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Last Edited by Rainjet November 20, 2012 at 11:47 PM
11/20 @ 11pm PST - Toys R US and Target Deals are still in effect. New stock is expected for Black Friday and before Christmas with at least one poster mentioning their Target is getting more shortly.

http://www.slashgear.com/new-wii-...-20257820/

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Nintendo’s marketing vice president has insisted that fresh Wii U supplies are incoming to alleviate the new console bottleneck, promising “a great quantity” though warning that shortages may still be on the cards. “Demand has been phenomenal” Scott Moffitt told Forbes, though declined to give any specific sales figures, only highlighting the sell-out presales and insisting that there will be more Wii U units than there were Wii consoles at the older model’s launch.
Wii U Games
Store / Link Details
Target [target.com] Buy 2 Wii U games, get a a 3rd Wii U Game 50% off Source [cheapassgamer.com]
Toys R Us [toysrus.com] Buy 1 Wii U Game at regular price, get a 2nd Wii U Game 40% off Source [ed4.net]

Other latest Wiki Updates:
- Added NewEgg Wii U Console bundles
- Added Staples link
- Added image for TRU game promotion
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Last Edited by dealsalways November 22, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Live stock updates:
http://www.nowinstock.net/videoga...endo/wiiu/

http://wiialerts.com

http://www.wiiulocator.com/ and http://wiiu4me.com/ (except it cost money to subscribe)

More Live Stock Updates: http://www.trackatoy.com/nintendo...-c-78.html

Online Links and Launch Notes
Store Product Links   More Details
Amazon White 8GB [amazon.com] Black 32GB [amazon.com] Not sold by Amazon.com, only Marketplace sellers.
BestBuy White 8GB [bestbuy.com] Black 32GB [bestbuy.com] Sold out online.
Fry's White 8GB [frys.com] Black 32GB [frys.com] Sold out online.
Gamestop White 8GB [gamestop.com] Black 32GB [gamestop.com] Sold out online.
KMart   Black 32GB [kmart.com]  
NewEgg White 8GB w/Game Bundle [newegg.com] Black 32GB w/Game Bundle [newegg.com] Sold out online.
Sears White 8GB [sears.com] Black 32GB [sears.com]  
Shopko White 8GB [shopko.com] Black 32GB [shopko.com] Sold out online.
Staples White 8GB [staples.com] Black 32GB [staples.com] $50 over MSRP
Target White 8GB [target.com] Black 32GB [target.com] Sold out online. Minimal stock if any expected for non-preorders.
Target - Mobile Links White 8GB [target.com] Black 32GB [target.com] Sold out online.
Toys R Us White 8GB w/Arkham City and Scribblenauts [toysrus.com] Black 32GB [toysrus.com] Sold out online. Opens at 8AM for launch, some stock expected for non-preorders.
Walmart White 8GB [walmart.com] Black 32GB [walmart.com] Sold out online. Some stores have confirmed stock available for non-preorders.
Walmart - Bundle   Console + Controller + Game Bundle [walmart.com]  

Wii U Games
Store / Link Details
Amazon [amazon.com]  
BestBuy [bestbuy.com]  
Fry's [frys.com]  
GameStop [gamestop.com]  
NewEgg [newegg.com]  
Target [target.com] Buy 2 Wii U games, get a a 3rd Wii U Game 50% off Source [cheapassgamer.com]
Toys R Us [toysrus.com] Buy 1 Wii U Game at regular price, get a 2nd Wii U Game 40% off through Black FridaySource [ed4.net]
Walmart [walmart.com]  

Wii U Model Comparison
Models Wii U White Console (Basic) Wii U Black Console (Deluxe)
Price $299.99 $349.99
Console Wii U Console (white) Wii U Console (black)
Power AC Adapter AC Adapter
Controller Wii U GamePad (white) Wii U GamePad (black)
Controller Power  AC Adapter AC Adapter
Sensor Sensor Bar Sensor Bar
Cables HDMI Cable HDMI Cable
Memory 8GB internal storage 32GB internal storage
Cradle   GamePad Cradle
Stand   GamePad and console stands
Included Game   Nintendo Land Wii U Game [nintendo.com]
Both models are backwards compatible with all Wii games and Wii controllers.

