Nintendo News | Midnight London Wii Launch

By Jorge Ba-oh 28.11.2006 28

UK retailer GAME have announced the expected midnight launch for gamers eagerly wanting to be the first in the country to own and play a Wii from day one.

According to NintendoLife, the London store, Oxford Street branch, will open their doors at midnight on Thursday 7th December (8th depending on how you judge midnight.)

There'll be various entertainment at hand to keep gamers warmed up for their Wii action - "The launch extravaganza will include music, crowd entertainment, competitions, pizza delivery and demonstration Wii pods to play on. The grand finale will be a countdown to midnight when the first Nintendo Wii will be purchased by the lucky gamer at the front of the queue."

Anna Macario, GAME's Marketing Director stated, "We are anticipating huge crowds of customers will come to our Oxford Street store to get their hands on their Nintendo Wii at the first possible moment. The console has been hotly anticipated by thousands of customers who have reserved this console for weeks in advance and we are working flat out to make sure customers get the products they want first."

C3 should be around to cover the launch activities, so if you see a strange person in a "C3 Star" T-shirt, be sure to stop by!

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Smilie very nice!! so whos going!?!?

I see all these people insulting the Nintendo corporation because of the lack of mature content. Yet there is something about Nintendo (at least their games) that strikes a certain unadulterated feeling of joy!!!  Pokemon Y - 1048-9263-5562

Humm, I thought that Virgin were doing a bigger one this year - It was amazing when they did the DS launch, and Game was a bit drab when the DS launched.

I'll prob be popping over to both (only live round the corner...get in there!)

Smilie were abouts do you live then?!?!? Coz it takes me about 40-50 minutes to get there(oxford street) on bus 176!

( Edited on 28.11.2006 15:27 by t3h maniak )

I see all these people insulting the Nintendo corporation because of the lack of mature content. Yet there is something about Nintendo (at least their games) that strikes a certain unadulterated feeling of joy!!!  Pokemon Y - 1048-9263-5562

I'll be going, and probably C3's Pikasue too Smilie

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t3h maniak said:
Smilie were abouts do you live then?!?!? Coz it takes me about 40-50 minutes to get there(oxford street) on bus 176!( Edited on 28.11.2006 15:27 by t3h maniak )

I live on Kingly Street (near Libertys if you know it?!?) So it's just a 5 mins walk.

I'll bring pizza and larger, don't worry!

Smilie

I bet they won't have one down in Cornwall... I've been pissed off about that all bloody week... Smilie

Ugh... Smilie

Looks like I'll prolly have to go to bloody school before I can get a Wii then... damn, I was hoping to go to a midnight release on my Birthday!! Smilie

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I live in Dublin, so including to and fro airpots and stuff it would take me abou 2h 40mSmilie

So I'll be getting mine local at 9:00 in the morn.

Angus us celts will probably not get any midnight launch...

Ah well it's is better than being actually British


Mike Gee of iZINE said, "...The Verve, as he [Richard Ashcroft] promised, had become the greatest band in the world. Most of the critics agreed with him. Most paid due homage. The Verve were no longer the question mark or the clich. They were the statement and the definition."

Manchester should have one too. I'm definitely there, probably wearing a Triforce shirt...or a Sonic shirt...or a Boo shirt...or a Navi shirt...*shuts up*

Mr.Ashcroft said:
Angus us celts will probably not get any midnight launch...Ah well its is better than being actually British
Smilie Smilie Smilie
If I hadn't already given you my 4 stars for the week, I would nowSmilieSmilie

Mr.Ashcroft said:
Angus us celts will probably not get any midnight launch...Ah well its is better than being actually British

Deffinately a star, and so true. XD Hmm...I'm still hoping for a midnight opening...I'm in the largest city in the south-west! It's gotta have one surely? =/ Well...I can hope...

London....peh....

Do you think the free(is it?) pizza is worth traveling 3 hours to London?

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Angus said:
Mr.Ashcroft said:Angus us celts will probably not get any midnight launch...Ah well its is better than being actually British
Smilie Smilie SmilieIf I hadnt already given you my 4 stars for the week, I would nowSmilieSmilie

Keep it in mind for next week, mate

North and South we still both hate the Brits. Smilie

Ghost-in-the-Snow said:
Mr.Ashcroft said:Angus us celts will probably not get any midnight launch...Ah well its is better than being actually British
Deffinately a star, and so true. XD Hmm...Im still hoping for a midnight opening...Im in the largest city in the south-west! Its gotta have one surely? =/ Well...I can hope...

Where do you live?, just curious. Cheers for the star.Smilie

Mason said:
Manchester should have one too. Im definitely there, probably wearing a Triforce shirt...or a Sonic shirt...or a Boo shirt...or a Navi shirt...*shuts up*

Have you seen the black hoodies with the Triforce logo on it? They look brilliant

( Edited on 28.11.2006 19:00 by Mr.Ashcroft )


Mike Gee of iZINE said, "...The Verve, as he [Richard Ashcroft] promised, had become the greatest band in the world. Most of the critics agreed with him. Most paid due homage. The Verve were no longer the question mark or the clich. They were the statement and the definition."

