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The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD Wii U Limited Edition Bundle - Pre-Order


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#301 bojay1997

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:00 PM

I've got a feeling this is going to be very limited. The Ganondorf figure LE game is already sold out in my local GS, thankfully I reserved it on their website day one just in case. That LE Wii U with special gamepad design is gonna be a highly sought collector's item, unfortunately I already have a Wii U and I want the Ganon figure, and there's no way I'm buying a 2nd Wii U AND 2 copies of Windwaker lol. So I'll skip the special Wii U and just get the Windwaker w/Ganon and call it a day.

I don't know, I mean neither the WiiU bundle nor the Ganandorf figurine is all that interesting from a pure collectors perspective IMHO.  The WiiU only contains a little extra graphic touch on the pad and the game is a download and not even on disc.  I just don't see how that maintains any extra collector's value or interest long term.  

 

As for the LE, it's $10 extra for a small 5" figurine.  There's no bonus soundtrack or art book or anything else included.  It would be different if Nintendo never released Zelda related merchandise, but there are tons of Zelda related figures and statutes and all sorts of other limited edition stuff out there.  I just think this is a case of speculators and flippers driving up demand and a few months after launch, people will realize that both of these things are completely mass produced collectibles that have no real long term value.     



#302 kitsunisan

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:03 PM

If anyone is interested, I just got off the phone with Nintendo asking about a Wii U system transfer.  I was told that it's still not possible at this time, and my purchases and points are still tied to my console.  I was told, however, that I should be able to just swap game pads and use the Zelda one with my old system, so I may wind up just swapping the pads and selling the new system with the old deluxe pad and packaging.  

I'm sitting here trying to throw money at Nintendo and they're making me jump through hoops to do it, their console sales are low enough as it is, they can't afford to kill a sale because of stupid stuff like this.  Nintendo always seems to be at least 3 steps behind everyone else when it comes to hardware and online.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:03 PM

Stupid question, but wouldn't in store pickup work as a preorder? Your CC won't get charged until you pick it up


I find store pick up not as reliable. I often get orders cancelled, I feel safer with instore preorders, but I ended up doing in store pick up and trying my luck

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:05 PM

Like I've said in earlier posts, when Nintendo says "limited editon" ANYTHING, they mean it. Most limited edition stuff from Nintendo doesn't last past pre orders. If you want it, don't hesitate and pre-order ASAP. Nintendo isn't known for restocking anything past first shipment of limited editions. The only example I know of that's the exception is Mario All-Stars Wii where they did a second reprint.



The Zelda 3ds console was available for at least a month after release. It's very valuable now, but I see the wii u lasting just as long if not longer

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:09 PM

oh, sorry edge. i just haven't been paying much attention to this thread.

didnt both mario all stars and skyward sword get a reprint? im guessing it will be the same with this


Skyward never got a reprint, if you didn't preorder you were screwed..

Although the Bestbuy by me put all their preorders out for anyone to buy

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:14 PM

Skyward never got a reprint, if you didn't preorder you were screwed..

Although the Bestbuy by me put all their preorders out for anyone to buy

 

SS had a big first run with the CD. I found a few still at Best Buys. At Blockbuster I must have found 6-7 CDs from buying Zeldas.

 

I tried to preorder this in store and they ran out. Thankfully I preordered 2 already but was just seeing if it was possible.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:17 PM

The SS with the CD? Or the remote?

Because the one with the CD I see all of the time still.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:18 PM

The SS with the CD? Or the remote?

Because the one with the CD I see all of the time still.

 

The remote was/is rare yes. I thought he was talking about the just the first run with the soundtrack.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:26 PM

SS had a big first run with the CD. I found a few still at Best Buys. At Blockbuster I must have found 6-7 CDs from buying Zeldas.

I tried to preorder this in store and they ran out. Thankfully I preordered 2 already but was just seeing if it was possible.


I wasn't talking about the cd.. I was talking about the gold remote bundle. You can still easily get the cd version even now. Gold remote sold out first day

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:29 PM

I got the gold remote SS bundle for Christmas in 2011.

My mom/sister went on Black Friday and got the last copy. 

 

I haven't even used the remote, and doubt I ever will.  :whee:


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:59 PM

How strange, guess my area was an exclusion because i was able to find them EVERYWHERE until black friday week when they drop the price of the skyward sword bundle for 59.99


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:05 AM

You guys really think the windwaker Wii u will be very limited? Was going to holdout till black Friday but maybe not now.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:10 AM

I meant the LE with gold remote, it didn't get a reprint? I thought it did.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:10 AM

so you cant order the LE game in store anymore?



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:13 AM

Im on the same boat as you but I'm not a big fan of the gamepad. Hopefully its a sticker and not actual paint.

 

its paint. Nintendo had it on display at PAX.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:13 AM

Christ, even the ones with the remote I remember seeing just days before Christmas 2011 at my local Best Buy. I kinda wish I would have picked it up, but eh.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:17 AM

I meant the LE with gold remote, it didn't get a reprint? I thought it did.

