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Wii U game pre-orders double what the Wii saw

A report from US retailer GameStop reveals that it has received 1.2 million preorders for Wii U launch titles, which is double what was taken for the Wii back in 2006.... read more

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GameStop reports 1.2 million pre-orders for Wii U games

Postby Gamer1977 » 16 Nov 2012, 02:48

Take that all haters. Nintendo ain't going anywhere :D
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Re: GameStop reports 1.2 million pre-orders for Wii U games

Postby 360_Fan » 16 Nov 2012, 05:20

I think it's more to do with a majority of people only buying the wii for wii sports.
Wii u is more of a gamers console and is releasing at a time where gamers are screaming out for the next gen.
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Re: GameStop reports 1.2 million pre-orders for Wii U games

Postby billysastard » 16 Nov 2012, 06:39

shows just how badly the uk is being treated if a single american store can sell 1.2m wii u's but we only get 25k in total.
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Re: GameStop reports 1.2 million pre-orders for Wii U games

Postby Balladeer » 16 Nov 2012, 09:05

Launch titles, Billy! Launch titles!

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Postby Barca Azul » 16 Nov 2012, 11:11

To be honest id expect it to sell okay before Christmas, based on the fact its new hardware and the fact that this year in my very own personal opinion the releases this year have been like tumble weed town. Next year looks way stronger from an overall perspective and it will be interesting to see what will be released from 3rd party on the Wii U and if they are advanced versions.
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Postby Barry316 » 16 Nov 2012, 11:17

Balladeer wrote:Launch titles, Billy! Launch titles!

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To be fair the headline didn't say EA, DLC, Sony, hardened edition or Vita sales so you were expecting miracles of him taking much notice.
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Re: GameStop reports 1.2 million pre-orders for Wii U games

Postby AvatarIII » 16 Nov 2012, 12:26

Wii U game pre-orders double what the Wii saw


bear in mind EVERY Wii came with Wii Sports, which was enough for 99% of people to be starting with.
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Postby stealth » 16 Nov 2012, 13:15

I am getting 3-5 games through gamestop so i am over the curve
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Postby billysastard » 16 Nov 2012, 14:42

Balladeer wrote:Launch titles, Billy! Launch titles!

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DOH!!

i'm living up to my name, although to be fair i'd just read an article elsewhere saying that gamestop had got 500k preorders and a further 700k on its waiting list and even so 500k is still a whole lot more than the paltry 25k we are getting.
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Re: GameStop reports 1.2 million pre-orders for Wii U games

Postby billysastard » 16 Nov 2012, 14:44

Barry316 wrote:To be fair the headline didn't say EA, DLC, Sony, hardened edition or Vita sales so you were expecting miracles of him taking much notice.


you forgot online passes / paywalls and i'm not sure hardened edition should be on the list.
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Re: GameStop reports 1.2 million pre-orders for Wii U games

Postby Jimboisajimbo » 16 Nov 2012, 18:59

Not bad considering it's one retailer.
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Re: GameStop reports 1.2 million pre-orders for Wii U games

Postby stealth » 16 Nov 2012, 19:03

well I just fully paid off 2 more games so that puts me at 5 games
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Re: GameStop reports 1.2 million pre-orders for Wii U games

Postby Balladeer » 16 Nov 2012, 19:39

billysastard wrote:
Balladeer wrote:Launch titles, Billy! Launch titles!

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DOH!!

i'm living up to my name...


...I just got that. "DOH" indeed.
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Re: GameStop reports 1.2 million pre-orders for Wii U games

Postby dwhlufc » 16 Nov 2012, 20:24

billysastard wrote:
Barry316 wrote:To be fair the headline didn't say EA, DLC, Sony, hardened edition or Vita sales so you were expecting miracles of him taking much notice.


you forgot online passes / paywalls and i'm not sure hardened edition should be on the list.

And Nintendo now I'm guessing?
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