Only 10k Wiis in Germany?!?

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  1. Jeda
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    So I went to a local media store to ask for a Wii preorders. Got to talk to who was likely the only female employee in the game department [​IMG]

    Anyway, she told me they wouldn't take preorders, as there would be only 10000 Wiis for Germany in total. Now I knew we were going to get only few units but 10k sounds really low...

    I was told to come early and that they were hoping not to get overrun by too many fans. She said they even considered getting a security for December the 8th. They also didn't know if they would get more units before xmas...

    So.. How many Wiis do other European countries get?
     


  2. Helmut

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    According to the european nintendo CEO (who was interviewed recently by 01net), there will be 200,000 units for all december accross europe.
    Prepare your tent [​IMG].
     
  3. accolon

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    What local media store? Mediamarkt? You can ask three different employees there and get four different answers. [​IMG]
     
  4. kikapo_O

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    I do think so ... I'm not quite sure but 10k aren't very much [​IMG]
     
  5. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

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    Thank science I've got mine pre-ordered!

    Let's see...

    Germany - 82 million people - 10,000 Wiis

    Portugal - 10 million people - ... oh crap...
     
  6. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    200,000 [​IMG] that isn't many at all. Anyone that manages to get their hands on one of these I bet they sell for loads on ebay with being so close to xmas.
     
  7. wohoo

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    omg?! sweden has only about 9 million people... and i heard we're getting 5000 Wii's... and about 15-30/store in my town [​IMG] i hope i pre-ordered in time
     
  8. SD5k

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    I think there will be 10.000 Wiis availabe in The Netherlands, I'm at the first place on the pre-order list of two stores, so no worries here.
     
  9. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    Assuming that the figure of 4m worldwide is acurate and 200K/wk plus the launch to america.
    That leaves atleast 2m between Europe and Japan, I highly doubt that Japan are going to get 1.8m consoles in December.
    I expect it will be a roughly even split with 1m in Japan and Europe each.
     
  10. Scorpei

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    Crap, vlissingen is zo ver weg voor mij (den bosch) [​IMG]. I've only pre-ordered at one place and I'm 7th in line (so I'm guessing it's gonna be close [​IMG]).
     
  11. ugly_rose

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    Umm... I hope this is a joke, but the fact that pre-orders are since long sold out in Sweden makes you wonder [​IMG]
     
  12. MaHe

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    You should be happy. My own country will receive ... get ready ... only 100 units. Nothing more. :/
    I'm pretty lucky, because only four stores here will have them and I'm only half a mile (1 kilometer) away from one.
     
  13. enarky

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    Well, considering that having a brain usually is a big obstacle when you want to work for Media Markt I highly doubt that 10k figure.

    Anyways, Germans: please don't buy at Media Markt or Saturn! They try to kill online stores, which are cheaper than they are. Here's a link with more information. And please don't fall for their decoy advertisements. The five items they advertise usually are cheap, but *everything* else they sell is overpriced pos. Stop buying from them!
     
  14. Jeda
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    well yes it was Media Markt. The employee did seem to know what she was talking about (at least compared to other people I've met there..). I mean she knew Wii was coming 8th dec. "wtf is the wii" was the expected answer [​IMG]

    I agree that smaller stores are cheaper in some cases, but to be honest, I've seen a lot of "scam unaware customers" products in smaller stores recently. Cheap looking basic headset for 30€ anyone? MM had the same for 5€. And in recent times I've usually ended at ebay [​IMG]

    I think with the big chains not taking preorders I might as well ask one of the small toy shops in town if they will get a Wii..
     
  15. lookout

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    UK will be getting more then 10,000
     
  16. lookout

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    Nintendo has announced that it has 600,000 units of the Nintendo Wii across the Americas in the eight days since launch, making it an instant $190 million business!
     
  17. SpaceJump

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    I asked at Karstadt and they too are not taking preorders because of the small amounts of Wiis they will get. Good thing that I preordered at a smaller shop [​IMG]
     
  18. Takeshi

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    That doesn't sound too promising. Anyways since I'll have a day off of work on Dec. 8th, I think I can make it there in time and if I don't get one I'll just buy myself a new guitar for christmas. [​IMG]
     
  19. Ben_j

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    I think France is getting a lot more... But anyways, another good reason to import [​IMG]
     
  20. Takeshi

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    Woot! After some calls I made this morning this seems to be the truth. So here's a quick list (of my area):
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    Karstadt - none available for free sale (all preordered)
    Saturn - getting 20 pcs.
    Media Markt - don't know, yet (d'uh!)