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


#871 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   10378 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2012 - 02:23 PM

I'm not preordering for a couple of reasons.

1. There are too many current gen games backlogged and coming out, to play.

2. The WU's launch lineup is meh. Re-up for $300-$350 NOW for only a handful of decent games I'd want? Pass.

3. Just like with new games, I don't preorder without a deal. This is not a deal. No money off, no free game, no nothing. This is not CAGish. I waited on the 3DS and was at least able to get it at a lower pricce AND the free Ambassador games.

Mark my words, there will be deals to be had on this. The preorder mopes will "first" and the people that wait a tad will save money, CAG stylee.


I took the "deal" to be the trade ins being offered at Gamestop for the system. Even if you don't want the system, can still do the trade in and cancel later.

#872 advanced   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2944 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2012 - 02:39 PM

I am a bit concerned that Best Buy is still accepting online pre-orders for the deluxe model. I put an order in early yesterday, but I have a strange foreboding that they could cut me down come 11/18 and not ship it. Can anyone assuage these fears or am I kept wondering until that fateful day? Might be time to invest in a tent... :cold:


I have those same fears, so I got a backup at GS while I could. I did my preorder at Best Buy in-store however.

#873 Versafied   Formerly known as vlv723 CAGiversary!   2893 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2012 - 02:42 PM

I'm not preordering for a couple of reasons.

1. There are too many current gen games backlogged and coming out, to play.

2. The WU's launch lineup is meh. Re-up for $300-$350 NOW for only a handful of decent games I'd want? Pass.

3. Just like with new games, I don't preorder without a deal. This is not a deal. No money off, no free game, no nothing. This is not CAGish. I waited on the 3DS and was at least able to get it at a lower pricce AND the free Ambassador games.

Mark my words, there will be deals to be had on this. The preorder mopes will "first" and the people that wait a tad will save money, CAG stylee.


Let's see.

Pre-ordered at Best Buy

I have a MasterCard Reward Zone Credit Card and get double reward zone points. Gamers Club also does double points so it does stack according to my account. In addition, I get a 25% Premier Silver bonus points as well.

Therefore, I'll be getting about 1200ish points after paying it full on the credit card so that'll net me almost $25 in RZ certs.

Seems like a deal to me but your deal may vary depending on what you do to the console. Most seems to put it on eBay/Craigslist once they buy it and mark up the price.

#874 XT14   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   397 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2012 - 02:50 PM

K-mart although allowing me to put it in the cart gives me an error upon checkout that although I am trying to purchase 1.0 quantity there are 0.0 quantities avaliable..similar at sears...so maybe sold out there as well?

#875 SpartenOmega117   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2205 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:01 PM

did the best buy page for the wii u disappear???

deluxe version is also sold out at gamestop online.

#876 blinknot4   IDGAFOS CAGiversary!   3947 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:03 PM

I really doubt that.


I know. I'm just easing his hate.

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#877 lordopus99   Training for the silver CAGiversary!   5138 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:06 PM

Let's see.

Pre-ordered at Best Buy

I have a MasterCard Reward Zone Credit Card and get double reward zone points. Gamers Club also does double points so it does stack according to my account. In addition, I get a 25% Premier Silver bonus points as well.

Therefore, I'll be getting about 1200ish points after paying it full on the credit card so that'll net me almost $25 in RZ certs.

Seems like a deal to me but your deal may vary depending on what you do to the console. Most seems to put it on eBay/Craigslist once they buy it and mark up the price.

Hate to burst your bubble but Gamers Club will NOT give you double points. Systems are not eligible.

#878 gnargnargnar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   576 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:09 PM

Ended up pre-ordering a deluxe at best-buy shortly after it went live. I kinda skipped out on the Wii last generation, but for some reason this one has my interest (and perhaps I will play some of the first party Wii titles on it, finally).

Other than for Dragon's Dogma or watching a Blu-Ray, I haven't turned my 360 or PS3 on in over a year and a half, and I have similar lack of interest about MS or Sony's next offerings as I have a high end gaming PC. This thing will at least offer some games/experiences I won't be able to "do better" on my PC.

I -almost- pre-ordered the basic instead of deluxe, but the deluxe seems like a much better deal. Anyone else wishing the deluxe came in white as well? Gloss black controller and fingerprints is going to make my OCD kick in. I have went out of my way to avoid gloss black handheld electronics for years due to this (importing a ceramic white v1 PSP, my DSlite was white, my iphone is white).

