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Best Buy getting Wii U demo stations on Oct 17

Wii U demo stationThe vast majority of gamers out there still haven’t tried the Wii U — which is understandable, since the console isn’t out yet and only those at special events have been able to get their hands on it. But in just a few days, on October 17, Best Buy retail stores around the US will begin installing Wii U demo stations.

This means that the average gamer will finally get a chance at playing the Wii U, check out the new controller, the new games, and see the console in real life. The news comes from a Best Buy employee who’s familiar with the situation, and also mentioned that Best Buy will be carrying pre-order cards for the console and games.

There’s still no word on what games will be available on the demo station, but we assume that players will have a wide choice of games, as seen on this video walkthrough of a Wii U demo station at the Nintendo Store in New York.

This means that gamers will have a whole month to try out the Wii U before it launches on November 18 in North America. Now it’s only a matter of time before GameStop, Target, and other retailers set up their Wii U demo stations as well.

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  • The Urge

    My town doesn’t have a Best Buy :(

    • somebody

      i dont know why im so lucky. there is a best buy 2 streets from my house and nintendo world store 7 streets from my house. i hate be lucky >:(

    • 007 1/2

      go to a different town

    • XBox 360

      Best buy really is that the best they can do . . . I guess GameStop didn’t want this GameCube 2.0 in there store haha noobs

      • Axe

        I know you’re just a bad troll, and sorry for replying to this, but Best Buy is a large department store with many more people that will get them a lot more exposure among people who haven’t really heard of the system yet. Also, does anyone else know if this is coming to Canada?

        • Neonridr

          It’s possible. I mean we have tons of Best Buys north of the border, so I don’t see why we wouldn’t. However I don’t expect the Canadian ones to have the demo stations up and running as early as the US ones, but you never know. We can always hope.

          It will be nice to actually get to pick up the controller and try out some of the features. However that may make waiting for November 18th even worse. If I don’t touch it, I don’t know what I am missing out on… :P

        • Choda

          yes it is coming to canada. it will be in several stores from toronto, niagara, and hamilton areas.

        • revolution5268

          i was you, you better call your local best buy.

      • Roedburn

        After all my experience buying games, I’ve come to prefer Best Buy over Gamestop.

      • Kav

        Their*

      • Wii U is next gen

        @xbox360 You are a worthless troll with an a xbox that charges you to go online and a kinect that ended up being a failure so anything you have to say about wii u is worthless…just saying oh and have fun with your xboxplaystation2 console

        • revolution5268

          and they said that xbox is for hardcore, HA kinect proves different.

      • Asiancake

        Xbox360 is for noobs like u

    • Nintenlord

      I dont think ill be just best buy

      • ziggy

        dont worry its bullshit i went to best buy today the units wont be the the 17 the nintendo reps come out of the blue no notice and bring demo units this info came from store management

    • Wii u Fan Central

      How do you get those emotion things?

      • SteampunkJedi

        I could list the ones I know, but there are detailed lists of “emoticons” (as they are called) online. On sites like this they turn into an image once you submit your comment.

        • Wii u Fan Central

          Oh! Thanks

      • Wii u Fan Central

        Ok who disliked my comment?

    • Asiancake

      I will be living at bestbuy

    • PACMAN

      I might finally get to try a wiiu for the first time. Is it really as awesome as people say it is. What do you guys think I’m so pumped

      • ceramicsaturn

        We don’t like it at all, that’s why we’re here everyday drooling over scraps of news.

        Sigh… kids these days….

        • Ice

          That is the funniest comment I have read in a long time by ceramic Saturn. Probably since the Red vs. Blue line,”Are you becoming retarded.”

    • BBToonz

      I left the same comment at the bottom of the posting but just incase. I work at a Best Buy in Canada and when I last check our employee news the wii u display is coming November 17th not October. I’ll double check to be sure of course.

      • revolution5268

        again you are in canada, america will get this on 17th October.

        • BBToonz

          I doubt that would really matter but let’s actually focus on the article above putting up demo stations on the 17th? A full month and a day before the console is launched? does that sound realistic? I think the reality is that the wii u demo stations will be put up the day before so people can play before they get in line for a midnight release.
          If it does go up in 2 days that’s great. I got to play the console at a Nintendo demo station at a best buy summit. best console ever. The controller is really light I was expecting it to be heavier then the xbox controller it felt as light as a ps3 controller. wii u sports was a crap title don’t bother with it. zombie u is the scariest zombie game ever! new super Mario bros u is painful in multiplayer but awesome in single player and Nintendo land is more fun then videos make it look.

