Wii launch date rumour

Discussion in 'Games' started by Dagless, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. Dagless macrumors Core

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    sorry let me get this off my chest first. this if for Europe ONLY... bwghahhaha. sorry, just every... single... droplet... of Wii info has been US or Japan centric since the system existed. So it's Europes time now. Funnily enough I predict the Wii coming out earlier in US. but nonetheless,

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    Cheers, Kotaku

    Fankly I'd like it sooner. I'm back at university again in October so I won't have much play time *sobs*.
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

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    yeah the day that school takes preference over a system launch for me, will be the end of the world.
     
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    ...........
     
  4. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    I thought there was gonna be a worldwide launch for the Wii.

    In any case Wii + TP >> Uni.
     
  5. seenew macrumors 68000

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    Luckily, I get out for Winter holidays in mid/late November, so I won't miss too much play time! Plus my roommate is as rabid a Nintendo and Apple fan as I am, so we're gonna get different games so we can share double the library.
     
  6. Dagless thread starter macrumors Core

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    Nintendo said there would be a 14 week launch window. Most likely with Australia or Europe suffering the later of those 14 weeks.
     
  7. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    I had to look at the date of the original post... I thought you were saying the Wii was coming out on March 11th, 2006... silly "rest of the world" dates. :p
     
  8. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    While in EB Games over the weekend the manager stated that the Wii was due in stores November 7th (USA). I don't necessarily believe him but he was pretty confident about it.
     
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    can we ever have enough?
     
  11. Oblivious macrumors 6502

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    Were you able to pre-order one by any chance?:p

    Anyway, I'm still kind of hoping for an October release, but I suppose early November wouldn't kill me.... I suppose.:eek:
     
  12. Tommyg117 macrumors 6502a

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    November 7th is my birthday! That would be the best present ever!
     
  13. plinkoman macrumors 65816

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    ****, I don't know how i'm going to be able to afford a wii, a second controller, an extra memory card, 4 launch titles, and god only knows how many virtual console titles so soon; I still haven't even caught up on all the ds games I wanted. :p
     
  14. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    No I was not. I asked about it and he stated that pre-orders would begin in October at that store. And that it would be a first-come-first-Wii-system; the first person who pre-orders gets the first system, not the lottery based system some stores use. They are going to be asking for $50 for pre-orders.
     
  15. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    From my 'inside sources' ;) (used to work at GameStop, so I'm friends with all the staff), I know that GameStop has decided not to begin taking preorders until they know a price and release date and how many to expect to receive. They were embarrassed when Microsoft shorthanded them on the XBox 360 and they were forced to delay all their customer's preorders.
     
  16. chairguru22 macrumors 6502a

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    i thought it was March 11th but you euros do dates differently... but that sounds about right as far as the Japan/US launch will be. id like to see it get launched everywhere at the same time, i dont see why it they do release things at different times.
     

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