Wii Launch!

Wii Launch!

Postby apple head on Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:36 pm

Did anyone go?

I went, but I didn't buy anything, just me and a friend followed another friend who was actually buying one. We taped it, and when we finish cutting it we'll youtube it :) I was dissapointed in the lineup though. I saw all this crazy shit in the States and Japan figure if it's half as big it'll be hilarious. It did turn out hilarious, but not for the reasons Nintendo would have wanted.

At 10.30pm we were still wondering if the dates were right, as it was just us 3. By the time the media Arrived from the Sydney Morning Herald and IGN there were more people there not buying a Wii then people buying it. We outnumbered the Wii purchasers 4 to 3. By the time midnight came there was a crowd of around 30 people max. Who included staff, parents, security guards and idiots with Cameras :)

I find Wii sports super fun, but I reckon I would get over it in a month and it'll be another toy gathering the dust, like my dramcast and PSone before it :P so I don't think I'll end up buying one.

I'll probably go to the PS3 launch aswell!
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Postby Gerkinman on Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:45 pm

I gots my wii last night, local launch had 15 people, i got Sports obviously which i found to be alot of fun, but i also got wii play, Zelda and Rayman, im lovin it.
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Postby Gary Lau on Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:51 pm

I went to my local EB Games last night on launch and got my Wii! :)

First ever (and most probably last if I can help it) games console launch I went to. Not that they didn't organise it well but if I paid and pre-order something, I don't really expect to wait in line to "pick up" my order for more than an hour!

I got there a littlle bit past 10pm and I was already number 18. Got a Wii console, Wii Sports, Zelda, Wii Play bundle.

Lots of people at the one I went to, probably around 80 people, I was pretty sure 50 were actually customers since I saw them hand out 50 tickets for real purchases. The store manager told me they've got more than 110 pre-orders all up, which takes care of their whole initial first shipment and will get another 85 next. They ordered 80 copies of Zelda and 76 copies were all on pre-orders as well. 10 Super Monkey Balls were all sold, too.

Everyone including myself weren't really in the mood to party but just wanted to get our Wiis and get home and play them!! :)
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Postby Gerkinman on Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:23 am

Yes, you can now find me on Wii and the XBOX 360

My wii number is 8589 2804 2837 9920

and my Live is Jaket2006

Anyone care to share theres?
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Postby apple head on Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:09 am

Gary Lau wrote:Everyone including myself weren't really in the mood to party but just wanted to get our Wiis and get home and play them!! :)


See! That's lame! A console launch is an event. If you didn't want the hassle of waiting in line for a pre-order, why didn't you just come in first thing in the morning, or during your lunch brake?

For the PS3 launch we're dressing up a guy as Mario and take it from there. If the PS2 launch is anything to go by, it should be better. :)

I mean your attitude is like going to a midnight premier of Star Wars or Lord of the Rings and hoping nobody dresses up!

Anyways, I'm trying to cut 80 minutes of footage to about 3 or 4 minutes. We got to talk to some people in line, and they were funny.
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Postby spank everest on Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:24 am

Though the launch was cool. Lots of people sharing the excitement - getting crazy pumped! Woo!

Hands up who played Wii allllllllll weekend?
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