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Old 05-12-06, 05:03 PM
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I sure hope a pre-PS3 (11/17) launch happens. I'd sure like to have one for my daughter's birthday when my family comes to visit. I can just picture my brothers and I Wii-ing together.
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Old 05-12-06, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by pinata242
I sure hope a pre-PS3 (11/17) launch happens. I'd sure like to have one for my daughter's birthday when my family comes to visit. I can just picture my brothers and I Wii-ing together.
I agree. The Wii seems like it will really be a good multi player party system. It's just too bad about Smash Brothers. I really wanted that to play at the Thanksgiving or Christmas party.
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Old 05-12-06, 05:22 PM
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I have a strong hunch we'll see an October launch on this. More of a "hope" than a hunch... but whatever.
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Originally Posted by darthlurker
I noticed you can preorder Wii games at Gamestop/EBGames website. Says Wii titles are 59.99. I thought Nintendo had said previously that first party games wouldn't be higher than 49.99?
That's funny, you still can't reserve them in the stores.
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Old 05-12-06, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by chrisih8u
When do we expect the entire launch lineup to be announced? Is there a smaller convention similar to E3 where they may release that info as well as the cost and date? Or can we expect some press release on some random day?
I wouldn't be surprised to see Nintendo resurrect their Spaceworld conference after the interest in the Wii.

Tokyo Games Show is also possible.
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Old 05-12-06, 09:58 PM
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In this interview, Satoru Iwata, the President of Nintendo suggests that they'll announce the pricing this summer. He also talks a bit of trash about the PS3 pricing.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/busine...e3iwata11.html

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Old 05-12-06, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by sharbhund
In this article, the President of Nintendo suggests that they'll announce the pricing this summer. He also talks a bit of trash about the PS3 pricing.
Geez, what a fanboy


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I'm not sure if I missed this or what: I know Wii will connect to the net - will Nintendo have like a Live-esque service or something for network multiplayer?
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Old 05-13-06, 05:47 AM
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Okay guys this is a bit off topic, but seeing this Iím just thinking of the kids who will be getting Wii this coming Christmas.


N64 OMG!

http://www.thatvideosite.com/view/1966.html

I know that's what MARTIN5 will be doing the day he brings his home! I might too, but I'll have to stop and smoke because being out of shape I need my cigarettes.

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Old 05-13-06, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by devynal
I'm not sure if I missed this or what: I know Wii will connect to the net - will Nintendo have like a Live-esque service or something for network multiplayer?
According to what IGN is saying, it will be like DS with friends codes... no centralized gaming network.

BUT, it will be free.
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Old 05-13-06, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by lordwow
According to what IGN is saying, it will be like DS with friends codes... no centralized gaming network.

BUT, it will be free.
well that does one great thing then, only the people on your friend code list can talk with you using VoIP. no more screaming kids thank god.
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Old 05-14-06, 01:23 AM
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Originally Posted by sharbhund
In this interview, Satoru Iwata, the President of Nintendo suggests that they'll announce the pricing this summer. He also talks a bit of trash about the PS3 pricing.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/busine...e3iwata11.html
He said:

"We're using "affordable" in the sense that the price won't be significantly higher than Nintendo's prices have been historically."

Which I translate as:

"$249"

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Stupid question but what's with the sensor bar?
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Old 05-14-06, 09:17 PM
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Stupid question but what's with the sensor bar?
That's what detects the movement of the Wii remote.

You place it on top of your TV.
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Old 05-14-06, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by chess
He said:

"We're using "affordable" in the sense that the price won't be significantly higher than Nintendo's prices have been historically."

Which I translate as:

"$249"
I still stand by my prediction of a $200 "core" system + 1 controller, and a more likely $249 Bundle with 2 controllers and Wii Sports.

Haven't all the Nintendo Systems launched at $199 historically?
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Considering the cheapest next gen system is currently $299 for the core 360 it's almost a guarantee Wii will not go over that price even at a bundle.

I see the core Wii package (as stated earlier) at $199. I just wonder how much the Wii-motes and other extras like the VC controller will cost.
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Old 05-15-06, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by lordwow
I still stand by my prediction of a $200 "core" system + 1 controller, and a more likely $249 Bundle with 2 controllers and Wii Sports.

Haven't all the Nintendo Systems launched at $199 historically?
Right, but Iwata said "it won't be significantly higher"...which means it will be higher...just not significantly.

Would love to see your prediction come to fruition.
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I've got a little dream that Nintendo would help fund Michel Ancel to create Beyond Good & Evil 2 for a Wii exclusive.
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$219.99 wouldn't be significantly higher
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Well, Nintendo has said they'll probably release date and price info before the Tokyo Game Show.

Of course, since that's at the end of September.. we'll probably still be hanging for a while.
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Old 05-15-06, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by pinata242
$219.99 wouldn't be significantly higher
Agreed, but I fully expect the price to be some multiple of $50 (roughly).
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Originally Posted by chess
Agreed, but I fully expect the price to be some multiple of $50 (roughly).
Historically, yes. However, Nintendo is a disruptor! They're here to break the mold. The DS sells for $130 so it isn't like it would be uncharted waters for them.
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Originally Posted by pinata242
Historically, yes. However, Nintendo is a disruptor! They're here to break the mold. The DS sells for $130 so it isn't like it would be uncharted waters for them.
The DS was $150 at launch though.
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Old 05-15-06, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by PixyJunket
I've got a little dream that Nintendo would help fund Michel Ancel to create Beyond Good & Evil 2 for a Wii exclusive.
I share that dream my friend.
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Old 05-15-06, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by spainlinx0
I share that dream my friend.
and what a dream it is.


I don't see $250 happening. That is only $50 less than a 360. If MS even considers a tiny price drop, Nintendo is in for some troubled waters right out of the gate.

I can get on board the $219.99 prediction.
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