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


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#2101 drakma676

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:59 AM

"I hope this day finds you well. I understand that you have reserved the Wii U Deluxe and want to be sure that there will be enough to fulfill the preorders. Yes, we will have it covered when the launch day comes, please don't worry. If you have anymore questions please let us know.

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Thats my email I recieved. I got my wii on launch at bestbuy so im confident in their services.

I hope they have some extras

#2102 Deader2818

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:03 AM

Between having a pre-order at Gamestop and Best Buy, I think I have a good chance. Both are doing midnight release though so ill be going to Gamestop and the girlfriend will be going to Best Buy. To pick it up with the pre-order she just needs my receipt and RZ card yes?

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:05 AM

I hope they have some extras


They will because legally in order for them to put something in a flyer they have to have the minimum they set. Wii U will draw monster crowds so each store will probably have 5 of each versions for those that didnt preorder.

It would be a huge business mistake to not have the Wii U in their Sunday Flyer come launch day.

#2104 Goodbyemrcool

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:26 AM

Took a chance and order 1 at Frys also.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:59 AM

Us that Pre-ordered at BB's website pretty much a lottery win at this point.Only a few will be fulfilled? ...ooor they really know what their doing and stopped taking Pre-orders when they ran out of the actual factory shipped numbers.That would make sense for a smart company to do.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:20 AM

I really wish Nintendo would just tell us how the save/Shop purchases will transfer. From what I've gathered it seems like you'll need to move everything to a SD card, put the SD card into your Wii U and then through some kind of WiFi magic transfer the hardware license to the U. If that's the case then there won't be any way to transfer copy protected saves since, you know, you can't copy them.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:57 AM

I really wish Nintendo would just tell us how the save/Shop purchases will transfer. From what I've gathered it seems like you'll need to move everything to a SD card, put the SD card into your Wii U and then through some kind of WiFi magic transfer the hardware license to the U. If that's the case then there won't be any way to transfer copy protected saves since, you know, you can't copy them.


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#2108 Mana Knight

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:57 AM

I remember when the wii launched. I was in Tyson's Corner VA at anime usa 2006 staying in a fancy hotel beside a porsche dealership and right up the street a quarter of a mile was a best buy. I thought about getting up early the morning before the convention doors opened and walking there to try to get a wii and it wasn't until I came home I saw on the news someone got shot there trying to get one, lol. That is once console launch I'm glad I skipped out on.

Quite interesting you bring that up because I go to Tysons Corner every once in a while and I'm going to AnimeUSA again this year.

My Wii-U is still preordered at Best Buy, the deluxe. Doing whatever it takes so it does not get canceled. Picking it up at a Best Buy in the Northern Baltimore area.
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#2109 croqoa

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:46 PM

I don't understand the logic behind people constantly calling / asking in store / emailing the places they pre-ordered from and asking if their order will be fulfilled. Anybody you talk to is obviously going to say yes...why would they ever say no? Even if they have absolutely no idea how many they are getting they would still say yes. So what is the point?

#2110 nintendospy

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:01 PM

I don't understand the logic behind people constantly calling / asking in store / emailing the places they pre-ordered from and asking if their order will be fulfilled. Anybody you talk to is obviously going to say yes...why would they ever say no? Even if they have absolutely no idea how many they are getting they would still say yes. So what is the point?

Agreed. I would be surprised if Nintendo has any type of final shipment numbers anyway with 6 weeks to go until launch.

#2111 HisDivineOrder

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:17 PM

Agreed. I would be surprised if Nintendo has any type of final shipment numbers anyway with 6 weeks to go until launch.



This IS Nintendo after all. Hell, they don't even have a full description of their online service for the device with only six weeks to go. Expecting them to know how many devices they're manufacturing or how many they're likely to have, well... that's just asking a lot of them.

They're JUST a itty-bitty company run by two guys out of their garage on a shoestring budget. Oh wait, no they're not.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:42 PM

I really wish Nintendo would just tell us how the save/Shop purchases will transfer. From what I've gathered it seems like you'll need to move everything to a SD card, put the SD card into your Wii U and then through some kind of WiFi magic transfer the hardware license to the U. If that's the case then there won't be any way to transfer copy protected saves since, you know, you can't copy them.


I believe they said it will be same as 3ds transfers. You connect both to Internet, select transfer system and the one to transfer to. Then let it do its work, take ad card from old system to new and then finish.

#2113 Kyanos

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:01 PM

Looking for opinions...

I pre ordered the Wii U at BB in store ($5 on the deluxe)...just incase

I work at Walmart (New store...small town...only has had to do 3DS and Vita launch...3DS had 6 people counting me at midnight) and get a 10% discount...my discount card didn't work for pre-orders online.

I get off of work at 4:00 pm on the 15th...I was thinking of grabbing a bite to eat and being back at the store at 5 pm to be ready for any line standing...with the discount (I know for sure it will work) buying the deluxe console will come to around $315, instead of $350...

if you were in my shoes...would you stand in line for 7 hours to save $35?

Would bring my 3DS and DS to play the whole time, so boredom wont get in the way.


You'll be waiting quite awhile longer than 7 hours if you plan on getting there on the 15th, the system is out on November 18th. I'm actually surprised you know your schedule that far in advance as well, I only got two weeks ahead at Target.

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#2114 leopaw

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:05 PM

Us that Pre-ordered at BB's website pretty much a lottery win at this point.Only a few will be fulfilled? ...ooor they really know what their doing and stopped taking Pre-orders when they ran out of the actual factory shipped numbers.That would make sense for a smart company to do.

