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Offline Fallout

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Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
« on: November 23, 2006, 04:32:22 pm »
Well, as a little experiment, I went out to all the game shops I could find in town at lunch, and asked to preorder a Wii. Every single one of them* said their preorders were full, and in a lot of the stores, their preorders were pretty much double the stock they were getting in the first month of release.

I also saw an article (that made the front page in the Manchester Evening News) that the Wii sold out on Amazon in under 60 seconds, making it the fastest selling item on Amazon ever.

The Wii is the must-have item this christmas, and I think it has a very big chance of topping the next-gen console race.




*I managed to find 12 shops that were doing preorders.. all were full.

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Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2006, 07:01:00 pm »
Since I didn't preorder months ago, I'm planning to camp outside one of the few shops that actually don't take preorders.
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Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2006, 07:16:16 pm »
Camper-whore.

When is it released in Norway? If it's before christmas, I will stalk you to your home this yuletide and mug you of your shiny new fun-toy!

I know (approximately) where you live...
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Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2006, 07:20:15 pm »
When is it released in Norway?

If it's the same as in Denmark I guess it's around the 8th of December.

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Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2006, 07:23:23 pm »
Yeah! Then I can stake out Cerapters house and get myself a special christmas present...  ;D
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Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2006, 09:37:54 pm »
I heard from a rep at a local game store (Gamestop) in the US that they are expecting to get more systems every week.  Nintendo is apparently being very good about distribution.

Don't worry, you guys will get your Wiis eventually :)

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Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2006, 11:51:21 am »
Though impressive and though I'm getting one, it wont beat the 36o but might sadly beat the ps3......

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Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2006, 05:11:01 pm »
why do you say it wont beat the Xbox, eh?  I'm no fanboy, but i hate microsoft.  Actually, no i don't, i just hate people that say macs suck.  Any-hoo, I can see the Wii beating the 360.
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Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2006, 06:08:41 pm »
macs suck.

I wholeheartedly agree.

To be honest, it seems an equal race to me between the 360/Wii.
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Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2006, 01:38:31 am »
create a new thread to discuss windows vs mac if you want, lets keep this one on topic. (besides... there's no argument, windows is shit. :P )

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Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2006, 04:49:48 pm »
You could have done it yourself with Split Topic, and at the same time removed all the off-topicness. :)

But, yeah, keep on topic. The Mod Squad is watching you!
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Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2006, 05:12:55 pm »
I've got my Wii pre-ordered  8)

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Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2006, 05:49:23 pm »
Who needs preorders when your brother works at PC World? ;)

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Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2006, 06:03:29 pm »
Those who has brothers who do not like them enough to make sure they get one?

Not that I have one of those. Quite the opposite. My brother, who is by the way 6 years my junior, has promised me a Wii if he wins this competition he joined. It's to win 2 Wiis, but still.
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Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2006, 03:01:35 am »
Dude, Red Steel is so FUCKING hard on the Wii.  I think that can go for any fps.  I player for more that an hour and i still haden't really gotten the hang of it.  I guess it's something you have to get used to.
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