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nVidiot_Whore
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(11-27-2012, 07:12 PM)

Originally Posted by Smiles and Cries

this is so confusing in the Nintendo sold 1.2 million hardware last week thread no one believes the thing is sold out many report seeing some around. But now GamStop is cancelling the waiting list program because they cannot get a new shipment?

They speculated the "why."

However, likely due to the extreme demand for the system, local GameStop management has confirmed that company is discontinuing the waiting list.

And they also quoted Reggie's "nearly sold out" statement.. which for the most part, people know to be an exageration.. considering the plethora of Wii-U's available at retail.. also evidenced by the Ebay prices for the thing.. which are only getting $25-50 above retail.. many aren't even selling at "Buy it now" prices in that range.

GameStop COULD BE having supply problems themselves.. but that would be because they are just one of many retailers.. and probably the main retailer for Pre-orders.. but that hasn't really been verified.

They might have cancelled the "waiting list" SKU because so many people on the list had already purchased a Wii-U from one of the retailers that have had plenty of stock for instance.. so no new "waiting list" customers.. the entire point of that is to just have good customer service.. I wouldn't be shocked if GameStops were just telling people to go to another store.. they are pretty cool like that.. I've had GameStop managers inform me that stock was plentiful elsewhere for various items.

edit: I'm seeing others claim that they've called GameStops who have told them they have several Wii-U's in stock for sale.. could also be why the waiting list SKU was cancelled.. plenty of stock.
Last edited by nVidiot_Whore; 11-27-2012 at 07:16 PM.
Amneisac
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(11-27-2012, 07:13 PM)
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I have an Onkyo ONTXSR605S TX-SR605S Home Theater Receiver (Silver) that I ordered back in '08. It's been an awesome receiver and it has two HDMI inputs, and I think it will support surround sound from the WiiU, but my problem is that it doesn't support 1080P output and I have a 1080P TV set, so my question is essentially this:

Would I notice a huge difference passing HDMI through the receiver and displaying in 720p instead of 1080p since the games are all being natively rendered around 720p anyways? I feel like any small IQ sacrifice would be worth the gains in sound, right? As of right now I'm going HDMI straight to the TV and then Optic to the receiver and I understand I'm only getting stereo sound at this point.

TL;DR: 720p with 5.1 or 1080p with Stereo?
luffeN
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(11-27-2012, 07:17 PM)
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I recorded the intro of Nintendo Land plus Balloon Trip in 720p60, but the file size is rather huge (544 MB). You should be able to download the file without an account and fullspeed (hosted on Rapidshare). I will play around with the bitrate, currently it's set to 10 MB. DL here. I also have it on YT but of course only 30fps and I am only running around in the plaza.

Edit: 720p with 5.1! Most games will probably run in 720p and sometimes lower, so go for the better sound in that case!
Last edited by luffeN; 11-27-2012 at 07:20 PM.
AndyMoogle
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(11-27-2012, 07:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Amneisac

I have an Onkyo ONTXSR605S TX-SR605S Home Theater Receiver (Silver) that I ordered back in '08. It's been an awesome receiver and it has two HDMI inputs, and I think it will support surround sound from the WiiU, but my problem is that it doesn't support 1080P output and I have a 1080P TV set, so my question is essentially this:

Would I notice a huge difference passing HDMI through the receiver and displaying in 720p instead of 1080p since the games are all being natively rendered around 720p anyways? I feel like any small IQ sacrifice would be worth the gains in sound, right? As of right now I'm going HDMI straight to the TV and then Optic to the receiver and I understand I'm only getting stereo sound at this point.

TL;DR: 720p with 5.1 or 1080p with Stereo?

Your TV will upscale the image instead of the Wii U. You might not even notice a difference.
Amneisac
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(11-27-2012, 07:18 PM)
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Excellent, thanks guys!
Baconsammy
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(11-27-2012, 07:19 PM)

Originally Posted by Smiles and Cries

this is so confusing in the Nintendo sold 1.2 million hardware last week thread no one believes the thing is sold out many report seeing some around. But now GamStop is cancelling the waiting list program because they cannot get a new shipment?