My other concern with anything packing a LCD screen on it is dead pixels. Even one will drive me crazy, so here's hoping the quality control is strict on such things.

#879 Serious McMopy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   442 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:12 PM

Nope.

Actually, I prefer Black.

#880 gordojones88   Sith Lord Darth CAG CAGiversary!   1158 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:32 PM

Nintendo has said that you'll need to have both the Wii and the Wii U connected to the Internet at the same time to transfer your digital content, so don't get rid of that old system just yet.


It's just my opinion, but when Nintendo clarifies it's postition,
I think there's gonna be some hidden misunderstanding and
people will not be able to transfer their Wiiware games to the Wii U.

If I cannot be 100% guaranteed that all Wii U content I buy is tied to
my permanent Gamer ID, I will not buy another Nintendo product.

Has anybody seen anything that suggests there is a Gamertag ID used to purchase online content?
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#881 Ather   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   632 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:33 PM

Man Walmart sucks. $400 for basic, game, wiimote. Deluxe is $50 more. That means they're charging you $50 for a wiimote. No way is that worth $50

#882 Smashbro29   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   446 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:34 PM

Ended up pre-ordering a deluxe at best-buy shortly after it went live. I kinda skipped out on the Wii last generation, but for some reason this one has my interest (and perhaps I will play some of the first party Wii titles on it, finally).

Other than for Dragon's Dogma or watching a Blu-Ray, I haven't turned my 360 or PS3 on in over a year and a half, and I have similar lack of interest about MS or Sony's next offerings as I have a high end gaming PC. This thing will at least offer some games/experiences I won't be able to "do better" on my PC.

I -almost- pre-ordered the basic instead of deluxe, but the deluxe seems like a much better deal. Anyone else wishing the deluxe came in white as well? Gloss black controller and fingerprints is going to make my OCD kick in. I have went out of my way to avoid gloss black handheld electronics for years due to this (importing a ceramic white v1 PSP, my DSlite was white, my iphone is white).

My other concern with anything packing a LCD screen on it is dead pixels. Even one will drive me crazy, so here's hoping the quality control is strict on such things.


I really wish I could have gotten a white deluxe, I have so much black plastic already.

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#883 Jello1996   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   382 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:45 PM

I've got a basic at Gamestop and a deluxe at TRU. Not sure which one I want yet. I'll make that decision if and when they're both available for pickup.

#884 therealdanhill   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1036 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:46 PM

so wtf, where can i preorder, everywhere is sold out?

I don't get the decision to not have a GameCube disc reader on the system. Is it just to resell GCN games as eShop downloads later? Is it to keep the cost down? I can't imagine adding GameCube BC would cost a lot of money.

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#885 Yars   I'd buy that for a dollar! CAGiversary!   2900 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:46 PM

It's just my opinion, but when Nintendo clarifies it's postition,
I think there's gonna be some hidden misunderstanding and
people will not be able to transfer their Wiiware games to the Wii U.

If I cannot be 100% guaranteed that all Wii U content I buy is tied to
my permanent Gamer ID, I will not buy another Nintendo product.

Has anybody seen anything that suggests there is a Gamertag ID used to purchase online content?

Nintendo has been fairly forthcoming in interviews lately in saying that you will be able to transfer your Wiiware games. I believe the games you've bought are tied solely to your console's serial number. The word is that the Wii U won't be using gamertags either, but rather a simplified (unified?) friend code system. AFAIK there's been no word yet that your future purchases will be tied to your friend code or once again linked with the Wii U's serial number.

#886 Versafied   Formerly known as vlv723 CAGiversary!   2893 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:47 PM

Hate to burst your bubble but Gamers Club will NOT give you double points. Systems are not eligible.


Well at least I got the MasterCard. Only a $5 loss.

#887 gordojones88   Sith Lord Darth CAG CAGiversary!   1158 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:54 PM

Nintendo has been fairly forthcoming in interviews lately in saying that you will be able to transfer your Wiiware games. I believe the games you've bought are tied solely to your console's serial number. The word is that the Wii U won't be using gamertags either, but rather a simplified (unified?) friend code system. AFAIK there's been no word yet that your future purchases will be tied to your friend code or once again linked with the Wii U's serial number.