I wouldn't necessarily say that. My local Best Buy had over 300 Wiis at launch. i wouldn't be surprise if Best Buy decided to allocate half their investory to pre-orders this time around to promote their website to store distribution which they've been doing for sometimes now. I've had positive experieces pre-ordering consoles in the past from Tou R Us. On the other hand, we all know that Gamestop screwed up on the 360 and PS3 pre-orders. One of my local Gamestop took (25) deluxe Wii Us pre-orders and they only received around (8)60 gig PS3s at launch and screwed a lot of people.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:44 PM

I believe they said it will be same as 3ds transfers. You connect both to Internet, select transfer system and the one to transfer to. Then let it do its work, take ad card from old system to new and then finish.


I'm not familiar with that system...does it transfer copy protected saves?

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#2116 armandxp

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:03 PM

I wouldn't necessarily say that. My local Best Buy had over 300 Wiis at launch. i wouldn't be surprise if Best Buy decided to allocate half their investory to pre-orders this time around to promote their website to store distribution which they've been doing for sometimes now. I've had positive experieces pre-ordering consoles in the past from Tou R Us. On the other hand, we all know that Gamestop screwed up on the 360 and PS3 pre-orders. One of my local Gamestop took (25) deluxe Wii Us pre-orders and they only received around (8)60 gig PS3s at launch and screwed a lot of people.


Your BB might have had that many wii's at launch, but 99% of the BB's around the US had less than 25-50. I had friends all over looking for one on the first day, and no stores got more than 25. So, good luck to everyone on here thinking they'll walk in and pick one up on day one.

#2117 acefondu

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:09 PM

Yeah it works the same as the 3DS transfers. They already confirmed that, and it will be available to do day 1.

It works very simply, you have both 3DS's on, go into the transfer mode in the settings, set one to export one to import and watch pikmin carry data over on the screens (very amusing). It takes a looong time but once it's done everything is transferred over EVERYTHING. It's like a massive copy/paste. The only downside is the limited number of times you are allowed to do it. Makes no sense why they would place a limit on that.

#2118 HyperG

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:14 PM

So I was at one of the many Gamestop stores around my area the other day, and I don't have any premium membership with them at all. Guy asked if I wanted to get on the waiting listing for a system. I said sure, so he put me on it for a 32 gig black Wii-U and gave me a powerup rewards card. Can anyone explain what this may of benefit the employee more than me?

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:32 PM

You'll be waiting quite awhile longer than 7 hours if you plan on getting there on the 15th, the system is out on November 18th. I'm actually surprised you know your schedule that far in advance as well, I only got two weeks ahead at Target.



i also work at walmart, most of the employees have a set schedule, but i preordered at GS below work and i got the 17th and 18th off for the launch got a deluxe also NSMBU, ZombiU,ScribbleNauts Unlimited,Pikmin3, COD BO2, Assassins creed 3 all preordered and paid off and still need to preorder a pro controller

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:52 PM

So I was at one of the many Gamestop stores around my area the other day, and I don't have any premium membership with them at all. Guy asked if I wanted to get on the waiting listing for a system. I said sure, so he put me on it for a 32 gig black Wii-U and gave me a powerup rewards card. Can anyone explain what this may of benefit the employee more than me?


His job security because he suckered you into signing up for the PowerUp Rewards Pro membership which employees are required to get people to sign up for to keep their job.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:02 PM

My plan since I didn't get to pre order one is to go to my local Walmart on the 17th around 11am and camp till Midnight to get one. Shouldn't be that many people there by that time.

#2122 LD_Helix

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:28 PM

Dammit, every time see or hear Wii U this is all i can think of
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Its just not sinking in right

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:33 PM

His job security because he suckered you into signing up for the PowerUp Rewards Pro membership which employees are required to get people to sign up for to keep their job.

So I'm assuming the PowerUp Rewards membership that he gave me was just a basic membership that is free normally but can be upgraded to a pro, so then he'd get the claim if I do it, because I wasn't charged for anything and still was able to get on the waiting list.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:36 PM

Dammit, every time see or hear Wii U this is all i can think of

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Its just not sinking in right


That is what I think of also by the way love that movie xD

#2125 Japakneez

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:36 PM

Dammit, every time see or hear Wii U this is all i can think of


Its just not sinking in right



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#2126 soxxx

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:04 PM

my bestbuy has a sign up that says that they no longer can take preorders because bestbuy took as many as Nintendo allowed. So there, anyone who preordered should be safe because nintendo informed each company how many they would get.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:16 PM

my bestbuy has a sign up that says that they no longer can take preorders because bestbuy took as many as Nintendo allowed. So there, anyone who preordered should be safe because nintendo informed each company how many they would get.


Ha went to bestbuy today to do my last trade in and asked if people who didn't preorder, could get one. He said that over 100 people preorder the iPhone 5, but got only 10 in. So I'm assuming know one knows how many they are getting in or if preorders are going to be fulfill

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:55 PM

So I was at one of the many Gamestop stores around my area the other day, and I don't have any premium membership with them at all. Guy asked if I wanted to get on the waiting listing for a system. I said sure, so he put me on it for a 32 gig black Wii-U and gave me a powerup rewards card. Can anyone explain what this may of benefit the employee more than me?

He probably paid out of his own pocket for your powerup membership. I herd, if they don't meet a certain quota, they would lose their job.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:22 PM

He probably paid out of his own pocket for your powerup membership. I herd, if they don't meet a certain quota, they would lose their job.


That's the dumbest thing I've heard all day.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:25 PM

He probably paid out of his own pocket for your powerup membership. I herd, if they don't meet a certain quota, they would lose their job.


There's a free version of the card too.