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Wario64
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(08-27-2012, 04:57 PM)
Just said at Gamestop conference. So pretty much 11/18 launch as everyone guessed, right?


It's not uncommon for accessories to release a week early but it's on a Sunday and they mentioned a specific release date


Posting this banner as well just cause I FEEL LIKE IT

Last edited by Wario64; 08-27-2012 at 05:08 PM.
Sho_Nuff82
(08-27-2012, 04:58 PM)
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What is a PDP and how do I preorder it?
schuelma
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(08-27-2012, 04:59 PM)
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Does Nintendo usually launch on Saturday or Sunday?

But yeah, this is obviously the likely date and has been since E3.
Kickass667
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(08-27-2012, 04:59 PM)
The Wii also launched on a sunday IIRC
GimMick
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(08-27-2012, 04:59 PM)
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Just as I expected.
Skel1ingt0n
(08-27-2012, 04:59 PM)
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11/18 seems right.

Though I did think October could have been reasonable to have the AAA games like AC3 on their respective launch dates.
brainpann
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(08-27-2012, 04:59 PM)
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I hope 11/18 is the release date. There are a lot of games for me to get through before the Wii U launches.
Lambtron
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(08-27-2012, 05:00 PM)
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This was pretty much a lead pipe lock. At least now I know what date to start saving towards!
Seda
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(08-27-2012, 05:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sho_Nuff82

What is a PDP and how do I preorder it?

Performance Designed Products I believe

And lots of Nintendo stuff launches on Sundays...
LiK
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(08-27-2012, 05:00 PM)
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My prediction comes true.
Skiesofwonder
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(08-27-2012, 05:00 PM)
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Wii

November 19th, 2006 (Sunday)

Wii U

November 18th, 2012 (Sunday)

Edit:

After Black OPs 2 (Nov. 13th)
After Assassin's Creed 3 (Oct. 31st)
izakq
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(08-27-2012, 05:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kickass667

The Wii also launched on a sunday IIRC

Gamecube did as well.
carfo
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(08-27-2012, 05:01 PM)
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I'm definitely skipping over the Wii U, but it still looks like a good machine.
That Singer Guy...
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(08-27-2012, 05:01 PM)
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Day 1, I cant wait.
Touch
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(08-27-2012, 05:01 PM)
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This date seem fitting enough. Yes, this will do just fine.
Gustav
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(08-27-2012, 05:01 PM)
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If this is really true, Nintendo needs to start with marketing, stat!
malfcn
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(08-27-2012, 05:01 PM)
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It would be funny if Nintendo had a press announcement that said either:

"It has been on sale since yesterday!"
or
"It goes on sale tomorrow!"
Hoodbury
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(08-27-2012, 05:02 PM)
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Still crossing both my fingers and my toes for an Oct launch. But ya, this seems pretty obvious. Sigh, that is so late.
Keavy_Rain
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(08-27-2012, 05:03 PM)
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Ohh, i hope this is true. I'm off that week and getting a Wii U on my vacation would be AWESOME!
Sheroking
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(08-27-2012, 05:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by malfcn

It would be funny if Nintendo had a press announcement that said either:

"It has been on sale since yesterday!"
or
"It goes on sale tomorrow!"

You have Nintendo confused with Sega.
Effect
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(08-27-2012, 05:03 PM)
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It's always been easy to assume what date they'd launch based on their past actions. It's part of what makes them not saying anything all the more frustrating. They aren't going to surprise anyone by launching in October or even December. They would have lost nothing by saying the date back during E3 or at the very least the month.
tkscz
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(08-27-2012, 05:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by schuelma

Does Nintendo usually launch on Saturday or Sunday?

But yeah, this is obviously the likely date and has been since E3.

Wii, 3DS xl and I think the original DS launched on a Sunday.
Kickass667
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(08-27-2012, 05:04 PM)

Originally Posted by izakq

Gamecube did as well.

Oh, you're right, it's been so long that I barely remember.
HoosTrax
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(08-27-2012, 05:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sho_Nuff82

What is a PDP and how do I preorder it?

Maker of crappy third party controllers and accessories I think.
SuperSonic1305
(08-27-2012, 05:05 PM)
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The sequel to PCP
EvilMario
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(08-27-2012, 05:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by LiK

My prediction comes true.

For a lot of us. Now we just need the $299.99 price with no pack in confirmed.
Fuzzy
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(08-27-2012, 05:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gustav

If this is really true, Nintendo needs to start with marketing, stat!

Seriously, it's 83 days away.
Hoodbury
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(08-27-2012, 05:06 PM)
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So what are the pros and cons of releasing a system on a Holiday week?

Pros: More people have the week off and will have time to shop and play
Cons: More people will be out of town and won't be able to shop or pick up their pre-orders.
Tiduz
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(08-27-2012, 05:07 PM)
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if its ~200€ ill buy, if its €299 ill wait till pricedrop.
Skiesofwonder
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(08-27-2012, 05:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hoodbury

So what are the pros and cons of releasing a system on a Holiday week?

