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Wario64
works for Gamestop (lol)
(12-21-2012, 11:10 PM)
Sleepy
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(12-21-2012, 11:12 PM)
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Shit product confirmed.
MindCollizion
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(12-21-2012, 11:12 PM)
Is Reggie drunk? This is too funny.
Zombie James
(12-21-2012, 11:12 PM)
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And if they don't like it it'll be harder for them to return an opened box!
Aeana
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(12-21-2012, 11:12 PM)
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It's good advice.
DrNeroCF
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(12-21-2012, 11:13 PM)
I'm guessing this is a tip to parents. You know, like assembling a bike instead of giving the kids a box.
ShadowgeistX
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(12-21-2012, 11:13 PM)
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That's terrible lol...I can't believe they'd use 'protip', and I can't believe they'd suggest that either. If it's a deluxe system, you'll have to somehow explain why your gift has fingerprints all over the damn system too.
BorkBork
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(12-21-2012, 11:13 PM)
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Can people just start playing Nintendoland out of the box without an internet connection?
WiiRevolution1
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(12-21-2012, 11:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

Oh man. I wish I had the "You don't fucking say?" picture :lol
Tathanen
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(12-21-2012, 11:14 PM)
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To be fair this advice is valid for a pretty large selection of consumer electronics. You sure aren't gonna be playing online on a new PS3 without waiting for an update first.

Maybe if the recipient is older they care if it's been opened or whatever, but a kid just wants to play with it ASAP.
Pagusas
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(12-21-2012, 11:14 PM)
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WTF, who wants to open an already opened gift? I want to smell the newness. Terrible advice.
corn_fest
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(12-21-2012, 11:15 PM)
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Are they still shipping units without the update? Or does this just apply to previous stock?
Uncle Rupee
Fear not, Nintendo. The masses shall stop getting new smartphones soon enough. Then these children led astray shall return to your glory.
(12-21-2012, 11:15 PM)
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Somehow I doubt this twitter will prevent an influx of angry calls to Nintendo's customer service come December 25th
zroid
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(12-21-2012, 11:15 PM)
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lololololololol

well, they're not wrong...
nintendoman58
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(12-21-2012, 11:16 PM)
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Here's my protip Nintendo! How about YOU get your manufacturers to have the Wii U already updated to the latest firmware before they get shipped out!
hammster
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(12-21-2012, 11:16 PM)
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Err... Good advice. Better advice would have been the background download thing.
bryehn
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(12-21-2012, 11:16 PM)
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Yeah I suggest the same thing to everyone I know that buys one.
big_z
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(12-21-2012, 11:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pagusas

WTF, who wants to open an already opened gift? I want to smell the newness. Terrible advice.

Yeah Nintendo hardware has the best smell. Sony for some reason smells bad and Microsoft falls between.

Originally Posted by nintendoman58

Here's my protip Nintendo! How about YOU get your manufacturers to have the Wii U already updated to the latest firmware before they get shipped out!

They will do this but people have to actually buy the console so they can move through the launch stock. Could be a while.
Last edited by big_z; 12-21-2012 at 11:20 PM.
jgmo870
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(12-21-2012, 11:17 PM)
It's hilarious but I did the same the thing for a friend. Bought him GT5 and couldn't let him go through that install being excited and all.
DR2K
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(12-21-2012, 11:17 PM)
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I'm sure they'll start updating the OS themselves when they run out the 1st shipment.
tiggerkiddo
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(12-21-2012, 11:17 PM)
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That's kind of hilarious but hey it's smart thinking anyway.
Hiltz
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(12-21-2012, 11:17 PM)
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Reggie: Hey mom, I got you a gift.

Reggie's mom: What it is?

Reggie: See for yourself.

Reggie's mom: Oh, it's a Wii U. Thank you son.

Reggie: You're welcome. I know you liked white so I got that for you with a copy of Nintendo Land.

Reggie's mom: So can I play it right away ?

Reggie: Yep. It's great.
Twenty7KVN
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(12-21-2012, 11:18 PM)
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This should be done with all devices.
Last edited by Twenty7KVN; 12-21-2012 at 11:27 PM.
CrunchinJelly
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(12-21-2012, 11:18 PM)
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Manufacturing #WiiU? Pro-tip: Perform system updates before shipping so it's good to go as soon as it's opened!
alr1ght
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(12-21-2012, 11:18 PM)
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Selling #WiiU as a gift? Pro-tip: Perform system updates before shipping so itís good to go as soon as itís opened!
flippedb
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(12-21-2012, 11:18 PM)
Well it did suck opening my PS3 and having to wait for it to update before being able to put some game in and having to update it as well.

