I was at a local Wal-Mart earlier picking up some stuff and figured I’d ask how many Wiis they were getting in. I actually managed to ask the question with a straight face and the lady didn’t bat an eye. She told me they already had 29 and that more would be coming on the afternoon truck. There was no line of Wii-waiters that I could see.
Which means that if funds sufficed, I could almost certainly go to Wal-Mart at midnight tonight, plunk down a mere $250, and walk out with a Wii. On launch day. Without having to camp out for days beforehand.
Good job, Nintendo.
(Of course, funds do not currently suffice. Sigh. But that’ll get fixed fairly soon.)
Update: No Wii for me 🙁 They didn’t get any more on the truck, and I would guess that there were about 45 people there. It was pretty orderly; no big ruckus. The box is tiny. Just wish they’d had enough for all of us.
You can come over my place and play on the one I’m going to try to pick up tommorow. See if you like it first.
Little secret…the odds of me getting one anyway, even though I technically shouldn’t right now? HIGH.
I have no pressure on getting a wii, xbox 360 or ps3, considering that I haven’t had a TV for.. what, 7 years now? =)
Although, if I did have somewhere to plug one in, wii does sound the most appealing.
Ahh well. No joy in the Mauer houshold. Man they went fast. Anyone else have some luck?
Today in the paper, Best Buy, Comp USA, Toys R Us and Target were all advertising Wiis “in stock” on the front page of their Sunday supplements. I don’t think you guys are going to have any trouble getting them within a few days, certainly by the end of the week. PS3 are a different story, but I don’t know anybody looking to buy one that wasn’t just planning to sell it on eBay. Personally, I’m getting a 360, but I understand the appeal of the Wii.