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Title: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Fallout 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.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Cerapter 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.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Torp v2.0 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...
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: CrunchyLizard 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.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Torp v2.0 on November 23, 2006, 07:23:23 pm
Yeah! Then I can stake out Cerapters house and get myself a special christmas present...  ;D
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Warrior Bob 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 :)
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Irrationalist 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......
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: bamFUnk 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.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Ausp 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.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: SomethingApt 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 )
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Torp v2.0 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!
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: amj on November 27, 2006, 05:12:55 pm
I've got my Wii pre-ordered  8)
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Fallout on November 27, 2006, 05:49:23 pm
Who needs preorders when your brother works at PC World? ;)
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Torp v2.0 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.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: bamFUnk 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.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Einkoro on November 28, 2006, 06:03:05 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.

Considering the other shooter is a port and Red Steel apparently sucks for many other reasons it isn't really surprising they didn't get the controls down very well.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Drakonis on November 28, 2006, 06:49:29 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.

The Xbox 360 went on sale on Amazon for 100 dollars. 1000 copies. Sold out within three seconds, I think between the 360 and the Wii the PS3 is totally doomed. :P
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: bamFUnk on November 29, 2006, 05:19:31 am
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.

The Xbox 360 went on sale on Amazon for 100 dollars. 1000 copies. Sold out within three seconds, I think between the 360 and the Wii the PS3 is totally doomed. :P
It's too bad to.  Sony is completly riding on the PS3 being a success.  It seems worth it to buy one to keep them in buisness.  I'm not a fan boy, but i always hate to see companies that aren't butt holes to get knocked out.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: goobfrancisII on December 07, 2006, 09:36:24 pm
i gotta say this has to be the best console of the three never mind mentioning the best value for money of this gaming generation

i been waiting ever since i finished the bad excuse for a zelda game wind waker for the new zelda game

also red steel looks an awesum game

can't wait to get my wii = )
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: bamFUnk on December 08, 2006, 10:25:33 pm
When i first played the Wii, I REALLY wanted it.  Then i didn't want it anymore.  Now i want it again.  Looks fun, and i can't make up my mind.  Quick, someone explain the pros and cons(if any)
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: SomethingApt on December 08, 2006, 10:43:44 pm
When i first played the Wii, I REALLY wanted it.  Then i didn't want it anymore.  Now i want it again.  Looks fun, and i can't make up my mind.  Quick, someone explain the pros and cons(if any)

pros: cheap, fun, cheap, fun
cons: fallout is getting one... do you really want to be associated with fallout? *shudder*
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Lysix on December 08, 2006, 10:49:06 pm
cons: fallout is getting one... do you really want to be associated with fallout? *shudder*

Fallout has a PC, too!
ARGH! UNCLEAN!
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Ant on December 08, 2006, 11:15:26 pm
/me throws his computer out the window

no wait, i didn't
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Fallout on December 09, 2006, 12:24:28 am
:'( I... just want to be loved
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: PrescriptiveBarony on December 09, 2006, 01:29:55 am
:'( I... just want to be loved

yeah, well i just want to be paid, you deadbeat.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Fallout on December 09, 2006, 01:35:50 am
:'( I... just want to be loved

yeah, well i just want to be paid, you deadbeat.

You do know I have a job, right?
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Lysix on December 09, 2006, 01:38:45 am
You do know I have a job, right?

I do too, and I'm STILL in Further Education. Perplexing times, eh. ;)
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Ant on December 09, 2006, 01:41:16 am
I now currently have 3 O.o

and i will have 4 after New years D:
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Lysix on December 09, 2006, 01:41:55 am
I now currently have 3 O.o

and i will have 4 after New years D:

Four jobs? Yikes. xD
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Fallout on December 09, 2006, 01:46:06 am
I now currently have 3 O.o

and i will have 4 after New years D:

Four jobs? Yikes. xD

Yeah, at four seperate brothels. Damn londoners.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Ant on December 09, 2006, 01:46:38 am
I now currently have 3 O.o

and i will have 4 after New years D:

Four jobs? Yikes. xD

Yup i will have my waiting job, my job composing for this mod, doing some administritive stuff for some school then after that looking after retarded kids 'till their parents pick them up from school

The brothel jobs don't count i'm afraid :D
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Fallout on December 09, 2006, 01:49:17 am
I now currently have 3 O.o

and i will have 4 after New years D:

Four jobs? Yikes. xD

Yup i will have my waiting job, my job composing for this mod, doing some administritive stuff for some school then after that looking after retarded kids 'till their parents pick them up from school

The brothel jobs don't count i'm afraid :D

8 jobs, then?