          • NegativeNone

            I would expect “Wii U Sports” to be crap, considering it doesn’t exist.
            Perhaps you’re thinking of Nintendo Land? (Which looks awesome!)
            Anyways, I think you lost your credibility on that one bud.

          • Wii u Fan Central

            Wait but remember in the first Wii u trailer. The actors were playing an updated version of Wii Sports. Coud this mean Wii Sports U or Wii U sports. More with th Wii Sports U name. How about U.

    • ziggy

      dont worry its bullshit i went to best buy today the units wont be the the 17 the nintendo reps come out of the blue no notice and bring demo units this

      • Wii u Fan Central

        Who dislikes all my comments. That’s it! I’m changing my name!!!

        • Not Wii u Fan Central Anymore

          Better!

  • El CaRaS1

    Sweet about time cant wait to get my hands in that sweet gamepad!!! (tears of joy)

    • 007 1/2

      y is the girl in the picture using the prototype?

      • Xblade13

        I think that’s an old photo from E3 2011.

  • jman4102

    i am so there

  • alex

    And this is what am wating for cuse after I play,it I,will know if I will get my preorder or cancel the,preorder and get a ps3 and a vita

    • TheLibyan

      ok…..so your options are…..like the Wii U and buy it for $300 or $350. Or not like it and get a $250 PS3 and a $250 vita. Wut? That makes no sense, you’d rather buy a PS3 and a vita for $500 and play the 5 games that use both rather than buy a $350 Wii U and play all the next gen games…….

    • Nintedward

      Yeh I think you should buy a ps3 and a vita too!!! its twice the price and half as good !!! how could you go wrong ??? you get a 6 year old console and the ss psVitanic which can barely link up together properly at all without button delay and super sloppy performance.

      Make our day . Leave us with the wiiu and you enjoy your ps vita lol. lmao.

      • Wii u Fan Central

        Yep, spend your hard earned money on $200 more than the Wii U.

    • ssb4 3dsFC3007 8585 6950

      550<350 i prefer the option on the right, which is the Wii U. Potential troll alert.

    • ax-el

      What are you waiting for?, buy the Vita now, everyone needs a paperweight, also the PS3 is almost a collector piece now.

      This PS3/360 vs Wii U war is absurd, Wii U is the new, 360 and PS3 only got some months of life ahead.

    • frank (3dsFC=5155-3120-0417)

      Do you know how to use commas in the english language?

    • Kav

      ‘Merica…

    • revolution5268

      you can’t even pre order a ps3 and vita anymore cause its already been release.

  • D2K

    …and I will be there. :)

  • alex

    Am positive it will blow my mind but,you never know the Wii have good games but it,was,not my cup,of tea

    • Nintedward

      Please learn how to use commas effectively. I had to take ibruprofen and paracetamol after reading your comment.

      • Wii u Fan Central

        USE COMMAS PROPERLY!!!

    • Wii U is next gen

      @alex Sorry but your noones tea and go troll somewhere else and thanks

      • Lord Carlisle

        Well, I disagree fully with what he said, but he was in no way trolling.

        • revolution5268

          um….check his previous comments here, you will see why…..

  • newgamer

    i finally get to try it!

  • newgamer

    i hope rayman legends will be playable

  • π

    Last… to get laid

    • Nintenlord

      Last is better than never

    • Nintedward

      WTF , lol .

    • revolution5268

      um…do we look like we give a damn?

  • Gamechemist8

    This is the best thing since sliced bread and the Vita. Wait, Vita was a [failure], so we’ll just say Nintendo’s success (it’s happening right now)

  • LyingTuna

    YES!!!!! Finally I get to try it!!! Wednesday can’t come soon enough!

    • Wii u Fan Central

      It’s Today. Looking back from Oct. 17

  • Raul

    When I saw the title, I looked at my little brother and said, “We’re going to Best Buy October 17th”.

    • NintendoMan :D

      thats exactly what i did. I can’t wait!!!

    • Wii u Fan Central

      I almost peed myself when I saw it

    • Nintedward

      I live in England and I looked at my brother and said the same thing.

      • ssb4 3dsFC3007 8585 6950

        i dont have sibling sbut i told myself that im going to best buy october 17th

      • LyingTuna

        I don’t have a brother. I looked at my sister and said that. Yes, i really did.

