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Re: Gamestop not doing Midnight Launch for the WiiU

Postby Mewtaker » 27 Oct 2012 05:15

MichaelVash7886 wrote:Got mine at Wal-mart since GameSTOP sold out. Actually have a second pre-order open at Best Buy, but I won't really need it now. Gonna see if a friend wants it or something.


i reserved mine at gs and i hope i have no problems for the first time
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Re: Gamestop not doing Midnight Launch for the WiiU

Postby aceoYe » 27 Oct 2012 16:26

Mine said hell no. :(
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Re: Gamestop not doing Midnight Launch for the WiiU

Postby chris_the_wing » 27 Oct 2012 17:22

KingBroly wrote:I was told it's not happening, as of now, but things can change.

I want a fucking midnight release, Gamestop. The system's sold out, you have enough interest. Do it already, you Bro Gamerholic Assholes.

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Re: Gamestop not doing Midnight Launch for the WiiU

Postby CaptainColon » 27 Oct 2012 18:06

I hope my local GameStop will be opening at midnight. When I pre-ordered it on Sept. 13 I had said "is it too early to ask if this will be getting a midnight launch?" and the manager there guaranteed they would be. But I guess it was indeed too early to ask.
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Nintendo not allowing GameStop to open early for Wii U?

Postby NintendoToonami » 13 Nov 2012 16:18

The clerk at my Game Stop said that the wouldn't be an early opening for the Wii U launch because Nintendo wouldn't let them. Can anyone give me any more information on this?
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Re: Nintendo not allowing GameStop to open early for Wii U?

Postby CorusFace » 13 Nov 2012 18:12

that's what the manager at my gamestop told me, citing safety concerns since the wii u is a high-price and "highly sought-after" item, and since it would be dark at midnight, shoppers would be more vulnerable to unsavory acts should they occur. this gamestop does a midnight launch for everything (most recently the 3ds, zelda: oot3d, zelda: ss, pokemon b&w 2), so i am extra saddened at the news. it's clear across town, had i known two months ago that there would be no midnight launches for the wii u i would have just preordered at the store down the street from my house!!

edit: but my gamestop is opening early at 9am.
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Re: Nintendo not allowing GameStop to open early for Wii U?

Postby LSF22 » 13 Nov 2012 18:18

i just called my gamestop and asked about opening early on sunday and the guy said he wants to but hes waiting on a response from his boss. he wants to open at 8am instead of 10am.

on a side note, i asked how many wiius he was getting and he said that he had 40 but all were pre-orders.
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Re: Nintendo not allowing GameStop to open early for Wii U?

Postby captain_cifer13 » 13 Nov 2012 19:53

We should know for sure the day before the offical launch from the gamestop preorder text system.
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Re: Nintendo not allowing GameStop to open early for Wii U?

Postby Triforce of the Gods » 13 Nov 2012 20:18

This weekend, the manager at my GameStop said they are doing a midnight launch. When I pointed out that the assistant manager said they weren't when I asked the week before, he said it was because they were just given the OK.
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Re: Nintendo not allowing GameStop to open early for Wii U?

Postby TmTigran » 14 Nov 2012 03:34

It's BS... Nintendo -can't- say "Oh.. it's release day.. but you can't sell the systems yet."

Also the "High Price" excuse does not work either... as GS sold both Xbox360s and PS3s at Midnight on their launches... which were more expensive at the time.

What it boils down to... Is it's a Sunday *major worship day in the US* and they don't want to piss off the bible thumpers.
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Re: Nintendo not allowing GameStop to open early for Wii U?

Postby Cassidy » 14 Nov 2012 11:11

TmTigran wrote:What it boils down to... Is it's a Sunday *major worship day in the US* and they don't want to piss off the bible thumpers.

What the Hell are you talking about? Are you aware that you can get the Wii U at 8-10 AM on GameStop's opening time? Around the same time church ceremonies start?
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Re: Gamestop not doing Midnight Launch for the WiiU

Postby Irritating Stick » 14 Nov 2012 14:18

Just got back from paying off my pre-order, and my GameStop isn't doing a midnight launch either. Also they're not opening until 10 AM either.... Good thing I'm taking Monday off of work I guess...
I FEEL ASLEEP!!

