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dremic

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Just got an email letting me know my order was delayed :::(((


Goodluck to me tomorrow I guess
 

LeviathanZERO

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Just got an email letting me know my order was delayed :::(((


Goodluck to me tomorrow I guess

Damn dude, I just got an email from Fry's they backordered my Wii U.
Good thing I also ordered from Toys R Us, never did expect Fry's to be honest with their pre-orders... Their email said after the holiday season. Comedy.

I may hit a Wal-Mart at midnight. Things have gotten REAL.
 

dremic

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Damn dude, I just got an email from Fry's they backordered my Wii U.
Good thing I also ordered from Toys R Us, never did expect Fry's to be honest with their pre-orders... Their email said after the holiday season. Comedy.

I may hit a Wal-Mart at midnight. Things have gotten REAL.

I'm definitely hitting wal mart at midnight
 

LeviathanZERO

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I'm definitely hitting wal mart at midnight

Good luck man.
I'm banking on the fact that this Walmart near by is kinda hidden, next to a toll way.
I got Ocarina of Time 3DS there at midnight before, but that wasn't a big deal. Hopefully it will be barren, if not, Toys R Us better not fail. I haven't received a shipping email from them yet, but they are an official retailer so, we will see what happens...

Man, now I'm really hyped up! I hope I get one tonight!
 

dremic

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Damn dude, I just got an email from Fry's they backordered my Wii U.
Good thing I also ordered from Toys R Us, never did expect Fry's to be honest with their pre-orders... Their email said after the holiday season. Comedy.

I may hit a Wal-Mart at midnight. Things have gotten REAL.

Good luck man.
I'm banking on the fact that this Walmart near by is kinda hidden, next to a toll way.
I got Ocarina of Time 3DS there at midnight before, but that wasn't a big deal. Hopefully it will be barren, if not, Toys R Us better not fail. I haven't received a shipping email from them yet, but they are an official retailer so, we will see what happens...

Man, now I'm really hyped up! I hope I get one tonight!

I'm running around checking what stores have what. Tonight I'll hit wal mart, Kmart in the morning target after
 

dremic

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I just called Kmart the lead told me to show up at 7am and he will have one for me because of the preorder shit hahaha awesome. He said they got 8 deluxe
 

LeviathanZERO

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I just called Kmart the lead told me to show up at 7am and he will have one for me because of the preorder shit hahaha awesome. He said they got 8 deluxe

Well, I just called that Wal-mart, and they will be selling at midnight, but they don't have many. She did have to go ask someone when I called, maybe that slight ignorance means no one has called asking about it yet. Still have a chance....

Kmart doesn't exist here, unfortunately.
Target in the morning, is another place if somehow midnight doesn't work out. I do have a party to go to tonight :) I'll take the party if I have to damn it!
 

dremic

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Well, I just called that Wal-mart, and they will be selling at midnight, but they don't have many. She did have to go ask someone when I called, maybe that slight ignorance means no one has called asking about it yet. Still have a chance....

Kmart doesn't exist here, unfortunately.
Target in the morning, is another place if somehow midnight doesn't work out. I do have a party to go to tonight :) I'll take the party if I have to damn it!

i went to wal mart he said he has a bunch of them.

i will still go there at midnight just so i dont have to wait till sunday morning. but if i cant snag one ill skip to kmart early in the morning
 

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mine is in transit, wednesday delivery ... going to try my luck tonight or tomorrow morning for one local as well
 

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Did a online order yesterday from target for the deluxe plus mario and got the delivery tracking number today, should get it Monday :). I'm good with that.
 

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In the midwest here and nobody seems to know or care about this launch. The employees all have to go check, which means they aren't getting a lot of calls about it.

Basically Best Buy and Wal-Mart said that they have a few (3 or 4) that will be available outside of pre-order. No line has formed (yet). Nobody can tell me if it is the deluxe or regular version that they have.

This is a lot different from 2006, where all of the stores around here got around 20 each. I was 10th in line at Wal-Mart and I got there 17 hours early. Then we didn't have to worry about this regular vs deluxe crap either. Thinking about sitting this one out due to the poor handling of it.
 

dremic

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In the midwest here and nobody seems to know or care about this launch. The employees all have to go check, which means they aren't getting a lot of calls about it.

Basically Best Buy and Wal-Mart said that they have a few (3 or 4) that will be available outside of pre-order. No line has formed (yet). Nobody can tell me if it is the deluxe or regular version that they have.

This is a lot different from 2006, where all of the stores around here got around 20 each. I was 10th in line at Wal-Mart and I got there 17 hours early. Then we didn't have to worry about this regular vs deluxe crap either. Thinking about sitting this one out due to the poor handling of it.

every store near me seems to have gotten aroun 20 a mix of deluxe and standard
 
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Just get on ebay and pay 100% or more markup on one.

