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Monster hunter 3 ultimate is coming in march.

online multiplayer and local co-op (and probably much improved graphics).

ugh, i'm going to have to buy it :P

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activision up now

skylanders giants - looks pretty decent

wipeout 3 - meh

007 legends- looks amazing

transformers prime: the game - pretty sweet looking

this launch presentation already blows every E3 presentation nintendo has ever done out of the water.

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Call of duty black ops 2 live demo!

looks amazing/beautiful!

one player can play full screen on tv, and one on the gamepad to avoid split screen.

in single player can play directly from gamepad without using tv at all.

zombies will be back, full online multiplayer, launches this november at/near launch (i missed the exact date)

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"strongest" launch library for any nintendo platform

50 games within nov 18th-mid march timeframe

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presentation is over, and my body is truly ready.

gonna be preordering the deluxe model for sure.

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nintendo shares shooting up like crazy. so glad I bought them after E3 at their low point, they'll be growing steadily now that a release date and price have been announced.

also, in anticipation for the event today, the stock price has been rising steadily this week. people were buying quickly while the price was still relatively low.

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man im jacked for the wii u, well most def be getting the $349 bundle an zombi u

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also, I preordered my delux model along with new super mario brothers u and zombie u yesterday.

oh, gamestop and most places are taking preorders now.

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also, I preordered my delux model along with new super mario brothers wii u and zombie u yesterday.

oh, gamestop and most places are taking preorders now.

i think i'll wait a bit. some sellers might bundle it as we get closer to launch

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i think i'll wait a bit. some sellers might bundle it as we get closer to launch

there's already a bundle, it's called the deluxe package. i don't see what else there would be, especially at launch. bundles don't usually come until at least a year into a system's lifecycle, and NOA isn't selling an extra gamepad.
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there's already a bundle, it's called the deluxe package. i don't see what else there would be, especially at launch. bundles don't usually come until at least a year into a system's lifecycle, and NOA isn't selling an extra gamepad.

i know,i'll have to get a pro controller. but just in case there is a bundle. otherwise i'll order in a few weeks

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http://wiiudaily.com/2012/09/wii-u-sold-out-at-retailers/

Wii U pre-orders started as soon as Nintendo revealed the price of the console. Major retailers across the US, including GameStop, Best Buy, Target, and Toys ‘R Us started taking pre-orders on the new console. Nintendo allocated a certain amount of each SKU to each retailer. According to sources, some have already sold out of the Deluxe set, which retails at $349.

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Nintendo Wii U supply may be shorter than anticipated

Posted 7:10 pm on Monday, September 17th, 2012

by Chris Del Castillo

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It was only a week ago that all major retailers started taking pre-orders on the upcoming Wii u, and almost all of them have already filled their pre-order numbers meaning, just like the release of the Nintendo Wii people want the Wii u.

The Wii u has a release date of November 18th, 2012 and has two different models, for $299.99 standard 8 gig edition in white and for $50 dollars more you can upgrade that to a 32gb system in black that features a few extra goodies including a copy of Nintendo Land.

Nintendo more than likely expected this huge rush, especially with the initial launch of the Nintendo Wii with the shortages of systems which caused the system to sell for almost double online by people looking to make some quick cash, but what Nintendo couldn’t of expected is the anti-Japanese demonstrations in China, that has put people in the hospital and destroyed anything and everything relating Japanese (people, products, even just having a Japanese name). Japanese factories thus have shut down, and while it’s causing a lot of people to go without work it’s safer than having to deal protesters and rioting people.

It’s now a question of how this will impact Nintendo Wii u’s release.

http://nerdreactor.com/2012/09/17/nintendo-wii-u-supply-may-be-shorter-than-anticipated/

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Nintendo Wii U Preorders Sell Out at Online Retailers

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By CHRISTINA WARREN

September 17, 2012

The iPhone 5 isn't the only gadget that's racking up massive preorders, preorders of Nintendo's new Wii U console are already sold out at online retailers across the United States.

The Wii U will launch in the U.S. on Nov. 18, 2012 but lots of online retailers are already taking preoders for the console. Or, at least they were.

As first reported by IGN, most major retailers have already sold out of the Wii U. Nintendo is offering the console in two packages, a Basic bundle for $299.99 and a Deluxe bundle for $349.99. The Deluxe bundle includes a game, more storage and additional accessories — so it's clearly the better bargain.

