How About A Wii http://www.howaboutawii.com Blogging about the Wii Mon, 28 May 2007 18:47:51 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.0.4 en Wii Stockists, stock and availability - where is best and cheapest to buy? http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-stockists-stock-and-availability-where-is-best-and-cheapest-to-buy/ http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-stockists-stock-and-availability-where-is-best-and-cheapest-to-buy/#comments Thu, 10 May 2007 10:54:08 +0000 dhibell General Wii News http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-stockists-stock-and-availability-where-is-best-and-cheapest-to-buy/ With Wii stock arriving at retailers on the high street and on the internet in dribs and drabs a lot of people are still finding it difficult to get their hands on a Wii..

And at it is now 5-6 months after the launch date in the UK and Europe…

Good news for Nintendo, as it show demand is still high, but bad news for consumers who are still desperately tryng to find a Wii without paying over the odds…

It seems that the one place where Wii’s can be found on a regular basis is the german version of Amazon.

I have previously wrote a post here, which describes exactly how to do this from Amazon.de at a cheaper price than you’ll pay from any UK based retailer.  The feedback on the comments has been very good, and it seems that there are no problems at all with using a german machine..

Read my previously post here.

 

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Amazon.de have reduced the price of the Wii http://www.howaboutawii.com/amazonde-have-reduced-the-price-of-the-wii/ http://www.howaboutawii.com/amazonde-have-reduced-the-price-of-the-wii/#comments Fri, 27 Apr 2007 16:29:05 +0000 dhibell General Wii News http://www.howaboutawii.com/amazonde-have-reduced-the-price-of-the-wii/ With Wii stock in abundance Amazon.de have reduced the price of their Wiis to 245.89 Euros, which is approximately £167-168…

Cheaper than anywhere else I can find!!!

To learn how to order from Amazon.de read one of my previous posts here.

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Wii Available at Game and Dixons now!! http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-available-at-game-now/ http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-available-at-game-now/#comments Thu, 05 Apr 2007 16:13:48 +0000 dhibell General Wii News http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-available-at-game-now/ ***This is correct as of 9.00am (GMT) on Fri 6th April***

Game and Dixons are taking orders for the Wii.

The ones at Game are in the form of a bundle pack containing 4 games.  There are 3 separate bundle packs to choose from.  And at Game all these games can be refunded or exchanged in the store!!

The prices range from £309.99 to £334.95

For those who haven’t a Wii yet go order yours now HERE!

 

The bundle available at Dixons has 3 extra games and is available for £289.00.  Click here to go and get one now!!!

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Wii Stock update - Available NOW http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-stock-update-available-now/ http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-stock-update-available-now/#comments Fri, 16 Mar 2007 07:28:37 +0000 dhibell General Wii News http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-stock-update-available-now/ ***Update: 17/04/2007 - To learn how to order a Wii Console now click here to read one of my other posts*** 

 

I’ve just checked and Dixons have Wii’s in stock in the form of a bundle pack.

The pack is £289.00 with Free delivery…

The games that come with it are:

  1. Sonic and the Magic Rings
  2. Rapala Fishing
  3. Supermonkey Ball: Banana Blitz

Click here how to go get it!!!

This information is correct as of 7.30am GMT…  They probably won’t be there long!!!

 

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Wii Availability - How to order a Wii Console now!! http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-availiability-how-to-order-a-wii-console-now/ http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-availiability-how-to-order-a-wii-console-now/#comments Tue, 20 Feb 2007 18:07:30 +0000 dhibell General Wii News http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-availiability-how-to-order-a-wii-console-now/ In one of my previous posts a chap has left a comment that you can order a Wii immediately from Amazon.de.

I’ve checked this out; it is possible and not difficult at all!!!

To do this click on the Amazon.de Nintendo Wii link on the right sidebar of this blog (click the “Nintendo Wii Konsole Sports Bun…” highlighted in blue specifically) or click here.  This will open a new window on the correct page and the order screen.

If you don’t speak german very well (like me!!), open up google translator in another window, to do that click here.

Now procede with the order: click “In Den Einkaufswagen” which will put a Wii console in your basket then click “Zur Kassen Gehen” which are both yellow buttons on the right hand side, any german language you don’t understand simply cut and paste into the google translate page.

You can even log in with your Amazon.co.uk email address and password so all your details will already be there.

Once the Wii arrives, it has english instructions, it is a PAL machine (like the UK), and just set the Wii console into the English language!!

All you will need to buy is a plug adaptor to convert the 2-pin german plug to the UK’s 3-pin plug, these can be bought cheaply at B&Q, Homebase or any other hardware store!!