You don't need people telling you that they see them in stores. All you need to do is check store availability online. Half the Targets in my area (there's about 12 of them) have one or both of the models of Wii U available for purchase right now. There's no need to rely on anecdotal evidence when real evidence is so readily available. You'll know Wii Us are near impossible to acquire when the prices of Wii Us on Amazon rise. Right now they're falling.
Mudkips
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(11-27-2012, 07:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Baconsammy

You don't need people telling you that they see them in stores. All you need to do is check store availability online. Half the Targets in my area (there's about 12 of them) have one or both of the models of Wii U available for purchase right now. There's no need to rely on anecdotal evidence when real evidence is so readily available. You'll know Wii Us are near impossible to acquire when the prices of Wii Us on Amazon rise. Right now they're falling.

The in-store availability that the website shows is not accurate.

Wii Us are not impossible to find like the Wii was, but if you want one and don't want to risk wasting your time it's going to involve a phone call and talking to an actual human being.
Skilletor
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(11-27-2012, 07:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Smiles and Cries

this is so confusing in the Nintendo sold 1.2 million hardware last week thread no one believes the thing is sold out many report seeing some around. But now GamStop is cancelling the waiting list program because they cannot get a new shipment?

People aren't picking up their wait listed wiiUs. They can't get new WiiUs in stock unless stock is depleted. People that come in to the store can't get a wii because they're all being held for the waitlist people...who aren't picking up the consoles.

That being said, I was able to walk in to wal-mart and grab a basic model no problem. They have had them in stock each time I've went (3 times in the past week).
Moz La Punk
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(11-27-2012, 07:29 PM)
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About the situation in Europe: I have had the Wii U for two weeks now (press), and there's no update. Contacted Nintendo and all they say is wait for launch day. So I don't know for sure if there'll be an update or not but my guess is there will be.

Also, yes, in all Media Markts in the netherlands you can get the second game for half price.
Smiles and Cries
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(11-27-2012, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Skilletor

People aren't picking up their wait listed wiiUs. They can't get new WiiUs in stock unless stock is depleted. People that come in to the store can't get a wii because they're all being held for the waitlist people...who aren't picking up the consoles.

That being said, I was able to walk in to wal-mart and grab a basic model no problem. They have had them in stock each time I've went (3 times in the past week).

ah that clears up the reason. If people wanted on bad enough to be on a waiting list they might have gone to Target or Walmart and found one already.
nVidiot_Whore
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(11-27-2012, 07:31 PM)

Originally Posted by Mudkips

The in-store availability that the website shows is not accurate.

Wii Us are not impossible to find like the Wii was, but if you want one and don't want to risk wasting your time it's going to involve a phone call and talking to an actual human being.

Well his point was to ignore what people are saying and check stores.

But all evidence suggests that the articles claiming super short supply are misleading.

Which is good for perspective buyers to know.. don't resort to Ebay or amazon 3rd party sellers.. check stores.
smr00
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(11-27-2012, 07:37 PM)

Originally Posted by Mudkips

The in-store availability that the website shows is not accurate.

Wii Us are not impossible to find like the Wii was, but if you want one and don't want to risk wasting your time it's going to involve a phone call and talking to an actual human being.

Calling in stores is almost as inaccurate as those sites.

A lot of people who answers these phones at retail will lie to your face and tell you they have something just so they don't have to check, it's happened to me i can't count how many times. Smaller stores it doesn't happen so much but places like Wal-Mart are notorious for telling you they have something they can just get off the phone.
mrklaw
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(11-27-2012, 07:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Phife Dawg

Oi, Lovefilm? That would be really cool.

Yes it would, but give us Netflix too you buggers.

(Did wii have Netflix in the UK?)
Moze
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(11-27-2012, 07:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by luffeN

When I connected the Wii U to my WLAN network it started searching for the update and said: Your console is up to date or something like that.

So far I have only tested it with basic functions, meaning switching channels, adjusting the volume and changing the inputs of the TV (so HDMI 1, 2 etc.).