Yeah, but I'm not a hoodie person. T-shirts on the other hand...*t-shirt obsessive*

Are you guys going to dress up? I only have one costume and that's a Harry Potter one...maybe I should wear that...

There'll be various entertainment at hand to keep gamers warmed up for their Wii action - "The launch extravaganza will include music, crowd entertainment, competitions, pizza delivery

LOL!


C3 should be around to cover the launch activities, so if you see a strange person in a "C3 Star" T-shirt, be sure to stop by!

DONT LISTEN TO HIM PEEPS, HE BLANKS YOU LIKE A MO' FO' WHEN YOU SEE GOD IN THE FLESH! GRRRR

There'll be various entertainment at hand to keep gamers warmed up for their Wii action - "The launch extravaganza will include music, crowd entertainment, competitions, pizza delivery

LOL!


C3 should be around to cover the launch activities, so if you see a strange person in a "C3 Star" T-shirt, be sure to stop by!

DONT LISTEN TO HIM PEEPS, HE BLANKS YOU LIKE A MO' FO' WHEN YOU SEE GOD IN THE FLESH! GRRRR

There'll be various entertainment at hand to keep gamers warmed up for their Wii action - "The launch extravaganza will include music, crowd entertainment, competitions, pizza delivery

LOL!


C3 should be around to cover the launch activities, so if you see a strange person in a "C3 Star" T-shirt, be sure to stop by!

DONT LISTEN TO HIM PEEPS, HE BLANKS YOU LIKE A MO' FO' WHEN YOU SEE GOD IN THE FLESH! GRRRR

There'll be various entertainment at hand to keep gamers warmed up for their Wii action - "The launch extravaganza will include music, crowd entertainment, competitions, pizza delivery

LOL!


C3 should be around to cover the launch activities, so if you see a strange person in a "C3 Star" T-shirt, be sure to stop by!

DONT LISTEN TO HIM PEEPS, HE BLANKS YOU LIKE A MO' FO' WHEN YOU SEE GOD IN THE FLESH! GRRRR

There'll be various entertainment at hand to keep gamers warmed up for their Wii action - "The launch extravaganza will include music, crowd entertainment, competitions, pizza delivery

LOL!


C3 should be around to cover the launch activities, so if you see a strange person in a "C3 Star" T-shirt, be sure to stop by!

DONT LISTEN TO HIM PEEPS, HE BLANKS YOU LIKE A MO' FO' WHEN YOU SEE GOD IN THE FLESH! GRRRR

Mr.Ashcroft said:
Angus said:
Mr.Ashcroft said:Angus us celts will probably not get any midnight launch...Ah well its is better than being actually British
Smilie Smilie SmilieIf I hadnt already given you my 4 stars for the week, I would nowSmilieSmilie
Keep it in mind for next week, mateNorth and South we still both hate the Brits. Smilie
Ghost-in-the-Snow said:
Mr.Ashcroft said:Angus us celts will probably not get any midnight launch...Ah well its is better than being actually British
Deffinately a star, and so true. XD Hmm...Im still hoping for a midnight opening...Im in the largest city in the south-west! Its gotta have one surely? =/ Well...I can hope...
Where do you live?, just curious. Cheers for the star.Smilie

I'll keep ya a star or two.

I guess he lives in Cork (NO ITS NOT THE TRUE CAPITAL:lolSmilie

I once saw a cool mario and luigi t-shirt that said "Clean your pipes". I spent all of me monies earlier that day so couldn't buy it, and they don't have it anymoreSmilie

( Edited on 28.11.2006 20:43 by Angus )

Ashcroft, don't hate us because we're generally more important Smilie

Anyone know if other stores are opening at midnight? Might be awkward to get to Meadowhall then!

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Angus said:
Mr.Ashcroft said:
Angus said:
Mr.Ashcroft said:Angus us celts will probably not get any midnight launch...Ah well its is better than being actually British
Smilie Smilie SmilieIf I hadnt already given you my 4 stars for the week, I would nowSmilieSmilie
Keep it in mind for next week, mateNorth and South we still both hate the Brits. Smilie
Ghost-in-the-Snow said:
Mr.Ashcroft said:Angus us celts will probably not get any midnight launch...Ah well its is better than being actually British
Deffinately a star, and so true. XD Hmm...Im still hoping for a midnight opening...Im in the largest city in the south-west! Its gotta have one surely? =/ Well...I can hope...
Where do you live?, just curious. Cheers for the star.Smilie
Ill keep ya a star or two.I guess he lives in Cork (NO ITS NOT THE TRUE CAPITAL:lolSmilieI once saw a cool mario and luigi t-shirt that said Clean your pipes. I spent all of me monies earlier that day so couldnt buy it, and they dont have it anymoreSmilie( Edited on 28.11.2006 20:43 by Angus )

I have that T-shirt as well as tehe Mario "M" and the SNES "Know your roots" t-shirt.


Mike Gee of iZINE said, "...The Verve, as he [Richard Ashcroft] promised, had become the greatest band in the world. Most of the critics agreed with him. Most paid due homage. The Verve were no longer the question mark or the clich. They were the statement and the definition."

I prefer the "Know Your Mushrooms" one, nice references there.

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