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Old 12-17-06, 11:30 AM   #1
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Default Tried to get a Wii this AM

Best Buy's and others had lines 100 strong for 20 consoles tops. I gave up. The Wii sure is the hot ticket this holiday.

No one seems to give a **** about the PS3. =)
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Old 12-17-06, 11:48 AM   #2
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Tis true, tis true. I'd like to grab one sometime, but I'm waiting for more games to be released.
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Old 12-17-06, 12:29 PM   #3
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Best Buy's and others had lines 100 strong for 20 consoles tops. I gave up. The Wii sure is the hot ticket this holiday.

No one seems to give a **** about the PS3. =)
I work at Circuit City and any time we got more PS3's they were sold out that day. So you are obviously wrong, it's just that the Wii has more stock.
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Why not go pay zeldafan a visit and play with his Wii? I'm sure he would let you. And I bet if you saw a PS3 you would jump on it.
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Why not go pay zeldafan a visit and play with his Wii? I'm sure he would let you. And I bet if you saw a PS3 you would jump on it.
"Zelda, can I come over?" lol If I saw a PS3, I would literally jump on it . . . seriously.
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I work at Circuit City and any time we got more PS3's they were sold out that day. So you are obviously wrong, it's just that the Wii has more stock.
Out of curiosity, are people still lining up for the PS3 the night before whenever a store has them? It seems like if there is so much as a rumor that a store will have Wii's there is a line.

I blame the mainstream media giving the Wii the thumbs up over the PS3.
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Out of curiosity, are people still lining up for the PS3 the night before whenever a store has them? It seems like if there is so much as a rumor that a store will have Wii's there is a line.

I blame the mainstream media giving the Wii the thumbs up over the PS3.
Well today we had a re-launch of the Wii's (Our store only had 9, with about 30 people lined up). However a couple of weeks ago we had 7 PS3's, 5 60gb and 2 20gbs. We weren't allowed to sell them till a certain day, and we had customers lining up as well. They are both wanted but you can't judge how a console is doing without both consoles having an equal amount of stock.
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Yea, I went looking for a Wii as well but lines were jam packed. I asked the 3rd person in line and she told me she was there since 10:30pm the night before.
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I was at Fry's when they opened this morning looking for some PC stuff. Everyone waiting in front was looking for a Wii, and they didn't have any. All of them walked away disappointed.

They did have some PS3s. Not a single person from those I saw in line bought one. Not one.
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I saw people in line for both Wii and PS3 at Target today when I went and picked up a copy of Zelda for the GC (now I own 2 versions, yay!)... Target was stupid and was telling people all week that they were getting some in on Sunday of both units... over 100 people were in line, some were there since Friday.

BTW, I did not realize this originally but the Wii version of Zelda is not a "real" version... well for diehards it shouldn't be.
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I might have Wii for around retail price in a few days. Bought a $408 shipped bundle from FRY's but after being told I cant exchange either of the 3 games I will send it back if no one wants to buy it for the price I paid.
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Old 12-17-06, 07:03 PM   #12
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I waited in a 7 hour line for launch to get mine. It was pretty stupid to be honest. I mean I love Nintendo and Zelda, but I hate lines.

Currently there is a 2 hour line 24 hours a day for a Wii at the toys r us Times Square location that gets shipments of a couple hundred each day.
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