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Dell Taking Wii U Preorders for $459.99

With the North American Wii U launch just a few days away, it's nigh impossible to get your hands on a Wii U preorder. In fact, it's been nigh impossible to find a Wii U preorder for weeks—just about every retailer that was holding Wii U preorders ran out of basic and deluxe preorders in just a few days.

Dell recently just launched its own Wii U preorder deal. Unfortunately, for those looking for the cheaper, basic edition are out of luck. This pre-order deal is only for the deluxe edition, which ships with Just Dance 4 and Madden NFL '13.

The only drawbacks are that this edition is $459.99—a bit pricier than the $349.99 you'd pay for the regular deluxe edition—and that it's highly unlikely that you'll get your console on launch day. Dell's website claims that the console would ship in one to two weeks. Still, if the Wii U shortage ends up being as bad as the one that the Wii experienced, then paying just a little more to get the console a tad late seems preferable to waiting in long lines with no guarantee of getting the product.

The Wii U is set to launch on November 18th for the U.S. and November 30th for Europe.

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  • deathengine
    Let the raping of nintendo loyalists and casual gamers begin!
    Underpowered, overpriced, gimmicky hardware, CHECK!

    In all seriousness, I am definitely not a buyer on day one. If the games prove to be fun and 3rd party support is good, then this may be a buy sometime next year or when the price drops.
    But this thing was outdated the moment it was conceived.
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  • Joosey Jay
    It's going be just like the Wii. Gonna sell hard the first year then no one will pay attention to the console. Agree with the first comment as well. Over priced for old hardware.
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  • ddpruitt
    I was wondering how long before a big name company would start pulling something like this.

    Glad I reserved mine months ago.
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  • nbelote
    If the Wii was basically Gamecube 1.5 because of the minimal improvements, does that make the Wii U actually a Wii 1.5? Wouldn't that also make it a Gamecube 2? If so, it's several years late...
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  • alidan
    deathengineLet the raping of nintendo loyalists and casual gamers begin! Underpowered, overpriced, gimmicky hardware, CHECK!In all seriousness, I am definitely not a buyer on day one. If the games prove to be fun and 3rd party support is good, then this may be a buy sometime next year or when the price drops. But this thing was outdated the moment it was conceived.
    its really about the exclusives, zombie u sounded fun, till i found out it a rouge like on easymode

    what you have to look at is

    1 - online play, if nintendo wants to be #1 world wide even without a gimick, they have to invest in makeing that aspect of the console great.

    2 - how it stacks up next to other consoles, really the wii u, unless they royally screw it up, is set to be the way you play console games.
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  • my god, even Apple can learn a lesson from this level of Rapage! $460!?! Does it make waffles in the morning?
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  • jacobdrj
    Jaw just dropped: Over 4 bills? Has nintendo been bashed over the head by a Koopa Troopa?
    Non-starter here...
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  • notuptome2004
    nbeloteIf the Wii was basically Gamecube 1.5 because of the minimal improvements, does that make the Wii U actually a Wii 1.5? Wouldn't that also make it a Gamecube 2? If so, it's several years late...

    umm No this isa Next gen system it has 2gb of ram 1gb for the GPU that is said to be a E6760 and 1gb of ram for everything else it has a much newer but clocked slower CPU Generation then that of the 360


    Ther is no way this would only be a Wii 1.5 since norre a slightly faster nor anything of the Generation of the Xbox 360 could handle what the Wii U is doing that is rendering full 1080p 60FPS on most to all 3rd party games as well as Rendering a 2nd screen @ 720p or close to the Wii U gamepad has no CPU or GPU the main console does all the work all Wireless so yea no a Wii 1.5 nore 360 based hardware could pull that off
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  • notuptome2004
    Joosey JayIt's going be just like the Wii. Gonna sell hard the first year then no one will pay attention to the console. Agree with the first comment as well. Over priced for old hardware.


    it has good 3rd party support most of the launch games are from 3rd party most of the launch windows games are from 3rd party
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  • Thomas Creel
    Don't diss Nintendo; I loved my old Gameboy Color...
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