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#61 boudmel  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 16, 2006 - 9:27 am

If you missed the Amazon pre-order, make sure to keep your eye on http://www.nintendowiipreorders.com/ most pre-order sites will show up there! :)


Thanks Aaron - I made sure to bookmark this link!:)

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Posted Sep 17, 2006 - 8:56 am

I gave in and ordered it. The video's playing bowling, and racing sold me. I can't wait for some baseball and golf games to come out. That will be sweet.

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Posted Sep 17, 2006 - 8:56 am

I gave in and ordered it.

Where did you order from?

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Posted Sep 17, 2006 - 11:33 am

Where did you order from?


Ama zon here

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Posted Sep 17, 2006 - 12:00 pm

I gave in and ordered it.

The video's playing bowling, and racing sold me. I can't wait for some baseball and golf games to come out. That will be sweet.


Wii Sports includes baseball and golf, but I don't expect full-fledged games out of Wii Sports. It's more of an introduction to the system/control scheme. It'll be a cool party game, but I don't think the games will have enough depth to make it a fun 1-player game.

I wonder what the differences will be between the Wii version and the GC version since the Wii will be able to play either since it's backwards compatible.


I don't think there will be any substantive differences other than the control scheme. At E3 they showed how you'll be able to shoot a bow and arrow with the Wii-mote + nunchuck and fish with the Wii-mote. And of course Link has a sword, so you'll probably be able to control that by swinging the Wii-mote. I'd hope that the Wii version will also let you control Link with the GameCube controller.

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Posted Sep 29, 2006 - 7:59 am

http://www.amazon.co...Tx3TV0UCIFW8EE8
Hi! My name is Jon, and I'm an editor working on the Amazon.com Video Games team. We know that everyone is excited to get their Wii pre-ordered... heck, we're anxious, too. Unfortunately, we don't yet have our launch allocation numbers from Nintendo, so we don't have any hard and fast data for you.

For a brief period on Friday, we did offer pre-orders for the Wii, however, the rate at which pre-orders came in dramatically outpaced what we had anticipated, so we suspended pre-orders until we are able to get a firmer commitment from Nintendo regarding how many units we'll have for sale.

Because the pre-order window was so brief, the e-mail many of you signed up for notifying you that pre-orders were available was never triggered to send out. We apologize and have fixed the system to ensure pre-order e-mail notifications are sent in advance.

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Posted Sep 29, 2006 - 8:08 am

Thanks for posting that. I was really upset that I wasn't notified of the pre orders even though I had signed up right away to be notified and that I missed it. Now I feel better that I still have a chance. I've been checking Amazon several times a day since that happened and haunting EB Games trying to get info from them.

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Posted Sep 29, 2006 - 8:12 am

Thanks for posting that. I was really upset that I wasn't notified of the pre orders even though I had signed up right away to be notified and that I missed it. Now I feel better that I still have a chance. I've been checking Amazon several times a day since that happened and haunting EB Games trying to get info from them.


EB/Gamestop are waiting for the same reason amazon is at this point... They just don't know exactly how many Wii's they are gonna get and they don't want to "over-promise" like they did for the 360.

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Posted Oct 3, 2006 - 8:41 am

I want to preorder one. Everywhere I look they tell me it is a first come first serve. Did anybody else hear they are not doing preorders? I wonder how many fights there are going to be over these?:confused:

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Posted Oct 3, 2006 - 8:52 am

Sign up at Wii Preorders to track / be notified of preorders. Amazon.com already had their preorder filled, and EBgames was going to do it sometime this week.

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Posted Oct 3, 2006 - 9:17 am

Ebgames will be taking preorders, they just aren't quite sure when their going to start yet. Try calling later in the week, they are supposed to have a start date around then.

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Posted Oct 3, 2006 - 2:33 pm

You might try FYE.Thay are a music/movie type store located in some malls.I did two months ago with a $50 deposit.

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Posted Oct 3, 2006 - 7:13 pm

How much is the Wii?

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Posted Oct 3, 2006 - 7:36 pm

How much is the Wii?


$249.00 with the wii sports disc included and one of each type controller (wii mote and the nunchuck thing)

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Posted Oct 6, 2006 - 10:57 am

I was in Best Buy today, and one of the sales reps said he understood that they would be taking preorders on the website soon

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Posted Oct 12, 2006 - 5:38 am

I have found a place online to place a preorder but it costs $363 for the wii. I REALLY cannot afford one at more than that if the prices go crazy later. What do you all think the odds of it going higher are? I live far from any stores that would carry this and sine I'm not seeing any hope of any other big stores online presales I thought that would be my best bet.

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Posted Oct 12, 2006 - 6:02 am

I have found a place online to place a preorder but it costs $363 for the wii. I REALLY cannot afford one at more than that if the prices go crazy later. What do you all think the odds of it going higher are?

I live far from any stores that would carry this and sine I'm not seeing any hope of any other big stores online presales I thought that would be my best bet.


$363? Thats a bit much, since the system will likey sell for $250.

