Discussion in 'Computer and Console Gaming' started by SOS, Oct 1, 2007.
Well I guess I will be getting one next time I see one online. Figured as much but just need that kick in the butt to bite the bullet.
I couldn't find a Wii to buy in all of Austin when I was there this summer.
In NYC however, I've seen people walk right into Gamestop and buy them right over the counter, unreserved and everything.
At what point does the consumer say "fuck it" to a console that people such as myself have yet to see on shelves?
I saw a couple at target recently.
I think it's a matter of walking a fine line between having to work to get one versus people giving up. Nintendo marketing folks are doing a damn fine job. By keeping supply just low enough you can continue to keep prices high.
Easiest way to get one.
I'm sure some have. But most have not, that's why you can't get one. When there is something people want, it sells.
If anyone wants one, I recommend you get it before November. Christmas is near, and it's a beast.
I have seen a shit load in my local Walmart but they sell out by the next day. I can honestly say I have seen at least 2 on the shelves of Kmart and Walmart every week since the beginning of august. I just hope my luck continues when I get enough $ saved up to get one for my sister's family for xmas.
I've noticed that every time I head into Nintendo World, they seem to have a decent supply of Wiis, for those in the NYC area who just need to have one.
Nintendo of America president and CEO Reggie Fils-Amie
Hey, three years of French 1 in high school finally paid off.
I got mine a couple of months ago when I noticed that there was one sitting on a bottom shelf in my local Target. Since then, the couple of times I've been there, there has been at least half a dozen in stock. On the website, it always shows that there is no stock at that store, so I don't know what the deal is.
I don't about you other Wii owners, but I woke up this morning with mine flashing with a message from Nintendo about a free cushioned remote jacket. The message says it will be included in the packaging with all future shipments and they will send them to all current owners who request them. They must have been getting a lot of complaints about broken remotes. I could see how it would be easy to do so.
If they have to alter the packing to accommodate this, could this be delaying the shipment?
I had to get my wii from costco and even then it was a bundle with Mario party 8 which was traded that day for Resident evil 4.
Doesn't Fils mean son?
Well, you'd think so, wouldn't you? I thought so, but I ran it thru Babelfish to make sure and it kept coming up wire. I panicked and put wire.
Here's what I recall. Mon fils est malade. Means my son is sick. You put that thru Babelfish and that's the translation. You put fils amie and you get wire friend. I have no idea.
I can get one with no trouble if anyone needs one I could get one for you and just ship it needed. Not trying to sell them, just offering.
There are approx EIGHT Nintendo Wiis at the Wal-Mart down the road from me if anyone still can't find one around your area.
Looks like Sony is going to have the same trouble Nintendo did in the last generation of consoles. Nintendo went with the fun and playabilty research and Sony went with more powerful and maybe longevity research, if they can get the games.
Is this console even worth it?
That's subjective, but since it's a playing experience you can't get elsewhere you can't really compare it like 360 vs PS3.
Well I ask since I really never got into console based gaming. I do have a PS2, but more so because I wanted to play Scarface on the tv. Mostly I am a pc based gamer, never got used to the regular controls on a console. But from what I hear about the Wii, as you said, its a totally different gaming experience.
PC and Wii is a pretty good combo. 360 is basically a toned down PC and PS3 is...PS3.
I'm still waiting to see a single game on the wii that I'd like to play.