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Wii U Launching For Black Friday?

New information suggests that Nintendo is planning to launch Wii U in time for Black Friday in the United States. For those that don’t live in the US, Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, and it generally signals the beginning to the holiday season shopping period. Black Friday falls on November 23rd this year.

152 thoughts on “Wii U Launching For Black Friday?”

  1. First!

    Oh god, am I first? Wow.. I think I have to hold my long speech then that I have prepared for a special occurance such as this one.

    I am just a normal man just like everyone else here. Still I have been given the honour to be the first commenter on this subject. I remember last day when I saw all these ”First” posts and was like ”oh god, I want to be as cool as these guys someday” and now I finally am.

    I have made a list of people that I want to thank for this historical moment of humankind.

    First of all I want to thank my parents. Without them I would never have been borned and this first would’ve been impossible. Then I want to thank Sickr who made this post so I could snipe the First. Without him this historical moment would never have occured. And third of all I want to thank Nintendo for being responsible for this news and this page. Without them Mynintnendonews would not exist and I would not be able to claim this historical first. And last but not least, I want to thank all of you who read this. Yes, every single one of you. Because if you sniped this first from me I would look pretty awkward now holding a long speech about me doing something I never truly did. I love all of you mentioned above and I wish you the best of luck in life.

    It is with honour and happiness that I take all these cookies and internets given to me because of my giant deed of claiming this first. I have propably never felt this complete in my entire life and it is with pride, but also alittle sorrow in my heart that I leave over to the guy that comment SECOND. Have a nice day folks and remember. If you want something from the bottom of your heart your dream will one day come true.

        1. Davin (aka Platinum Lucario)

          No, that’s not a reliable source. It’s veeeeeery likely that release date it’s incorrect, I’m sure it will be released in DECEMBER!

          1. No, my thumbs are able to press 100 keys per second. Ofc I copy pasted this. I writed on this first for about 15 min and waited for a nice subject to put it up on to spread some smiles and to a variation to all the boring “First” comments that says nothing but “First, I can smell ur jell-o” :)

              1. Not this exact one. But you are right. I have done something like this before :) I do it sometimes (very seldom, otherwise it becomes old) when I see that the amound of first posts becomes too high.

    1. Mr. Firesplitter, I now pronounce you “The King of Firsts”. May you comment on any article, at any place, and claim “first”. For you have opened the eyes to all of us. You have given us a light to see in the dark. You have paved the way for us as a community to venture forth and strive for the best. There is room for only one true “first”, and you, my Lord, have rightfully claimed your victory. A true inspiration at it’s finest. All hail the king. ~MyBigFatButt

      1. Because there has been an increase in uncreative first posts on this page overtime again. So I felt that it was time to pick up the keyboard and do this once again (I have actually done this once before) and turn the frown upside down :)


      1. Bulbasaur, please! The only company out there that’s despicable is Microsoft. Who in the hell would you buy a subscription to play video games online while both Nintendo and Sony let you play games for free?

            1. I am not a troll. have been a productive member of this website for over a year now, but today I have just been disagreeing with the opinions of several other members, and you simply did not understand my obvious joke. I hate the gaming element of Microsoft as much as you, and I agree with you. You simply did not comprehend my sarcasic comment aimed at the troll known as ‘GAYamoto’

              Good day sir, and have a pleasent one :)

              1. At least I have a PlayStation 3 (with a fucked up Blu-Ray laser) and a PC. You don’t see me sucking Sony’s dick like you, Nessie the Lochness Troll. Good day, sir.

    2. You’re implying that a company selling their products on an opportunistic day is a scumbag….you’re sooooo smarts…<_<

    1. Hopefully we know about the preorders before that day or else the preorders will be out n unable to get u one

  2. This is good :) Seems like a really good period to release it. It will prop sell 5 if not 6 digit at first month.

    1. try 7 digit numbers, I’m pretty sure I remember the 3DS selling 1 mil+ in it’s first month and that was considered a bad launch, nut I could be wrong.