Well, I wouldnt really say the brothel's are jobs.. More like getting raped for cash.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: bamFUnk on December 09, 2006, 06:24:09 am
I had a job once. Good times.  Wait, no, those times sucked, but the money was good.
Wait, no, the money sucked too.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Torp v2.0 on December 09, 2006, 01:34:00 pm
Keep off topic, lads ;D
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Goshawk on December 09, 2006, 05:46:59 pm
This thread is so retarded without figures...

http://nexgenwars.com/

Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Cerapter on December 09, 2006, 06:12:58 pm
This thread is so retarded without figures...

http://nexgenwars.com/

Those figures are so retarded. Nothing happened to them during the european release.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Lysix on December 09, 2006, 06:18:08 pm
They're not automated. The people who run the site have to gather sources and information to find a close enough value. Give it time.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Jack Lupino on December 09, 2006, 06:54:03 pm
I have a wii.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: bamFUnk on December 09, 2006, 11:16:23 pm
I have a wii.
OMGOMGOMG NO WAY CAPS LOCK!!!1
I hope i gets a Wii someday
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Ant on December 09, 2006, 11:39:01 pm
Hope i get one for Christmas, would certainly put a new meaning to 'spending Christmas with the family'
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Jack Lupino on December 10, 2006, 04:23:53 am
I have a wii.
OMGOMGOMG NO WAY CAPS LOCK!!!1
I hope i gets a Wii someday
Its very possible, its cheap actually.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: bamFUnk on December 11, 2006, 05:57:16 am
I know.  It's cheeper than the newest Ipod
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: SomethingApt on December 11, 2006, 11:50:05 am
It's actually not as cheap as it seems. You have to add on the price for a couple of games (£40 each), and a second wii-mote (£30 i think), second nunchuck remote (about £20), and if you want it to look semi-decent on a high def tv you need a component cable (£15 possibly).

It's still absolutely awesome though, and well worth the asking price.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: evilcandybag on December 11, 2006, 05:48:56 pm
It's actually not as cheap as it seems. You have to add on the price for a couple of games (£40 each), and a second wii-mote (£30 i think), second nunchuck remote (about £20), and if you want it to look semi-decent on a high def tv you need a component cable (£15 possibly).

It's still absolutely awesome though, and well worth the asking price.

You need to add a lot of extras to the 'box and 'station too, so it still ends up being cheaper than the other two.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: SomethingApt on December 11, 2006, 06:03:47 pm
True. The Wii is definitely the cheapest of the consoles, but once you've bought the necessary accessories you can't really compare the price to an ipod. That's all I'm saying.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Goshawk on December 11, 2006, 11:36:41 pm

Those figures are so retarded. Nothing happened to them during the european release.

Better than no figures in this thread at all.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Jack Lupino on December 12, 2006, 02:41:39 am
(http://www.orthop.washington.edu/_Rainbow/Album/10357t6a301048-d7db-423c-bec0-44d3525696be.gif)
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Cerapter on December 12, 2006, 02:45:35 am
Well, that figures.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: bamFUnk on December 12, 2006, 03:12:31 am
*ba-dum tish*
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: L'homme magique on December 14, 2006, 05:00:18 am
Didn't read the thread.
Quote
Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Since the sales never decrease, each additional sale of a Wii adds to the "all time" high. Please refrain from being dense in the future.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Fallout on December 14, 2006, 12:04:29 pm
If you're going to be an idiot, dont post in my thread.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Smeagol on December 14, 2006, 06:28:57 pm
Irony ++
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Fallout on December 14, 2006, 07:23:46 pm
I should put a disclaimer in my threads.

"If you're not going to be constructive or you're going to be an asshole, dont bother posting in this thread."

Now get the hell back on topic.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Ant on December 14, 2006, 07:31:26 pm
Nobody reads Disclaimers anyway, carry on everyone!
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: L'homme magique on December 15, 2006, 12:36:43 am
Quote
If you're going to be an idiot, dont post in my thread.
Sorry, didn't realize this is your personal bit of forum database.

Does this constitute trespassing?
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: WereVolvo on December 15, 2006, 12:39:41 am
Yes. Yes, it does. Fallout hired me as his personal guard. Stand still while I shoot your kneecaps off.

... still need to lay out that minefield though.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Ant on December 15, 2006, 12:42:17 am
[idiot comment]

Yay! \o/
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: WereVolvo on December 15, 2006, 12:45:07 am
You too, huh?
Lower your pants and prepare for a cavity search... with a cattle prod.


[on-topic]

So, anyone know how many Wii's have been sold so far?
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Lysix on December 15, 2006, 12:46:41 am
http://nexgenwars.com/
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Torp v2.0 on December 15, 2006, 04:10:10 pm
I was going to say "get the fuck back on topic and stop bashing each other", but then Alix had a post that was actually partially on topic, so I won't.
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Jack Lupino on December 15, 2006, 06:13:23 pm
You just did a fakie.

Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Goshawk on December 18, 2006, 04:51:52 pm
http://nexgenwars.com/

I posted those last page but they got called retarded...
Title: Re: Wii sales set to soar to an all-time high
Post by: Cerapter on December 18, 2006, 05:56:07 pm
I made a thread for them. And they were retarded.

They're ok now, though.