      • Trashz

        LOL! I said exactly the same thing to my little brother. XD

    • zonda777

      I did the same thing too!

    • Damiao

      I said the same thing.. Until I continued reading and got to the ‘across the USA’ part… Then I said &!%#, I live in Canada.

      Road Trip.

      • Neonridr

        Damiao, we might get the demo stations here in Canada too. I don’t think the article ruled it out, only that they knew they were coming for sure to the US Best Buys. I am sure they will set up demo stations this side of the border too.

        • Damiao

          I hope you’re right! I still haven’t seen any wiiU advertising in my side of town (Mississauga, part of the Greater Toronto Area) I’ve even been downtown Toronto a couple weeks ago and saw no wiiU displays at the EB games. How about you, have you seen any displays/advertising?

  • ssb4 3dsFC3007 8585 6950

    AWESOMELY AWESOME!

  • zonda777

    I guess I won’t be leaving the general area surrounding my local Best Buy until November 18th in that case

  • TheUNation

    I need to go directly to Best Buy effective immediately!!!!!!!

  • Theguy

    Awww yeaah.

  • Non specific action figure

    I feel just like a purple pikmin. My body is ready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Charmander

    Time to camp outside best buy to play wii u!

  • nintendoododo

    So is best buy place in Finland? Maybe I should visit there.

  • SuperWiiEntertainmentSystem

    Looks like I’ll be skipping college classes Wednesday lol

  • Keath

    To bestbuy. Away!

  • BLACK OPS 2?

    wow i can try it out well i wont be able to it will be crowded

  • 007 1/2

    OMFG im going

  • Ledreppe

    I wonder if Game or game station in the UK will do this soon.

    • jon

      yes, i hope that Game, Game-station, HMV will have wii u demos available buy nov 5th for the uk

    • revolution5268

      it should it really is a good idea to do this.

  • Armani

    Wow! And I pre ordered my Nintendo WiiU at best buy :D this is gonna be soo exciting to finally get my hands on a WiiU game pad! :D

  • XDLugia

    What about Europe? D:

    • Nintedward

      They will be here soon . If USA gets there a month before the launch date , then so shoud we . So a couple of weeks and it will be here :o)

      • Lazara The Last

        I hope so!
        Nintendward, I thought you were from USA?

  • Grodus

    That’s AWESOME! I know where I will first see the Wii U in person And get my hands on the GamePad!

    • Wii U is next gen

      @grodus be ready for a line too

  • Lusunup

    could this be? Show me a link
    if its true Ima go everyday tell it comes out i dont care if i have to drive 75mile just to get to best buy

  • NesToWiiU

    Gamestop stop being so lazy, our bodies have been ready!

  • iLikeWeYOU

    i had a go at the Wii U , if you want to know my thought about it visit the video i made about it and read the description as well as it contains more info about the system itself and nintendo Tvii … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgctecP5p90&feature=youtu.be Enjoy :D

  • WALLEYE1199

    Will this happen in Canada too? The article only mentions it for the US and I’m curious to see if it will come to Canada as well.

    • redclow

      Yeah, i’m hoping it comes to Saskatoon (a city in Canada) too!

    • RoboticLink

      I sure hope so!

    • nambit

      I’m expecting BB to also have demo stations in Canada as well. Question is, what about the likes of Gamestop/EB Games and Walmart?! Nintendo has to get rolling on these demo stations for the masses.

  • Arsonist Monkey

    Damn, need one of DEEZ in the U.K. or else i will explode. Then again, patience is a virtue. I will have my own eventually.

  • ConCity Soldier

    Dammitt! Their is no Best Buy where I live at. My mom has a Best Buy near her, but she lives 3 hours away & I don’t own a car right now.

    • The Detonator

      sell your wii u preorder on ebay.use that money to buy a car.drive to your mother.run kid run.

  • Nintendork28

    OCTOBER 17 IS MY BIRTHDAY! :D thank you Best Buy :’D

    • QTF

      Happy early Birthday!

    • Wii u

      Awesome for you

    • D2K

      I think it will be a birthday to remember!

    • MetroidFAN

      My birthday too bud. :’)

    • sergiosms

      I wonder if November 18th is a future Wii U owner’s birthday

      • Neonridr

        mine is November 2nd, so I look at it as a belated but very happy birthday for me.. :)

        • Roypugy

          Mine is november 7. My Late B-Day present

    • Xblade13

      Early B-day present for me. mines on the 25th.