Best Buy, Toys R Us, Sears, Walmart and GameStop have already sold out of the Deluxe bundles. At the time of this writing, only Best Buy and GameStop have the Basic bundle available. Amazon.com isn't offering the console for preorder at this time, however a number of its sellers are offering the device on preorder at a hefty $200 premium.

Without knowing how many consoles Nintendo is offering retailers for preorder, it's impossible to know what this means for the early success of the console. After all, Nintendo has been known to keep inventory artificially scarce to increase demand.

Still, the fact that the console is already broadly sold out online is a good sign for the console — even if it's only in perception.

We got to spend some hands-on time with the Wii U at the launch event in New York last week and couldn't help but be impressed by what Nintendo has put together.

The concept of the Wii U game pad, which includes a tablet-like touch screen, offers up some really interesting game possibilities. Moreover, the new Nintendo TVii could be the big differentiator that sets Nintendo apart from the other players in the media player and connected device space.

Nintendo hit a real sweet spot with the original Wii. It managed to create a device that was used — and loved — by causal gamers. With the Wii U, Nintendo is betting that family's will be willing to upgrade to the new hardware, while also hoping to bring some of the more hardcore gamers back into the fray.

Nintendo needs the Wii U to be a success. The company has company reported its first ever annual loss back in April and its 3DS console hasn't met earlier expectations.

The fact that the device is already selling out — two months ahead of its release — at least shows that there are lots and lots of customers that still love Nintendo. That's a good thing.

What do you think of the Wii U? Are you interested in pre-ordering one before its release? Let us know in the comments.

This article originally appeared on Mashable.com.

Nintendo: Baseline Wii U game price will be $59.99

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Nintendo is abandoning the $49.99 price point that made the original Wii so attractive in favor of a Wii U game price of $59.99.

When Nintendo released the Wii in 2006, $250 got you the machine, one Wii remote, a “nunchuck” attachment, and a copy of Wii Sports. It was a bargain in comparison to Microsoft’s Xbox 360 which ran $400 for the model with an adequate hard drive. It was practically free in comparison to the PlayStation 3 that retailed at either $500 or $600 depending on the model. The low cost of the machine wasn’t the only secret to its success though. It was also the games. PS3 and 360 games cost $60 standard, but Wii games were just $50. Games for older hardware cost less to make, thus the lower price.

Nintendo won’t be able to replicate that magic with Wii U. Contrary to early speculation, Wii U games will retail for $59.99.

Retailers Amazon and GameStop on Thursday posted pre-order pages for Wii U games, both Nintendo published titles like New Super Mario Bros. U and third-party games like Ubisoft’s ZombiU, that will cost $59.99. A Nintendo representative in turn confirmed for Polygon that $59.99 is the “baseline price” though “specific games could be more or less.”

For the next 12 months, this pricing model will be acceptable to most consumers as Wii U is technologically comparable to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. That said, Wii U games are technologically comparable to games from 2005, and while HD productions were monumentally expensive to produce at the time—and they very much still are—production costs have lowered somewhat in that time. When Xbox 720 and PlayStation 3 games retail for $59.99, Nintendo and its publishing partners will have to swiftly reconsider this price structure.

There is another logic at work in Nintendo’s game pricing. It has to raise prices on retail games to mollify chains like Walmart, Best Buy, and GameStop who will now compete with Nintendo more directly. Nintendo has promised that first-party games will be available on Wii U as digital downloads simultaneously with retail releases.

Nintendo was expected to maintain the Wii’s competitive $49.99 game pricing. Amazon listings for Wii U titles like Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge appeared in May pricing the games at $49.99.

Read more: http://www.digitaltr.../#ixzz26pcvWgxc

Still no details over the digital downloads of retail games, I'm hoping there will indeed be a price cut for them. if not at first then at sometime in the future. i'd rather save money and DL all my games if possible.

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LOL. Canada is still loaded with supplies. Every stores has it!

The only places left in the US are Gamestop, with only basic versions left, and Walmart, with both versions, and a great bundle deal as well.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nintendo-Wii-U-Solution-Bundle-w-Customer-Choice-of-Wii-U-Game-and-Wii-Remote-Plus/21803986

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i don't know, i'm getting the deluxe, plus NSMBU and Zombi U for the same price. a wiimote is not an equivalent to a new game, espescially when i already have 4.

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i don't know, i'm getting the deluxe, plus NSMBU and Zombi U for the same price. a wiimote is not an equivalent to a new game, espescially when i already have 4.

your lucky. we have to pay $50 in taxes while you pay about $10. thats why the walmart one seemed like such a good deal for me. but its no big deal for you guys since almost the same price.

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