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Chairhome
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(11-24-2013, 05:22 AM)
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Just passed by Toys R Us and thought this was interesting. Mock if old/not thread-worthy.
















Its like they're finally trying. Two aisles wide, all three 3ds models, 2 Wii U stations with newer vids (including Smash Bros Trailer) with another wii u station at another end cap, lots of signage, some floating boxes and a giant mario standee.
Byronic Hero
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(11-24-2013, 05:24 AM)
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Because they finally have a system seller. Good for Nintendo.
Regiruler
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(11-24-2013, 05:24 AM)
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Don't Toys R' Us have dedicated games sections? Why is this next to Crayola?
Jeels
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(11-24-2013, 05:24 AM)
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That's actually pretty impressive considering how small the gaming sections in general are in lots of Toys R Us.
SmokeMaxX
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(11-24-2013, 05:25 AM)
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Wow. I'm pretty impressed. Great idea.
kunonabi
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(11-24-2013, 05:25 AM)
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i'm headed to toys r us tomorrow for the sale so i'll see if mine is doing the same.
jay
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(11-24-2013, 05:25 AM)
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Their displays at Babies R Us are even bigger.
marrec
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(11-24-2013, 05:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Regiruler

Don't Toys R' Us have dedicated games sections? Why is this next to Crayola?

Crayola have dedicated tech now.
jrDev
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(11-24-2013, 05:27 AM)
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Wow!

Originally Posted by Jeels

That's actually pretty impressive considering how small the gaming sections in general are in lots of Toys R Us.

Am I missing something?
Canon
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(11-24-2013, 05:27 AM)
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Wow, if only stores around here would have awesome demos like these.
Regiruler
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(11-24-2013, 05:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by marrec

Crayola have dedicated tech now.

I thought this was a joke until I inspected the picture further.
ajjow
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(11-24-2013, 05:28 AM)
im in new york.
at toy r us in times square u could see a big showing from nintendo but no one seemed to care. it was completely deserted area. sony and microsoft killed any interest people could have at nintendo zone.
im really worried because a see piles of wii u every place i go. Chicago was the same. they not moving systems.
Mihael Mello Keehl
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(11-24-2013, 05:28 AM)
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My child self in that area in that store would have been just as good as a theme park.
Prevolition
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(11-24-2013, 05:28 AM)
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Nintendo R Us
Gusto
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(11-24-2013, 05:29 AM)
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Pshh I wish, my toys r us doesn't look like that
Mellahan
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(11-24-2013, 05:32 AM)
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Alright, I might need to ride out to TRU this weekend.
ReturnOfTheRAT
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(11-24-2013, 05:33 AM)
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So unlike those two other consoles, I can walk in a buy a Wii U? Is Bayonetta 2 out yet?
Screamapillar
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(11-24-2013, 05:34 AM)
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Damn. Game after game after game. Where was this "laser-focused" Nintendo last holiday??
TheGreatMightyPoo
(11-24-2013, 05:35 AM)

Originally Posted by ReturnOfTheRAT

So unlike those two other consoles, I can walk in a buy a Wii U? Is Bayonetta 2 out yet?

Next week.
Dukey
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(11-24-2013, 05:35 AM)
They have the best games available and their consoles are readily available as well in bundle-form. It's now or never for the Wii U. I contributed to it this week - Wii U Mario bundle + 3D World + Zelda WWHD.
DMPrince
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(11-24-2013, 05:36 AM)
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unlike Pottery Barn i have a TRU store here.
Imperfected
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(11-24-2013, 05:36 AM)
It's an intelligent place to push for increased visibility. Aside from the obvious (being aimed at a younger audience or people buying gifts for a younger audience), PS4 and especially XB1 have probably priced themselves outside the range most people are looking to spend at a Toys R Us at the moment, so they're not likely to come in and try to shout out Nintendo with their marketing there the way they would in Targets or Best Buys.
thecharrr
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(11-24-2013, 05:36 AM)
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Guessing Nintendo was waiting for the launch of everything else to really push systems
JawesomeJaw
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(11-24-2013, 05:37 AM)
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Toys R Us was the only place that had Wii Fit U meters for weeks after launch too.
Dukey
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(11-24-2013, 05:37 AM)

Originally Posted by DMPrince

unlike Pottery Barn i have a TRU store here.

You live somewhere where there's no pottery barn? Heathen. There's at least 3 within 25 miles of me. Take one.
DMPrince
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(11-24-2013, 05:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dukey

You live somewhere where there's no pottery barn? Heathen.

is it where they make clay animals? never heard of it.
Mister Saturn
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(11-24-2013, 05:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheGreatMightyPoo

Next week.

I appreciate this.
Dukey
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(11-24-2013, 05:38 AM)

Originally Posted by DMPrince

is it where they make clay animals? never heard of it.

And really expensive, poorly made furniture.
-Horizon-
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(11-24-2013, 05:39 AM)
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I feel like they should put more of their YouTube Wii U commercials on TV as well. I haven't seen many Nintendo commercials except for Mario Party, Pokemon, and Mario and Sonic Olympic Games.