    • revolution5268

      http://static.fjcdn.com/large/pictures/28/2e/282eb6_3779142.jpg
      from my hero non-specific action figure.

  • Opticine

    Anyone else here afraid that some idiot customer will come along and break the screen?

    • Xblade13

      Sony/Microsoft fanboy with a grudge…
      Looks around…
      He pretends to be a Nintendo fan…
      He plays Wii U…
      Slams it on something, breaking the screen, yelling TROLOLOLOL…
      The cracking sound can be heard for miles…
      All Nintendo fans within 20 leagues feel the disturbance…
      They rush to the scene…
      They proceed to destroy the fanboy…
      Peace returns…
      A day of mourning for the lost gamepad.

      • frank (3dsFC=5155-3120-0417)

        Sounds pretty realistic to me. The thing I really can’t stand is careless idiots ruining expensive pieces of technology. If I saw anybody (fellow nintendo fanboy or not) do something like that I would probably end up with a life sentence.

        • revolution5268

          yeah but i can’t still believe they can get away from this. i mean where the security for crying out loud.

      • revolution5268

        ill be like NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        but yeah they will do this i can tell.

  • Scribbl

    GameStop will also be getting their units on Oct 17.

    SOURCE: I work there.

    • frank (3dsFC=5155-3120-0417)

      Dude, you should contact wiiudaily and get yourself in an article!

  • Bob Singh

    Is it just me or is the TV upside down?

  • redclow

    This better be in the Best Buy’s in Canada too! D:

  • ssb4 3dsFC3007 8585 6950

    YES YES YES YES YES!

  • 30yearsofnintendogaming

    my bestbuy is next to my gamestop… TRAGIC

  • The Detonator

    camping outside best buy now………….

  • Dr. Device

    Omg October 17th Is my birthday. ; u ;

    Hallelujah!

  • Master Awesomeness

    My country (austalia) doesn’t have a best buy.

  • FishFan03

    Going Wednesday to my local Best Buy after work…I hope they have it.

  • Nintendofreak

    I feel like when on christmas u get a present take d wrapper off n find a shoe box…..but den open d shoe box n find what u actually wanted not a stupid pair of shoes :’)

  • Elite

    OMG I wont try it out. I want it to feel brand spanking new in everyway when i pick mine up Nov. 18. Which happens to be at best buy rofl.

  • Tubba Blubba

    I have wednesday off from school. I’m going to best buy, and staying there all day :D

  • NightºƒCore

    Look, when do we get demos here in SA. Thats all i want to know lolz

  • RnR

    fuck a demo can we get some more pre orders?

  • Nano

    I will be there that day

  • Wii U Gamer20

    Man” this is great………… but they closed the best buy by my house due to best buy closing a majority of there big stores, but theres still a target 30 mins near my house! come on target get Wii U Demo Stations Already!

  • Waddifat

    They need to have Monster Hunter, New Super Mario Bros U. and Zombi U and also NintendoLand.

  • Waddifat

    They need to have Monster Hunter, NSMBU., ZombiU and NintendoLand that would amazing!

  • Jetty

    Damn Best Buy, I need either Gamestop or Walmart to open demo stations. I guess I’ll wait for the launch. Until then I’ll take everybody’s word for it.

  • SH*TBLOCK

    Hell, I might get a part time job at Best-Buy just because…ummmm starting Oct 17th, hehehe…

  • Anonymous

    What about the Best Buy’s in Canada?

  • Wii u

    WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i WANT TO GO NOW

  • Christian

    I was staring at the headline for about five minutes before reading the article. My body is not only ready, my body is HYPED!!!!

  • SuperSonic128

    Definitely going to swing by my local best buy, on or sometime after Oct. 17 to try Wii U, about time Nintendo lol.

  • sonicshow

    Shadow: Damn It Silver. If you don’t get the hell out the bathroom… Silver: Shadow I’m right here. Shadow: Wait. If your right here, and Sonic’s in his room, then who the hell is in the bathroom? -Amy appears- Damn It will you guys shut the hell up while I’m trying to relax here?! Shadow: What the hell?…. Silver: Oh my fucking god… Shadow: Sonic would you please explain why Amy is in our bathroom yelling at us? Sonic: Uh.. Well.. You see.. Amy heard about the news from Wii U Daily and decided she’d wait until October 17 to go to our Best Buy since she doesn’t have one where she lives. Shadow: Whatever. Just… Whatever.