This method is also cheaper than buying in the UK as it will set you back 249.95 Euros, which is approx £168…  Bonzer!! :)

 

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How About A Wii Amazon.co.uk Store http://www.howaboutawii.com/how-about-a-wii-amazoncouk-store/ http://www.howaboutawii.com/how-about-a-wii-amazoncouk-store/#comments Sun, 18 Feb 2007 10:23:18 +0000 dhibell General Wii News http://www.howaboutawii.com/how-about-a-wii-amazoncouk-store/ Amazon.co.uk have arguably the greatest selections of games, accessories and other related Wii products for sale on the net.  And are usually are the cheapest aswell!! :)

So I’ve been having a play around, and have created my own Store through amazon that you can order the games.  When you click on the link it will take you directly through to my Amazon.co.uk Store which has my recommendations.

To go there, click here

For the record I now personally have for my Wii:

  • Zelda - awesome, best launch game ever!!!  Everyone must own this game if you have a Wii!!!
  • Need for Speed Carbon  -not played it a lot, but wasn’t very impressed, but the steering wheel attachment is a nice touch
  • Wii Play - great fun, fantastic in multiplayer, and cow racing is just the most hilarious game ever
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids - like Wii play, its great fun, I’ve unlocked all the multiplayer games now so after a few beers with my mates it is great fun!!  :)
  • 4 controllers, and 4 nunchuks!!!  4 player tennis!!!  :) , and 4 player Rayman!!!  :)

I’m intending on getting Super Mario Galaxy and Super Smash Brothers next!!!  Can’t wait til I can play Super Smash with 4 players!!! :)

Please leave comments to help me improve my Amazon Store and to tell me what you think the best Wii games out are!!

 

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Wii Stock update - Game.co.uk are taking orders!! http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-availability-update-gamecouk-are-taking-orders-2/ http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-availability-update-gamecouk-are-taking-orders-2/#comments Sat, 10 Feb 2007 17:36:09 +0000 dhibell General Wii News Pre Order http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-availability-update-gamecouk-are-taking-orders-2/ Game are taking orders for the Wii.  It is in the form of a bundle pack containing 4 games (costing £334.95) that are must haves for all Wii owners.  These are:
 
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
WarioWare: Smooth Moves

For those who haven’t a Wii yet go order yours now HERE!

 

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Wii Availability - Where to get a Wii in the UK? http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-availaibility-where-to-get-a-wii-in-the-uk/ http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-availaibility-where-to-get-a-wii-in-the-uk/#comments Mon, 01 Jan 2007 22:12:39 +0000 dhibell General Wii News Pre Order http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-availaibility-where-to-get-a-wii-in-the-uk/ ***Update: 17/04/2007 - To learn how to order a Wii Console now click here to read one of my other posts*** 

 

With no Wii’s available in the shops, and none available from online retailers…

When will the UK get another shipment of Wiis???  Who knows???  If anyone does, please leave a comment on this post to tell everyone who was not fortunate to get their hands on a Wii!!

I am lucky enough to have a Wii, although read my previous posts and the trauma’s I had with PC World!!!

  1. Wii Stockists - My gripes with PC World continue…
  2. Wii Availability - My update…

For online shoppers the retailers I’ve previously mentioned are still the best to keep interest with.

So, I would recommend a visit to

And register interest with them to be emailed when the Wii is available in the UK!!!

 

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My Wii update - I have a Wii now!!!!!!!!! http://www.howaboutawii.com/my-wii-update-i-have-a-wii-now/ http://www.howaboutawii.com/my-wii-update-i-have-a-wii-now/#comments Mon, 18 Dec 2006 18:03:16 +0000 dhibell General Wii News Pre Order http://www.howaboutawii.com/my-wii-update-i-have-a-wii-now/ Woo-hoo!!!

Over a week overdue, I picked up my Wii today!!!  Yay!!!!!

Finally………

Sorry for all you who have pre-ordered and not got one yet!!!!

But, It’s great!!!!! :)

 

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Wii Availability - My update http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-availability-my-update/ http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-availability-my-update/#comments Tue, 12 Dec 2006 17:53:36 +0000 dhibell General Wii News Pre Order http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-availability-my-update/

***UPDATE (17/04/2007) To order a Wii now Click Here to read my latest post which will explain everything *** 

Still no Wii for me, and yes, I’m still hating PC World!!!

However, I have got my extra Wiimote, extra Nunchuk and Zelda which arrived in the post this morning!!  Great lot of use really they are without the Wii itself!!!!  Grrrrr!!!

But anyway!!  This will be my last moan on this blog and I’ll get back down to blogging about positive things about the Wii!!

I went round a mates place last night, played on Wii Sports, Zelda & Red Steel.  And loved them all!!

The next blogs I write will be about the games, prices, availability, and hopefully playing my own Wii!!!

P.S. If you have a Wii, get Zelda!!!!! (Available from HMV at £34.99, and from Amazon.co.uk also at £34.99)

It’s awesome!!!!!!!

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