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Arcanine
November 7th, 2006, 04:32 PM
Right now it's a little over 11 days out (11 days, 4 hours). So I thought it'd be good to have a thread for it (and some talk about it). Because OG has very little talk on the Wii and the launch of the Wii.
So within 11 days many of us will have the Wii. Many of us will be playing and seeing if it's all it's cut out to be.
So, who's getting one? What games? Going to get one on launch?

parallelzero
November 7th, 2006, 04:38 PM
Many of us will have one on the launch date? I highly doubt that.

I probably won't get one till Christmas/ early 2006. First of all, I lack the funds currently. Not to mention if I had funds, they'd be going to Christmas gifts and I wouldn't spend the money on myself. Second of all, there isn't really anything interesting coming out on launch other than TP, which I'm in no rush to play. And thirdly, I want to make sure the system isn't glitchy or messed up like the 360 was on it's launch.

Arcanine
November 7th, 2006, 04:50 PM
Many of us will have one on the launch date? I highly doubt that.

I probably won't get one till Christmas/ early 2006. First of all, I lack the funds currently. Not to mention if I had funds, they'd be going to Christmas gifts and I wouldn't spend the money on myself. Second of all, there isn't really anything interesting coming out on launch other than TP, which I'm in no rush to play. And thirdly, I want to make sure the system isn't glitchy or messed up like the 360 was on it's launch.
Right off the top of my head. Me, Robo (most likely), Samurai X, Triffy, Scotty, Austin (I count both of them because I still talk to them). And there's others in the NFC (like I said, off the top of my head).

I really don't think the Wii will have any probs. About the only Nintendo system I can think of that had probs was the DSLite. And that was just the hinge. Where the PS2 had drive errors, even after a year after the launch (my first PS2 probs and I got it a year after it came out). And the 360 had HDD errors, hardware probs, discs getting cut up and so on. Nintendo's hardware is a pretty safe bet.

TRIFORCE89
November 7th, 2006, 05:49 PM
Thanks for making this Andy! I was going to. But since I'm the moderator I would've had to be fair and make one for the PS3 too (which isn't going to happen any time soon. XD). So, I chose to do neither. So, thanks!

Brittany
November 7th, 2006, 07:39 PM
I have a Wii preorder and got a friend to also preorder one for me(stupid 1 per household or something rule).
I also have a single PS3 order waiting.

If possible, I won't be keeping any of them, I'm hoping to sell them all and buy them again once the Wii is available in black. Hopefully I'll have enough money for a Wii, X360, and PS3, and if I'm really lucky I'll still have a couple hundred left :D

Console colors are important to me- If I invest more than a grand on console gaming, they better match! I'll be forced to choose black because PS3 won't be getting any new colors anytime soon, whereas X360 has rumors for a black version in the making and the Wii will be most plentiful, therefore easier to variate...

I was over at GameStop today, they've got a little Wii countdown clock above the registers... I wanted one for myself! XD

Offtopic: Anyone remember the Wiimote TV remotes? A real replica of a Wiimote usable on TVs! I forgot what Ninty gave them away for, but I want one so badly! *jumps to eBay*

Esupio
November 8th, 2006, 07:52 AM
I'm getting the Wii on the launch.
Hopefully
I pre-ordered mine about early/mid october (after it became avliable to pre-order in the UK), but I'm in the UK so I have to wait till Dec.

sad thing is, I have three DVD cases stuck together and I've been waving my TV remote around.

I want one of thos remotes so badly.

I have exactly 30 days to wait.

Arcanine
November 8th, 2006, 07:58 AM
Thanks for making this Andy! I was going to. But since I'm the moderator I would've had to be fair and make one for the PS3 too (which isn't going to happen any time soon. XD). So, I chose to do neither. So, thanks! Can't forget the Wii. And I would start a PS3 thread but it'd go something like this " Who's getting a PS3 at launch? Oh and by the way, I'm not. I'm going to get one next year.". XD

I have a Wii preorder and got a friend to also preorder one for me(stupid 1 per household or something rule).
I also have a single PS3 order waiting.

