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    sam10685

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    i am just itching for a Wii. does anyone know when it'll be able to be pre-ordered?
     
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    I called EB games a few days ago asking the exact same question. They told me that as soon as they knew the release date and the price they'd start taking pre-orders. Until then I think we're all S.O.L.
     
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    Pistol Pete

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    at my local gameshop you can already pre-order it haha....

    (the store is called Gamecrazy, its a branch off of hollywood video rentals..)
     
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    sam10685

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    are you serious?!i have a Gamecrazy/Hollywood video accross the street from my house... i guess i should go check things out... (((*feels like dumb-ass*)))
     
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    I dunno about the Wii but my local Gamestation have started taking preorders for the PS3. When I was looking for a PSP I asked "how many have you had so far" "none" :D I think the big bold £430 sign outside sorta turned them away.

    Then again preordering this far in advance is a little mad. Unless it's a machine that is going to sell out.
     
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    Interesting, a lot of the stores around here are putting off on preorders until closer to release to prevent a similar fiasco that they had with the 360
     
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    sam10685

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    HAH! no pre-orders for the PS3 yet... hilarious! and yes, the Wii is going to sell out rather quickly so i'm going to go see if i can pre-order it now.
     
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    sam10685

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    how would that prevent a 360 fiasco? it's no where near the holidays yet.
     
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    Because as it gets closer to release, they'll be able to find out how many units they are actually getting so they won't accept more pre-orders than units they'll receive.
     
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    I dunno, I think it's more a "too early" situation. and it's still £430. closer to the launch date we'll see more pre-orders.
     
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    2nyRiggz

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    I'm more excited about the DS lite than the wii....damn come on june 11th...im not suppose to buy anymore games but damn it i cant help it.


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    me too!

    dslite is going to rule
     
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    anyone here know when will DS Lite be released in UK?
     
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    sam10685

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    no offense, but how could u be more excited about the lite than the wii? yeah, i'm excited about the lite too, but you know the capabilities, u know how it plays, u've played the games before... (if u have a DS)
     
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    The guy at my EB said that preorders probably weren't going to be taken because of the debacle that hapened with 360. I don't know what that means, or if I should believe him. But if I don't get a Wii on launch day i'm gonna be a VERY peeved individual
     
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    All I know is I will be pre-ordering both the PS3 and Wii and turning around instantly and selling them for much more than I bought them.
     
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    That depends if either are sold out. The UK has only had the PSP and 360 to become out of stock, and they were released in the UK in a limited batch. No problems with GC, Xbox or PS2.
     
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    Ditto. I'm gonna try my darndest to be there on launch day and pick one up. I'm fairly confident that I'll be able to get one, but I'll be pissed if I don't.
     
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    Haoshiro

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    I plan to pre-order 3 or 4... I have nephews that will LOVE this! (plus one for my wife and I).
     
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    True but it is a risk I am willing to take.
     
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    sam10685

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    what if Nintendo does to the Wii what Sega did with the Sega Saturn? (says nothing about a release date then comes out and launches it on some random day?)
     
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    And they have the worst return policy - ever!
     
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    Toys'R'Us

    I pre ordered at toys'r'us they garenteed the first 25 systems(me and my brother are in the first 15). 50 down and you have to get 2 games on launch day and a controller. I was going to get that anyway. We know that the price will be good from Nintendo so I am not concerned about that.
    I must have Mario Galaxy and I'll decide on other titles closer to launch day.
     
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    sam10685

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    i can't stand this... the hollywood video accross the street from my house wont take pre-orders yet. u guy are lucky. i need this to relieve some of my anxiety.

    edit: i mean gamecrazy.
     
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    sam10685

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    thire are so things i could say to u right now but i won't beause it just wouldn't be cool at all...
     

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