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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Wycky, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. Wycky

    Wycky WiiChat Member

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    I was told yesterday at Games Wizards that Nintendo are only shipping 20,000 units to Australia. So if you havn't preordered theres a good chance you wont get one until mid - late Jan. when the 2nd shipment arrives
     
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    That sounds extremely wrong.

    A while ago, I heard that they were going to be supplying enough for the pre-orders in Aus. Whether that's still true or not, I don't know.
     
  3. GreyKirby

    GreyKirby Fo-Weva Pink!

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    US is getting 2 million and Canada is getting probably like 800k or something...
    Japan is probably getting alot too since wii's origin/ nintendo's origin is In japan while in Europe... Its probably the rest :p
     
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    20,000 units sounds about right to me since the Gamecube only sold 100,000 units in Australia up to 2004.

    Source Game on - ITNews - smh.com.au

    We are a tiny part of the market down here so Nintendo is most likely playing the wait and see game to determine the demand for them in Oz. But don't fret, if you really want one order it from the U.K., it will be the same machine as we both use the PAL system. Don't worry about region locking as you can use U.K. Gamecube games on an Aussie Cube (had to import Dakar because I couldn't get it anywhere in OZ when it first came out) so the same should apply with the Wii.
     
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    i agree kosh1and2..... but i do think with the launch and christmas combined we may well see a shortage at some stage....
     
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    Kosh1and2 PacManic

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    Yeah you could be right, but it only helps with the mystique, some people see SOLD OUT as 'wow this has to be the must have thing, damn I gotta get one' :)
     
  7. Wycky

    Wycky WiiChat Member

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    but what if it sells out and they go oh well, gotta get them something, ill just get a 360 or ps2 instead.
     
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    i'm confused..so if you have pre-ordered in australia, are you guaranteed a wii on launch? Like i've pre-ordered with toys'r'us..AGEs ago when they were still offering the free game at launch thing. Will i be guaranteed a wii or will it be first in first served!
     
  9. nkbswe5

    nkbswe5 nkbswe5. RLY!

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    Same here, sir above me, and they said its a guarentee. But you cant trust them, they dont know what theyh are talking about.
     
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    Kosh1and2 PacManic

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    Good point.

    All pre orders are guaranteed so don't sweat it.
     
  11. Wycky

    Wycky WiiChat Member

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    Toys r us, called me last week to tell me my order is confirmed and ask me what free game I wanted to pick nfs or open season.
    i said i wanted NFS and they said no worries we will put you a copy aside it will be ready for you on the 7th dec.
    i was like awesome.
    As far as i know as long as you pre ordered you got a wii

    Edit*WOOO 50 posts!!
     
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    when i was on the phone to Myers, they told me they would be getting enough wii's for the pre orders.. mind you, this is Wii, and not gamecube.. the gamecube was almost not exciting at all, wii on the other hand - very.
     
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    BrandonMcAuslan Special Olympics Medalist

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    Does oz use PAL!? I'm going there on holiday at christmas and wondering if I can pick up dvds/games there as they are cheaper..
     
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    Yep
    Wii are PAL down here, so buy as much as you can.
     
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    Sam_Harris ******

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    Gameswizard aren't the best source of news they don;t really know there stuff
     
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    Icetrash King K.Rool

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    Ohhh dear this is bad news. I was hoping just to skip along to Myers/Toys R Us/Jbi Hi-Fi on launch day. I better get pre-ordering!
     
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    Wycky WiiChat Member

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    i found an articel at mywii.com.au saying that there is 50,000 units at launch, but he wont say who his source is so dont know how true it is.
    MyWii News - Wii Console Sellout
     
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    Of you pop then
     
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    Icetrash King K.Rool

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    I can tell by your sig Sam Harris that you pre-ordered the Toys R Us Family Pack? Well if not its just a coincedence that all the games you are pre-ordering the same games come with it....
     
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    Well yes and know I got Eb to match it because I want to deal with people that know there stuff rather then people saying Wii try Adam and Eve (adult shop) but when I sell my psp Ill get money for a VC controller/points and a extra game any suggestion?
     

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