My Wii U is from Austria.

EDIT: GUYS! We should still be sceptical. Maybe the update will go live on the 30th :(

There is no eShop on my Wii U. I only have Youtube and Love Film.


wait are you confirming a lovefilm instant app for the uk?

please?

PLEAAASSSE
Rösti
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(11-27-2012, 07:46 PM)
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These brochures were uploaded onto Nintendo of Europe's webpage about 23 hours ago:

http://cdn01.nintendo-europe.com/med...ochure_UKV.pdf
http://cdn01.nintendo-europe.com/med..._44P_BAT02.pdf

On other news, information about the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition S for Wii U. Launches on the 20th of December (in Japan anyway): http://madcatz.co.jp/images/pdf/TTT2...ls_final01.pdf
mrklaw
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(11-27-2012, 07:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Moz La Punk

About the situation in Europe: I have had the Wii U for two weeks now (press), and there's no update. Contacted Nintendo and all they say is wait for launch day. So I don't know for sure if there'll be an update or not but my guess is there will be.

Also, yes, in all Media Markts in the netherlands you can get the second game for half price.


Hopefully the update goes live on Thursday. Don't want to leave the midnight launchers without an updated machine
Bumhead
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(11-27-2012, 07:48 PM)
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How much of a finger print magnet is the black Wii U.

This is ridiculous, but I think finger prints and smudges is a bigger factor between basic and Deluxe than the added value of the Deluxe is. I like both colours but wish the Deluxe was a matte finish. Might still yet go for black if the condition holds up.
Smiles and Cries
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here's a worthy cause.
(11-27-2012, 07:49 PM)
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so you EU guys are doubtful of day 1 update like IGN / Giantbomb and all other gaming news sites started doubting the US update would come on the 18th?

Originally Posted by Bumhead

How much of a finger print magnet is the black Wii U.

This is ridiculous, but I think finger prints and smudges is a bigger factor between basic and Deluxe than the added value of the Deluxe is. I like both colours but wish the Deluxe was a matte finish. Might still yet go for black if the condition holds up.

I kinda clean my black gamepad when I feel it needs cleaning a paper towel, cloth whatever makes it shiny again.
I don't touch my console?

seriously this issue is way overblown and extra fussy
Last edited by Smiles and Cries; 11-27-2012 at 07:52 PM.
luffeN
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(11-27-2012, 07:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Moze

wait are you confirming a lovefilm instant app for the uk?

please?

PLEAAASSSE

It says Love Film Instant on my Wii U (Austria).

Edit: @Smiles I hope that the update will go live at 00:00 on the 30th :D

Edit2: Love Film

Last edited by luffeN; 11-27-2012 at 07:54 PM.
Vyse The Legend
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(11-27-2012, 07:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bumhead

How much of a finger print magnet is the black Wii U.

This is ridiculous, but I think finger prints and smudges is a bigger factor between basic and Deluxe than the added value of the Deluxe is. I like both colours but wish the Deluxe was a matte finish. Might still yet go for black if the condition holds up.

YMMV. For me, I notice them, but they don't stand out as much as the PSP. I would've preferred a white model, though.
DoctorWho
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(11-27-2012, 07:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by PaladinsArc

Yay! I wonder what it looks li... nope.

It's so terrible. Not the quality I usually expect from Nyko.
Moze
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(11-27-2012, 07:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by luffeN

It says Love Film Instant on my Wii U (Austria).

Edit: @Smiles I hope that the update will go live at 00:00 on the 30th :D

Edit2: Love Film

thank you for the info

this is the one app i wanted.

i didnt know austria had lovefilm though? i thought it was a uk only thing
Bumhead
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(11-27-2012, 07:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vyse The Legend

YMMV. For me, I notice them, but they don't stand out as much as the PSP. I would've preferred a white model, though.

