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Offline JonLeung

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You will be Wiiing soon! (A Wii countdown topic)
« on: August 08, 2006, 01:00:10 pm »
August 8, 2006

86 days until Nov. 2, 2006 (a possible launch date, says IGN)

96 days until Nov. 12, 2006 (a possible launch date, says IGN)

100 days until Nov. 16, 2006 (the last day before the PS3 launch)

101 days until Nov. 17, 2006 (PS3 launch day)

107 days until Nov. 23, 2006 (Thanksgiving (US))

139 days until Dec. 25, 2006 (Christmas)

145 days until Dec. 31, 2006 (New Year's Eve)




As you can see, there are 100 days (or less) left until you Wii! Well, assuming that Nintendo holds to their insistence that they'll launch before the PS3. I really don't think they'll launch the day before...but the point is, it's now got to be a two-digit number of days remaining! (Unless they launch this week or next - which is, of course, extremely unlikely.)



If you're not getting one until Christmas, then you'll have to wait 139 days regardless. (Unless, of course, Nintendo pulls a fast one on us, but keeps their promise of 2006, in which case you may not play with your Wii for 145 days. Unlikely, but I put that date there anyway.)



(I call this a pre-countdown topic, no sense making a countdown topic until an official date is revealed.)

Offline Revned

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RE: You will be Wiiing soon! (A Wii countdown topic)
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2006, 02:01:17 pm »
"Fewer", not "less." It's often okay to use "less" like this, but since you're talking about counting individual days, you should say "fewer.



Anyhow, it'll probably be 139 days for me.

Offline DarkWolf

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RE: You will be Wiiing soon! (A Wii countdown topic)
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2006, 02:25:18 pm »
The way they rush things these days I don't think I'll buy a console at launch again.  Let everyone else deal with the initial bugs.

Offline JonLeung

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RE: You will be Wiiing soon! (A Wii countdown topic)
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2006, 05:47:37 pm »
I've never had a problem with getting Nintendo products at launch, and the most recent ones are the ones that I did.



Ironically (at least from your perspective) the only one that I had a problem with was the DS Lite - which I didn't get at launch - that had a dead pixel in the middle of it.  It was more of annoyance, really, the store let us exchange it that same day for one that was good.



Not that you're wrong, some products can be rushed - it was kinda scary, that first batch of Xbox 360s that ate up DVDs and/or died within a few months.  I don't get the feeling that the Wii was as rushed as the Xbox 360, and Nintendo has a good track record about these things whereas Microsoft does not.

Offline DarkWolf

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RE: You will be Wiiing soon! (A Wii countdown topic)
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2006, 07:04:48 pm »
Well I've never bought a Nintendo product on launch, so I can't say anything bad about them.  Also, all of the Nintendo systems I've had thus far were cart systems, and they tend to hold up better all around.  But my 9/9/99 Dreamcast broke, and of course there were the reports about the PS2 and XBox 360.

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RE: You will be Wiiing soon! (A Wii countdown topic)
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2006, 07:36:42 am »
August 9, 2006

85 days until Nov. 2, 2006 (a possible launch date, says IGN)

95 days until Nov. 12, 2006 (a possible launch date, says IGN)

99 days until Nov. 16, 2006 (the last day before the PS3 launch)

100 days until Nov. 17, 2006 (PS3 launch day)

106 days until Nov. 23, 2006 (Thanksgiving (US))

138 days until Dec. 25, 2006 (Christmas)

144 days until Dec. 31, 2006 (New Year's Eve)




It's now 100 days to the PS3 launch, for those of you who can afford it and think it's worth it.  If you want to talk about a chancy launch purchase, that would be it.

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RE: You will be Wiiing soon! (A Wii countdown topic)
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2006, 08:53:39 am »
August 10, 2006

84 days until Nov. 2, 2006 (a possible launch date, says IGN)

94 days until Nov. 12, 2006 (a possible launch date, says IGN)

98 days until Nov. 16, 2006 (the last day before the PS3 launch)

99 days until Nov. 17, 2006 (PS3 launch day)

105 days until Nov. 23, 2006 (Thanksgiving (US))

137 days until Dec. 25, 2006 (Christmas)

143 days until Dec. 31, 2006 (New Year's Eve)

Offline Revned

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RE: You will be Wiiing soon! (A Wii countdown topic)
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2006, 10:48:08 am »
You should get one of those automatic count downs things like you had for E3.

