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Old 12-02-06, 12:49 PM
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Official Wii thread 1.1 - Now Japan has them too.

Thread one was too long - let's keep the discussion over here.
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Old 12-02-06, 12:52 PM
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400,000 units sold. And they got it cheaper, too.

Some info on the Japanese launch.
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Old 12-02-06, 01:03 PM
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Wow just stopped at my local Walmart they had tons of Wiimotes, Classic Controllers, & Nunchaks. I picked up a Classic Controller & Wii Points card.
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which wal-mart?
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Old 12-02-06, 01:17 PM
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which wal-mart?
Uniondale NY on Long Island.
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Originally Posted by aerobson
Good news. The component cables that I ordered on Thursday, and were originally on backorder throughout Friday, have now been billed to my bank account and are preparing for shipping. Looks like the shortage will soon be over.
I ordered mine on Thursday, and am still coming up with backordered.
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Old 12-02-06, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
I ordered on 11/22 and looks like they just shipped out of Seattle at 7am this morning. I paid for Blue/2-day, so hopefully by Monday I will be back in 480p. Zelda in composite is killing me.
If you ordered two day shipping, and they ship with UPS, there's no way...UPS goes by business days, of which today is not. So it'd be Tuesday.

Still holding out hope that mine might ship today, since aerobson's did, and we ordered on the same day.
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My order from 11/30 was billed and I got my UPS 2-day tracking #. I expect to have it Wednesday. Hopefully the official ones will make a difference in the quality I am seeing on my LCD over the knockoff I'm currently trying.
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Old 12-02-06, 02:14 PM
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Geez...that's two that ordered on Thursday now. Mine are still backordered.
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Old 12-02-06, 02:28 PM
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I work at Best Buy and from what I understand we're expecting most of the Component cables to come on the 13th. Some people might wanna check other BBs in their area to confirm, but I'm pretty sure it's the universal date.
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Old 12-02-06, 04:26 PM
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Stopped by a few stores today to see if there were any new accessories out for the Wii. Didn't see anythign new, but at Best Buy noticed 2 shelf tags for component cables (pegs were empty). One for $24 and one for $49. Neither one was the official Nintendo one. I'm goin' back tommorrow to see if they might have them out.
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Old 12-02-06, 05:38 PM
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I stopped by my local Best Buy, it's a big one (Landmark in Boston) and it had NOTHING for Wii. Zelda, Madden, TC, Raymond were sold out, no controllers, no points, and no cables.
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My Best Buy doesnt even have a place for Wii accessories. They have a shelf for games, but not even empty pegs that indicate that they had accessories or might have them in the near future. Strange.
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My BB doesn't even have a shelf for wii stuff. Everything is on one of those racks on wheels.
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My BB doesn't even have shelves.

(Okay, maybe that's not the logical progression...)

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My Best Buy doesn't even sell anything at all!

btw, another wifi noob question for you all - what capabilities do you gain from using a router vs. just the nintendo wifi dongle? My assumption is that the dongle doesn't allow non-nintendo devices (i.e. laptop) to access the internet

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Originally Posted by Jamezuva
My Best Buy doesn't even sell anything at all!

btw, another wifi noob question for you all - what capabilities do you gain from using a router vs. just the nintendo wifi dongle? My assumption is that the dongle doesn't allow non-nintendo devices (i.e. laptop) to access the internet
I don't believe it matters really (you can use the dongle to connect via your PSP, Laptop, any wifi enabled product.) but with a router you'll get a much larger access point.
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I finally hit pro with bowling! I get a cool new ball. Any other pros out there? Oh, and has anyone hit 300 yet?

P.S. There is a bad side to this; my competitive wife now uses the endearing term of f**ker to address me because she hasn't hit pro yet.
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I finally hit pro with bowling! I get a cool new ball. Any other pros out there? Oh, and has anyone hit 300 yet?

P.S. There is a bad side to this; my competitive wife now uses the endearing term of f**ker to address me because she hasn't hit pro yet.
It's weird, I hit pro in bowling in like 13 games, but no pro in the other sports which I have played a lot more. I haven't hit 300 in bowling, I played a few games where I only left 1 pin.
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I'm a pro in Tennis and Golf. My high in bowling is only 185, though.
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I haven't hit pro in anything yet. My best bowling game was 6 strikes in a row but I can't remember the score.
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Last night I got a 256 in bowling, but no new ball.
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Has anyone played any video files on their wii yet? I bought an SD card and put some files from my PC on it and plugged it into the wii. No dice. The manual says it will play .mov files and yet it still didn't work. Does anyone out there have a program that will convert video files to ones that will work on the wii?
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http://www.redkawa.com/videoconverters/wiivideo9/ is what I use for videos. I only have a 16mb sd card though at the moment, but the clips I tried looked alright.
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For anyone still holding out for retailers to get component cables, I got word we probably won't see any until later in the month than planned.

Meanwhile, we had an extended employee discount at work so I picked up Rayman and two 2,000 point cards. I still haven't found a game I feel is worth downloading, though.
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