I was at JB Hi-Fi last night with spinboy and he pointed out these Wii preorder posters near the entrance. Whiile buying Singstar Legends and Clubhouse Games, I asked the woman behind the counter about the preorder:
Could you tell me about the Wii preorder deals?
It’s a game console…
There are posters advertising a preorder for it plastered over the entrance to this store…
At that point she said something along the lines of “Ooooh, I’ll call someone for you”. After a while, a sales guy turned up and quickly disappeared into the back room when I mentioned that I was after information on the Wii preorder. A few minutes later he emerged with a printout.
It seems that everything (I was interested in) is full-price, I would have to put $50 down, and I would get a few pretty random extras:
- A carry case (Okay, not that random. It looked pretty good actually).
- Wii-branded wrist and head bands (To complement the Wii Sports theme I suppose).
I’m not sure if that is enough to make me preorder. I’m not convinced that preordering will be necessary, and their service didn’t exactly instill any confidence that I would get the console and games without hassle. It would really suck to spend December 7 being messed around at JB knowing that Wiis are readily available at the Target across the road.
For a list of other preorder deals, check out Vooks’ Aussie Wii Preorder page from their Ultimate Aussie Wii Guide.
Update: I ended up preordering from my local Gametraders. I’m getting a Wii console, Wii Remote (with Wii Play), a Wii Nunchuk controller, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for $549.8 (a very good deal IMHO).