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#31 Blaster man

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:00 PM

No games at all for a full year huh? I find that hard to believe.


I'm sure Nintendo will support it next year though I agree with him that demand will be dead after Christmas and likely there will be tons in inventory everywhere.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:12 PM

I'm sure Nintendo will support it next year though I agree with him that demand will be dead after Christmas and likely there will be tons in inventory everywhere.


That's true with retail in general for the post-holiday season. Usually the period from Jan-March is pretty dead retail-wise.

It is why Nintendo is spreading out some of their more high-profile titles like Pikmin 3, so that there is still interest in buying on the other side of the usual retail slump.
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#33 karkyco

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

yeah these can be found pretty much everywhere around me. The two Gamestops around me have four of each version in stock since black Friday. When Ebay prices are priced retail then you know that demand on these are pretty much meeting the supply. Either way laughing at El Hoardo who believed that they can make a killing on these on Ebay.


I've seen these in stock at 3-4 different stores over the past week or so, usually both models. The BB near me had a table set up on the front of the store with at least 15-18 units stacked up in front of it.

Watching the bottom fall out of the resale market on these has been a nice dose of holiday schadenfraude for me, knowing that there are people out there sitting on a dozen or more units, waiting for the Christmas rush that will never arrive.


Speaking of el hoardo dumbassery...taken from the craigslist stupidity thread...

10 wiius for sale

"I have 10 wii U 32 gb Deluxe sitting in my living room available for purchase. If your interested please let me know, asking 450 obo

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john"

In the guy's defense, his ad does ask $450 OBO...so $450 for 10 WiiUs is a pretty good deal :D. Wonder if he'll take $400 for the lot; someone should call him up and offer up :D :D :D

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#34 DurbanBrown

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:27 PM

In stock at several by me... Only if i still wanted one. Anyone enjoying theirs yet?

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#35 buffdrew84

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:30 PM

I have been contemplating getting one of the many that are sitting at Target near my house. I then think that

a) I can play most of these games on other consoles

and more importantly

b) When Zelda or Mario come out I am sure they will release a gold Zelda edition with that game for the same price or cheaper.

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#36 Fatbot3

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:30 PM

I'd love to have it but have no time until our game ships. I'll make sure I have it by Pikmin 3 but hope I find a reason to get one before then.

#37 Blaster man

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:37 PM

I'd love to have it but have no time until our game ships. I'll make sure I have it by Pikmin 3 but hope I find a reason to get one before then.

What game?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:43 PM

What game?


Check out the link in his sig.

I bet he just posts here to advertise but it did work on me as I checked it out.

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#39 Japakneez

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:57 PM

Wii U - 400k sold in its first week.

PS3 - 197k in its first two weeks in the US.

X360 - 326k in its first two weeks in the US.

Wii - 476k in its first two weeks in the US.


Obviously someone wants the Wii U.




An excellent launch. Congrats to Nintendo.

#40 SaraAB

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:05 PM

I sold 3 personally, and I made about 100 on each unit after fees and such. I sold all 3 right before release and I knew this would happen. WAY to many flippers trying to make a fast buck. $300 wasn't bad for the little effort I put forth, but you need to be smart about it, and there was no way these would hold there value after release. It's good to see the supply is there for those who really want one, but after the new year you won't be able to give these away. NO GAMES AT ALL NEXT YEAR(Exept Pikmin 3).


There will not be no games at all, but will there be enough games that you can't get on the other consoles (for most likely a lower price and with achievements/trophies) to justify the purchase is the question?

Nintendo games are always slow to come out, I think most of us here know that, and buy accordingly. But most people are buying this for the Nintendo published games, not the 3rd party stuff, which is cheaper and better on the other consoles. I am not buying Nintendo anymore because I have bought into their false promises and hype one too many times and I have been seasoned. If I do buy Nintendo again it will be an after-lifecycle or close to end of lifecycle purchase.

Learned my lesson with the 3DS, didn't buy one at launch, price tanked a couple months after launch, still no games out I want to play on it 2 years later (that doesn't mean there aren't games out for it, there are clearly plenty, but are there any games I want to play..... no there aren't). Thank god I didn't buy one at launch.

Many 3rd party games are also being released for the 3DS and the DS simultaneously.

Now IF and this is a big IF they had a killer Pokemon MMORPG at launch you can bet that I would have happily handed over $350 plus cost of game for this system and probably would have been very happy with my purchase. Same with the 3DS, no Pokemon RPG = No sale.

