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[The Source] The Source Wii U Preorder on the White model for 299.99

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archdemon wrote:
Nov 16th, 2012 12:35 am
Wii U = 1080p Gamecube, seriously don't see the appeal.

Can the 4gb be expanded at all, no slots?
As per wikipedia definition:
8GB (Basic) or 32GB (Deluxe (NA)/Premium (EU)) Internal flash memory, expandable via SD memory cards and USB hard disk drive
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Darko wrote:
Nov 15th, 2012 10:02 pm
white one is a rip off.
it will still sell out probably bcuz ppl are suckers.
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themanfromvlad wrote:
Nov 16th, 2012 12:34 am
Also note that the 8GB Wii U has less than 4GB of free space. Rest taken up already by OS and installed channels.
Doesn't it take SD cards? Or you can expand it with thumb drives. Not sure but I'm sure memory isn't an issue
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Fantaz wrote:
Nov 16th, 2012 1:01 am
it will still sell out probably bcuz ppl are suckers.
or maybe wii u is just a great device
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archdemon wrote:
Nov 16th, 2012 12:35 am
Wii U = 1080p Gamecube, seriously don't see the appeal.

Can the 4gb be expanded at all, no slots?
Good for you bro. Go buy an external hard drive.

Fantaz wrote:
Nov 16th, 2012 1:01 am
it will still sell out probably bcuz ppl are suckers.
What is wrong with it? A small hardrive? Well I still will have to get an external one anyways so I don't mind. Oh it doesn't come with some plastic stands? oh wow.
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PozzyD wrote:
Nov 16th, 2012 1:05 am
Doesn't it take SD cards? Or you can expand it with thumb drives. Not sure but I'm sure memory isn't an issue
mightydrake wrote:
Nov 16th, 2012 1:00 am
As per wikipedia definition:
8GB (Basic) or 32GB (Deluxe (NA)/Premium (EU)) Internal flash memory, expandable via SD memory cards and USB hard disk drive
You cannot save Wii U software to an SD card and Nintendo said you shouldn't try using thumb drives because games will run really poorly off it.

You will have to use an external drive, but it can only be a usb connection, not firewire (which is a much faster connection.) This means you will need 4 wall sockets free: 1 for your TV, 1 for your Wii U, 1 for your external drive, and 1 for your controller (the controller charges from the wall, the screen cannot be turned off, has a battery life of 3-5 hours, and are not sold separately so you cannot swap between two.)

The actual amount of useable internal SSD memory is 3GB for the Basic and 25GB for the Deluxe.
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clicketyclick wrote:
Nov 16th, 2012 1:50 am
You cannot save Wii U software to an SD card and Nintendo said you shouldn't try using thumb drives because games will run really poorly off it.

You will have to use an external drive, but it can only be a usb connection, not firewire (which is a much faster connection.) This means you will need 4 wall sockets free: 1 for your TV, 1 for your Wii U, 1 for your external drive, and 1 for your controller (the controller charges from the wall, the screen cannot be turned off, has a battery life of 3-5 hours, and are not sold separately so you cannot swap between two.)

The actual amount of useable internal SSD memory is 3GB for the Basic and 25GB for the Deluxe.
Okay but why should I have these all plugged in when I am charging the tablet?
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Seeing these go for as high as $500 on eBay, just to buy someone ELSE'S pre-order.
The sheep are out in force this year. Baaaah. :D
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604nick wrote:
Nov 16th, 2012 1:58 am
May I ask why anyone want to have the screen off on the gamepad controller?
To save on battery, or if you're just setting it down to go do something else for a bit. I've left my PS3 controller and game on for 30 minutes here and there when a phone rings or I want to go grab something to eat or whatever.
SaleEndsSoon wrote:
Nov 16th, 2012 1:58 am
Okay but why should I have these all plugged in when I am charging the tablet?
You want to unplug your tv to charge your tablet controller? :eek:

You will most likely find yourself charging the controller while playing because the battery life is so short. In fact, Nintendo acknowledged this reality by making the cord super long. They expect that you'll be playing it while it's charging at least some of the time.
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The Wii U has an open approach to memory, the 24gb upgrade from white to black is almost meaningless, everyone has external hard drives to plug in to the wii for memory. They even said they didn't want to add any real storage to the wii u because they want customers to buy their own memory for as cheap as they want. The black has the stand + nintendo land for an extra $50, thats where the real value comes in. I've tried out the wii u at my bestbuy, sadly they only had 1 game to try out but the main controller is actually pretty awesome. Its going to be a lot of fun for holidays to play the find mario game and the other nintendo land games, and being able to have a 5th player will be sweet.
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Just orderedfrom staples cause I had a $35 off coupon, came to $299 after taxes. Plus had $20in staples rewards. So its a better deal than the deluxe. The thing that sucks though is that it might come a bit later cause staples says it'll shop out on the 19th. As for the 32gb vs. 8gb its not a big deal since you are guaranteed to need more storage with both systems.
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My pre-order for an 8GB at The Source is being delivered to the store today! I will definitely have it for release day! :cheesygri
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DON'T BUY AT THE SOURCE!
I pre-ordered a month ago there for the deluxe edition and they just f***** called me to tell me they won't receive it before the end of November... I canceled my order.

This pisses me off!!!
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