Originally Posted by poopnut2
Dammit. That makes me want it but I probably won't have the cash until after christmas.
Maybe I'll jack my brothers game cube and just get it for that.
Actually... the Gamecube version doesn't come out until December 2nd. Not entirely sure why they split the release, since the Wii version is the exact same as the Gamecube version, just updated controls to use the Wiimote.
Only thing I can think, and this is probably the reason, is they know how much anticipation this game has. They also know how much anticipation the Wii has. Release the Wii version as a launch title, and that spells instant success. Then a couple weeks later, throw the people still riding the fence about the Wii a bone with the Gamecube version.
Originally Posted by Ferendon
I'll be in line for the Wii, assuming I can't get one reserved.
If the reports are true, that Nintendo has 7-9 million units already produced and ready for launch... assuming they do an even split between North America, Japan, and European allocations, that's 2.3 to 3 million units at launch, per market.
Comparatively, the PS3 might
have 400,000 in North America, and 100,000 in Japan. They've recently lowered that estimate yet again, but didn't release any expected numbers. (this is reduced from their initial projections that they'll have 6 million units shipped by end of fiscal year 2006 (march 2007)... that number dropped to 4 million, then 2 million by the end of the year (2006)... then 400,000 / 100,000 above... and now an unknown but apparently even fewer consoles available.)
More than likely... unless it's an instant sell-out which isn't likely, but would be kind of humorous to see the Wii have more sales in it's first month than the 360's had all year... but I digress, more than likely you'll be able to walk into most major retail outlets on launch day, and pick up a Wii without the need for a pre-order.