I would have posted this in "News" but obviously I can't. Anyway turns out Nintendo is planning some launch events across America. Here's a quote.
You lucky AmericansNintendo has announced plans to hold launch events in several locations in the US for their upcoming Wii console which will start selling to stores on Nov. 19.
Toys "R" Us Times Square in Manhattan and GameStop at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles will host official Nintendo midnight launch events to satiate rabid fans who can't wait to get their hands on Wii. The events will feature live music and entertainment, fun, games, special guests from Nintendo -- and a countdown to the moment that will change the way video games are played forever. Other retailers nationwide are expected to hold their own midnight launch events, so consumers should check with their local retail stores that sell video games.