Pros: More people have the week off and will have time to shop and play
Cons: More people will be out of town and won't be able to shop or pick up their pre-orders.

Wii

The only Pro/Con that matters to Nintendo.
Father_Brain
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(08-27-2012, 05:08 PM)
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If Nintendo wasn't going to launch early enough for simultaneous ACIII and BOII releases, they should have at least kicked off the marketing for those versions (and allowed the announcement of BOII for the platform) a lot earlier.
GameE
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(08-27-2012, 05:09 PM)
Isnt this sorta old?
Seda
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(08-27-2012, 05:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by GameE

Isnt this sorta old?

The specific news of the dates of these 3rd party accessories is new, but several have predicted this release date for the Wii U for quite some time now.
Wario64
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(08-27-2012, 05:10 PM)

Originally Posted by GameE

Isnt this sorta old?

I'm sorry I posted this 30 minutes late. I like posting on Twitter first
Starsunder
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(08-27-2012, 05:10 PM)
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*marks calendar*

Yep. Done deal.
Metroid Hunter
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(08-27-2012, 05:11 PM)
YESSS!!
BY2K
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(08-27-2012, 05:12 PM)
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SHOCKING NEWS! is missing from the thread title.
2MF
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(08-27-2012, 05:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tiduz

if its ~200€ ill buy, if its €299 ill wait till pricedrop.

200 € is highly unlikely. 250 or 300 both could happen, as could 350 (but 350 looks unlikely too).
Tenki
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(08-27-2012, 05:12 PM)
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Almost a week before Black Friday. Nintendo aiming for a launch and a relaunch a week later?
GameplayWhore
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(08-27-2012, 05:13 PM)
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PDP

"Perfect Dark… Perfect"?

Come ooooon, secret Nintendo reacquisition of Rare and magical rehiring of anybody who worked there in the '90s!

I mostly want this so that the leftovers at Crytek UK can finally go ahead and make TimeSplitters sequels until the Sun goes dark.



Originally Posted by Seda

Performance Designed Products I believe

…oh. :(


And lots of Nintendo stuff launches on Sundays...

Nintendo's standard new console date for some time now has been "The Sunday Before Black Friday". They deviated from this with the 3DS, and that seems to have been considered a pretty poor overall release (though it did seem to shape up once *drumroll* we got close to Black Friday). I'm thinking they got spooked back to their M.O.
Gustav
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(08-27-2012, 05:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by 2MF

200 € is highly unlikely. 250 or 300 both could happen, as could 350 (but I wouldn't bet on 350).

I preordered mine for 350€ (which translates to $350). So it won't cost more than that.
JustAnotherOtaku
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(08-27-2012, 05:13 PM)
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16th, 23rd or 30th November for the UK or we're gonna have a problem, NoE.
Seda
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(08-27-2012, 05:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by GameplayWhore

Nintendo's standard new console date for some time now has been "The Sunday Before Black Friday". They deviated from this with the 3DS, and that seems to have been considered a pretty poor overall release (though it did seem to shape up once *drumroll* we got close to Black Friday). I'm thinking they got spooked back to their M.O.

But I also meant that many Nintendo first party titles release on Sundays in the States. Sometimes people still seem confused when something Nintendo is dated for a Sunday.
Grok4Spock
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(08-27-2012, 05:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by EvilMario

For a lot of us. Now we just need the $299.99 price with no pack in confirmed.

Nintendo Land is a demo of Wii U much like Wii Sports was for Wii. With that and the fact Reggie said he wants a 1:1 sale rate between Wii U and Nintendo Land, there is no way it isn't a pack in..
Tiduz
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(08-27-2012, 05:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by 2MF

200 € is highly unlikely. 250 or 300 both could happen, as could 350 (but 350 looks unlikely too).

250 is my absolute limit :b
schuelma
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(08-27-2012, 05:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grok4Spock

Nintendo Land is a demo of Wii U much like Wii Sports was for Wii. With that and the fact Reggie said he wants a 1:1 sale rate between Wii U and Nintendo Land, there is no way it isn't a pack in..

By most observations it is much more than a tech demo. I would be somewhat surprised if it is a pack in.
LiK
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(08-27-2012, 05:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by EvilMario

For a lot of us. Now we just need the $299.99 price with no pack in confirmed.

it'll be $350!
EvilMario
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(08-27-2012, 05:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by LiK

it'll be $350!

This means war! $350 with pack in then, please. :(
Pharros
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(08-27-2012, 05:18 PM)
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The only downside to this I see is that it could be so beneficial to release just a week earlier. BLOPS2 is huge, and would be a perfect launch bundle with the U Pro Controller.
Lothars
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(08-27-2012, 05:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by LiK

it'll be $350!

I agree, I think that will be the price and I hope it has a pack in but I don't know if it will.

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