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Nintendo World Report's Wii Launch Adventures

by Steven Rodriguez - December 6, 2006, 1:00 am PST

Do you think you had a rough time getting a Wii? Wait until you see what we had to go through!

Nintendo's new system launched in North America a few weeks ago, and just a few days ago in Japan, but Australia, Europe, and the rest of the world still haven't got the chance to experience the Wii. That will change by the time this weekend arrives...if you can find a system.

With the Wii launch experience still happening around the world, we here at Nintendo World Report thought you'd like to know what we had to go through to get our personal systems. Just because we're the biggest independent Nintendo site on the Internet doesn't mean we got our systems for free. No sir, many of us had to deal with the launch day lines, the accessory and software shortages, and the fact that there just weren't enough systems to satisfy the early launch day demand. Some of us weren't very happy about it.

Most of us (eventually) walked away victorious in our quest to purchase a Wii. The following pages are the stories of a plethora of NWR staff members recounting their adventures of obtaining a Wii at launch. It was easier for some than it was for others; just about all of them have a crazy story to tell. Really crazy.

Console launches only happen once every five years. After you read what we had to go through, it will be blatantly obvious why that is.

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