If possible, I won't be keeping any of them, I'm hoping to sell them all and buy them again once the Wii is available in black. Hopefully I'll have enough money for a Wii, X360, and PS3, and if I'm really lucky I'll still have a couple hundred left :D

Console colors are important to me- If I invest more than a grand on console gaming, they better match! I'll be forced to choose black because PS3 won't be getting any new colors anytime soon, whereas X360 has rumors for a black version in the making and the Wii will be most plentiful, therefore easier to variate...

I was over at GameStop today, they've got a little Wii countdown clock above the registers... I wanted one for myself! XD

Offtopic: Anyone remember the Wiimote TV remotes? A real replica of a Wiimote usable on TVs! I forgot what Ninty gave them away for, but I want one so badly! *jumps to eBay* The PS3 you should get a good price for it on eBay. But the Wii, I know some people are paying a good bit for it on eBay. But we'll have 6 mil systems by the end of March or something like that. So you might be able to sell the Wii, but the demand won't be close to your PS3 (because no one will be able to find one). What I'd give to go back in time and buy 5 360s and sell them all at 2K each. I'd have some nice spending money. XD

The only reason why I'm getting a white one is because I HAVE to have one at launch.

My EB had one of them clocks. It was cool and I also would love to have one. I wonder if I could buy it from them after the launch is already over. XD

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a247/Arcanine_PC/wiiremote1.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a247/Arcanine_PC/wiiremote2.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a247/Arcanine_PC/wiiremote3.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a247/Arcanine_PC/wiiremote4.jpg

Feel better? XD
Yea I wish I could have gotten one. Not to use it for the TV, but to see how it feels, and the size (I know it's the size of a PSP) and all that stuff.


10 days, 13 hours

Auron
November 8th, 2006, 08:31 AM
OMFG, you lucky. Wii will be released in Spain in 9th December. Euroe's date is 8th, but 8th is a free day in Spain and stores don't open.

But I'll wait more time for Wii. I wanna a DS Lite first.

Melody
November 8th, 2006, 10:06 AM
the Wii could very possibly add a new dimention to pokemon gameplay
so I am officially exited...
i hope that said added dimentions will reduce the number of folks who hate pokemon for no good reason...

Kraka-chan
November 8th, 2006, 10:59 AM
I've had my Wii preordered, and I'll be playing it by Christmas Day. Woohoo!
I thought that it would nice to get it then.

I hope to get Twilight Princess and maybe Rayman (it looks cool).

Legolas
November 8th, 2006, 11:38 PM
I'm getting a Rev at launch...along with TP (paid in full) and I didn't reserve it, but I'm hoping to pick up a Trama Center: Second Operation game, :P

Esupio
November 9th, 2006, 09:39 AM
I'm getting a Rev at launch...along with TP (paid in full) and I didn't reserve it, but I'm hoping to pick up a Trama Center: Second Operation game, :P

A rev?
That thing no longer exsists.

Forci Stikane
November 9th, 2006, 11:05 AM
I wish that I was in the same boat as most of you, but reservations ran out within an HOUR of their arrival around where I am...and I didn't find out until the next day...and I don't even have any money ;_;...so I'll have to hope for a miracle or something...or maybe go crazy and sell that copy of Pokemon Box I've got sitting in my room...

Almost COMPLETELY off-topic now, but does anyone know if GCN accessories like the GB Player will work with the "Wiivolution" (best you'll get outta me)?

Morkula
November 9th, 2006, 01:15 PM
GB Player won't work with it. The GC controller will work with GC games, Virtual Console games, and some Wii games though. And you can use GC memory cards for GC games.

Anyway, I'm getting a Wii, Twilight Princess, and an extra Wiimote. I think that'll be it for me, since there aren't really any decent VC games at launch. I want Trauma Center too, but maybe for Christmas.

Samurai X
November 9th, 2006, 02:44 PM
Yeah, I'm getting one at launch, I can't wait. Lets all freeze ourselves! Ha, that South Park episode was great!

Anyway, I'll be getting a Wii, Twilight Princess, Rayman Raving Rabbids, one other game, and an extra Wiimote.

Alistair
November 10th, 2006, 02:43 PM
9 more days for me... (I live in the US. Yay!)

Anyway, I pre-ordered mine with Excite Truck and Twilight Princess. If anyone else has preordered TP, then go to the launch party at GameStop at 12:00AM.