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#1411
Looks like TRU is having a sale on Wii U games this week. I think someone has already stated the buy 1 get 2nd 40% off for any games under $50. Also, buy any $60 game and save $10. Buy 2 x $60 games and save $30. Their ad is expecting ACIII, Scribblenauts, and Fifa 13 on Tues. Who knows what they will have by this Sat 11/17. This is the best deal so far for games beating newegg by $3. The selection will probably be scarce. I would love to get Mario and Zombie U for $90.
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I agree but still confused as to why someone that preordered online after me gets one. You would think if they oversold they would work backwards.
Just curious - When you pre-ordered in the store, did you supply the same contact info as you did in your online order? I'm wondering if Walmart is indirectly cracking-down on people who made multiple pre-orders, but since they have Reseller policies right on the site then it would make as much sense for them to just email people and say "We noticed you have 5 on order at multiple locations and we're canceling 3 of them pursuant to our reseller policies". Enough people have complained about the same issue you experienced that it seems a lot less coincidental.

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Walmart.com reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to limit the quantity of items purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may be applicable to orders placed by the same account, the same credit card, and also to orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. We will provide notification to the customer should such limits be applied. Please note that certain orders constitute improper use of Walmart.com and its services. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to refuse or cancel any order for any reason. Your account may also be restricted or terminated for any reason, at our sole discretion. Walmart.com also reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to prohibit sales to dealers or resellers. For purposes of these Terms of Use, reselling shall be defined as purchasing or intending to purchase any product(s) from Walmart.com for the purpose of engaging in a commercial sale of that same product(s) with a third party.
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Am I the only one surprised that Nintendo has taken a back seat approach to advertising for the Wii U?
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Am I the only one surprised that Nintendo has taken a back seat approach to advertising for the Wii U?
Not surprised at all. There is enough pre-release hype to carry this to launch. You'll probably see the first round of real ads come later this week.
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I'm sure there will, at least for the white ones.
Glad I'm white then. Cool
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Am I the only one surprised that Nintendo has taken a back seat approach to advertising for the Wii U?


I saw Wreck It Ralph yesterday and I saw a commercial for Wii U during the previews
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http://shopping.yahoo.com/news/to...l?page=all
so everyone wants a Wii U now? Big Grin
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#1418
Went to Wal*Mart and asked an employee in the video game section. He said "The Wii U preorders will arrive in a separate box from the store stock".

This means that there will be some available for those waiting in line. The store will receive their allocation PLUS any pre-orders that were placed through that store.

I'll see my SD brethren in line next Saturday night! Smilie
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Quote from linuxabuser View Post :
Went to Wal*Mart and asked an employee in the video game section. He said "The Wii U preorders will arrive in a separate box from the store stock".

This means that there will be some available for those waiting in line. The store will receive their allocation PLUS any pre-orders that were placed through that store.

I'll see my SD brethren in line next Saturday night! Smilie

I hope every walmart (okay, just the 1 near me) handles it like this, I fully paid mine off in the layaway section and the guy was totally clueless. He went to search in the back for the wii U because he had no idea that it wasn't out yet, but then again he's just layaway not knowledgeable about games or anything.
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I'll see my SD brethren in line next Saturday night! Smilie
I'll pick them up on Sunday
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I'll pick them up on Sunday
I wasn't smart enough to pre-order any.
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Quote from Todmicahels View Post :
I hope every walmart (okay, just the 1 near me) handles it like this, I fully paid mine off in the layaway section and the guy was totally clueless. He went to search in the back for the wii U because he had no idea that it wasn't out yet, but then again he's just layaway not knowledgeable about games or anything.
Congrats you just lost your layaway preorder for paying it fully off.
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for those that are planning to pick up their walmart layaways on launch, i'd recommend NOT showing up at midnight. I highly doubt that walmart's layaway department will be open that early. more like 9 am.
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Quote from vtecb20coupe View Post :
for those that are planning to pick up their walmart layaways on launch, i'd recommend NOT showing up at midnight. I highly doubt that walmart's layaway department will be open that early. more like 9 am.
If walmart has Wii Us at midnight I wouldn't trust to leave my pre order there. I bet the electronics department would sell it or something.
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Quote from Mr.Ritz View Post :
If walmart has Wii Us at midnight I wouldn't trust to leave my pre order there. I bet the electronics department would sell it or something.
what option do you have? the electronics department doesn't have access to the layaway system and would be unable to "locate" the bin # where your pre-order would be stored (probably a locked cage). i'm pretty sure that they will receive their shipments by wednesday/thursday of this week and it will be someone's job to tape that long layaway number to each console.

on another note, if my pre-orders aren't there at around noon then i'm okay with that. i thankfully pre-ordered at a few other retailers the weekend of the announcement. i am interested to see how best buy handles the pre-orders since it was reported that they accepted too many.
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