I haven't seen any press release where they clearly state how it would indeed work. Only that they are working on some sort of way to eventually transfer games one day. Seriously, this thing is releasing in just weeks, what in the world are they doing?
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#888 blinknot4   IDGAFOS CAGiversary!   3947 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:58 PM

so wtf, where can i preorder, everywhere is sold out?


Target is still accepting orders: http://www.target.co...-u/-/A-14174037

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#889 theflicker   Hurm. CAGiversary!   1572 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:59 PM

I haven't seen any press release where they clearly state how it would indeed work. Only that they are working on some sort of way to eventually transfer games one day. Seriously, this thing is releasing in just weeks, what in the world are they doing?


Weeks? More like days! Seriously though, like two months.

#890 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   10378 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:02 PM

I haven't seen any press release where they clearly state how it would indeed work. Only that they are working on some sort of way to eventually transfer games one day. Seriously, this thing is releasing in just weeks, what in the world are they doing?


According to a Nintendo rep, "Wii U owners can wirelessly transfer content such as Miis, and WiiWare and Virtual Console games to their Wii U systems. Both systems will need to be connected to the Internet and the Wii U will need an SD card to facilitate the transfer."

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#891 SW4J   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   343 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:04 PM

No news on Walmart yet, eh? Any idea if Kmart lets you cancel preorders? I can't seem to find anything confirming

#892 dragonjud   Got games, but no time CAGiversary!   3329 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:07 PM

Nintendo has been fairly forthcoming in interviews lately in saying that you will be able to transfer your Wiiware games. I believe the games you've bought are tied solely to your console's serial number. The word is that the Wii U won't be using gamertags either, but rather a simplified (unified?) friend code system. AFAIK there's been no word yet that your future purchases will be tied to your friend code or once again linked with the Wii U's serial number.



Go read the QA on 1up.com. It'll be another round of:
1. Download another app on the Wii, and Wii-u.
2. Make sure the app is running on both consoles
3. Wait for the app to wirelessly transfer your purchases.
4. All the content on the original Wii will then transfer to the Wii-u, and
be deleted permanently.

So, in other words, more of the same manure they've been feeding us until now. Those of you hoping that you'll trade in your consoles, and keep your old content better wake up (if you want any of that content).


#893 therealdanhill   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1036 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:08 PM

I tried, sold out at Target. Got one at Kmart

I don't get the decision to not have a GameCube disc reader on the system. Is it just to resell GCN games as eShop downloads later? Is it to keep the cost down? I can't imagine adding GameCube BC would cost a lot of money.

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#894 therealdanhill   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1036 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:13 PM

If I preorder from KMart using Paypal with a linked bank account, will my account get charged?

I don't get the decision to not have a GameCube disc reader on the system. Is it just to resell GCN games as eShop downloads later? Is it to keep the cost down? I can't imagine adding GameCube BC would cost a lot of money.

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#895 MushaOne   etc. and so forth... CAGiversary!   4021 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:14 PM

I tried, sold out at Target. Got one at Kmart


If Amazon or someplace else start selling them I HIGHLY suggest you cancel your order at Kmart (or Sears, same place) and buy elsewhere. There is a high chance they will end up canceling your order if there is any kind of shortage.

#896 SW4J   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   343 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:17 PM

If Amazon or someplace else start selling them I HIGHLY suggest you cancel your order at Kmart (or Sears, same place) and buy elsewhere. There is a high chance they will end up canceling your order if there is any kind of shortage.


Kmart apparently doesn't let you cancel orders, you have to return them in store and eat the shipping.

#897 litoeon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   65 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:19 PM

Kmart apparently doesn't let you cancel orders, you have to return them in store and eat the shipping.


Kmart has free shipping for me.

#898 lawdood   Digital Jedi CAGiversary!   2442 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:19 PM

Kmart is now sold out.

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#899 SpartenOmega117   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2205 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:22 PM

Just a question about the controller- are the analog sticks clickable? I'm aski because those clickable sticks are a must for cod.

#900 SW4J   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   343 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:25 PM

Just a question about the controller- are the analog sticks clickable? I'm aski because those clickable sticks are a must for cod.


Yes they are clickable, confirmed at last E3