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Posted Oct 12, 2006 - 6:07 am

I have found a place online to place a preorder but it costs $363 for the wii. I REALLY cannot afford one at more than that if the prices go crazy later. What do you all think the odds of it going higher are?

I live far from any stores that would carry this and sine I'm not seeing any hope of any other big stores online presales I thought that would be my best bet.


Check out the store's reputation at www.resellerratings.com. It smells of a scam, but if it's a large store that's got a good reputation, then go for it. However, the Nintendo Wii stock will be plentiful after the holidays, so you could always slip an IOU in a card if that's what this is for.

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Posted Oct 12, 2006 - 6:15 am

I have found a place online to place a preorder but it costs $363 for the wii. I REALLY cannot afford one at more than that if the prices go crazy later. What do you all think the odds of it going higher are?

I live far from any stores that would carry this and sine I'm not seeing any hope of any other big stores online presales I thought that would be my best bet.


Where?

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Posted Oct 12, 2006 - 6:39 am

My brother-in-law works at EB Games and he called this morning to say that they will start taking preorders for the Wii tomorrow. Just thought that I would share for those looking to get one preordered.

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Posted Oct 12, 2006 - 7:08 am

Check out the store's reputation at. It smells of a scam, but if it's a large store that's got a good reputation, then go for it. However, the Nintendo Wii stock will be plentiful after the holidays, so you could always slip an IOU in a card if that's what this is for.


I looked for it on that site but it wasn't there. I don't mind paying a little bit more now if I'm sure I'll get it. I just wonder how hard this one will be too get. Million dollar question. lol

I can't post the site on here cause I'm new.

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Posted Oct 12, 2006 - 7:35 am

I looked for it on that site but it wasn't there. I don't mind paying a little bit more now if I'm sure I'll get it. I just wonder how hard this one will be too get. Million dollar question. lol

I can't post the site on here cause I'm new.


The question is, how soon do you need it? I'd try to get it preordered at EB Games, if you can. Do you have any friends or relatives that live near one? There's a "store locator" button at the top of their website. http://www.ebgames.com/default.asp

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Posted Oct 12, 2006 - 8:06 am

The question is, how soon do you need it? I'd try to get it preordered at EB Games, if you can. Do you have any friends or relatives that live near one? There's a "store locator" button at the top of their website. http://www.ebgames.com/default.asp


Before Christmas of course. lol I don't know anybody that would be near a store that I could bug to do a preorder for me. I wish somebody would do one online. I had good luck with that last year at amazon for the xbox 360 I bought for my sister to give to my nephew.

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Posted Oct 12, 2006 - 8:08 am

Before Christmas of course. lol I don't know anybody that would be near a store that I could bug to do a preorder for me. I wish somebody would do one online. I had good luck with that last year at amazon for the xbox 360 I bought for my sister to give to my nephew.


Did you check the store locator? I did and was pleasantly surprised to find 2 stores closer to me that I didn't even know existed. Now I'm just going to call them to find out the details.

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Posted Oct 12, 2006 - 8:16 am

Yup, EB/Gamestop will be taking pre-orders tomorrow. Hubby used to manage one, and has friends there. They called to let us know this morning that they will start taking POs manana, lol. More than likey a $50 deposit. He will be heading up there early in teh am to get one!Actually, two.

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Posted Oct 12, 2006 - 8:27 am

wow- thanks for the heads up. I assume they will take more preorders than the PS3? I really HOPE so!!!

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Posted Oct 12, 2006 - 8:34 am

Just got the email from them as well... I would get there early if I were you... Each store only took a maximum of 16 orders for the PS3, There will probably be more Wii's than that but still not a lot and they will sell out within minutes at some stores. Also in the email they say that online pre-orders will start at a later date. Oh, and if your Canadian, they are taking the in store orders on Monday, not tomorrow.

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Posted Oct 12, 2006 - 8:35 am

Yup, EB/Gamestop will be taking pre-orders tomorrow. Hubby used to manage one, and has friends there. They called to let us know this morning that they will start taking POs manana, lol. More than likey a $50 deposit. He will be heading up there early in teh am to get one!Actually, two.


$50 deposit is correct. Tomorrow is for the US only, Canada starts on Monday according to the newsletter they just sent out.

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Posted Oct 12, 2006 - 8:39 am

Yup, EB/Gamestop will be taking pre-orders tomorrow. Hubby used to manage one, and has friends there. They called to let us know this morning that they will start taking POs manana, lol. More than likey a $50 deposit. He will be heading up there early in teh am to get one!Actually, two.


There is a limit of 1 per household per the email that Gamestop sent out.

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Posted Oct 12, 2006 - 8:41 am

Sign up at Wii Preorders to track / be notified of preorders. Amazon.com already had their preorder filled, and EBgames was going to do it sometime this week.


Supposedly, Amazon is going to reopen preorders. They did a brief one and was overwhelmed with the response and since they didn't want to preorder more than they were alloted (they didn't have the exact number yet), they closed it.




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