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bobber205
Jun 2, 2007, 11:40 PM
Might be cool so where you've found yours.

I got mine on launch day at my local unfriendly walmart. ;)

Waited 12 hours. A good time. :D



apfhex
Jun 2, 2007, 11:56 PM
Best Buy a week after launch. Waited like.... 20 minutes or something.

psycoswimmer
Jun 3, 2007, 12:00 AM
Gamestop, in the beginning of February. My friend told me there was 2 there, so we both went and got them. :) No wait at all. We just walked in and out within 10 minutes.

GFLPraxis
Jun 3, 2007, 12:00 AM
Launch day at GameStop. Do I vote Launch Day or GameStop?

bobber205
Jun 3, 2007, 12:10 AM
Doesn't really matter. Though I would say Launch Day.

AppleGuy08
Jun 3, 2007, 12:14 AM
Walmart last Friday! I was calling around to see who had them, the girl said they just got some in a half hour earlier, so I went over and picked one up :D

Dagless
Jun 3, 2007, 07:00 AM
What? Argos.

devilot
Jun 3, 2007, 07:23 AM
What about folks who buy 'em via other routes? I had a Wii for awhile that I'd gotten from an MRer actually. That said, the other place I had made offers was Craigslist.

pcypert
Jun 3, 2007, 09:14 AM
Gamestop. Walked right in a couple weeks ago and they had plenty. Almost bought one in Thailand before then...they have tons and tons of them sitting around but the Japanese import would only let me download Jap VC games...

Paul

zap2
Jun 3, 2007, 10:37 AM
Launch day at Target



Edit-Also picked up a 2nd and 3rd for friends of mine. Those were both at gamestop.

iBookG4user
Jun 3, 2007, 10:38 AM
I got mine on Launch Day at Best Buy, I waited hours to get it.

thejadedmonkey
Jun 3, 2007, 10:45 AM
Woke up around noon one random sunday, made a few phone calls and drove 45 minutes to the not-so-local EB games and got it around 3:00pm.. this was February sometime, and most people aren't so lucky.

count chocula
Jun 3, 2007, 10:47 AM
Gamestop in mid April, I walked in after checking a bunch of other stores, and they had them. No wait or anything. A guy walked in while I was paying and bought one as well.

sb58
Jun 3, 2007, 11:00 AM
Gamestop/EBGames... can't remember which. zap2 got me it :P

kretzy
Jun 3, 2007, 11:03 AM
I got mine from Toys 'R Us. It was a small store than didn't get that many customers and they were the only place I could find that had any in stock.

zelmo
Jun 3, 2007, 12:46 PM
Target on Launch Day...waited about 10 hours.

evilgEEk
Jun 3, 2007, 05:30 PM
Toys R Us for me as well.

Waited about five minutes, but it was just a matter of being at the right place at the right time.

afbuckeye
Jun 3, 2007, 07:27 PM
got lucky... i was in arizona for the bcs national championship game in january. we were just killing some time and popped in to a toys r us. i didn't see any but figured i would ask and see if they had any. the girl working at the counter was like "oh yeah, we got about 5 in the back". i replied with "i'll take it." :)

holamiamigos
Jun 3, 2007, 07:29 PM
circuit city... waited about 2 hours in the rain

bgalizio
Jun 4, 2007, 07:48 AM
Toys R Us about a month ago. No waiting. 5 or so in stock after me (I was there about 30min after they opened).

Kernow
Jun 4, 2007, 08:01 AM
From HMV about 6 weeks ago. Everywhere else was still out of stock, but HMV were taking reservations, so it took about a week from the time I ordered it.

gkarris
Jun 4, 2007, 10:45 AM
Coconuts (now FYE). The manager called me when they started pre-orders so I was first on the list.

Went launch day after work...

beatzfreak
Jun 4, 2007, 12:41 PM
Nintendo World in January.
Hubby was there playing Excite Truck on his lunch break when a shipment came in.

Wallace25
Jun 4, 2007, 10:29 PM
Launch Day at Target.

KurtangleTN
Jun 4, 2007, 10:34 PM
Might be cool so where you've found yours.

I got mine on launch day at my local unfriendly walmart. ;)

Waited 12 hours. A good time. :D

The same, except I was there around 14 hours (Being paranoid I wouldn't get one :p )

It was hell, but looking back I just laugh.

heySparky
Jun 6, 2007, 10:52 PM
Black Friday at Circuit City so I could get the free case and stuff that came with it as a BF promo.

tobefirst
Jun 7, 2007, 11:35 AM
Got mine at Best Buy the Sunday after launch.

Jack Flash
Jun 8, 2007, 12:30 PM
I bought mine on launch day at Target. Shame I don't play it.

Anorak
Jun 8, 2007, 12:32 PM
Online at Best Buy last December.

onebloodonelife
Jun 9, 2007, 11:42 AM
Gamestop about 3 weeks ago. I had called around, nobody had them. I stopped into Gamestop, and the guy said he knew they were expecting a shipment early that week (it was a Monday). I went home, and called them back a couple hours later, and the shipment had come in. Went straight down to pick it up.

rockthecasbah
Jun 9, 2007, 05:44 PM
i bought mine launch day at a Best Buy, I was two away from not getting one after standing out there from the wee morning hours :)

Aranince
Jun 9, 2007, 05:49 PM
I bought mine on launch day at Target. 2nd in line woot.

Shotgun OS
Jun 10, 2007, 02:10 PM
I got mine last week at my local Walmart. I had to go get phone minutes and batteries, and I happened to see one Wii sitting on top of two Xbox360's in the glass case.