Originally Posted by TheGreatMightyPoo

Next week.

:3
Tan
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(11-24-2013, 05:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jeels

That's actually pretty impressive considering how small the gaming sections in general are in lots of Toys R Us.

Yeah, this display would probably take up all the space of the gaming section of the closest Toys R Us near my house.
NewGame
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(11-24-2013, 05:42 AM)
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I haven't been to Toys R Us since the 90s but I reckon Nintendo is front and center there. (Australia)
A Twisty Fluken
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(11-24-2013, 05:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by marrec

Crayola have dedicated tech now.

i'm actually interested in this. more info?
Last edited by A Twisty Fluken; 11-24-2013 at 05:50 AM.
Persona7
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(11-24-2013, 05:43 AM)
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That is like %160~ of the dedicated video game space in the two nearest toys r us stores.
jackal27
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(11-24-2013, 05:45 AM)
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They've also been training representatives that are staying in the electronics sections of Toys R Us stores. I talked to one 2 days ago.
Thacker
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(11-24-2013, 05:45 AM)
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So I was in gamestop yesterday morning an a man, about 35 or so asked the guy at the counter for a copy of the new SM3DWorld. I'm 27 for reference

I said "wow.. I kinda wish I had a Wii U so I could play that"

He said "yea my son really enjoys his"

.... :(
antonz
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(11-24-2013, 05:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by thecharrr

Guessing Nintendo was waiting for the launch of everything else to really push systems

Iwata awhile back basically said they sat on any form of Wii U advertising and basically let it rot because prior to Pokemon launch they were focused on the 3DS.

Stupid in my mind but they apparently think this will work for them now that they are Wii U focused
tazz3
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(11-24-2013, 05:45 AM)
Nice display I have 2 toys r us near me one store is nice one is a dump
Persona7
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(11-24-2013, 05:46 AM)
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What is that guide with the golden cover to the right of Wind Waker HD?
antonz
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(11-24-2013, 05:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Persona7

What is that guide with the golden cover to the right of Wind Waker HD?

Skyward Sword
bjork
(11-24-2013, 05:47 AM)
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Last time I was in my TRU, they had a cardboard archway for Infinity. It was uneven and looked like it was going to fall over. At least this stuff is neat and clean looking.
Persona7
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(11-24-2013, 05:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by antonz

Skyward Sword

Thanks. That is interesting, and strange because I have not noticed that game in any retail space for a while now. I still see the DS zelda games but Skyward Sword is nowhere to be found. I still see Metroid : Other M, Rhythm Heaven, Sin and Punishment 2 and other games you would think to be long gone.
evilromero
(11-24-2013, 05:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Thacker

So I was in gamestop yesterday morning an a man, about 35 or so asked the guy at the counter for a copy of the new SM3DWorld. I'm 27 for reference

I said "wow.. I kinda wish I had a Wii U so I could play that"

He said "yea my son really enjoys his"

.... :(

There's no doubt the game is targeted at younger players. But that's no reason you can't enjoy it.
Esque7
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(11-24-2013, 05:51 AM)
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I saw a SM3DW commercial at the theater before The Hunger Games Catching Fire today. Also saw a Killzone one too...
SporeCrawler
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(11-24-2013, 05:52 AM)
good thing for nintendo.

they definately should push promotion in Toys R us, best buy, gamestop etc.

out of curiosity how many NSMBU+NSLU bundles were there?
Zulithe
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(11-24-2013, 05:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by bjork

Last time I was in my TRU, they had a cardboard archway for Infinity. It was uneven and looked like it was going to fall over. At least this stuff is neat and clean looking.

Same... I go to the Toys R Us next to the Pixar studios, you'd think it would be pretty nice but no, I'd never see a nice setup like this in there.

Looks fantastic, hope they sell a lot of stuff this holiday.
Lord Azrael
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(11-24-2013, 06:00 AM)
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Oh shit that actually looks really impressive. Nintendo is finally stepping it up. Good for them, because more people need to play the glorious game that is SM3DW.
Preble
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(11-24-2013, 06:03 AM)
they also added demos of Mario and Zelda 3ds to the best buy and gamestop in my area at least.
Vampirolol
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(11-24-2013, 06:03 AM)
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Saw a big Christmas tree - like cardboard in a store on friday, it was full of WiiU boxes and a giant cat Mario was printed on it. On the other hand there was nothing for the Xbone and the consoles were hiding under some 360 games.
ElNino
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(11-24-2013, 06:17 AM)

Originally Posted by Thacker

So I was in gamestop yesterday morning an a man, about 35 or so asked the guy at the counter for a copy of the new SM3DWorld. I'm 27 for reference

I said "wow.. I kinda wish I had a Wii U so I could play that"

He said "yea my son really enjoys his"

.... :(

I'm giving the game to my son for either Christmas or his birthday (mid-December). We love playing the Mario games together (Wii and Wii U) and he loved 3D Land on his 3DS so I'm sure we will have a blast playing this one.

It's pretty much the only game my wife will play with us as well.
Aaron Strife
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(11-24-2013, 06:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chairhome

All those Wii Party U games are just crying "Somebody buy me"

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