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Wario64
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(12-26-2012, 04:24 PM)
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....1727731&loc=01
daycru
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(12-26-2012, 04:25 PM)
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It begins.
Heavy
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(12-26-2012, 04:25 PM)
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I think this is the price they should have launched at. One sku with Nintyland bundled @ $299
ZeroGravity
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(12-26-2012, 04:27 PM)
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These are the only ones I ever see in stores. Have yet to actually see a Deluxe.

I'm happy with my Basic though.
LiK
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(12-26-2012, 04:27 PM)
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Nintendo Land should be $20 max
Keyouta
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(12-26-2012, 04:27 PM)
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It will be interesting to see how this sells considering the big sale point of the 32GB model is the fact that it includes Nintendoland.
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(12-26-2012, 04:28 PM)
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This is gonna be like tossing a match into a tank full of gasoline.

Originally Posted by Heavy

I think this is the price they should have launched at. One sku with Nintyland bundled @ $299

Also black

Originally Posted by Keyouta

It will be interesting to see how this sells considering the big sale point of the 32GB model is the fact that it includes Nintendoland.

I'd say that the color, extra memory and digital benefits are the actual selling point. You can buy a Nintendoland to go with your new basic, but you can't buy the color or digital offer.
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polyh3dron
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(12-26-2012, 04:28 PM)
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Seriously though, it's worth it and Nintendo Land is fun as hell. Anyone who says its on par with Wii Sports Resort hasn't played it enough.

It has some very challenging mini games in it and if you like a challenge in the old school arcade sense, you will enjoy Nintendo Land.
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grimshawish
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(12-26-2012, 04:28 PM)

Originally Posted by Keyouta

It will be interesting to see how this sells considering the big sale point of the 32GB model is the fact that it includes Nintendoland.

I still think its selling better for a lot of the smaller additions actually.
Its also selling superior in Japan with no Land bundle.
Wiz
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(12-26-2012, 04:28 PM)
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Pretty clear that Nintendo is having a hard time moving those Basic sets.
GregLombardi
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(12-26-2012, 04:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by LiK

Nintendo Land should be $20 max

Very much disagree. That game is better than probably every party game I ever played on Wii, and many of its games are more fun than entire single player efforts that are priced at $60.

Did you actually play it?
velvet_nitemare
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(12-26-2012, 04:28 PM)
Xmas shopping is over, they gotta clear stock somehow.

I'm on my phone, is this for today only or does it run longer?
chubigans
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(12-26-2012, 04:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Keyouta

It will be interesting to see how this sells considering the big sale point of the 32GB model is the fact that it includes Nintendoland.

Doesn't it also have the charge stand? I'd want one of those considering the awful battery life.
farnham
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(12-26-2012, 04:29 PM)

Originally Posted by LiK

Nintendo Land should be $20 max

I disagree

I bought it with the deluxe but i would have paid full price the game is content packed and has great gameplay throughout

Originally Posted by GregLombardi

Very much disagree. That game is better than probably every party game I ever played on Wii, and many of its games are more fun than entire single player efforts that are priced at $60.

Did you actually play it?

Well id put it inline with wiisports resort
LiK
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(12-26-2012, 04:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by GregLombardi

Very much disagree. That game is better than probably every party game I ever played on Wii, and many of its games are more fun than entire single player efforts that are priced at $60.

Did you actually play it?

I own the Deluxe model, what do you think?
RoboPlato
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(12-26-2012, 04:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by ZeroGravity

These are the only ones I ever see in stores. Have yet to actually see a Deluxe.

I'm happy with my Basic though.

My local Best Buy had an enormous stack of Deluxe models on Monday, not a basic in sight. They must have just gotten a new shipment in.
StoppedInTracks
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(12-26-2012, 04:30 PM)
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Basic set?

$50 too much.

Baby steps, though. Baby steps.
famousmortimer
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(12-26-2012, 04:30 PM)
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Saw this earlier as I was ordering a deluxe. I still want black, a cradle and the pittance of an online discount (since im a DD whore) so i decided to stick with the deluxe.

But nintendo/best buy/whoever didn't make that choice particularly easy for me.
netBuff
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(12-26-2012, 04:30 PM)

Originally Posted by chubigans

Doesn't it also have the charge stand? I'd want one of those considering the awful battery life.

With the GamePad lasting 2-3 hours on maximum brightness, the charging stand becomes pretty useless. I have mine in a box and leave the GamePad plugged in at all times.

But the cradle and stands may be useful, as well as the sensor bar outside of the US.
ffdgh
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(12-26-2012, 04:30 PM)
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Probably should have been this way originally.
TheChewyWaffles
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(12-26-2012, 04:30 PM)
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I have the basic set. If I add a HD is there any reason I should be concerned about having 8GB flash instead of 32?
Takuya
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(12-26-2012, 04:31 PM)
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That is still too expensive for the system.. =\
Wiz
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(12-26-2012, 04:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by BigNastyCurve

I have the basic set. If I add a HD is there any reason I should be concerned about having 8GB flash instead of 32?

Unless you want in on the Digital Deluxe Promotion, then there should be no concern. You can't save digital games to your 8GB flash though (only saves).
MrMephistoX
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(12-26-2012, 04:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by GregLombardi

Very much disagree. That game is better than probably every party game I ever played on Wii, and many of its games are more fun than entire single player efforts that are priced at $60.

Did you actually play it?


