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Offline Kairon

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Re: Wii U Launches November 18 in North America
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2012, 12:24:32 AM »
Who exactly does Nintendo expect to buy the White version? I wanted a White Wii U but the Deluxe bundle simply has way too many ridiculous savings and extras that I can't for the life of me bring myself to NOT pre-order the black version!
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Re: Wii U Launches November 18 in North America
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2012, 01:19:15 AM »
The Basic set isn't as gimped as say the Xbox 360 Core package that included composite cables, a wired controller (how 2000 and late), and no hard drive. I could probably live with the Basic Set since I don't really want NintendoLand, probably won't need the extra internal memory, and probably won't buy many eshop games, if any to take advantage of Nintendo Network Premium (though Trine 2 looks great). However, the price difference is only $50 and the Deluxe set gives you a lot of bang for your buck. While I could live without those things, that's a hell of a bargain and I would be more inclined to use those things if I already had them. More importantly, the Deluxe set comes in black. Still, I think there's a market for both sets and it was smart of Nintendo to have 2 SKUs even if they could have sweetened the Basic set by cutting the price like $20 to make it feel like a better deal. I think that has to do with keep it $100 away from 3DS XL's MSRP. That gap makes a difference to consumers, even if it shouldn't.

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Re: Wii U Launches November 18 in North America
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2012, 01:41:43 AM »
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Re: Wii U Launches November 18 in North America
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2012, 12:39:39 PM »
I am pleased as punch n' judy to report that I am now 3rd on the pre-order list at my local Gamestop. Stopped by moments ago, right when they opened. I am confident I will have a WiiU in my fat little hands on November 18. Pre-ordered Zombi U as well.
 
Two side notes:
1. The store's debit/credit machine broke while servicing the person right in front of me. Lucky I had some spare cash to make to deposit. The folks behind me in line looked decidedly nervous.
2. I picked this particular store, which is not close to my home but is close to my office, because it is inside a mall. I don't fancy waiting out in the freezing cold on November 18 since, pre-order or not, I will be showing up nice and early. These kids working at Gamestop are nice folks, but more than capable of selling all their Wii-U stock,before I get my unit, regardless of my place on the pre-order list.
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Re: Wii U Launches November 18 in North America
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2012, 04:20:18 PM »
I so want the Black Wii U, but alas I will have to wait till next year.  All my money is tied up at the moment.

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Re: Wii U Launches November 18 in North America
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2012, 06:47:31 PM »
I hope they release a ZombiU Deluxe Set for North America.
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Re: Wii U Launches November 18 in North America
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2012, 12:45:32 AM »
Who exactly does Nintendo expect to buy the White version? I wanted a White Wii U but the Deluxe bundle simply has way too many ridiculous savings and extras that I can't for the life of me bring myself to NOT pre-order the black version!

There are two things I can think of here.
1. People on slightly more restrictive budgets who want a Wii U.
2. Think about it, the Deluxe sold out, so people have to buy the Non-Deluxe Wii U. If they wanted Nintendo Land, they have to pay the full $60 for it, so Nintendo gets $360, and this still doesn't bring into the fact they'd have to buy the cradle separate(if they wanted) and directly from Nintendo, there's going to be a fair share of markup. Then throw in the (small, but still there) savings of only slapping 8 gigs of storage in as opposed to 32...

Long post short, the non-Deluxe is great if you want a game console that you don't care for the storage space or Nintendo Land. Save yourself a few dollars, but for almost everyone else, there's no reason not to go Deluxe.
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Re: Wii U Launches November 18 in North America
« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2012, 08:32:50 AM »
Considering the Deluxe is already sold out... Nintendo clearly expects late-moving early adopters to go Basic at this point :p
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Re: Wii U Launches November 18 in North America
« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2012, 04:24:39 AM »
I highly doubt Nintendo would want to segregate the masses by having the Basic edition not be able to do something the Deluxe edition could do. Simply, the Deluxe has extra conveniences along with NintendoLand. The small amount of internal storage in both systems is meant to get a person started. It isn't meant to be the only spot to hold content, as Nintendo has said numerous times that it can be expanded via external storage devices. I don't even think the internal flash memory is as fast as people believe it to be, or there would be a major discrepancy between the two packages.


I had my chance to get the Deluxe, but ended up not pre-ordering because at the time, I wasn't even sure about getting a WiiU. That changed the next day after giving it a lot of thought, but by that time, Gamestop wasn't taking any more Deluxe pre-orders.  So, I pre-ordered the Basic. If this is anything like the situation with the Wii, I wouldn't have gotten another chance until May next year (not without going onto auctions).


Speaking of auctions, the employees at Gamestop informed me that a couple people in my area alone had been going to every one of their stores to pre-order as many WiiUs as possible. Dang resellers.....

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Re: Wii U Launches November 18 in North America
« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2012, 11:55:18 AM »
I honestly wouldn't mind pre-ordering the basic, I think you're right in that it is not crippled in any way or form. It's just that since I want to buy Nintendo Land, the Deluxe is a $10 savings right out of the gate, plus a ton of other goodies. Given the choice, I can't imagine willingly going basic instead of deluxe... Maybe they should've priced deluxe $25 or $50 higher.
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Re: Wii U Launches November 18 in North America
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2012, 11:58:17 AM »
The sad thing is you just know a large chunk of these preorders are from people who are just going to resell them on ebay for like $1,500 (or whatever).
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Re: Wii U Launches November 18 in North America
« Reply #36 on: September 19, 2012, 10:34:08 AM »
The sad thing is you just know a large chunk of these preorders are from people who are just going to resell them on ebay for like $1,500 (or whatever).

It's sad for those of us who are legit customers, who want a new gadget to OWN and play with. I was complaining to a GameStop employee about resellers yesterday.
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Re: Wii U Launches November 18 in North America
« Reply #37 on: September 19, 2012, 10:48:36 AM »
And he probably shared your concern and is probably doing his best to rectify this plague as we speak.