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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyan Winters
    Comparing DS to Wii is really not fair at all.

    The handheld market is smaller, there is less demand, and units are cheaper/faster/easier to produce.
    But ds sold 20 mil this year, or is near predicted!


    No wii but zelda game >.> *DAM YOU NINTENDO MY WII IS RUBBISH*

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    This is information I posted on another thread, but it is applicable here too:

    If you failed to read the fine print on preorders, let me sum it up for you:

    While GameStop/EBGames and probably every other store recommends that you preorder to ensure you can buy a console on launch day, they cannot reserve a system for you.

    The only thing a preorder does is gives corporate a ballpark amount of how many units to ship to a certain store.

    For example, if a store only gets one preorder for an item(as is the case with really crappy games), corporate will only send one additional copy of that game, making the count X + 1, where X is their original bulk amount.

    Now, in the case of the Wii, Nintendo intends to have 2 million units at launch, which means they could either possibly have higher or fewer yields. If you do the math, it turns out that there will probably be 200,000 consoles for Canada and some regions of Mexico, leaving 1.8 million consoles for the United States.

    Halve that to find out how many consoles will be divided among video game stores(GameStop/EBGames, GameCrazy, etc). The rest will go to your Targets, Walmarts, Toys R Us', etc. This leaves 900,000 units for each.

    If you figure that there are 4,400 GameStop/EBGames locations and only 700 GameCrazy locations, the worst case scenario would be between 20 and 50 consoles per store, with our best odds being 100+ per store.

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    wii will have plenty out for launch .. they are prepared for this .. no worries man . i put my word that you will be able to walk into a circuit city, bestbuy, or gamestop ne time of the day and buy one
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    they are not selling them at the release date, thats what i heard when i called eb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankeesrule13251
    they are not selling them at the release date, thats what i heard when i called eb.
    You must have heard wrong. Why would they not sell the system on the day it is for sale? o.o

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenova
    You must have heard wrong. Why would they not sell the system on the day it is for sale? o.o
    They don't.

    The entire first shipment will be "sold" to the preorder people. You won't be able to come in off the street and pick one up.

    This is why I will be waiting at Wal-Mart 6 hours before midnight, the promised they will go on sale at the strike of 12:00 November 19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyan Winters
    They don't.

    The entire first shipment will be "sold" to the preorder people. You won't be able to come in off the street and pick one up.

    This is why I will be waiting at Wal-Mart 6 hours before midnight, the promised they will go on sale at the strike of 12:00 November 19.
    Ohhh! That kid said they aren't selling them period, he didn't mention the part about not selling to people without pre-orders. Well I have a pre-order, so yey. =)

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    you know you posted this thread and guess what...many ppl didn't got the chance to pre order it because they were all gone... i told you...the wii and the ds are completly diffrent...the wii is way more populor then anything eles right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenova
    Ohhh! That kid said they aren't selling them period, he didn't mention the part about not selling to people without pre-orders. Well I have a pre-order, so yey. =)
    Awesome! xD I'm so glad I got's a pre-order! ^.^

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    i guess thats the story for you americans .. i live in greece and every store i got here said no doubt you can come ina buy one . with any of the games .. i guess us greeks are lucky
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