What really gets me about this system is Nintendo STILL doesn't have a dedicated account system, and they STILL require you to exchange names with your friend, then your friend has to input your name in order to register you. Not to mention they want you to hand over $60 for DLC that is tied to your system, if your system breaks goodbye DLC. They do not allow you to input a friend's name then send a message to your friend so they can register you. You both still have to input each other's names and register separately. Dear Nintendo, I am an adult and I really don't need these types of protections, that is why I have gone to the other side.

That and Nintendo's serious lack of support with Pokemon games for the Wii and 3DS is very disturbing. The Gamecube was the system to have if you wanted to play Pokemon games, because the ones they have for the Gamecube are actually good.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:05 PM

It's good (imho) that the shelves are full of Wii U's. Retailers will take them and this ensures a steady amount for January when everyone gets their gift cards. Fuck the hoarders, unless that is legitimately their only job.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:07 PM

Drat. You mean the 10 I bought to resell are not going to fetch me $1,000 each???

I joke. But seriously though, I picked a Wii U up several weeks back and have yet to open it. I got it since I never bought a Wii way back when and wanted it mostly for backwards compatibility. Plus there's a couple Wii U games that look decent - and I'm sure some exclusives down the road will be awesome. I also heard the Virtual shop was neat, since it had Mario 64 and some of the classic games.

I'm still undecided if I'm going to keep it (I have a huge PS3 backlog that eats up my time). Though with the resale value being miniscule, I won't be throwing it up on eBay anytime soon. With my Bday coming up next week maybe I'll consider it an early Bday/Xmas present to myself.


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:07 PM

Wii U - 400k sold in its first week.

PS3 - 197k in its first two weeks in the US.

X360 - 326k in its first two weeks in the US.

Wii - 476k in its first two weeks in the US.


Obviously someone wants the Wii U.



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#44 crunchewy

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:07 PM

Hopefully it continues to sell well as I'd like to see it get good 3rd party support.
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#45 skiizim

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:11 PM

I think a big part of this reseller frenzy is the media, I think too many people tried to capitalize on this but I'm glad Nintendo is making it more available especially for the Holiday season. Do you guys remember how hard it was to get a Wii Fit? As the poster above me mentioned I hope it does do well to get some great third party support and get some descent exclusives, I just hope Nintendo doesn't make it hard for these publishers to do so, I wouldn't want Nintendo to turn into Sega.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:12 PM

Wii U - 400k sold in its first week.

PS3 - 197k in its first two weeks in the US.

X360 - 326k in its first two weeks in the US.

Wii - 476k in its first two weeks in the US.


Obviously someone wants the Wii U.


Notice he didnt state in the US for the wii u .

#47 shadowkast

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:16 PM

didn't the 3ds have a huge price drop shortly after launch?


Very true

#48 crunchewy

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:16 PM

Notice he didnt state in the US for the wii u .


That 400k number is for the US. A google search would tell you that.
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#49 kirthew

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:17 PM

I am glad that I was able to flip mine and get a good $75 profit... I think this system is dead unless Nintendo decides to release a Pokemon RPG for it. Unless they do that, it is time for Nintendo to fold up their console hardware division, and start selling software just like Sega.

#50 skiizim

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:18 PM

Very true


That was due to lack of sales and the price point, it was $250 right? I am an early adopter to most of this stuff so I don't mind paying a premium but we are all smart enough to know there will be a price drop in the future, just how far is the question.

If you want to wait or wait for a special edition system like buffdrew then go for it, no need to rush into it right now.

#51 SInX4Lyfe

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:19 PM

That 400k number is for the US. A google search would tell you that.


Oh. Ok well goodjob for nintendo.

#52 crunchewy

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:18 PM

They do not allow you to input a friend's name then send a message to your friend so they can register you. You both still have to input each other's names and register separately. Dear Nintendo, I am an adult and I really don't need these types of protections, that is why I have gone to the other side.


Actually this apparently is not true. If you go to the MiiVerse you can search for a username, click send Friend Request and then they just click Accept.
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#53 scottman

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:23 PM

I also heard the 400k number for sales. The question is how many were sold as preorders to resellers and will be going back to stores. Might have been a supply issue on the older console launches.