Cheers. I have a Deluxe pre-ordered but would prefer white. If my local store has white I might try and grab one of those and cancel my deluxe on the day.
dyergram
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(11-27-2012, 08:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Amneisac

I have an Onkyo ONTXSR605S TX-SR605S Home Theater Receiver (Silver) that I ordered back in '08. It's been an awesome receiver and it has two HDMI inputs, and I think it will support surround sound from the WiiU, but my problem is that it doesn't support 1080P output and I have a 1080P TV set, so my question is essentially this:

Would I notice a huge difference passing HDMI through the receiver and displaying in 720p instead of 1080p since the games are all being natively rendered around 720p anyways? I feel like any small IQ sacrifice would be worth the gains in sound, right? As of right now I'm going HDMI straight to the TV and then Optic to the receiver and I understand I'm only getting stereo sound at this point.

TL;DR: 720p with 5.1 or 1080p with Stereo?

I have the same amp don't think it supports picture and sound over hdmi ill let you know when my wiiu comes...
luffeN
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(11-27-2012, 08:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Moze

i didnt know austria had lovefilm though? i thought it was a uk only thing

Nope, does not have it, Germany only according to the page :/
Baconsammy
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(11-27-2012, 08:08 PM)

Originally Posted by Smiles and Cries

so you EU guys are doubtful of day 1 update like IGN / Giantbomb and all other gaming news sites started doubting the US update would come on the 18th?



I kinda clean my black gamepad when I feel it needs cleaning a paper towel, cloth whatever makes it shiny again.
I don't touch my console?

seriously this issue is way overblown and extra fussy

If you're someone that cares about fingerprints on their console/controller, it's not overblown at all. The black Wii U console and controller looks incredibly nasty after being touched. I moved my console around a bunch trying to find a spot that would send a signal upstairs reliably, and the next day I noticed all the smudges. The controller looks like a crime scene. Personally I don't give a crap about fingerprints/smudges etc. But for people that do(they exist) get the white Wii U.
Smiles and Cries
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(11-27-2012, 08:09 PM)
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@luffeN good to have you here for midnight updates :P

Originally Posted by Bumhead

Cheers. I have a Deluxe pre-ordered but would prefer white. If my local store has white I might try and grab one of those and cancel my deluxe on the day.

you guys do know the white has the same smooth surface and a dirty hand will still contribute to the dirty looks of it overtime? I have to clean my white remotes as well for some reason I don't like when something white changes shades to some gross grime, must clean it.

snacking and gaming :)

Originally Posted by Baconsammy

If you're someone that cares about fingerprints on their console/controller, it's not overblown at all. The black Wii U console and controller looks incredibly nasty after being touched. I moved my console around a bunch trying to find a spot that would send a signal upstairs reliably, and the next day I noticed all the smudges. The controller looks like a crime scene. Personally I don't give a crap about fingerprints/smudges etc. But for people that do(they exist) get the white Wii U.

what I am saying is dirty white looks nastier over time :shiver:
nickcv
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(11-27-2012, 08:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by DoctorWho

It's so terrible. Not the quality I usually expect from Nyko.

it also looks like it attaches on the front too...
Spieler Eins
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(11-27-2012, 08:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by luffeN

Nope, does not have it, Germany only according to the page :/

I magine we (Austria) will be one of the countries left out for TVii when it comes out.
nickcv
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(11-27-2012, 08:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spieler Eins

I magine we (Austria) will be one of the countries left out for TVii when it comes out.

i don't think italy is going to get any of those fancy functionality... some of our main channels are even recorded in 4:3... go figure...
VGChampion
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(11-27-2012, 08:14 PM)
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I haven't cleaned my Black gamepad at all and I've played on it almost daily with multiple people. Doesn't look that bad at all. Now fingerprints don't bother me really but I do notice them. Barely noticeable. My phone and iPad get way worse fingerprints on them. Granted, that's a touchscreen compared to the black finish but still. Blown way over proportion.
User Tron
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(11-27-2012, 08:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spieler Eins

I magine we (Austria) will be one of the countries left out for TVii when it comes out.