    • Morley94

      … what?

  • sonicshow

    Scientist: What if the Earth orbits the Sun? Me: What if your wife orbits my dick? -Dramatic Spongebob music plays-

  • sonicshow

    Shadow: God. I’m so hungry. Wheere the hell is that pizza? -Doorbell Rings- Sonic: That must be It. Silver: Finally. Pizza guy: I have an order for Sonic, Shadow, and Silver. Sonic: Good. Give us our food. PG: Okay here. >:( Sonic: What the hell is THAT? PG: Vegetable platter. Shadow: We didn’t order a fucking vegetable platter. We ordered a damn meat lovers pizza! Sonic: How dare you even bring vegetables to this house? We are men. We want meat. Not things that taste like fresh ass. PG: But someone canceled that order and told me to bring a vegetable platter. Now that will be $16.95. Amy: Hey. My vegetable platter is here. Sonic: Amy who the fuck do you think you are canceling our pizza for fucking vegetables? Amy: Hey. Vegetables are good for you. Shadow: That’s It you are dead bitch! Sonic: Shadow calm down. Thank goodness we still have some leftover taco’s and nachos from Taco Belltm.

    • Morley94

      oh great because the first episode of the sonic show was so hilarious that you had to make another one…

  • SteampunkJedi

    I really hope this means all Best Buy stores. If so, then I might be able to try out the Wii U soon!! :D

  • Negima!? :D

    You know where this demo really should be? Um.. Lemme guess. Hm.. MY HOUSE.

  • Madmagican

    Got my tent and a pillow; I’ll see you guys at Best Buy

  • Doogie

    Hopefully us Canucks get some in our Best Buys up here too. Would be nice.

  • CRT_hater777

    AHHHHH YEEEAAHHHH BEST BUY HERE I COME!!!

  • Negima!? :D

    This is the story of sonic shadow and silver

  • Dannie

    That’s great, but I have no idea where any best buy is around me. I’ve never seen one.

  • Negima!? :D

    Sonic: Shadow. Why are we sitting here watching the six o’ clock news? Shadow: Because I have the remote and a bazooka so I get to choose. -Doorbell Rings- Shadow: Sonic. Are you going to get that? Sonic: Noooo. Why should I? Shadow: Because If you don’t, I will lock you in the room with Silver for 24 hours. Sonic: I shall go get that. -Opens Door- Ayayayyaya. Amy! What are you doing here? Amy: Sonic. Do you mind if I stay here for a while? Charmy burned down my house and I need a place to stay for the week. Sonic: Yes I do mind. Why would I want you living in my house where you can annoy me for a week? Amy: Because if you don’t, I’ll tell everyone your secret. I’ll tell Silver and Shadow that you… *We will be back to the Sonic Shadow and Silver show after this* Peanut butter. *And Now back to the show* Shadow: Silver. If you don’t get the hell out of the bathroom I’ll… Silver: Shadow I’m right here. Shadow: But if your right here, and Sonic’s in his room, then who the hell is in the bathroom? Amy: Damn It will you guys shut the hell up? I am trying to relax here. *Shocked Face* Shadow: What the hell? Silver: Oh my fucking god. -They walk to Sonic- Shadow: Sonic would you mind telling us why Amy is in our bathroom yelling at us? Sonic: Uh.. Well .. You see.. Amy said that Charmy burned down her house and now she needs a place to stay. Are you okay with her living here. Shadow: Hell no. Why do you think I would want that crazy bitch living in my house? Sonic: Shadow I know She can be kind of nuts sometimes, but there’s no reason to call her a crazy bitch. Silver: Don’t give us that good guy act. You know that just as well as we do that she is crazy anytime she’s near you or hears your name. Shadow: And just Tuesday she shot Rouge just for coming over to say hi. Sonic: Come on guys. She’s only here for the week. I’m sure I can handle her until then. Shadow: Good. But if she shoots Rouge again I’ll blow her fucking head off. -Later- Sonic: Ah. This is so relaxing. Nothing can possibly ruin this bath. (You know who comes in) Ayayayaya. Amy! Amy: Is there room for one more? Sonic: What are you doing in my bathroom?! Amy: I wanted to take a bath with you. Sonic: Oh god. Please kill me now! Shadow: Ok. Sonic: Damn It Shadow get out of my bathroom! *Later* Sonic: No Amy You can NOT sleep in my room! Now leave me the FUCK alone and go to the guest bedroom. Amy: Ok. But I’ll be waiting all night and when you come out I will come in. -Thumb me up if you want part 2-

    • Nintendude

      No.