Mudkip85
November 10th, 2006, 03:01 PM
im defenitly getting the wii and have decided to get it with the legend of zelda twilight princess as i think its the best out of the release titles. In the package i also get wii sports but i think that wii sports comes with every package. Its a massive shame that pokemon battle revolution is not one of the release titles for the wii otherise i think that many people would have opted for it instead of any other game.

DarkCrystal
November 10th, 2006, 03:04 PM
Its a massive shame that pokemon battle revolution is not one of the release titles for the wii otherise i think that many people would have opted for it instead of any other game.

I agree, I also wish that Super Smash Brothers Brawl came out with it too

I'm not getting one until Christmas, since I'm on a budget. The only thing I'm worried about is the controller, I don't know how thats going to work out.

Arcanine
November 10th, 2006, 03:27 PM
I think the reason why Nintendo didn't open up with a ton of super big launch titles is because one game would take the spotlight from the other. Lets say the Wii launched with Zelda, Mario, Pokemon, Red Steel, Super Smash Bros, and Metroid. I know I'm getting all of them games and I'm sure others are the same. But I can only buy so many games, and having to buy 6 games won't be pretty for me. And on top of that, them games will take the spotlight from the others. The way they got it now, they can launch with Zelda and Red Steel and a few months get Mario out there, then a few months later get Metroid and so on. That way it'll give everyone time to save up for the games, and gives a chance for each one of them games to shine. I think it's a pretty smart move on Nintendo's part.

8 days, 5 hours

Esupio
November 12th, 2006, 05:41 AM
I think the reason why Nintendo didn't open up with a ton of super big launch titles is because one game would take the spotlight from the other. Lets say the Wii launched with Zelda, Mario, Pokemon, Red Steel, Super Smash Bros, and Metroid. I know I'm getting all of them games and I'm sure others are the same. But I can only buy so many games, and having to buy 6 games won't be pretty for me. And on top of that, them games will take the spotlight from the others. The way they got it now, they can launch with Zelda and Red Steel and a few months get Mario out there, then a few months later get Metroid and so on. That way it'll give everyone time to save up for the games, and gives a chance for each one of them games to shine. I think it's a pretty smart move on Nintendo's part.

8 days, 5 hours
Yeah, Nintendo are staging the release of the main titles.
We get Zelda on launch (if we didn't I'm sure alot of people would be mad)
Then we get Warioware during the christmas time (appearntly, not sure)
Then the spring we get, Metroid Prime 3:, SSBB and Pokemon.
And probably a smaller title inbetween christmas and the spring, like Project H.A.M.M.E.R or something along those lines

Europe Countdown: 26 Days.

Arcanine
November 14th, 2006, 10:13 PM
Maybe they'll get some nice games at the first of next year. I hope to see SMG by Feb or March.


3 days, 22 hours

TRIFORCE89
November 16th, 2006, 03:18 PM
Dawn of a new day. 2 days, 13 hours, and 40 minutes remaining.

Ronike
November 16th, 2006, 10:14 PM
Because I can... aproximately 171840 seconds until the Wii comes out at the time of this post

Arcanine
November 16th, 2006, 10:41 PM
Well I'm not going to count the seconds, but the Wii is 1 day, 22 hours out. Sam X should be be inline at 12 to get the Wii. XD

Pretty Boy Sean
November 19th, 2006, 10:08 AM
Did anyone see that guy dressed as Luigi?

Careful With That Axe, Pichu!
November 19th, 2006, 11:40 AM
4 Hours waiting and freezing outside Toys R' Us were worth it~

*twitches*

Anyone else got the Wii already?

Hollow Wave
November 19th, 2006, 11:54 AM
Nope, but I learned its the cheepest new system.

Đ a r κ
November 19th, 2006, 12:04 PM
Ha, I laugh at you people waiting.My mom works at T.R.U (Toys R' us)But I actually shouldn't be laughing yet, she said she was gunna get one for me today, but she might have forgot (Like she always does), or they might have ran out of Wii's.O.O Nooo!*Twitches*

A couple hours later:Yay I got it, and I guess some people will hate me for having one.Ok i'm sorry everyone, i'm a bragger.