No news here -> nintendo club :(
derFeef
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(11-27-2012, 08:28 PM)
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Miiverse looks empty without the service :/
mrklaw
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(11-27-2012, 08:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Baconsammy

If you're someone that cares about fingerprints on their console/controller, it's not overblown at all. The black Wii U console and controller looks incredibly nasty after being touched. I moved my console around a bunch trying to find a spot that would send a signal upstairs reliably, and the next day I noticed all the smudges. The controller looks like a crime scene. Personally I don't give a crap about fingerprints/smudges etc. But for people that do(they exist) get the white Wii U.


Might need a case or sleeve to cover the plastic parts. Hmm.

The Nyko thing is weird. Why couldn't they just replace the existing battery cover with a slightly deeper one, and fit a larger battery inside? Their solution is ugly and overblown
Netto-kun
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(11-27-2012, 08:32 PM)
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Posted in the Wii Mini thread.

And video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=km4n6RMeBD8

I am still debating on whether or not to pick up a Basic this Friday.

Originally Posted by MYE






AND its connected to the internet through his smartphone.

JOKE'S ON YOU HAHA!! :P

K444WSR
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(11-27-2012, 08:33 PM)
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Just checked my email....both my wii-u's have been dispatched. Should get it by Friday. Thanks Amazon!!
Smiles and Cries
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(11-27-2012, 08:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by derFeef

Miiverse looks empty without the service :/

Wara Wara Plaza took a while to update even after getting the download I want to see what happens whit EU do they get stormed by US/CA Miis?
farnham
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(11-27-2012, 08:37 PM)
amazon still did not dispatch (europe)

anyone got the dispatch notice?
mrklaw
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(11-27-2012, 08:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by K444WSR

Just checked my email....both my wii-u's have been dispatched. Should get it by Friday. Thanks Amazon!!

Wow, amazon to deliver earlier than shopto? Shocking news.
cloudyy
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(11-27-2012, 08:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by K444WSR

Just checked my email....both my wii-u's have been dispatched. Should get it by Friday. Thanks Amazon!!

Lucky. UK?
Frankfurter
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(11-27-2012, 08:49 PM)
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Nothing yet from amazon.de. I hope they ship it tomorrow.
The perfect Dark
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(11-27-2012, 08:50 PM)
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Amazon Germany is crap. They never ship anything early
derFeef
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(11-27-2012, 08:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by The perfect Dark

Amazon Germany is crap. They never ship anything early

Nope, never, Austria neither (which is the same I guess).
Arc07
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(11-27-2012, 08:54 PM)
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My system is running the current FW.

I pressed the home button to quit a game and saw this.


Pressed the Download Management and saw this.


If I go to system update in the settings I'm welcomed to this after it searches for an update.
MicH
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(11-27-2012, 08:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by K444WSR

Just checked my email....both my wii-u's have been dispatched. Should get it by Friday. Thanks Amazon!!

Which Amazon? Nothing from Amazon UK for me so far :/
CoilShot
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(11-27-2012, 09:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by PaladinsArc

My system is running the current FW.

I pressed the home button to quit a game and saw this.


Pressed the Download Management and saw this.


If I go to system update in the settings I'm welcomed to this after it searches for an update.

I'm having the same problem
JosiahB
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(11-27-2012, 09:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by CoilShot

I'm having the same problem

Same here.
CoilShot
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(11-27-2012, 09:19 PM)
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is there an update out now?
DoctorWho
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(11-27-2012, 09:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by CoilShot

I'm having the same problem

Is this people in Europe who got it early?

Edit: Looks like NA.

Update Imminent!?
Fox Mulder
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(11-27-2012, 09:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Smiles and Cries

I kinda clean my black gamepad when I feel it needs cleaning a paper towel, cloth whatever makes it shiny again.
I don't touch my console?

seriously this issue is way overblown and extra fussy

Sure, the glossy finish is just a dumb gripe that shouldn't be a problem. It's just that the controller looks like I play while eating a bucket of chicken and makes me wonder why they didn't make the whole controller the same matte finish that the back is.

Having a glossy console is fine, not my preference, but a glossy controller meant to be passed around to people during multiplayer is kind of dumb.

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