What's with people trying to preorder today? Preorders have been universally sold out for weeks now, both in store and online. GS isn't even doing a midnight release simply because they don't have any walk up units. Walmart's lawaway preorders have long ended. At this point, the only preorder you might be able to find is if a random target still has some cards. And even those, it seems, require you to wait in line for the console.
Now that there's press, more people are becomming aware, and Nintendo gets exactly what they'd hoped for..people whipped into a sold out new hot christmas present frenzy. If any hit the shelves, they'll vanish immediately, either by a speculator, or by a parent afraid of not seeing another one on the shelf.
And many people will settle for the lesser deal the basic unit offers, because they cannot locate the deluxe version.