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Need Help Finding Wii Controllers

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Chickenguy, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Chickenguy

    Chickenguy The Wii-less Wonder

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    I managed to finally snag a wii at target, where they got in 75 units. But alas, no controlers!! Any tips on finding wii remotes and nunchuks? Any help would be much oblidged. (I live in the Bay Area, if that helps)
     
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    check out the nintendo.com store. they always have them in stock.
     
  4. Mario Bro

    Mario Bro Banned

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    if none of those work, you can just wait and buy "Wii Play", it comes with a controller, but no nunchuck. That's my bloody problem, I can't find an extra nunchuck......... wait a minute. I didn't even try.....
     
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    longshotfan WiiChat Member

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    The best thing to do is to go to eb games and preorder wii play thats what I'm going to do. As for the nunchuck your just going to have to go or call the store to see if they have one. Hope you enjoy your wii I know I am.:smilewinkgrin:
     
  6. Wiianator

    Wiianator Lord of the Taco's

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    i finally got a second remote yesterday at best buy but i got the last one...but they had like 25 at a walmart. the nintendo store is on back order for god knows how long
     
  7. Ekiushi

    Ekiushi Penetrating your mind

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    I always see controllers in the stores around me. I suppose that's not much help though.
     
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    cannon Nintendo FanBoy

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    Yeh same here in sydney we have heaps of controllers but no consoles.
     
  9. ganton

    ganton sleeps with the fishes

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    nunchucks are harder to find then wiis acutoly the nunchuck are in such high demand that there keeping the wii's back
     
  10. Ekiushi

    Ekiushi Penetrating your mind

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    Yeah, that annoyed me. I saw all the controllers, games, HEAPS of them in stock. Just no consoles. When mine broke they were out of stock on Wii's too. 3 weeks later I managed to get one. And I was told they only had a few left at that time. I remember seeing plenty of Nunchucks though. I suppose I haven't been looking for a while though. They might not have any in stock anymore... But I've got one, and I don't intend on buying another. if people want to do multiplayer - they buy their own!
     
  11. elphebe

    elphebe WiiChat Member

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    I ordered from Nintendo directly and got everything I ordered in 2 days. Yep. Ordered them Sunday, got them today (Tuesday). I'm sure that living down the street helped (I'm in Seattle) but that's an incredible turn around to get the order even processed.

    It said that the remotes were backordered when I ordered mine, but that's apparently not so much true. :) Just another option.
     
  12. Ekiushi

    Ekiushi Penetrating your mind

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    I despise backorder. I was ordering a xmas present they said 'send orders before 15th of Dec to recieve by xmas' so I did this. It was on backorder for a month. Apparently, they break for Xmas. It was so annoying. But! they of course demand the payment when they want it. I still haven't paid it... I probably should go and do that now.
     
  13. elphebe

    elphebe WiiChat Member

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    I know it SAYS backorder.. and maybe it really is.. but I've never heard of anyone having to wait (at least not lately) for the remotes/etc. But, it's true that it's probably a risk and they COULD be backordered if you click at the wrong time.

    They came without the fancy packaging though.. interesting. (and yes, legit fron Nintendo direct. ;)
     
  14. Wiianator

    Wiianator Lord of the Taco's

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    i was mainly waitin to get one from best buy so i could buy a 2 yr prp for the remote just in cause i throw it
     
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    tsowaiman WiiChat Member

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    use itrackr. I bought mine when itrackr told me in stock.
     
  16. ebay is your friend! :) i got my VC and nunchuck from them at retail price (not including shipping and handling) the other remote, i found at my local toys r us
     
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    ZMAN Z28 WiiChat Member

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    I bought my first extra Wiimote when I bought the system. I bought three nunchucks at Gamestop. I bought two more Wiimotes at Toys R Us last week to complete my 4 sets of controllers and nunchucks. Keep calling vendors. I'd lean towards Toys R Us.

    ZMAN
     
  18. Chickenguy

    Chickenguy The Wii-less Wonder

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    Thanks for all the help so far, guys! Ya, I noticed the wii play bundle. I am considering that if I can't find a controller by the end of the month.
     
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    i know it sounds funny, but have you looked in toysrus (instore, not online)?

    i kept hearing to check there, but it seemd like if all the other stores
    were OOS, then trus would be too.

    alas, i checked at trus this past weekend, and there were at least 15 - 20
    in stock, sitting on the shelf waiting on me.

    they say its because fewer people are shopping at trus anymore, there fore
    trus is being overlooked!

    its worth a shot.....
     
  20. geoff2005

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    i jsut walked into my local gamestop and they had a ton
     

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