Offline JonLeung

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RE: You will be Wiiing soon! (A Wii countdown topic)
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2006, 07:37:15 am »
There will probably be a countdown made by someone when an official date is announced.



I've added Nov. 19 to the list.



August 11, 2006

83 days until Nov. 2, 2006 (a possible launch date)

93 days until Nov. 12, 2006 (a possible launch date)

97 days until Nov. 16, 2006 (the last day before the PS3 launch)

98 days until Nov. 17, 2006 (PS3 launch day)

100 days until Nov. 19, 2006 (a possible launch date)

104 days until Nov. 23, 2006 (Thanksgiving (US))

136 days until Dec. 25, 2006 (Christmas)

142 days until Dec. 31, 2006 (New Year's Eve)

Offline bustin98

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RE: You will be Wiiing soon! (A Wii countdown topic)
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2006, 10:01:49 am »
I take it you really doubt its going to launch in October?

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Offline JonLeung

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RE: You will be Wiiing soon! (A Wii countdown topic)
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2006, 10:55:05 am »
Well, if I had reason to believe an October date was possible, I might throw that on the list too.



I know some games might come out Oct. 24, but I remember getting Rogue Leader a week before the GameCube and pre-console-launch games have happened for other game consoles too.  I think Nov. 2 is the most likely at this point, though I'll admit there is some speculation there.

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RE: You will be Wiiing soon! (A Wii countdown topic)
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2006, 05:02:45 pm »
August 12, 2006

82 days until Nov. 2, 2006 (a possible launch date)

92 days until Nov. 12, 2006 (a possible launch date)

96 days until Nov. 16, 2006 (the last day before the PS3 launch)

97 days until Nov. 17, 2006 (PS3 launch day)

99 days until Nov. 19, 2006 (a possible launch date)

103 days until Nov. 23, 2006 (Thanksgiving (US))

135 days until Dec. 25, 2006 (Christmas)

141 days until Dec. 31, 2006 (New Year's Eve)

Offline JonLeung

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RE: You will be Wiiing soon! (A Wii countdown topic)
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2006, 11:26:07 am »
August 13, 2006

81 days until Nov. 2, 2006 (a possible launch date)

91 days until Nov. 12, 2006 (a possible launch date)

95 days until Nov. 16, 2006 (the last day before the PS3 launch)

96 days until Nov. 17, 2006 (PS3 launch day)

98 days until Nov. 19, 2006 (a possible launch date)

102 days until Nov. 23, 2006 (Thanksgiving (US))

134 days until Dec. 25, 2006 (Christmas)

140 days until Dec. 31, 2006 (New Year's Eve)

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RE: You will be Wiiing soon! (A Wii countdown topic)
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2006, 08:23:07 am »
August 14, 2006

80 days until Nov. 2, 2006 (a possible launch date)

90 days until Nov. 12, 2006 (a possible launch date)

94 days until Nov. 16, 2006 (the last day before the PS3 launch)

95 days until Nov. 17, 2006 (PS3 launch day)

97 days until Nov. 19, 2006 (a possible launch date)

101 days until Nov. 23, 2006 (Thanksgiving (US))

133 days until Dec. 25, 2006 (Christmas)

139 days until Dec. 31, 2006 (New Year's Eve)

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RE: You will be Wiiing soon! (A Wii countdown topic)
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2006, 09:11:58 am »
August 15, 2006

79 days until Nov. 2, 2006 (a possible launch date)

89 days until Nov. 12, 2006 (a possible launch date)

93 days until Nov. 16, 2006 (the last day before the PS3 launch)

94 days until Nov. 17, 2006 (PS3 launch day)

96 days until Nov. 19, 2006 (a possible launch date)

100 days until Nov. 23, 2006 (Thanksgiving (US))

132 days until Dec. 25, 2006 (Christmas)

138 days until Dec. 31, 2006 (New Year's Eve)




It's 100 days to American Thanksgiving, meaning that it's extremely unlikely that it could be 100 days or more as of today!