Wii US Launch at Toys"r"us

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  1. Arm73
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    Just came back from Times Square.....
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    Do I need to say anything at all ?
     
  2. Scorpin200

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    What's up with these people? hey those girls would be a nice site while waiting in the cold [​IMG]. The main reason for the system is zelda, so if anyone has it how are the controls?
     
  3. GameDragon

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    So many people o.O...
    I knew I should have went, I have no idea why I didn't...
     
  4. ChaosTheorySD

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    Now what I want to know is how many people actually left with console in hand.

    Because with all this PS3 craziness lately, I almost forgot that when you go to the store, you can actually buy something.
     
  5. Arm73
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    OK, you want to know how many people got a Wii tonite ?
    According to Reggie Fils-Aime there were around 3000 people in line up until 12AM, and he said , cool as ever, that there were more than 4000 system in the store tonite, and that EVERYBODY was going to get a Wii without any reason to panic.
    The line was huge, it went around the whole block !!
    But everybody was cool, and there were a lot of cute girls in line too!!!
     
  6. Hitto

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    And so, I fear it won't make it to the regular newscasts because there weren't any injured people.
     
  7. Hypnotoad

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    Glad to see at least one company got it right. Cool pics.
     
  8. OSW

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    lol. i wish there was a bunch of wii guys stampeding over ps3 bois, now that would make headlines!

    ps: HOT CHICKS! WOOT!
     
  9. Veho

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    Um, yeah, thanks to the lines and riots and fights over the PS3, news are full of PS3, and nobody even mentions Wii. Everywhere you turn, there's the PS3 [​IMG]

    If I were any more cynical, I would say Sony got a great marketing campaign going on, without spending a dime.

    But, since I'm not a cynic (really, honestly), I'll just say that after the hubbub is over, all that people will actually remember will be: PS3. [​IMG]


    (I can't wait for Wii.)
     
  10. Sc4rFac3d

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    I wish I was there! Those lines seem like fun! Too bad we never have stuff like that over here. [​IMG]
     
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    Nice, France
     
  12. Costello

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    Awesome topic.
    Thanks for the great pics ARM73, and for the news.

    I love nintendo [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  13. johnnywalker

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    What about my homeland, dude? [​IMG] Unfortunately our official distributor sukcs [​IMG] Polish handheldmaniacs [​IMG] do not have any promotions, we buy Nintendo products with shitty instructions composed of one sheet of xerox [​IMG]
     
  14. Veho

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    My local Wii launch will consist of a dozen people actually waiting to buy a Wii, and about three thousand pre-teen kiddies who would buy but can't afford it, milling around. I'll take a snow shovel and just shovel them aside.

    Or just stage-walk to the counter over their heads.

    In any case, December 8th, the Wii is mine!
     
  15. Tamyu

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    In Japan, the Wii launch news is all related to how it DIDN`T end up a horrible mess like the PS3 one. They were even happily reporting on the lack of injuries and fights, commenting that the Nintendo fans seemed to be a much more peaceful bunch.

    So, it`s not being ignored by *all* the news.
     
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    My country's news doesn't report peaceful news. :'(

    I think there's at least one store here in Stockholm that will host a similiar thing. They usually do it for major launches, and it is completely adorable that they go around the queue offering free coffe and candy. [​IMG]
     
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    Nintendo Wii Launch Event in NYC at TimesSquare ToysRUs

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  18. saxamo

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    Living in NYC myself, I was going to go, but I...didn't wanna? I picked it up this morning from target, no hassle. Whole thing took like 3 hours, but I got it. I wanna write up a first impressions thing soon.
     
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    Well in all honesty I went there just for the pre-launch party, and to feel the hipe....
    But the line was really huge and it was going to take hours before I could even get inside!
    That's why yesterday I did not get in line, I just went there and snapped tose pics(I have many more by the way).
    And now I'm going down there again, with my pre-order in the right pocket and quitely get my Wii.
    Hopefully there will be some games and extra controllers left !
    If I can't get Zelda then all it's in vain!