same amount, and I really could give two plops if GS makes any interest off it or not. I just prefer making payments here and there over dropping it all at once on the 18th. I feel like it makes the launch go smoother, knowing that it's already paid and I just need to pick it up and take it home.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:43 AM

I saw at Toys R Us today they had like a thick stack of Basic slips. My Gamestop store was sold out. However, it's available at Walmart, Gamestop, and Fry's online still. The Deluxe is a better deal, but not a must have. If you want a Wii-U, seems like it's pretty easy to snag still. And it seems like just a matter of time before Amazon starts selling them.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:55 AM

Interest free loan =\= preorder. I'll be paying the same amount, and I really could give two plops if GS makes any interest off it or not. I just prefer making payments here and there over dropping it all at once on the 18th. I feel like it makes the launch go smoother, knowing that it's already paid and I just need to pick it up and take it home.


Likewise, I've been making regular down payments on my Wii U. I'm content with knowing the weight's off my shoulders and it'll be paid for well before its release. In addition, I can get a better idea of how many more games I'm open to pre-ordering (for both WiiU and other consoles).

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