      • TheImaj

        And thumb you down if….? What do we get when we thumb you down?

        • srpg2ishere

          I think he’s still gonna give you a story. I suggest you don’t thumb at all. Lol.

    • Morley94

      I didn’t even bother trying to read this one since the first two were so painfully awful

    • srpg2ishere

      I am going to find out where you live and them I am going to take your Wii U If you tell another story.

      • Negima!? :D

        Damn you guys didn’t like my story as I can see. :/ Oh well heres a short one for you: I want a wii u. THE END

        • Madmagican

          I like the short story better… like, A LOT better; short and sweet

  • Hydrowave99

    going to convince my mom to drive me to best buy so that I could try one of these and possibly pre-order windows 8. My body is ready to have the best day of my life.

  • Best Buy

    You’re welcome! =)

  • Shane

    Cool. I go to Best Buy occasionally, so this won’t even be a trip out of the way. I guess everyone that diddn’t preorder it will have to go to Best Buy until more shipments come in. haha. I want tons of people to have the Wii U, so more people will support it, and we will have more people to play online with :) I won’t spend that much time with it though, because there will be tons of people probably tring to play it, and I want the Wii U to be REALLY fresh when I open my own box. According to my money calculations, I’ll have around $600 for all the goodies I want. Nintendo Land, NSMBU, and a 3rd party game for me. I can’t wait!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

    Does anyone think I should sell my XBOX 360? I won’t play it as much when Wii U comes out, and I can get around $400 for the stuff I have.

    • NintendoMan :D

      Yes you should. Wii U is in the 8th gen of consoles, Xbox 360 is only in the 7th. Wii U can do a lot more so far based on seeing my friends Xbox 360 and reading and watching videos on the Wii U. Then again, I’ve never owned and Xbox 360 only a Ps3 which lasted 1 1/2 years, so I don’t know. I will so be at Best Buy on Wednesday!!!

    • Neonridr

      I disagree, I think you should keep your 360. I know I am, only so I can play some of the games that aren’t coming out for the Wii U (or at least announced at this point).. I don’t want to miss out on some awesome games in case they decide to not release for the Wii U.

      • Xblade13

        The only ones I know of that are 360-only are Halo 4, and Gears of War Judgement. And I only care about Halo. I’ll prob just play it on a friend’s 360. Other than that, the 360′s 1st party games are weak.

        I’m getting a Wii U, screw my 360. :D

        • Shane

          Thanks for the input guys! I think I’d rather go all out for Wii U since it will be better, so I listed my console on ebay. You can check it out if you want. Just search “XBox 360 S Gears of War Edtion w/ Kinect, 4 games, 2 headsets”… It should show up. The highest bidder wins so go check it out if you want to join the bidding.

  • BananaPwnz

    Guess where i’m going October 17…

    • sergiosms

      Um… let me see. I’m guessing Best Buy

  • ceramicsaturn

    Damn. Now I need to camp out at Best Buy twice.

  • Bhillx84

    Good to know. I really want to see what this console is all about. I’ve been excited for WiiU since I first heard about it. But I won’t be rushing to get it. I’m gonna continue playing my other consoles for awhile and will grab one a yr or so from now.Still a lot of good ps3/360/Wii games I still haven’t played yet.

  • Dudeola

    No tank you, I ain’t getting no lousy piece of Nintendo shit, I’m getting a 6 year old PS3 and VITA becuZ Sony has like 2 good games and its $500 for both but it does better because its Sony and I play call of duty on it. Now don’t go tellin me about no call of duty on wii POO because that is a hoax and a scam and it ain’t real it’s only comeing to ps3 and VITA.

    If you couldn’t tell, I was kidding :P I’m a huge Nintendo fan :)

    • Xblade13

      Oh, sorry. Thumbed you down without reading the whole thing. :P

      • Noteak

        same hear

  • Duke

    *on Wednesday* QUICK!!! Dad to Best Buy!!!!!