Esupio
November 19th, 2006, 01:29 PM
I HATE ALL OF YOU WITH WII'S

I have to wait till the 8th

Oh nintendo hates europe.

Cherrim
November 19th, 2006, 01:58 PM
Pro-tip to everyone who lives in a country in which the Wii hasn't been released yet: line up at frigging midnight.

x_x; I got to Best Buy at 6:30 this morning--90 units at the location, 90 people in line. So I went elsewhere and stood in line for a good 2 1/2 hours just to be told they only had 31 units and I was something like 40th in line. ;_;!

~Jack~
November 19th, 2006, 02:51 PM
I am so mad. My mom went to buy me one, she tried at Target. The guy said they had 125 Wii's and they were ALL gone in the first 25 minutes. My mom is going to try again tommorow, though. :) The guy @ Target though they would @ least last till the end of the day. But he was oviously wrong.

parallelzero
November 19th, 2006, 03:05 PM
They're sold out everywhere. It's an undeniable fact. Obviously, Nintendo didn't ship out as many as they originally claimed they would

Đ a r κ
November 19th, 2006, 03:26 PM
This sucks, I finally have the Wii, but I cant open the box till Christmas.Now's the perfect time to try my plan I do every Christmas that makes my mom let me open a present early.He he he.

Ronike
November 19th, 2006, 06:02 PM
I have the Wii, spent 14 hrs in line at a target just to be first in line. Well worth it though

Midnight_Dragon249
November 19th, 2006, 06:07 PM
This sucks, I finally have the Wii, but I cant open the box till Christmas.Now's the perfect time to try my plan I do every Christmas that makes my mom let me open a present early.He he he.

That does suck. But I don't even get to stare at the box blankly until Christmas, but I know my parents pre-ordered one. >.< Curse Nintendo for releasing it during the holiday season!! Not to mention that LoZ isn't even in stock ONLINE at gamestop.com!! And you get to open presents early?! How do you manage that?!

Cloud_boy
November 19th, 2006, 06:45 PM
Well, I work at Best Buy...so you can probably guess if I have it or not.



























I love working at Best Buy!

Đ a r κ
November 19th, 2006, 07:07 PM
That does suck. But I don't even get to stare at the box blankly until Christmas, but I know my parents pre-ordered one. >.< Curse Nintendo for releasing it during the holiday season!! Not to mention that LoZ isn't even in stock ONLINE at gamestop.com!! And you get to open presents early?! How do you manage that?!

Well, I made a deal with my mom, that if I actualy do my chores, she will let me open it early.

DarkDoom3000
November 19th, 2006, 07:41 PM
I wonder when wii's comming out in NZ
i know ps3 is comming out in march i have plenty of time to save up!

i would get both but I dont have enough money to get a wii and a ps3 so
ps3 it is......bmy firend is getting a wii..i wonder how its like

Legolas
November 19th, 2006, 09:30 PM
Well....at like 9 oclock I remembered that one the day the Rev went out for reservation, I called my mom up and had her take me down to GameStop. They were sold out. ;.; HOWEVER! There is also a EB games here aswell, so I had em call up EB games and ask if they had any more spots left. After hearing the guy lecture the guy on the phone, saying if he went over the amount he would get fired or something, I had em hold the last reservation for ME! I was so lucky. I swear...its unreal how lucky I was x.x

So...I also reserved LoZ TP and paid in full, but couldn't pay for the Rev in full. About 6 days ago I paid for it in full as well, basically ensureing I would get one today. Which....I.......


















DID OF COURSE! :P!!!! TP is AWESOME! So are the controlls...sigh, I don't know why people would pay 2.5 grand on a pathetic system like PS3, and there arn't even any good games out for it. However...Assassin's Creed and Lair come out in the soon to be months. THEN I will even CONSIDER buying a PS3...if they cost 1k at the most however.

BUT...REV > PS3 ! <3

Arcanine
November 19th, 2006, 10:33 PM
To all of you people here, listen to Erica. Because she is right, and I know this first hand because I don't have a Wii.

I got home from church around 1 pm. I called 10 stores (4 Wal-Marts, a Target, 2 EB Games, a Circuit City, a Toys R Us, a Sam's. That is every friggen store in a 30 min drive), every single store I called I got a "We're sold out" when I asked about the Wii. So you people (who is out of North America) who didn't get a pre-order, and if you want it launch day then you make sure you line up for it the night before.

