Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:54 PM
waited overnight for a Wii at my local target, i believe they only got 39 units, manager came out before leaving the store and told the person at the front that he had 39 exactly, so i guess if more than 39 people were going to camp to not bother, there was a list we checked in at before getting on line, just names on a legal pad, the next morning, manager came out with vouchers, handed them out to the people on the line
meanwhile the soccer moms showed up around this time expecting to grab one, the manager informed them he handed out vouchers already to people who had lined up overnight, everyone with a voucher was led to videogame section where a security guard was present as we checked out, it was exciting and my first launch experience
btw i remember showing up to gamestop the day preorders opened for Wii and it was different than now, people had actually been lined up waiting that morning to get their preorders, so when i showed up causally around noon it was too late. Perhaps because PS3 was launching around this time, it had gotten people more aware of how hard it was going to be to find these consoles. Now without any other console launching with the WiiU it kind of flew under the radar for preorders IMO but they still sold out.
I have a preorder at GS for the WiiU deluxe, been informed few times already by different employees my preorder is guarenteed to be fullfilled and that "ill be good for launch day", im interested in seeing how smooth it goes, i know i definitely trust GS more so than Bestbuy