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« on: October 09, 2006, 11:07:14 PM »

You heard it here first. 
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2006, 11:30:17 PM »

We also heard here first that the Wii woudn't come in at a "penny over $200"..  icon_wink
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2006, 11:32:21 PM »

It might just be PS3 only.....for tomorrow.  ninja
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2006, 11:34:26 PM »

I just heard via my local Gamestop 'a week and a half' today (for only the Wii). Which places it at next Wednesday.

Didn't ask about the PS3.
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2006, 11:45:17 PM »

Quote from: Kobra on October 09, 2006, 11:07:14 PM

You heard it here first. 

I don't think Wii preorders will start tomorrow, but I have heard that PS3 preorders will.  Supposedly, Wii preorders will be taken a few days after PS3 preorders.
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2006, 12:03:34 AM »

PS3 yes, confirmed, Wii next monday confirmed, Neogaf forums for the win! District managers for the Confirmation!
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2006, 12:10:22 AM »

Quote from: Kobra on October 09, 2006, 11:07:14 PM

You heard it here first. 

Nope. Heard it on GAF first. Sorry.
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2006, 12:37:43 AM »

Quote from: Andrew Mallon on October 10, 2006, 12:10:22 AM

Quote from: Kobra on October 09, 2006, 11:07:14 PM

You heard it here first. 

Nope. Heard it on GAF first. Sorry.

I was referring to this thread first on this forum.   ninja2

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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2006, 12:59:09 AM »

Quote from: Kobra on October 10, 2006, 12:37:43 AM

Quote from: Andrew Mallon on October 10, 2006, 12:10:22 AM

Quote from: Kobra on October 09, 2006, 11:07:14 PM

You heard it here first. 

Nope. Heard it on GAF first. Sorry.

I was referring to this thread first on this forum.   ninja2



BTW, how'd those shorts taste?
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2006, 01:03:27 AM »

I'm still waiting on the youtube video of that. A man must be held to his word!

I'm assuming the preorders are taking place at gamestop? Or is it everywhere? If I can get some extra money together I definitely want to get one or two of them so I can ebay them off and get a motorcycle or something.  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2006, 01:07:13 AM »

i pre-ordered my Wii last week for 20...i am number 79(or 89..cant remember)..anyway they could only take 100 pre-orders because they have no idea how many they are getting in,but at least i have paid 20 quid towards it now
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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2006, 01:15:05 AM »

How much does it cost to preorder, and where can you do it, and etc etc.
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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2006, 01:54:20 AM »

Is this through gamestop, or somewhere else?  I'm only curious because I'm good friends with the manager at the gamestop near my house and she told me at their managers conference last week that they we're informed there would be absolutely no preordering systems of any kind this time around. 
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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2006, 02:04:59 AM »

You can read the details on Gamespot: http://www.gamespot.com/news/6159525.html?tag=latestnews;title;0

Basically, it will be tomorrow at Gamestop/EB.  $100 down payment.  Some people on their e-mail list have gotten the information as well.
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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2006, 02:06:31 AM »

Quote from: AgtFox on October 10, 2006, 02:04:59 AM

You can read the details on Gamespot: http://www.gamespot.com/news/6159525.html?tag=latestnews;title;0

Basically, it will be tomorrow at Gamestop/EB.  $100 down payment.  Some people on their e-mail list have gotten the infor as well.

Whoa, dude, longtime no see. 
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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2006, 02:09:53 AM »

Here's the e-mail

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GameStop and EB Games will begin accepting limited pre-orders for the PlayStation 3 console on Tuesday, October 10, on a first come, first served basis. Due to extremely limited supply, we expect to deplete this allocation very quickly, most likely in minutes. We will not accept additional pre-orders at this time. To avoid an unnecessary trip we strongly recommend you call your local store to determine availability. A $100 reservation deposit is required, which can be funded with cash, credit or trade. As we cannot control production and shipping issues by the manufacturer, a reservation deposit does not guarantee receipt of a system available to purchase at launch. Reservations/Purchases are limited to 1 per household.

And I don't want to derail this thread, but yes, it has been a while...
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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2006, 02:27:34 AM »

Quote from: Kobra on October 09, 2006, 11:07:14 PM

You heard it here first. 

Actually, I heard it earlier today on the IGN and GAF forums.  icon_cool

Oh and there are reports of people already camping out for the 8 preorders that each store is getting. Well, actually 6, cause 2 are reserved for employees. A couple of stores will be getting 16, but those are few and far between.

Insane I tell ya!
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« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2006, 02:35:13 AM »

Yeah, I drove by Gamestop not too long ago...line already set up.  I would think the huge stores (like in NY and LA) would get more than 16 systems, but who knows.  To me it sounds like they aren't sure of the numbers still, so the same problem last year could resurface.
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« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2006, 02:47:27 AM »

Sorry I jumped the gun there, didn't see the post on the gamespot page slywink 
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« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2006, 02:53:48 AM »

I'm so glad I don't work there anymore.  If they can't even manage to get solid info to their managers this late in the game about whether or not preorders will be taken, how does that bode for their overall plans for the launch?  Also, I think even getting eight per store may be optimistic.  Again, ever so glad I'm not working there anymore.  Part of me wants to go down to a store tomorrow morning to watch the fun.  slywink
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« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2006, 04:06:00 AM »

Quote from: Kobra on October 09, 2006, 11:07:14 PM

You heard it here first. 