      1. yep, 3.6 million 3DS sales in it’s first month. Expect Wii U to sell better, with it having much better lauch games and coming out in the holiday season.

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  3. If it comes earlier, then maybe I can try it in the stores and maybe the prices for it in stores will lower even more. Idk how that would work, but I rly want it and my Wii isn’t currently working right, so… NINTENDO, TELL US THE LAUNCH DATE ALREADY!!!

  4. I’m GAYamoto! The king of Nintendofanslaves in the world of Greenland where ugly unicorns fuck in the deepest caves. Fuck me right?

    1. Liar! There are no ugly Unicorns. I have only seen pretty ones such as Twilight Sparkle and Rarity and also Charlie XD

          1. No, but honestly now. All the hate and personal assaulting on me and the brony community.

            I like MLP, but I am not gay for that. I am not telling you that I am manlier than you eighter because of that because your manlyness is not based on what you like or what you don’t like but on how you act. I did this responce as a sarcastic comment to that troll above. If you took offence because I used Brony references you need to get off the internet ASAP as that happens pretty much everywhere.

            Have a nice day sir.

        1. I myself like Twilight the best, but enough with this Pony talking now :) There’s time for pony-talk and there’s time for Nintendo-talk, and now it’s time for Nintendo-talk ;D

          1. It’s not like it’s a decent news day, really. Sickr is probably done posting for the day, and I doubt there’ll be too many stories of interest until… Quite a few hours, at least.

            Also, I’ll agree with you on that first line.

    2. hmm nice to meet you. But i am wondering why your parents called you Gayamoto. It sounds like they didnt love you. Awww. Well i love you. Here have a cookie.

  5. If that’s the case then I’m guessing that the Wii U will release sometime in the first or second half of December for us living in the UK and Europe

    1. ^Same here bro. Yeah so what if I’m a fanboy of Nintendo? It doesn’t mean I hate other systems, it just means I favor Nintendo more.

    2. They had me at “We are going to be selling a box with a Nintendo label, and a mystery product inside”…

      It’s gonna be Patch-tastic!

  6. Uh, I don’t think it would be such a good idea to release it on Black Friday. Well, if I got it right, on Black Friday products are getting big discounts and go on sale. Right? (I live in Europe, so I’m not really sure it about it, so please correct me if I get things wrong)
    And if it’s really like that, it means everything will be cheaper, including other gaming systems. And since it’s highly doubtful that Nintendo will give a discount on their WiiU on launch day, it will be more expensive than all the other systems. And because the point of Black Friday is having things on discount, people probably will rather buy those things instead of something which is not on discount. That’s what I think about it, at least.
    Again, if I got something wrong about the Black Friday, please feel free to correct me.

    1. Actually it would be the stores that lose out on money and not Nintendo because the stores will have to buy the system at whatever price Nintendo is selling it and then the retailers will decide how much of a discount the Wii U will be at.

      1. yep, pretty much. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen a console on sale on black friday, (or ever, that I can remember) so nintendo should be fine. Also, the reason Nintendo isn’t releasing the price info yet is so that sony and Msoft won’t have time to lower the prices on their consoles when wii u hits.

      2. I think it works like this = Nintendo sells the consoles to the shops by a price (let’s say 200). This will make them have profits already. Then, the stores will sell them for 300 (as an example). But on Black Friday, they’ll sell for 250 as a discount. So, they’ll have profit despite the discount. Just remember that those prices are only as an example, they’re not real prices! hope I explained it right.

      1. Yes, that’s exactly what I’m talking about. And because of that, people would most likely prefer the discounted consoles over an “expensive” one, which makes me think that the WiiU wouldn’t do that well when being released on Black Friday.

      2. That’s my thought on it as well.
        They wouldn’t release it on BF for the sake of a discounted price.
        If they do it on BF, it will be because there are going to be TONS OF PEOPLE SHOPPING.
        Far more than normal.
        Increasing chances of a few extra sales, which is a smart business move.

