This information comes from another inside source...
- being installed by Nintendo reps instead of Best Buy employees
- some may not be activated until the 22nd
- will be done on a store-by-store basis
- call stores ahead to see if they are in/working
- GameStop getting demo units shipped in directly
- should crop up soon after Best Buy units are installed
In other words, get excited! Once the 17th hits, just call around to your local Best Buy and see what the situation is. Just keep your fingers crossed when you do so!