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What are my chances of getting Wii U w/o preorder.

0% 1 20.00%
1%-25% 1 20.00%
26%-50% 3 60.00%
51%-75% 0 0.00%
76%-100% 0 0.00%
100% if you settle for the Basic Model 0 0.00%

So I wasn't able to secure a Wii U preorder because I lacked funding until the week after they went on sale. There are still pre orders available for the White Wii U but fuck that nonsense the Deluxe is a much better deal. The best I was able to do preorder wise is be put on a wait list at Gamestop but I doubt they'll have more preorders available before launch.

So my question is what are my chances of getting a Black Wii U on launch day in America by simply showing up at a store?

Some backstory: I found myself in a similar position 6 years ago with the Wii launch. I waited for my mom to pick me up and take me to Best Buy at 8 in the morning. There was a line of people most of which had preorderd. The only way to get one was to have a ticket. I obviously didn't have one but this lady had an extra one and was willing to sell it for $100 which meant I would pay over $350 for my console purchase that day. I barely had enough money for the Wii itself so I turned down her offer and walked away with my cutest sad kid face. As I was about to get in my mom's car the lady chased me down and gave me the ticket for free so I was able to get my Wii day one by the biggest stroke of luck ever.

Do you think that can happen again? My cute kid face is no longer effective as I'm 20 now. 

Anyway I'm going to try.

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Coming from someone who has an idea about what shipments are going to look like Ill tell you its not very good.

However if you go to any Gamestop you can get on a waiting list for the console that is 100% free. We felt bad at how quickly pre orders sold out so were offering this service. Basically you go into your local store, get on the list and when we get our first batch of non pre ordered systens in we will call you and give you 24 hours to pick one up.

Wii U will be massive this holiday so thats your best chance without a pre order

28% so i guess 26-50%.