I also thought I heard here first from you that you'd eat your pants if the Wii came in over $200.
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« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2006, 04:14:53 AM »

I believe it was something along the lines of  "$169.99 it is, if not, I will eat my shorts." And I'm still holding you to it, Kobra  icon_wink
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« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2006, 04:28:23 AM »

They waited too long.  if they had been doing pre-orders a week or so ago I'd be trying to get one, but now I'm set on buying a HDTV so I'll be waiting until you can just walk into a store and buy one.
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« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2006, 06:08:37 AM »

Jesus there are lines?? Thats so insane. I might go drive out and see if there are lines around here just for the hell of it. I am not waiting in line for a freaking preorder.
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« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2006, 12:18:53 PM »

It was pants. Not shorts.  P-A-N-T-S.
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« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2006, 02:04:40 PM »

I have some friends who are trying to get ahold of one for eBay purposes, and their only store in the area is at a mall (which has both EB and Gamestop in it), which should be opening right about...now.

I'll let you know their experiences when I hear from them.
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« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2006, 02:08:42 PM »

There's a line of about 20-25 people outside the local EBGames.  Little do they know the store is only getting 6 units for sale  icon_wink
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« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2006, 02:46:27 PM »

I decided to go over to my local EB this morning about 8AM....no line!  icon_biggrin

So, I waited in my car until about 8:45AM and decided to sit in front of the store. About 15 minutes later a couple more people showed up.....and at 9:30AM they let us in to preorder.

I am now #1 on the list at my local EB!   nod
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« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2006, 03:18:15 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on October 10, 2006, 02:08:42 PM

There's a line of about 20-25 people outside the local EBGames.  Little do they know the store is only getting 6 units for sale  icon_wink

You should've told them and ruined their day.  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2006, 03:25:15 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on October 10, 2006, 03:18:15 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 10, 2006, 02:08:42 PM

There's a line of about 20-25 people outside the local EBGames.  Little do they know the store is only getting 6 units for sale  icon_wink

You should've told them and ruined their day.  icon_biggrin

And crush their hopes and dreams prematurely?  Actually I didn't want to be responsible for a riot  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2006, 03:27:04 PM »

Quote from: Hetz on October 10, 2006, 02:46:27 PM

I decided to go over to my local EB this morning about 8AM....no line!  icon_biggrin

So, I waited in my car until about 8:45AM and decided to sit in front of the store. About 15 minutes later a couple more people showed up.....and at 9:30AM they let us in to preorder.

I am now #1 on the list at my local EB!   nod

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« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2006, 03:35:52 PM »

Went around 8:45AM and there were about 4-5 people in line. Started calling people at work to open for me....no answers.... Went to work and waited for first person to come in around 9:30AM and told them I was running out. Got in line and was told they had 13, I was #12. Yay! Walk in and realize that I didn't have my credit card! crybaby Sucked it up and put the deposit on debit...
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« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2006, 03:40:31 PM »

I can't see each store getting their whole alotment.

Guy said there are 4200 stores and if they each get 10 that's 10% of the initial shipment and I just can't see that happening. They also said that they're the only people doing pre-orders so they might have somethign worked out with sony.

As I said in the Jblank thread, I'm #10, but I"m not optimistic I'll see one.  If I do, I'll be chuffed!
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« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2006, 04:13:49 PM »

I swung by my local Gamestop on my way into work (hit there at 8:50AM) and there were 7 people in line already. Some of it was definitely a family (had a 10 year old there), and there looked to be one pissed off girlfriend waiting too.

So if you're on the West Coast, you still have time to wait in line.

How many of these preorders are going to eBay though is another matter entirely...
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« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2006, 04:26:29 PM »

Quote from: ATB on October 10, 2006, 03:40:31 PM

Guy said there are 4200 stores and if they each get 10 that's 10% of the initial shipment and I just can't see that happening.

Uhm...why? Sure you can argue they aren't Wal-Mart, but in terms of specialty game retail 4200 stores makes GS/EB a not-so-minor force.
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« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2006, 04:35:59 PM »

Quote from: Misguided on October 10, 2006, 04:26:29 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 10, 2006, 03:40:31 PM

Guy said there are 4200 stores and if they each get 10 that's 10% of the initial shipment and I just can't see that happening.

Uhm...why? Sure you can argue they aren't Wal-Mart, but in terms of specialty game retail 4200 stores makes GS/EB a not-so-minor force.

Cause I want to be pessimistic and be surprised when I have my hands on one rather than be optimistic and be disappointed.
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« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2006, 04:37:01 PM »

Quote from: ATB on October 10, 2006, 04:35:59 PM

Quote from: Misguided on October 10, 2006, 04:26:29 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 10, 2006, 03:40:31 PM

Guy said there are 4200 stores and if they each get 10 that's 10% of the initial shipment and I just can't see that happening.

Uhm...why? Sure you can argue they aren't Wal-Mart, but in terms of specialty game retail 4200 stores makes GS/EB a not-so-minor force.

Cause I want to be pessimistic and be surprised when I have my hands on one rather than be optimistic and be disappointed.

LOL, now that makes perfect sense. Seriously!
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« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2006, 06:16:29 PM »

Why buy a console in this day and age at release?  I waited a year to get a 360 and there's still only 5 games I want to play on it before the year is up.
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« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2006, 06:27:23 PM »

For some folks it's just fun to be an early adaptor. 

I was very glad that I got my 360 on launch day, and I've had a ton of fun with it.  There aren't a ton of games I want to buy right now, but there are quite a few I'd like to rent.
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« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2006, 07:22:23 PM »

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Why buy a console in this day and age at release?  I waited a year to get a 360 and there's still only 5 games I want to play on it before the year is up.

3 reasons off the top of my head:

a) There may be launch games you want to play
b) You have the money and desire
c) The hours of enjoyment you may get out of the system could more than make up for a price drop that may come

Seems to me that you should have waited longer.
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