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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
[URL=/www.target.com/s?searchTerm=wii+u+game&category=0%7CAll%7Cmatchallpartial%7Call+categories"]Target[/URL] 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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i dont see the gift card.
lol with those who have gift cards to spendLMAO
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K-Mart is taking pre-orders, but it looks like on the Deluxe model, only.

http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_1015...?adCell=W3
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Amazon has Wii U branded accessories up for pre order - Wii U PRO controller - Black / White & Wii U Microphone
New Egg has same available.
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Last edited by benicio September 14, 2012 at 09:27 AM
#34
I cashed out my coke reward points for Best Buy before they limited them to 2. Went through mypoints and will earn reward zone points as well! This is going to be that impossible to get toy for Christmas I just know it!
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Quote from shepherd_wood View Post :
K-Mart is taking pre-orders, but it looks like on the Deluxe model, only.

http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_1015...?adCell=W3
Added, thanks!
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#36
Just put in my order with Gamestop but silly me noticed that if I buy a power rewards you can just pay the $25 instead of putting down 50 bucks. A much better deal to go ahead and buy the power rewards membership and then just put down 25.
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Just put in my order with Gamestop but silly me noticed that if I buy a power rewards you can just pay the $25 instead of putting down 50 bucks. A much better deal to go ahead and buy the power rewards membership and then just put down 25.
Wouldn't you still be paying the same amount in the end?
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#38
Yeah that's true. It's just instead of 50 bucks down you can get the power up pro for 14.99 and then put 25 down for the system. The Pro rewards does make things cheaper and give more for trade ins. Just for anyone that's interested in it. Just a thought pretty much.
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http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nintend...846-lLink2

Around $500 by the time you add the game, remote, shipping and taxes.
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http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nintend...846-lLink2

Around $500 by the time you add the game, remote, shipping and taxes.
I saw that. Walmart always does this. Some people might be interested in a game, but I'd say most already have enough remotes and don't need another. In the past, each item was invoiced separately and you could return the unwanted items and keep only what you wanted.
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#41
When you preorder from bestbuy or anywhere else for that matter does it charge your card right away or will it charge your card when it ships 11/18/2012?
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TRU in store $20 deposit.
BB in store $5 deposit.
Will confirm later with pics after work today.
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Quote from thegreat_1stix View Post :
lol with those who have gift cards to spendLMAO
Yeah, I got fooled[*] by that too. I was hoping it was a free $20 or $50 GC with purchase, like they've done sometimes before. (they still might do it, but probably not at launch).

It will be interesting to see what the launch deals will be, if any, especially with BF coming up only a week later.

It will be interesting to see if the pre-orders sell out quickly, or if pre-orders are still available past this weekend. That might help determine how "hot" the Wii U is going to be at launch. We know from recent handhelds (3DS and Vita), there was plenty of supply and not much demand at launch. I do expect the Wii U will be much more in demand, but I'm not sure if it will match the wild atmosphere of the last gen launches (360, PS3s, Wii). However, I did learn my lesson from those events, and yes, I did pre-order.

[*]Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice.. .. .. won't get fooled again - George W Bush.
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Yeah, I got fooled[*] by that too. I was hoping it was a free $20 or $50 GC with purchase, like they've done sometimes before. (they still might do it, but probably not at launch).

It will be interesting to see what the launch deals will be, if any, especially with BF coming up only a week later.

It will be interesting to see if the pre-orders sell out quickly, or if pre-orders are still available past this weekend. That might help determine how "hot" the Wii U is going to be at launch. We know from recent handhelds (3DS and Vita), there was plenty of supply and not much demand at launch. I do expect the Wii U will be much more in demand, but I'm not sure if it will match the wild atmosphere of the last gen launches (360, PS3s, Wii). However, I did learn my lesson from those events, and yes, I did pre-order.

[*]Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice.. .. .. won't get fooled again - George W Bush.
PS3 was so easy to get. I bought just one to try to resell since I was making so much money on selling Wiis and I ended up keeping it because I didn't want to suffer a huge loss on the sale! LOL

I'm thinking the Wii U will be more akin to the Vita and 3ds. Have you seen video games sales lately? They are WAAAAAAY down year over year. People are doing all their gaming on their smart phones now!
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Quote from DogAndPony View Post :
PS3 was so easy to get. I bought just one to try to resell since I was making so much money on selling Wiis and I ended up keeping it because I didn't want to suffer a huge loss on the sale! LOL

I'm thinking the Wii U will be more akin to the Vita and 3ds. Have you seen video games sales lately? They are WAAAAAAY down year over year. People are doing all their gaming on their smart phones now!
Noobs are doing all their gaming on smart phones.
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