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    Do I Stand A Chance at Launch?

    Hey guys, I was wondering. As launch gets closer. 2 Days left...
    I am going to get to the mall 1-2 hours after opening[Or after launch -_-]
    Anywho i have around 7 choices in stores, Note that i live in Canada, Ontario in the Southern part where its stuper popular, I think its the most popular place in Ontario at this moment.
    Anywho Here are the stores. I have no idea how many units they are getting each but they are all in a single mall other then the last two...
    Toys R Us
    Walmart
    Bestbuy, Biggest in the hole mall
    EBgames
    Sears
    EBgames
    Costco
    Loblaws[Canadian]
    Now do i stand a chance of getting one on launch if i check all these stores 1-2 hours after launch and 3-4 hours after launch for bestbuy...?
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    Yeah, I'd say you have a decent chance. I'd check all the stores in the mall then hit up Costco, most people won't look there, so you probably have a better chance there than anywhere else TBH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby64
    Yeah, I'd say you have a decent chance. I'd check all the stores in the mall then hit up Costco, most people won't look there, so you probably have a better chance there than anywhere else TBH.
    Oki. I forgot to mention EBgames cause when i asked them they said they wouldn't have any extra units at launch...

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    Don't even bother with EBgames, cause, as they said, they won't have anything besides preorders.

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    Interesting statement by a store manager I spoke to at length about the WII concerning Nintendo's strategy this fall, etc: (keep in mind, it's hearsay)

    Nintendo's strategy at launch was to give stores enough units so they could take SOME pre-orders, but not completely deplete in stock inventory. Instead, Nintendo wants to come on STRONG immediately following the WII launch and work hard to keep physical stock in every major retailer through the end of the year and into the first quarter. Why, may you ask, would they do this? According to him it was to capture the frustrated seekers of PS3s and get an impulse buy. He said it was absolutely no coincidence that Nintendo is launching 2 days following Sony's PS3 and said Nintendo has done this before. (2 days after other majors) Two wins with that strategy: a)a Wii gets sold and b)sony loses a potential customer until such time as the Wii purchaser decides to look for another console.

    Personally, sounds like BS, but who knows. It's all conjecture at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenn
    Interesting statement by a store manager I spoke to at length about the WII concerning Nintendo's strategy this fall, etc: (keep in mind, it's hearsay)

    Nintendo's strategy at launch was to give stores enough units so they could take SOME pre-orders, but not completely deplete in stock inventory. Instead, Nintendo wants to come on STRONG immediately following the WII launch and work hard to keep physical stock in every major retailer through the end of the year and into the first quarter. Why, may you ask, would they do this? According to him it was to capture the frustrated seekers of PS3s and get an impulse buy. He said it was absolutely no coincidence that Nintendo is launching 2 days following Sony's PS3 and said Nintendo has done this before. (2 days after other majors) Two wins with that strategy: a)a Wii gets sold and b)sony loses a potential customer until such time as the Wii purchaser decides to look for another console.

    Personally, sounds like BS, but who knows. It's all conjecture at this point.
    He told you all that... Well thanks guys , Im going to TRY at least [today feels like friday but isn't ] to snatch a wii... Is this alright if i start with the following store :
    -Bestbuy then TRU then Walmart then Sears Then Loblaws Then Costco then EBGames

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    future shop to have 15-60 units

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiiCoholic
    future shop to have 15-60 units
    that isn't much but maybe i can check. I know one that is close to my old school and a bit far from my house[10 minutes away -_-]

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    Don't leave out Target. From what I've seen, they are going to be at the top of the list when it comes to numbers of units per store. Also keep in mind that you may have a better chance at costco and sams if you have membership cards there.

    I agree on EB and Gamestop as last resorts. I buy/sell a bunch of used games from 3 different stores and they have all said they have NOTHING committed by Nintendo beyond their allocation for pre-sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenn
    Don't leave out Target. From what I've seen, they are going to be at the top of the list when it comes to numbers of units per store. Also keep in mind that you may have a better chance at costco and sams if you have membership cards there.

    I agree on EB and Gamestop as last resorts. I buy/sell a bunch of used games from 3 different stores and they have all said they have NOTHING committed by Nintendo beyond their allocation for pre-sell.
    No Targets in canada If you find a target site for canadians Pm me ASAP

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