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Cheesemeister
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(10-05-2012, 04:07 AM)
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New thread for new news.

Messages here and here.

NOTE: This is about Japan. Whether or not this has any impact on other markets is pure speculation.

Originally Posted by Sinobi

昨日の「Direct」で岩田氏がお話していたように「Wii U」について流通向けに説明がありました。某大手サイトに悪用されないよう台数は控えますが、皆さんが想像している以上に少ないです。予約は争奪戦になると思わ れますので、購入予定の方は相当覚悟しておいて下さい。

「Wii U」はベーシックセット、プレミアムセット、モンハンセットの3種類で発売されますが、ベーシックセットの配分が最も多くなるようです。当BLOGのアンケート でも大半の方がプレミアかモンハン希望でしたから、その2種類を購入予定の方は輪をかけて困難になりそうです。

The retailers' meeting about the Wii U, mentioned with the last Nintendo Direct, has taken place. I'm withholding the number of units so as not to have a negative effect on the big retailers, but they're lower than everyone is expecting. It may become a competition for pre-orders, so be ready if you're planning on buying.

Of the 3 Wii U sets -- Basic, Premium, and Monster Hunter -- the Basic Set allotment will be the most plentiful. Most respondents to this blog's survey wanted the Premium or Monster Hunter sets, so those planning on buying those 2 types may have a tough time.
Last edited by Cheesemeister; 10-05-2012 at 04:40 AM.
schuelma
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(10-05-2012, 04:10 AM)
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Interesting, though without any reference to how this compares to Wii shipments it is hard to judge how low we are talking exactly.
metalslimer
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(10-05-2012, 04:11 AM)
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Incoming intentional supply constraint conspiracy theories
BurnOutBrighter
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(10-05-2012, 04:11 AM)
Thanks for saying "supply".

It's not that demand is high, it's because supply is low.
Medalion
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(10-05-2012, 04:11 AM)
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I KNEW EET
linko9
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(10-05-2012, 04:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by BurnOutBrighter

Thanks for saying "supply".

It's not that demand is high, it's because supply is low.

Those two things aren't mutually exclusive. In general, both are the case for a high-profile console launch.
BY2K
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(10-05-2012, 04:13 AM)
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Could this mean shortage of supply for NA and EU as well?
DeaconKnowledge
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(10-05-2012, 04:13 AM)
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Console launch. Not surprising.
chertipros
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(10-05-2012, 04:14 AM)
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I better be able to get mine :/
Schadenfreude
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(10-05-2012, 04:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

Could this mean shortage of supply for NA and EU as well?

I hope not. I'd like to get a Wii U sometime before next summer.
DeaconKnowledge
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(10-05-2012, 04:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

Could this mean shortage of supply for NA and EU as well?

I'd say its guaranteed.
Drago
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(10-05-2012, 04:15 AM)
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Shortages won't be an issue for me... first on the preorder list for the basic unit at my GS. feels good man ;)

Still, if there are real shortages worldwide, that really sucks, especially if the demand is going to be high... lots of inflated systems on eBay, I fear :(
Hiltz
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(10-05-2012, 04:15 AM)
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Retail stores are going to be a battleground this holiday season. I hope no one gets shot.
BY2K
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(10-05-2012, 04:16 AM)
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Well, pre-ordered mine, so unless my Gamestop gets less than 10 Deluxe Bundle, I'm good.
OldJadedGamer
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(10-05-2012, 04:18 AM)
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There is a reason a lot of companies do staggered launches in different regions. Worldwide launches are really tough, something a huge company like Sony still hasn't pulled off.
Hcoregamer00
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(10-05-2012, 04:20 AM)
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I better be able to buy it by next fall, that's all Nintendo.

If you are expecting insane sales, start ramping up production.
LiK
(10-05-2012, 04:22 AM)
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Wii U stock inventory trackers incoming
DCharlie
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(10-05-2012, 04:23 AM)
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um.... is anyone surprised?

the one part that is interesting is that at Sofmap yesterday they were saying the opposite re: units - they would have few basic sets.

This is good news for people on a budget - hats off.
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(10-05-2012, 04:25 AM)
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Cheesemeister
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(10-05-2012, 04:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by DCharlie

um.... is anyone surprised?

the one part that is interesting is that at Sofmap yesterday they were saying the opposite re: units - they would have few basic sets.

This is good news for people on a budget - hats off.

But are people on budgets really the early adopters on launch day?
Medalion
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(10-05-2012, 04:26 AM)
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You'll be able to walk into any store on launch day and get one
AniHawk
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(10-05-2012, 04:26 AM)
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why? didn't nintendo originally plan on a march 2012 release? did they up the specs pretty late in the game or something behind the scenes?
Tenbatsu
(10-05-2012, 04:26 AM)
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Due to China foxconn protest?
metalslimer
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(10-05-2012, 04:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

why? didn't nintendo originally plan on a march 2012 release? did they up the specs pretty late in the game or something behind the scenes?

Didn't we hear they were having issues with Gamepad production? I can't wait for the Iwata Asks at the very least. Also Nintendo's manufacturing has probably dramatically slowed since the Wii cratered so ramping back up for a console launch probably took longer than expected.
Cheesemeister
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(10-05-2012, 04:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

why? didn't nintendo originally plan on a march 2012 release? did they up the specs pretty late in the game or something behind the scenes?