Esupio
November 20th, 2006, 07:51 AM
Pro-tip to everyone who lives in a country in which the Wii hasn't been released yet: line up at frigging midnight.

x_x; I got to Best Buy at 6:30 this morning--90 units at the location, 90 people in line. So I went elsewhere and stood in line for a good 2 1/2 hours just to be told they only had 31 units and I was something like 40th in line. ;_;!

I'd love to line up, but mines being delivered to my house first thing on the 8th.
I got special treatment from game (A uk retailer) for being one of the first to pre-order it from them.

Midnight_Dragon249
November 20th, 2006, 01:07 PM
Well, I made a deal with my mom, that if I actualy do my chores, she will let me open it early.


;.; All I get for my chores is not getting grounded.

And, does anyone think that if you pre-ordered one, but haven't gotten one yet, that you could get one by Christmas? (Dec.25th, for anyone who doesn't know)

Đ a r κ
November 20th, 2006, 07:12 PM
Well, I finaly cleaned my room.Then my mom says can you wait till after thanks giving.After that, I talked her into leting me play it.

Forci Stikane
November 20th, 2006, 07:13 PM
They're sold out everywhere. It's an undeniable fact.

Last I saw, there were still a few on the shelves near where I am...too bad that I don't have the money for it ;.;

Midnight_Dragon249
November 20th, 2006, 08:13 PM
They've got some at Dave&Busters for a whopping 62,250 tickets. I only got 2850... ='( I bet that they'll have those for a while. I'm the best person I know when it comes to hitting jackpots... (I got 1 jackpot for every 3 tries, on average. Jackpot=350+tickets. But My mom wouldn't give me anymore money...But using that logic, she'd end up paying more for ticket money than actually going out and buying a Wii. They also had LoZ there for 7000. Curse me for not bring my saved up 6000 tickets!! CURSE ME!! No, wait! My life is bad enough without a Wii! Don't curse me!)

Esupio
November 21st, 2006, 07:29 AM
For our european members:

17 days.

Trikip
November 21st, 2006, 11:38 AM
I will probably get a lot of Christmas money (my uncle is kind of some-what rich. Not exactly) so I hope to buy a Wii with it. That's obviously after Christmas. Think I can wait that long? ;_;

Safao
November 21st, 2006, 12:17 PM
Living in Uk sucks there not out yet :9 but im telling every money is my freindd and theres if the like there legs ;) jk. I just want ond @_@.

Esupio
November 21st, 2006, 12:32 PM
Living in Uk sucks there not out yet :9 but im telling every money is my freindd and theres if the like there legs ;) jk. I just want ond @_@.

We get Wii Play at launch, I believe which is before the US
but after japan
Wii Play:
US: TBA 2007
Japan: December 2, 2006
Europe: December 8, 2006

Trikip
November 21st, 2006, 02:45 PM
I thought IGN said Wii Play was built in the console...?

TRIFORCE89
November 21st, 2006, 07:36 PM
Wii Play will be bundled with Wii Remotes in January. Be on the look out.

Esupio
November 23rd, 2006, 08:02 AM
I thought IGN said Wii Play was built in the console...?

Wii sports comes with the console

Trikip
November 24th, 2006, 07:46 AM
Yeah, I know that. But Wii Play is actually built in the console, right?

Gengar Master
November 24th, 2006, 07:50 AM
Yes the games are IN the console. At least that's what my friend with his Wii(DARN HIM!!!!) says

Esupio
November 24th, 2006, 09:09 AM
Yeah, I know that. But Wii Play is actually built in the console, right?

No, wii play is a game that you can buy.
you put the disc in the console though

Arcanine
November 24th, 2006, 09:51 AM
Wii Play is a game like Wii Sports, it's all on a CD.
What you might be thinking of is Wii Channels. It's on the system, it shows the downloaded games and all sorts of other stuff.

Esupio
November 24th, 2006, 11:04 AM
Wii Play is a game like Wii Sports, it's all on a CD.
What you might be thinking of is Wii Channels. It's on the system, it shows the downloaded games and all sorts of other stuff.

True, cause the VC games and stuff do appear on the menu.