  7. yeah that’t totally too late. it will be out of stock by noon, if not earlier. the second batch could arrive for black friday, but anything else would be insane.
    in europe / japan on the other hand, “black friday” would work as good as any other friday.

  8. The Gamecube and Wii were released the week before Thanksgiving/Black Friday so it’s assumed they’ll do the same for this. Gives a week for fans to get it, before the holiday shoppers pick it up.
    Of course you’ll have ones buying at least 2 or 3 looking to make a profit from selling it if there’s shortages.

  9. They gotta get it out a little before then. A week or two earlier, giving it enough time for the gamers to get their hands on it without having to contend with the dangerous Black Friday shoppers. That also give it a chance to build some word of mouth adding to the Black Friday sales. Retailers can decide what deals they want to put in place for Black Friday as well. Leave luck to heaven.

    1. Aw, come on…are you trying to say you don’t want to get trampled by soccer moms just so they can get the newest on sale iteration of Purr Pals: The Legendary Adventures? That stuff is ‘hardcore’…makes Conker’s look like Nintendogs in comparison, lol

        1. That sounds painfully amusing…zombified soccer moms, scraping, biting, and clawing their way into the electronics section of Wal-Mart, with the only escape aisle being where the Wii U’s are located…Machete Donzaloog…I’m thinking “Soccer Moms Rising: Chop Till You Drop” could be a hit launch title…

            1. Hahahaha! LOL…that is a fantastic idea…i think ur smash attack could be some kind of fatality like out of Mortal Kombat…impaling that pain in the ass Jigglypuff would be the greatest victory in the history of videogaming…just take my money now…

  10. at least wait and see want Nintendo say on the date and I think that is not too far away as a certain Japan show is not too far away and we might get more news on the Wii U then

  11. Black Friday is bad news! I’m usually waiting in line for the midnight release of the consoles but this means there’ll hundreds of more people waiting in line too for the other sales WTF!! I never even leave my house on black Friday because the traffic is crazy. I better find a reservation somewhere

      1. I can’t this time tho because I’m supposed to be shipping out for the army on Nov 19th so I’m hoping it does release on the 18th or before. Any later than that then I’ll have to wait till my training is done next July :( I didn’t think about the dates till after I posted this oops

        1. Man I know how you feel and it sucks, but you will have $$ for it and time to play once training is done. Good Luck.

  12. Nope. Just nope. Not Black Friday. Wii U would be sold out by around,,,10 AM? Noon? Add the Black Friday shoppers, and many real Nintendo fans won’t get it until around Christmas.

  13. Last Week my fellow xbox players I remembered and refound how great the Wii is. Try monster hunter tri online. That game is fun, also there is this 69 dollar games set, that has metroid prime 1,2 and 3 on the same disk. You guys shall not be disappointed. Here is hoping whom ever is second in this eighth generation between ms and sony, that they make great games. Not kinect 2 or eye toy move 2.

  14. I, for one, don’t believe Nintendo will be releasing the Wii U on Black Friday… unless if it’s confirmed by the president of Nintendo of America himself. He’ll be back.

      1. I agree with both of you…. No way would Nintendo release it during that mess…. If I had to guess (and I’m usually good at guessing), It will be released on Nov. 18 and reason why I pick that date as well is that I remember someone at GS told me that Nintendo usually releases stuff on a Sunday as well so judging from what they’ve done in the past following what Nintendo said about releasing it during the “holiday season” I can conclude that it will be the starting week of Thanksgiving and rolling into black friday to give some people the chance to buy their systems before everyone goes hell bent on christmas shopping

  15. Just announced! Konami is bringing a new twist on an old tale, just in time for the Black Friday shopping season:

    “Walmartmania: Portrait of Ruin”

    1. Everyone goes to Gamestop… its like the only gaming store in America lol! Ive never seen or heard of another and I live near 6 within a 20 minute radius…

  16. Releasing it around then makes no sense. It’s a day generally for selling things at cost or way below. That would make no sense.

    “In time for” is a broad term though. Could me tomorrow, could mean the day before Black Friday. This is just more vapor news.

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