 

I think it did... My Gamestop got a few extra copies after it "sold out" initially everywhere else.  




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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:17 AM

You guys really think the windwaker Wii u will be very limited? Was going to holdout till black Friday but maybe not now.

 

Yup it will definitely be limited. Most Nintendo limited edition bundles don't last very long....wait til Black Friday and you will be disappointed. Considering that this comes out September 20th and Black Friday doesn't start til November 29th that is a long way to go and they will be long gone before then


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:56 AM

Yup it will definitely be limited. Most Nintendo limited edition bundles don't last very long....wait til Black Friday and you will be disappointed. Considering that this comes out September 20th and Black Friday doesn't start til November 29th that is a long way to go and they will be long gone before then


Thanks for the reply, doubt ill preorder. I will get one if I can walk into the store on launch and pick one up though

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:26 AM

The only real option if you haven't preordered is that you head to your local Gamestop with $60 in hand and buy the few copies that they will have in store on release date. 



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:40 AM

The only real option if you haven't preordered is that you head to your local Gamestop with $60 in hand and buy the few copies that they will have in store on release date.


I meant for the console not the game with Ganondorf figure

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 02:24 AM

The only real option if you haven't preordered is that you head to your local Gamestop with $60 in hand and buy the few copies that they will have in store on release date. 

Thanks for that suggestion -I'll definitely have to try that if preorders don't come back- i have like 6 gamestops near me locally and plan to try that on October 4th when they open at 10/11 am since i don't have any classes that day- just MAYBE i'll have a chance to get one then


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 02:56 AM

I think it did... My Gamestop got a few extra copies after it "sold out" initially everywhere else.  

 

It wasn't reprinted, it was just additional stock. Amazon and GS almost always put up additional copies post release due to orders being cancelled, returns, billing errors, etc. 

 

Chances are, this WWHD LE bundle will probably show up in stock on or shortly after its release date. Or GS might decide to make more copies available.  

 

 

The only real option if you haven't preordered is that you head to your local Gamestop with $60 in hand and buy the few copies that they will have in store on release date. 

 

And they'll probably give you the "sorry, you should have pre-ordered" since it is probably limited. They normally hold pre-orders for 48 hours, but for more limited items, they sometimes hold them longer. 


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:20 AM

Yup it will definitely be limited. Most Nintendo limited edition bundles don't last very long....wait til Black Friday and you will be disappointed. Considering that this comes out September 20th and Black Friday doesn't start til November 29th that is a long way to go and they will be long gone before then


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:12 PM

With Preorders for Windwaker HD + Ganondorf figure sold out.. looks like there is no need to get the game at launch anymore.
Obviously Nintendo is in much better shape than we thought they were



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 02:16 PM

Well I did it...reserved one of the consoles at Best Buy with in-store pickup.  I had actually just bought one of the $10 reservation cards for the XB1 at Target a couple days before (last one at my store) but after spending a few days thinking it over I just can't get excited for the XB1.  Neither new console looks appealing to me at launch, both the PS4's and XB1's launch lineups are "ok" but nothing mind-blowing.  I can't see myself really needing either one until mid-late next year.  

 

Seeing that the Wii U has a few games out now and will have more out by the end of the year/early next year it'll keep me going for a while.  Well, that combined with my massive backlog at the moment too lol.  Have to say too, that the idea of playing games on the tablet while I have an NFL game on the TV is extremely appealing!


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#327 Dante84

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 02:44 PM

This is very tempting... o.o

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 04:25 PM

Well I did it...reserved one of the consoles at Best Buy with in-store pickup.  I had actually just bought one of the $10 reservation cards for the XB1 at Target a couple days before (last one at my store) but after spending a few days thinking it over I just can't get excited for the XB1.  Neither new console looks appealing to me at launch, both the PS4's and XB1's launch lineups are "ok" but nothing mind-blowing.  I can't see myself really needing either one until mid-late next year.  

 

Seeing that the Wii U has a few games out now and will have more out by the end of the year/early next year it'll keep me going for a while.  Well, that combined with my massive backlog at the moment too lol.  Have to say too, that the idea of playing games on the tablet while I have an NFL game on the TV is extremely appealing!

I 100% agree with this. You said it better than what I could. Maybe if TitanFall was out or when the new Gears/Halo come out I'll get excited. 



#329 TTN

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:58 PM

Nintendo should do this kind of thing more often.  That cheap little toy surprisingly motivates people to rebuy this game.

 

Seems ironic for a game with such a cartoony style to be remade in HD.  It doesn't look better at all to me, just different.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:19 PM

Seems ironic for a game with such a cartoony style to be remade in HD.  It doesn't look better at all to me, just different.

Cartoony or not, it benefits from the HD resolution. The Gamecube version looks muddy in comparison.