Agreed I assumed it would be Mario Party with the rest of Nintendo's roster but its so much better than that. This isn't my idea but Ithink a better comparison are Nintendo's more arcadey titles that rounded out the NES for the first year or so stateside.
guek
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(12-26-2012, 04:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by BigNastyCurve

I have the basic set. If I add a HD is there any reason I should be concerned about having 8GB flash instead of 32?

As long as you don't care at all about the ddp, nope, none.
Ken Masters
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(12-26-2012, 04:32 PM)
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not surprised, I see basics everywhere and stacks of them, retailers are going to have trouble selling them
SquiddyCracker
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(12-26-2012, 04:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wiz

Unless you want in on the Digital Deluxe Promotion, then there should be no concern.

And if you don't care about digital games, you won't need more than 8GB for saves.
Vercimber
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(12-26-2012, 04:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by LiK

Nintendo Land should be $20 max

I disagree. More gameplay in this title than many, many, many AAA titles. Excellent for single or multiplayer. Hours and hours of fun in this game. Many of the offerings in this package aren't "mini-games" so much as protracted, though limited, features.
shira
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(12-26-2012, 04:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by daycru

It begins.

Miyamoto am cry
Mr. Wonderful
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(12-26-2012, 04:35 PM)
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When I bought my Wii U last Friday, the guy at Target said that after the first week, they haven't been able to get rid of them. They had 28 in stock, and I was the second person to buy one that day. When I did a search for Wii Us in stores on Target's website, every Target in both my area and my parents' area had Wii Us in stock.

There is no doubt in my mind that people don't understand that the Wii U is a new console right now.
LiK
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(12-26-2012, 04:35 PM)
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I only liked two games in the collection. But if you guys like it, good.
MThanded
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(12-26-2012, 04:35 PM)
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These things were all over the stores before christmas. Retailers trying to get them to move it seems.
schuelma
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(12-26-2012, 04:35 PM)
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Yah Nintendo clearly has a basic unit problem, probably worldwide.
Wiz
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(12-26-2012, 04:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by SquiddyBiscuit

And if you don't care about digital games, you won't need more than 8GB for saves.

Yup. I have a basic set and went with no HDD for weeks and I had no problems with space at all, due to having all retail copies of my games.
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aparisi2274
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(12-26-2012, 04:38 PM)
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I wonder if by GDC we'll see some sort of price drop on the basic, or some sort of official pack-in to sweeten the deal and move units.

If that doesn't work, at what point does Nintendo just drop that basic sku and offer the deluxe edition?
MikeE21286
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(12-26-2012, 04:38 PM)
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Wuthering_Heights
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(12-26-2012, 04:40 PM)
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Not a bad first step.

Though hopefully they will start bundling in games that are actually decent.
Coolwhip
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(12-26-2012, 04:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by shira

Miyamoto am cry

I wish there was a way to filter useless replies like this out.
SolarPowered
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(12-26-2012, 04:40 PM)
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I'm starting to think that Nintendo might have had a much better chance at Wii levels of success had they just launched with the deluxe at $300. People really don't like the basic no matter what part of the world you go to, it seems.
Projectjustice
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(12-26-2012, 04:40 PM)
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Nintendo is having a easier time selling the more expensive Deluxe version. Perhaps they should just phase out the normal Wii U and make them all 32GB with the extras stuff the only Wii U SKU.
drspeedy
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Originally Posted by StoppedInTracks

Basic set?

$50 too much.

Baby steps, though. Baby steps.


Kinda how I feel. No interest in digital for me, I see no need for a deluxe.
Shadow Hog
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(12-26-2012, 04:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Takuya

That is still too expensive for the system.. =\

IIRC, the controller is like half the cost, going by how much they cost in Japan. The actual console unit on its own is much much cheaper.

YMMV on whether this justifies anything.
Volcynika
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(12-26-2012, 04:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by LiK

Nintendo Land should be $20 max

Disagree completely. :o
TDLink
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(12-26-2012, 04:43 PM)
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Before I jump on this I have a couple of questions. Is it possible to buy the wii u pad charge cradle that comes with the deluxe version separately? If so how much?

Also, is this offer available in stores or online only?
Osiris
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(12-26-2012, 04:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by aparisi2274

I wonder if by GDC we'll see some sort of price drop on the basic, or some sort of official pack-in to sweeten the deal and move units.

If that doesn't work, at what point does Nintendo just drop that basic sku and offer the deluxe edition?

I can see them consolidating the two SKU's into one before too long.

32Gb model, no pack-in game, no charge stand.
t26
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(12-26-2012, 04:44 PM)
I would prefer a 32gb with free super mario
Coolwhip
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Nintendo seperated the two SKU's too much. Storage differences or bundles are ok, but color being tied to it and all those other extras. Not surprising that the standard isn't selling too well.
MikeE21286
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(12-26-2012, 04:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by TDLink

Before I jump on this I have a couple of questions. Is it possible to buy the wii u pad charge cradle that comes with the deluxe version separately? If so how much?

Also, is this offer available in stores or online only?

I know you can buy the charge cradle and the regular cradle separately. They cost $20 total.
hardcastlemccormick
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(12-26-2012, 04:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Osiris

I can see them consolidating the two SKU's into one before too long.

32Gb model, no pack-in game, no charge stand.

To be honest, I've never understood the necessity of multiple SKUs for consoles anyway. Make coupons for "bundles" and go from there.

I get limited edition special design consoles, but having differnet models seems silly and needlessly confusing.
Sammy Samusu
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(12-26-2012, 04:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by t26

I would prefer a 32gb with free super mario

But those are not bombing.

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