  • WIIUNIND$

    THIS IOOKS SO AWESOME, THE WIIU IS SO COOL.
    XBOX 360 OFFICIALLY SUCKS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    TROLL

    • Xblade13

      Correction: Xbox 360 has ALWAYS sucked. It just wasn’t apparent until Wii U was announced. :D

  • Kyron

    “The news comes from a Best Buy employee who’s familiar with the situation, and also mentioned that Best Buy will be carrying pre-order cards for the console and games.”

    Does that mean that pre-orders have opened back up again from Best Buy? Or is that like a waiting list? I still haven’t pre-ordered yet and would very much like to do so.

    • TheImaj

      Wal-Mart Layaway. You can do that in the store.

      • Kyron

        The thing is, there’s no Wal-Mart anywhere near me but there are a dozen of Best Buys here in NYC.

      • MasterSwordsman

        i asked the guy at my walmart and he looked at me like i was trollin him.

  • Wii U Gamer20

    i think it means you can pre-order the console and the cards are to keep track of the pre-orders then again im just guesing.

    • Kyron

      I hope so bro

  • XxXASSASINXxX

    This is great marketing by Nintendo, buy putting demo stations in all the stores. I I already pre ordered mine just to be on the safe side. The but I haven’t played it before, actually I haven’t had a Nintendo console since Nintendo 64. I’m competitive, I’m just hoping I can check out there online features finally.

  • BBToonz

    Hey guys I work at a best buy in Canada and last I checked we are getting our displays on November 17th not October. I think this may have been an incorrect leek. The demo stations will be out before launch but I don’t believe it’s a full month.

    • Noteak

      i hope you lie alot.

      • BBToonz

        I have no reason to lie. I got to play the wii u at a vendor summit where Nintendo had set up demo stations of the wii u. it was incredible, Zombie u is wicked scary, Nintendo land is more fun then I expected, wii u sports is kinda lame and new super mario land u is better played 1 player. I would be really happy if Best Buy would get demo stations early but according to everything I’ve seen there will be no store demos in October.

  • Connor Hulla

    I’m trying the wii u tomorrow at best buy :D

  • srpg2ishere

    I really like the Wii U. Especially the deluxe. It has a smooth nice silky black unlike the gaystation 3. That thing looks like a damn oversised computer that’s easy as hell to get dust on.

  • Noteak

    Dang, the stores near me won’t be getting one.

  • MujuraNoKamen

    Come to the UK PLEASE!!! :)
    Actually I think it will happen, a couple of stores near me had 3DSs on display in store and I think they show XBoxes as well, they’ll have to step aside soon I should think.

  • drybones

    Did anyone run into the wii u at a beat buy yet

  • SH*TBLOCK

    Nothing at my Best Buy today, some pre-order WiiU game slips that’s all…

  • BradBoZ

    Went by today and seems that it is a big ass rumor… Tsk tsk tsk… What a shame. I was really looking forward it…

  • Michael

    The best buy in Manhattan (KS) isn’t getting them until the Wii U comes out.

  • Zeldatrek fc 3780-9021-0732

    I just came back. It turns out only the major cities LA, Chicago, NYC ect. are getting demo stations for the first round of release. The Nintendo rep was at the Best Buy near me yesterday at directly told the employee that I talked to. He also told me that my Best Buy probably won’t have a demo station until after launch :( But fortunately I’ll be in Chicago for Symphony of the Goddesses Oct. 25th the same day as the BK toys! So cosplay + cheap fast food toy+ Zelda music+ Wii U demo= 2nd best Nintendo day of the year :D

    • Joesatmoes

      so all bbs in the places wher da wii u experience was?

  • Jewelarchon

    Went by Best Buy today, but the stations weren’t set up. The ambivalent employee said the Nintendo rep would be in sometime over the next day or two. He seemed to believe it would be coming soon. It’s disappointing because here in my mom’s home state, the Best Buy locations are pretty far away (unlike my home town). That was a good distance to drive, just to meet a representative who didn’t seem to want to answer a single question about Nintendo. I think he even convinced a woman to buy her kid an XBox 360 today instead of a Wii U, cause she said she came in looking for it and then told me, “look at what I did get”. Kind of threw me off a bit. LOL

  • Christian

    Don’t fall for it! Unless you are in the major cities! There are no demo stations otherwise!!!!!

    • Jbaeza94

      My local (small town) best buy said they would be getting the demo station by the end of the week! I think major cities just get first bite, but small towns arent forgotten!!

  • Chris

    My local Best Buy doesn’t have any Wii U demo stations. I asked them if they had them and they said they won’t be getting them for another month or so. :(