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Re: Gamestop not doing Midnight Launch for the WiiU

Postby NintendoToonami » 14 Nov 2012 17:30

I asked a clerk at my GameStop more about the reason Nintendo wouldn't let them open early, and he told me that Nintendo wants people to see other people buying a Wii U, so the people without a Wii U will want one even more. For some reason this cheered me up.
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Re: Gamestop not doing Midnight Launch for the WiiU

Postby PatrickTheHuman » 14 Nov 2012 20:13

NintendoToonami wrote:I asked a clerk at my GameStop more about the reason Nintendo wouldn't let them open early, and he told me that Nintendo wants people to see other people buying a Wii U, so the people without a Wii U will want one even more. For some reason this cheered me up.
Wow, that's actually a pretty smart marketing tactic!
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Re: Gamestop not doing Midnight Launch for the WiiU

Postby Mirr0rR3flection » 14 Nov 2012 20:18

NintendoToonami wrote:I asked a clerk at my GameStop more about the reason Nintendo wouldn't let them open early, and he told me that Nintendo wants people to see other people buying a Wii U, so the people without a Wii U will want one even more. For some reason this cheered me up.

How can you be so cruel Nintendo…

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So I stopped by Gamestop today...

Postby Atariadam » 14 Nov 2012 21:31

I had asked them if they were going to do a midnight release (I was also selling some games) for the WiiU. The guy said no just to come in at 11. While he was trying to get me to preorder anything I let slip (I really do not like speaking more than needed to these people) I was excited to play some Black Ops 2 come Sunday.

He then went on this big soap box on how the WiiU version doesnt have multiplayer that (Even tho I told him im getting a WiiU) I should just get it on the XBox if I want the real version.......

This is why I do not like talking to these people. I told him hes full of malarkey that the WiiU copy is the same game just no Elite and no Nuketown yet. He didnt care. I could sorta understand letting people know that there is a difference between the Wii version vs the PS3/360 ones, but comon really? Enough is enough.

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Re: So I stopped by Gamestop today...

Postby LSF22 » 14 Nov 2012 23:51

i usually don't let the gamestop employees tell me anything. i think i have seen them enough that they know that i already know about the games im getting. although i usually sit back and listen to them bs other customers to try and make a sale but whatever, i guess its there job.

doesnt make sense he would push the 360 version over the wiiu one unless hes just a nintendo hater.
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Re: So I stopped by Gamestop today...

Postby CrispyGoomba » 15 Nov 2012 00:02

I agree with the employee that the 360 version is the 'real' version, so to speak. But him saying that the Wii U version has no multiplayer is just ignorant. Either that or he's told to try selling the 360 one at all costs.
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Re: So I stopped by Gamestop today...

Postby Koopzilla » 15 Nov 2012 04:23

Yeah, I don't really listen much to what they have to say, because I know more about the stuff than they do. Hell, just Sunday I had to explain to them that Paper Mario came out that day after they told me they didn't have it because it wasn't out yet, and of course they had a whole box of them sitting right behind him on the counter. I guess they figure since you are buying Nintendo products that you are not a "hardcore gamer" so they can tell you whatever they want.
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Re: So I stopped by Gamestop today...

Postby Zanreo » 15 Nov 2012 06:51

Huh, that's the first time I've seen a game shop employee trying to stop anyone from buying a game...
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Re: Gamestop not doing Midnight Launch for the WiiU

Postby J0RdAnN » 15 Nov 2012 08:58

The biggest problem I have about GameStop is that I'm mocked for not buying FPS's... I try to avoid shopping there when I can.
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Re: Gamestop not doing Midnight Launch for the WiiU

Postby gtt » 15 Nov 2012 15:05

J0RdAnN wrote:The biggest problem I have about GameStop is that I'm mocked for not buying FPS's... I try to avoid shopping there when I can.


who mocks you? certainly not the staff, money is money. other customers? deal with it. like I care that some high-school kid half my age thinks what I buy is dumb.
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Re: So I stopped by Gamestop today...

Postby RD3AV5 » 15 Nov 2012 15:38

Zanreo wrote:Huh, that's the first time I've seen a game shop employee trying to stop anyone from buying a game...


Happened to me. When I was buying my Wii the Gamestop employee tried talking me out of a Wii. He said nothing interesting was going to be on it and that it was in standard definition. I rebutted with Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3, etc. and he just thought I was stupid for getting a Wii, so after I picked it up I emailed Gamestop and complained about the horrible and unprofessional service. I never did see him again...
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Re: So I stopped by Gamestop today...

Postby gtt » 15 Nov 2012 17:23

RD3AV5 wrote:
Zanreo wrote:Huh, that's the first time I've seen a game shop employee trying to stop anyone from buying a game...


Happened to me. When I was buying my Wii the Gamestop employee tried talking me out of a Wii. He said nothing interesting was going to be on it and that it was in standard definition. I rebutted with Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3, etc. and he just thought I was stupid for getting a Wii, so after I picked it up I emailed Gamestop and complained about the horrible and unprofessional service. I never did see him again...


seriously, gamestop doesn't want their staff telling you NOT to buy something.
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Some gamestops opening early on Sunday

Postby Crocodeo » 16 Nov 2012 15:46

I wish my gamestop was doing a midnight launch.
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