It is kind of weird that Nintendo is releasing a new console so soon though. Pretty sure the 360 and PS3 were both released before the Wii (I know for sure the 360 was, but I think the PS3 was released right around the same time, maybe a few weeks earlier)
 

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Man, now I'm really hyped up! I hope I get one tonight!

This is unbelievable. The only people who should be getting this are parents with you children. This new console will not be out of stock for long and it will not satisfy even those coming of age with recent Nintendo memories. There are going to be a lot of wii u broken hearts in a few months. You heard it here first
 

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the wii u is only 350.

and that means i get super smash brothers. and zelda.


we played smash for years
 

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This is unbelievable. The only people who should be getting this are parents with you children. This new console will not be out of stock for long and it will not satisfy even those coming of age with recent Nintendo memories. There are going to be a lot of wii u broken hearts in a few months. You heard it here first

Although the past is not any indication of future performance, History seems to dictate that you will be wrong...
 

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Did a online order yesterday from target for the deluxe plus mario and got the delivery tracking number today, should get it Monday :). I'm good with that.

I pre-ordered from Target over a week ago and I got an email from them this morning saying that my order was backordered.
 

dremic

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4 hours, prolly head down to wal mart at 11:30. ill let you guys know what happens
 

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Number 5 in line at walmart. They got 6 deluxe and 4 basic models in.

Edit: Also the only game they had was SMBU.
 
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Good luck guys tonight hope you all get lucky searching I got my auto calls from Gamestop to pick my deluxe preorder in the morning works out since my kids brought me home a nice cold this week and it decided to kick my ass today. Goodnight and good luck guys
 

dremic

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I'm here way too early hahaha

Only one person in front of me. Two separate lines for preorder and non preorder. Now to wait 30 minutes
 

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Toys R' Us in my area has a ton of whites in stock, trying to find a Deluxe if I can.

Apparently Target isn't open...even though their hours say 8AM, kind of annoying. Kmart was unfortunately sold out and Gamestop is a royal bust, as those were probably gone MONTHS ago. Thinking of trying another Toys R' Us (already tried a few within 50 miles) to see if they have a black one. Going to give my local Walmart a try too, can't hurt. If I see no results within the next call or two I'm going to go grab a white one before they really are sold out haha.

Not exactly the launch I thought it'd be from all the hype. Not as tough to find as I thought. Hooray for not pre-ordering and getting shit. ;)
 

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kmart sold out, walmarts sold out, best buy and gamestop sold out, sears isn't open and neither is target. toys r us not sure.

i dunno about the statement above. when they released the wii a lot of people were like "meh" but a week later everyone was like holy shit i need to get one and they were so hard to find until like january or february.
 

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Ended up getting a white one, walk-in in Toys R' Us. They didn't have any of those xbox looking controllers, so I grabbed a Wii one that will work, unfortunately it's black haha.

Got both the games I wanted. Time to fire this fucker up and revel in all that's good. My streak for getting consoles day 1 continues, muahaha.

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Hope it's good.

Maybe it's just me but my overall perception of how this launch has been handled is not a stellar one.
 

BiH115

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Hope it's good.

Maybe it's just me but my overall perception of how this launch has been handled is not a stellar one.

I hope so too. I'm just super pumped for Mario Bros. Zombie U is a bonus :)


Now to get this update crap sorted out...it's actually bright as hell where I am, but it sure doesn't look it lmao.
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BiH115

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Wow, that "controller" is HUGE.

But it feels soooooooo good to hold. The screen is just very crisp and bright, and the touch-screen part of it feels great. The little clicks and vibrations that correspond are great too. I really like it. :)

This update's killing me though...

I got the original Wii pro controller and it's so idiotic. You have to plug it into a Wii Nunchuck in order to use it. We'll see how that fares. I wasn't able to find a wireless Wii U controller anywhere heh. This'll have to do for now, for Mario anyway when I have people over.
 

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kmart sold out, walmarts sold out, best buy and gamestop sold out, sears and radio shack holding for black friday! toys r us sold out.

thank god i have one coming in the mail. i could have gone and gotten one at midnight at wal mart but didn't feel like it. i called them at 11 and they said no one was waiting and they had about a dozen.
 

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kmart sold out, walmarts sold out, best buy and gamestop sold out, sears and radio shack holding for black friday! toys r us sold out.

thank god i have one coming in the mail. i could have gone and gotten one at midnight at wal mart but didn't feel like it. i called them at 11 and they said no one was waiting and they had about a dozen.

I mean they're sold out in a lot of places, but you'd be surprised how many places have a few sitting on the shelves. The deluxe looks impossible to find heh.

Also this update is finally moving now, went from 44% to 53% in like a minute, really picking up now.

Edit: Already at 72%. So close!
 

dremic

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The controller is huge, I was impressed by how light it is though. One way to radio shack to get the adapter for my monitor
 

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Don't tell me the demand is going to be as bad as the Wii, is it?

My PS3 died last winter and I am deciding whether to replace it for X-Mas or get a Wii U instead. I'm kind of irritated the PS3 still costs $300 new.
 
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