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Scott

I walked past that line at around 4:30, and it was way too long even if they had closed at their normal time of 6. They should have proactively cut it off even earlier than that.

David

Exactly. If at 5 o clock they had gone through and said "Look, we have one hour left, and we can only sell 2 wii a minute, so only the next 60 people will be let in," everything would have been fine. The problem is that a) there was a rude unruly mob b) Nintendo responded by shutting it down, instead of being firm about their constraints.

CPFace

Sorry you had such a bad experience, but glad you got a Wii in the end.

Yeah. I guess I sort of grew out of experiences like that too. I can wait until stock is a little easier to come by. I mean, hell, I just got Elite Beat Agents, I couldn't possibly be bothered to put that down just for something like a Wii.

melissa

i'm sorry to hear about the poor service that you went through. at least u got ur wii.

as for me, i'll probably get another ds but i want the ds light instead.

Stephen Wang

I'm sorry you had such a bad experience with all that.

I'd like to ask, however, if your experience was marred by those in line around you, or by the employees of the store? The latter seems to be the case. I think the point Kottke (and many others) make about the Wii launch in contrast with the PS3's is that the types of people who go to the two different launches sharply contrast.

At this point it seems to be the fault of the employees and not of the customers. The employees may have been mean (and the store isn't even run by Nintendo, as you said), but they don't necessarily qualify as fans in the same manner as those who waited in line for the Wii. And so I think Kottke's point still stands. Perhaps Nintendo is just as "mean" as Sony and Microsoft, but many of the fans of each can be characterized as they have been.

David

The employees acted poorly, but they were definitely egged on by knuckleheads in the line. These guys (all the jerks were guys) were screaming and begging like little babies every time someone wearing the company uniform came out the front door. They weren't violent, per se, but they were acting violently juvenile, enough so that the Nintendo Store employees closed down the store with their rent-a-cops.

Armastevs

I have found that the wii is a pretty great console, but if you want to go old school you can play Arcade games at http://www.armastevs.com

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to the girls who had the bad experience in the Wii store, consider buying your next item on-line. Wii rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!

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It looks interesting however I don’t have a right Comment on this topic at this point of time.

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I buy all my games online you can usually get them cheaper that way :)

Sorry you had to wait so long !

Nina

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Edith

It's the same. The one with World includes the SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) Super Mario World game, (one of the best ever). But if you HAVE an SNES there's a high parbobility you have Super Mario World anyway. It came with the system.And yeah, saving your game doesn't save the Super Mario 3 levels, just what world you're in. It also doesn't save how many lives you've accumulated! I play the game through without saving, easier that way. However, if you have the game on your computer (rom) or on the Nintendo Wii you can save your progress WHEREVER you are in the game.References :

Arif

What are the top ten toys for a 2 year old girl and a 6 year old boy?I am starting to look for ideas for my 2 year old litlte girl and my 6 year old litlte boy for Christmas this year, do you have any wonderful ideas? My daughter is into baby dolls, blocks and dora. And my litlte boy is into dirt bikes, four wheelers, and star wars. I need more ideas for both of them. Has anyone bought anything really neat for their children same ages, that they really enjoyed playing with?

Mikaela

First of all, to download the games from the Virtual Console (Wii's onnlie retro-game downloading service) you must purchase Wii Points. They sell for about $20 for 2000 points. Once you download the game, it is saved to your Wii. The Wii has extremely limited HD space. However, you may put an SD card into your wii and transfer all your downloaded games onto that. You can play the games off of your SD card and leave your Wii HD for game saves. I currently have a 2GB SD card in my Wii at all times, loaded with all my classic games.You can play these games at any time, onnlie or offline. To play the games, you must have a Classic Controller or a GameCube controller, depending on the system which the game was released for. Some games allow you to simply hold your controller sideways, using the d-pad and 1 and 2 buttons to play them (NES games for example).

Andre

Zelda is not so good. Petz sports is ok, it is not a game that peolpe would not want to play with famliy, and you will get tired of it. I would not reccommend these games. I would reccommend the dog island, carnival games, animal crossing city folk, sim city creator, my sims kingdom. i really hope this helps! Britney

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