Originally Posted by Tenbatsu

Due to China foxconn protest?

Originally Posted by metalslimer

Didn't we hear they were having issues with Gamepad production? I can't wait for the Iwata Asks at the very least. Also Nintendo's manufacturing has probably dramatically slowed since the Wii cratered so ramping back up for a console launch probably took longer than expected.

Your guess is as good as mine.
BY2K
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(10-05-2012, 04:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Medalion

You'll be able to walk into any store on launch day and get one

Well in my case yeah.

I pre-ordered it.

Also, is that a new gimmick of yours, saying the opposite of what an article says? Cause I've been seeing that a few times recently.
Aeana
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(10-05-2012, 04:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

Well in my case yeah.

I pre-ordered it.

Also, is that a new gimmick of yours, saying the opposite of what an article says? Cause I've been seeing that a few times recently.

It's a reference to discussion pre-Wii launch.
LiK
(10-05-2012, 04:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Medalion

You'll be able to walk into any store on launch day and get one

retailers will probably force people to buy bundles even if that happens.
GrotesqueBeauty
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(10-05-2012, 04:32 AM)
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Can't wait to hear the inevitable conspiracy theories about Nintendo throttling supply to increase demand. Because, you know, moving less units is the road to true success.
BY2K
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(10-05-2012, 04:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aeana

It's a reference to discussion pre-Wii launch.

You mean all the power rumours?
DCharlie
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(10-05-2012, 04:33 AM)
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But are people on budgets really the early adopters on launch day?

at 25,000 yen? they might be.

i think that's the point - the start point for the basic set is pretty reasonable so it's a good precedence for the future.

i was expecting there to be a tight number of basic sets - meaning the machine was -really- 32k, but sinobi points to the opposite being true - again... a good sign.
Eric C
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(10-05-2012, 04:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tenbatsu

Due to China foxconn protest?

Yeah I've been wondering if this will have, or had any effect on this years supply.

Chinese Factory Producing Parts for Wii U Closes Temporarily Due to Anti-JP Demos
Meelow
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(10-05-2012, 04:37 AM)

Originally Posted by GrotesqueBeauty

Can't wait to hear the inevitable conspiracy theories about Nintendo throttling supply to increase demand. Because, you know, moving less units is the road to true success.

Aren't pre orders in Japan starting today?
Cheesemeister
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(10-05-2012, 04:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Meelow

Aren't pre orders in Japan starting today?

Tomorrow for the Monster Hunter set. Amazon JP is starting at midnight, in less than 11.5 hours.
LiK
(10-05-2012, 04:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cheesemeister

Tomorrow for the Monster Hunter set. Amazon JP is starting at midnight, in less than 11.5 hours.

woohoo, line pics
shadyspace
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(10-05-2012, 04:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

why? didn't nintendo originally plan on a march 2012 release? did they up the specs pretty late in the game or something behind the scenes?

?
StickSoldier
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(10-05-2012, 04:39 AM)
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This will have surely an effect on the US supply right?
BY2K
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(10-05-2012, 04:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by ohlawd

line up pics for preordering?

Oh yes.
Aeana
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(10-05-2012, 04:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by ohlawd

line up pics for preordering?

Absolutely!
Kandinsky
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(10-05-2012, 04:41 AM)
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I'm getting nervous, I'll preorder a deluxe bundle the moment it's available here.
LiK
(10-05-2012, 04:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by ohlawd

line up pics for preordering?

yes indeed!
shira
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(10-05-2012, 04:42 AM)
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Is the VITA going to be relegated to XBOX360-like lineups?

Alrus
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(10-05-2012, 04:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by ohlawd

line up pics for preordering?

There's been line up pics for preordering the Pikachu 3DS LL, Japan loves to line up early it seems.
Medalion
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(10-05-2012, 04:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by shira

Is the VITA going to be relegated to XBOX360-like lineups?

Boy that guy doesn't look too happy to be there
Meelow
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(10-05-2012, 04:44 AM)

Originally Posted by Cheesemeister

Tomorrow for the Monster Hunter set. Amazon JP is starting at midnight, in less than 11.5 hours.

I wonder if lots of stores will be sold out in a few days just like in North America, with this rumor/news it should.

Originally Posted by Medalion

Boy that guy doesn't look too happy to be there

Was just about to say this lol.
Drago
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(10-05-2012, 04:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by shira

Is the VITA going to be relegated to XBOX360-like lineups?

Wrong thread? lol

Originally Posted by BY2K

Oh yes.

Originally Posted by Aeana

Absolutely!

Originally Posted by LiK

yes indeed!

Cool lol. Unanimous too ;)

Originally Posted by Alrus

There's been line up pics for preordering the Pikachu 3DS LL, Japan loves to line up early it seems.

I thought those line up pics for the Pikachu 3DS LL were for actually purchasing the system, not for preordering.
BY2K
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(10-05-2012, 04:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Meelow

I wonder if lots of stores will be sold out in a few days just like in North America.

It's Monster Hunter.

It will.

And may God have mercy of their soul. (The people getting in line.)
Mihael Mello Keehl
(10-05-2012, 04:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by LiK

retailers will probably force people to buy bundles even if that happens.

About this, gamestop recently sent out a email with the Wii U waitlist FAQ. On the bottom in the fine print it says, "Systems may be available only in promotional bundles." The whole FAQ sounds half baked and janky as hell.

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