REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles

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REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles

Postby robometal cowboy » 18 Dec 2012 16:32

REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles
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REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles

Postby Sylverstone14 » 18 Dec 2012 16:35

Well, we all know if a large quantity of consoles turn up on Craigslist...

Oh wait, those are just from the resellers who lost out on huge profits.

Anyways, still very surprised to hear this nonetheless. Quite the theft indeed.
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Re: REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles

Postby Nintendo_Freak » 18 Dec 2012 16:36

And they still talk about it like it's the same Wii console from 6 years ago despite showing footage of the new Wii U.... sigh. Nintendo really should have named the Wii U something else.

"The thieves managed to get away with 7,000 portable Wii gaming consoles"
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Re: REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles

Postby Aiddon » 18 Dec 2012 16:37

wow, that's ugly
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Re: REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles

Postby Sylverstone14 » 18 Dec 2012 16:51

Nintendo_Freak wrote:And they still talk about it like it's the same Wii console from 6 years ago despite showing footage of the new Wii U.... sigh. Nintendo really should have named the Wii U something else.

"The thieves managed to get away with 7,000 portable Wii gaming consoles"


We can all agree that the mainstream media is too lazy to do any proper research, seeing how they used old Wii U footage as well.

Still, what's done is done. Buyers will have to smarten up. :lol:
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REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles

Postby friendcode » 18 Dec 2012 17:01

according to my local news it was Nintendo Wii's That were stolen... Lazy Reporting!
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REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles

Postby Totodile » 18 Dec 2012 17:18

Good effort.
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Re: REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles

Postby BlueRangerVegeta » 18 Dec 2012 17:20

Nintendo_Freak wrote:And they still talk about it like it's the same Wii console from 6 years ago despite showing footage of the new Wii U.... sigh. Nintendo really should have named the Wii U something else.

"The thieves managed to get away with 7,000 portable Wii gaming consoles"

How would a portable Wii even work?

Idiots.......
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Re: REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles

Postby Cirotin » 18 Dec 2012 17:30

When the reporter said,
"A crew of thieves were here at Seattle Air Cargo during the wee hours of the night"

Okay no idea if that was suppose to be a pun but I cannot think of it in any other way.

And now I watched through all of damn that reporter makes way too many corny horrible Wii Puns.
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Re: REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles

Postby Tendonin » 18 Dec 2012 17:55

It's amazing how easily you can confuse the non-gaming masses by using the letter U in place of the number 2...

Seriously, I try to be understanding of non-gamers, but this business is on the level of calling Africa a country.
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Re: REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles

Postby bszelda » 18 Dec 2012 18:04

That comes out to over 5700 Wii U consoles (if they were all the deluxe version). More if Basic versions were mixed in... o.O
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Re: REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles

Postby bunny-cow » 18 Dec 2012 18:15

This was in Washington? Microsoft probably did it!
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Re: REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles

Postby melvin2898 » 18 Dec 2012 18:17

bunny-cow wrote:This was in Washington? Microsoft probably did it!
Is there something wrong with you? Gaming companies don't do that.
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Re: REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles

Postby TruPCNspace » 18 Dec 2012 18:37

melvin2898 wrote:
bunny-cow wrote:This was in Washington? Microsoft probably did it!
Is there something wrong with you? Gaming companies don't do that.


It was a joke, dude.
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REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles

Postby WesFX » 18 Dec 2012 18:40

What an awful article. I still can't tell if they mean Wii or Wii U.

7000 of something was stolen, and that's all we know.
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REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles

Postby Wii_Jedi » 18 Dec 2012 18:49

I read from Kotaku it's a confirmed 7000 Wii U's.
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Postby josparke » 18 Dec 2012 19:16

Christmas is canceled :(
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Re: REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles

Postby kevynwight » 18 Dec 2012 20:19

I wonder if they know the MAC addresses of all of them. Could they brick them as soon as an eBay buyer attempts to connect with WiFi?
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Re: REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles

Postby Gamingboy » 18 Dec 2012 20:20

At least the thieves have good taste.
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Postby kdognumba1 » 18 Dec 2012 20:43

Wow.... really? Why would anybody steal all of one product?
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Postby komicturtle92 » 19 Dec 2012 01:10

It is very strange. How did they get easy access inside? Something doesn't seem right.
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Re: REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles

Postby jesse himself » 19 Dec 2012 05:20

maybe it was a publicity stunt to get the wii u on the news. who knows.
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Re: REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles

Postby Frank » 19 Dec 2012 05:27

kevynwight wrote:I wonder if they know the MAC addresses of all of them. Could they brick them as soon as an eBay buyer attempts to connect with WiFi?

As much as receiving stolen goods is illegal in most places, that would be incredibly harsh on the poor eBay buyer who was just out to get a good deal, and for that to happen to 7000 people would likely result in a lot of bad press no matter the reason. A much better course of action would be to use the IP address when they connect to the internet to try and contact them and get the seller's info that way. Not sure about the logistics or even legality of that, though.
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Re: REPORT - Thieves Steal $2M Worth of Wii U Consoles

Postby kevynwight » 19 Dec 2012 07:44

Yah, good point. They could require a call to Nintendo before the patch installs if one of the MAC addresses is detected perhaps. See what they can find out, then let the buyer use the console unimpeded.
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