BUT, the xbox 360 sold 750,000 consoles from Nov 18-23.
http://www.gamespot....ay-week-6400656

#54 Blaster man

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:32 PM

I also heard the 400k number for sales. The question is how many were sold as preorders to resellers and will be going back to stores. Might have been a supply issue on the older console launches.

BUT, the xbox 360 sold 750,000 consoles from Nov 18-23.
http://www.gamespot....ay-week-6400656


It was also sold out for a year.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:37 PM

Actually this apparently is not true. If you go to the MiiVerse you can search for a username, click send Friend Request and then they just click Accept.


Ok, some other people were saying if you added someone they have to type it in in order to add you back but this is probably a much easier way.

The only reason the Wii didn't sell more is there was no supply, if they had the supply they could have moved a very large number.

If Pokemon B&W 2 was on the 3DS I would be a little more optimistic right now, but I think the thought of myself and everyone else is why buy a 3DS when the games we want are still being released on the DS? They really shot themselves in the foot on this one, as having this game as 3DS only would have caused a lot of people go out and purchase a 3DS that otherwise wouldn't have.

I haven't even heard rumblings of a full Pokemon RPG for the 3DS yet, which means it will be about 2 years from now before one hits the USA.

I wonder if priced on used Wii U models will be good in Jan/Feb when everyone has had their fun and realized they don't use the system so they start to sell off their systems? It was this way for the original DS, it was hard to get at first but priced tanked after Xmas when everyone realized there were no games for it, it took about 9-12 months for games to start coming for the first DS. If so this might be a good way for someone to get a barely used console a little bit cheaper.

If you buy this now you have to be prepared to keep it for life and let it sit and collect dust inbetween game releases, plus you have to be willing to pay $60 for each game day 1.

It would have been good idea to buy a Wii at launch if you could find one that its because you would have been able to play the games with your family over the holidays then you could have sold it used for probably a lot more than you paid for it, and still had your fun.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:48 PM

im reading/posting this on a wii u, its worth it, netflix is better then the 360 ps3 counterparts, miiverse is great, zombi U rocks unbeleivably, and its a good system... its bc so if you dont have a wii then its a wii + better graphics more functionality with the tablit etc. Only got 2 game so far but its worth it as an investment. and nextyear theres mh 3 ultimate, pikmin 3, bayonetta 2 i hope, and a few more probably. Dont knock it till u buy it, and this isnt fanboyism, i got a nintendo console for the first time since the old ds/gamecube before that, i have TWO 360's, one is a halo 4 bundle one... I dont need 20 mediocre launch titles, 2 great ones is fine, and ppl love ac3, nintendoland, and batman armored, but i dont have so speculation, quality over quantity...

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:07 PM

Does anyone know if the online features of old Wii games work on the Wii U? Thanks in advance.


#58 Blaster man

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:15 PM

im reading/posting this on a wii u, its worth it, netflix is better then the 360 ps3 counterparts, miiverse is great, zombi U rocks unbeleivably, and its a good system... its bc so if you dont have a wii then its a wii + better graphics more functionality with the tablit etc. Only got 2 game so far but its worth it as an investment. and nextyear theres mh 3 ultimate, pikmin 3, bayonetta 2 i hope, and a few more probably. Dont knock it till u buy it, and this isnt fanboyism, i got a nintendo console for the first time since the old ds/gamecube before that, i have TWO 360's, one is a halo 4 bundle one... I dont need 20 mediocre launch titles, 2 great ones is fine, and ppl love ac3, nintendoland, and batman armored, but i dont have so speculation, quality over quantity...


How is buying a depreciating product an investment by any stretch of the imagination?

#59 retrad

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:18 PM

lol who the Fuck buys a wii u? if you want to waste $300 bucks that much donate it to charity instead.
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#60 oasisboy

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:19 PM

Wii U - 400k sold in its first week.

PS3 - 197k in its first two weeks in the US.

X360 - 326k in its first two weeks in the US.

Wii - 476k in its first two weeks in the US.


Obviously someone wants the Wii U.


Ahhhh, no.

For quick reference, here are the sales figures for all consoles and handhelds during Black Friday week.

  • Xbox 360 - 750,000
  • PlayStation 3 - 525,000
  • Wii U - 400,000
  • Wii - 300,000
  • Nintendo DS - 275,000
  • Nintendo 3DS - 250,000
  • PlayStation Vita - 160,000
http://www.ign.com/a...ck-friday-sales
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