Anyone waiting for the Wii U to be released at 12:00?

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Posted 11/17/2012 by okcpea in NSBR Board


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Posted: 11/17/2012 9:00:09 PM
The Wii U is going to be released at midnight tonight. This is the only thing that my 10 year old DS has put on his Christmas list. Our Wal-mart has 7 that have not already been pre-sold. My husband is waiting in line for one. He is the second person in line so it looks like we will get one.

Anyone else on a mission to get one?

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Posted: 11/17/2012 9:02:56 PM
No, but my gamer is almost 17. He said it doesn't look interesting to him.



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Posted: 11/17/2012 9:05:09 PM
That is great that you will be able to get a wished for gift. It is great of your dh to go out and wait in line. Have fun on Christmas.


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Posted: 11/17/2012 9:05:21 PM
We preordered at Gamestop. I told my DS (who has autism) that we could probably sell it for more than we paid. His response, "The Wii U is the finest Nintendo product on the market right now. Why would I sell it? If I had money I would buy a Wii U."


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Posted: 11/17/2012 10:01:40 PM
My dorm at school managed to win one in a contest against the other dorms on campus. I'm not particularly excited (though I think it's amazing that we won), but a lot of my friends are. I'm not sure if they pre-ordered us one or if we'll have to wait, though. We'll see. It'll be cool to play with, even though it's not exactly my cup-of-tea.

Good luck to those waiting in line for them!

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Posted: 11/17/2012 10:33:34 PM
I must be out of the loop. I am going to leave to google wii u.

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Posted: 11/17/2012 10:56:53 PM
On wait list at GameStop so will just wait for my call sometime in next month . The games look really amazing and my kids are very excited. This will be a big gift for both of them + games.

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Posted: 11/17/2012 11:04:52 PM
I didn't realize they were just released. I was just at Fred Meyer earlier this evening and they had a whole stack already out and available for sale.

We never use our Wii anyway, so we're not interested in getting the Wii U.


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Posted: 11/17/2012 11:05:54 PM
We preordered and will pick it up when the store opens tomorrow at 11. DS spent the day today getting all chores and homework done so his day tomorrow is completely free. He's been counting down the days for months! I'm glad he didn't know about the midnight option!!!

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Posted: 11/18/2012 1:05:49 AM
I'm gaming gadgeted out, man. The only new gadget coming into this house better be the kind that cleans my floors for me while I'm sleeping.

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Posted: 11/18/2012 4:30:20 AM
My husband surprised me with a WiiU tonight!

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Posted: 11/18/2012 5:13:45 AM
Not too hard to get. Just ordered one at TRU (thanks for the reminder!)


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Posted: 11/18/2012 5:16:39 AM
I have mine preorded and plan to pick it up this week. Its my sons big christmas gift. Glad I dont have to wait in line.

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Posted: 11/18/2012 2:16:46 PM
My kids have been hinting about this. I don't know if they play the wii enough to justify upgrading though. But I like that there are more gaming options on this one.

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Posted: 11/18/2012 2:45:26 PM
This one is high def isn't it? That's what DH is waiting for. The Wii is definitely the most played with system here, so we will likely get it. My husband plays the PS3, but the Xbox Kinect is a little neglected by everyone. We're getting my daughter a 3DS for her big Christmas present this year, so we probably will wait til next year for the Wii U.

Didn't know it already came out though. I love Nintendo and anything Mario.

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Posted: 11/18/2012 3:12:33 PM
peasful-I definitely hear you on that. We have the Xbox, PS3 and Wii. The only that gets played much is the PS3 so I won't be upgrading. In DD's defense, she isn't home much to play any of them (she's 15).

She is asking for some games for Christmas, so we'll see about that. She does like the dancing games and plays them during holiday breaks.


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Posted: 11/18/2012 3:14:02 PM
I hadn't heard of it.


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Posted: 11/18/2012 3:29:23 PM

We never use our Wii anyway, so we're not interested in getting the Wii U.

Same here! I'm surprised it's that "big" of a launch.
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