This is a good advice actually.
Chopper Dave
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(12-21-2012, 11:18 PM)
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Breaking the seal on the box or waiting for the update to download for hours as everyone else and their new WiiUs try to update on Christmas day? I would really appreciate someone doing it beforehand if they got me one.
Revolutionary
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(12-21-2012, 11:19 PM)
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Good advice, but it's sad that it even needs to be said. They need to do something about those update file sizes, cuz that shit took for-fucking-ever.
Edit: Also, people being gifted black Wii U's: prepare for fingerprints.
Trevelyon
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(12-21-2012, 11:19 PM)
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is it easy to repackage? Once I pull shit out IT never goes back right. The kids will know, they will know.
Fredrik
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(12-21-2012, 11:20 PM)

Originally Posted by ShadowgeistX

That's terrible lol...I can't believe they'd use 'protip', and I can't believe they'd suggest that either. If it's a deluxe system, you'll have to somehow explain why your gift has fingerprints all over the damn system too.

Fingerprints can be removed, and I don't think all that many will complain if they don't have to spend Christmas Eve looking at an incredibly slow moving progress bar.
Snowden's Secret
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(12-21-2012, 11:21 PM)
This is a good idea for any electronic gift. We set up my mom's Kindle Fire prior to gifting.
NintendoGal
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(12-21-2012, 11:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by MindCollizion

Is Reggie drunk? This is too funny.

Actually, the person who posts to the Twitter is not anywhere near Reggie.
alr1ght
bish gets all the credit :)
(12-21-2012, 11:21 PM)
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Do they allow you to update via USB stick?
sublimit
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(12-21-2012, 11:21 PM)
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Where's the laughing smiley when you need it lol.
73V3N
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(12-21-2012, 11:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by DrNeroCF

I'm guessing this is a tip to parents. You know, like assembling a bike instead of giving the kids a box.

This.
Wario64
works for Gamestop (lol)
(12-21-2012, 11:21 PM)

Originally Posted by alr1ght

Do they allow you to update via USB stick?

USB devices don't work unless the system update is installed.
JordanLMiller
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(12-21-2012, 11:22 PM)
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Are they being serious? lol
Kyzer
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(12-21-2012, 11:22 PM)
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Then you cant return it.

My god.

Genius.
PixyJunket
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(12-21-2012, 11:22 PM)
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It's good advice, I'm not sure what the "internet spin" here is going for?
Gahiggidy
My aunt & uncle run a Mom & Pop store, "The Gamecube Hut", and sold 80k WiiU within minutes of opening.
(12-21-2012, 11:22 PM)
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Gahiggidy Tip: Make an Mii of the person you are giving it to ahead of time (or transfer it from an old Wii/3DS). That way the first time they boot up the machine they will see themselves in the center of Wara Wara plaza with hundreds of other Miis running past to the those game and app tiles.
metalslimer
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(12-21-2012, 11:22 PM)
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As bad as it is to have to do this, it's really good advice. Who wants to have their kid wake up on Christmas morning only to be greeted by a 2 hour download or worse.

Then you cant return it.

My god.

Genius.

What kind of places are you shopping at?
timcsavage
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(12-21-2012, 11:23 PM)

Originally Posted by Tathanen

To be fair this advice is valid for a pretty large selection of consumer electronics. You sure aren't gonna be playing online on a new PS3 without waiting for an update first.

Maybe if the recipient is older they care if it's been opened or whatever, but a kid just wants to play with it ASAP.

I agree - the amount of updates I go through on the 360 is frustrating, particularly if getting a game after release.
Bisnic
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(12-21-2012, 11:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by JordanLMiller

Are they being serious? lol

Oh, they are.

dark_prinny
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(12-21-2012, 11:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Help Me!

Shit product confirmed.

Worst first reply ever.
alr1ght
bish gets all the credit :)
(12-21-2012, 11:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

USB devices don't work unless the system update is installed.

Perfect. Such forward thinking.
Eric C
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(12-21-2012, 11:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chopper Dave

Breaking the seal on the box or waiting for the update to download for hours as everyone else and their new WiiUs try to update on Christmas day? I would really appreciate someone doing it beforehand if they got me one.

Wii U boxes have no seal.

Originally Posted by BorkBork

Can people just start playing Nintendoland out of the box without an internet connection?

If you have no internet, I think so.

You can also play while it's downloading the update.
Last edited by Eric C; 12-21-2012 at 11:28 PM.
Toki1776
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(12-21-2012, 11:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Trevelyon

is it easy to repackage? Once I pull shit out IT never goes back right. The kids will know, they will know.

Well, so what if they do? I doubt they'll refuse the gift because you opened it, and if they do, you definitely have bigger problems ;)
I think it's good advice.
Malio
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(12-21-2012, 11:26 PM)
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#Nintendo Shipping Wii U? Pro tip: Don't ship a product that requires a friggin' 1gig update as soon as you turn it on, so that it's good to go as soon as it's opened!
Pharros
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(12-21-2012, 11:27 PM)
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This just reminded me that my ps3 under the tree is definitely going to need some updates before I use it Christmas Day... Crap:(
Kyzer
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(12-21-2012, 11:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by metalslimer


What kind of places are you shopping at?

Best Buy? Target? Pretty much anywhere? They don't accept electronics returns once they've been opened. If there's a defect, you contact the manufacturer (ie Nintendo)

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