To give you all an idea of what they are like, here are some wii boxarts:
To get an idea of the Australian version, just slap a big old OFLC logo on the bottom corner.
- Thanks to IGN
my friend works at Eb Games and went to the Nintendo factory place or whatever the other day.. and had a play with the Wii .. he said its awesome and will definately be purchasing one..
My brother and I have both pre-ordered one each at Toys R Us
EB have released a crap deal, but many have said that due to their policy they will match any other deals including the TRU one.
Check out a list of pre-order deals here: http://www.vooks.net/modules.php?mod...ticle&id=10936
There seems to have been at least 6 Toys R Us stores that have confirmed that Wii Sports is not the free title. From what I hear, you will get to choose from a specific selection of launch titles for your free game, when these have been finalised TRU will be ringing those who pre-ordered to ask which title they would like.
Giving away a $100 game on a $400 sale sems like a pretty poor move from a retailers point of view. I can only see this as a deal from nintendo, which then might explain where Myer (who in turn passed it down to my sister) got the idea from.
Well when you think about it, they probably make more in the big picture. Most people who buy there wii at TRU are likely to buy at least one other game at TRU (that's $20 profit) and also accessories such as extra controllers, nunchuks, classic controllers and wii-point cards (say $5-15 profit each).
I pre-ordered mine at EB yesterday. I got told that there will be an EB games VIP club for people that pre order with them. Also got a list of all the upcoming releases that they printed off for me.
We dont have Toys 'R Us down here in Tassie .
VOOKS have just broken the news on the target pre-order deal:
If your thinking 'hmm...that's very similar to the Myer deal!' - well Target and Myer are both owned by the ColesMyer group.
yeah but will target have the free game?
Apparenty GT 2 has a bonus steering wheel?
I was checking the GT trailer earlier, doesnt look much.
So far the games on my awaiting list will be Zelda and Bleach!
their VIP list would be cool, as long as they aren't always the games equivalent to Turok. $30 off $64 games is a big percentage.
But as always, i need to make sur ei have the money... and Zelda will be my first pick as well...
"I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it."
I pre-ordered at Target today, paid the $20 deposit and I plan on going back next week to pay the other $380.
Latest Wii News:
Toys R Us deal
Wii component cableThe debate revolving around exactly what free game will be included with Toys 'R' Us Wii pre-order offer can now officially be extinguished - it's Ubisoft's Open Season.
The retailer has also added a new pack to its offerings: the Zelda Family Pack. This $729.99 deal includes the Wii Console, an extra Wii Remote, 5 games - The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess, Wii Sports, Rayman Raving Rabbids, Need For Speed Carbon and Open Season - plus a Wii Console bag and $400 worth of coupons. For those of you playing at home, that's about a $160 saving.
Wii RoadshowUnlike the situation overseas, Nintendo's Wii Component Cable, which enables a higher quality and more vivid image, will be sold throughout retail outlets around the Australia from December 7th, for $49.95.
Game PricesAs promised, Nintendo Australia is heading out on a national roadshow to exhibit its revolutionary Wii throughout shopping centres all over Australia. Fans and uninformed consumers alike will be the target, with much of the first party launch lineup set to be shown off.
Unlike the previous Nintendo DS Connection Tours, the Wii roadshow will occur simultaneously in the country's 5 major states and will combine in-store demonstrations and shopping centre setups for Nintendo's biggest ever Australian retail event. dates/locations: http://www.aussie-nintendo.com/index.php?v=news&p=6244
Virtual Console PricesWhile many gamers may be up in arms over the recent revelation that some Wii games will debut at $109.95, the other end of the spectrum will get its fair share of extreme pricing as well.
According to new retail supplier listings, Gottlieb Pinball Classics, Impossible Mission, Leaderboard, Puzzle Balls, Super Fruit Fall and Tennis Masters will all be sold at $79.95. Pushing the boundaries even further is Rampage Total Destruction, which will apparently launch at $49.95. First party titles will be sold at $99.95
- All thanks to Aussie-NintendoAs previously known but unconfirmed, Nintendo 64 games will be available for $15.00 or 1000 points, Super Nintendo games will sell at $12.00 or 800 points, while Nintendo Entertainment System games will be on offer at $7.50 or 500 points. These key details are completely in-line with overseas regions.
Nintendo Australia has also confirmed that points will be available for purchase via the Wii's 'Shop Channel', using a credit card. Further, a 2000 point Wii card will be made available at selected retailers around the country, for $30.00.
Sux about the Toys 'R us game I was hoping to choose, Open Season wasn't something on my list! Oh well, it's free!
Good to hear that we can purchase the component cable in stores though, I had to order the Gamecube one over the phone, bit of a pain!
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