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 Stock Update - Pre-ordering a PS3 - Game.co.uk are taking orders!!! http://www.howaboutawii.com/availability-pre-ordering-a-ps3-gamecouk-are-taking-orders/ http://www.howaboutawii.com/availability-pre-ordering-a-ps3-gamecouk-are-taking-orders/#comments Mon, 19 Feb 2007 18:54:24 +0000 dhibell Pre Order http://www.howaboutawii.com/availability-pre-ordering-a-ps3-gamecouk-are-taking-orders/ I know that this site is about the Wii…  But I personally appreciate all good computer games.

So to go along with my XBOX 360, my Wii and the other consoles I’ve had throughout the years I’ve pre-ordered a PS3 today!!!!!!!!!!!!  Yay!!!

The official launch date in the UK is 23 March 2007…

So I was very happy when I received an email from Game.co.uk to say that they are taking pre-orders…

Please see my other posts about Game..  The bottom line is that they are the largest Computer Games retailer in the UK and were allocated the most amount of Wii’s on launch day…  They are sure to get the most on launch day for the PS3 aswell!

So if you are interested, and want to pre-order a PS3 the place I would recommend would be Game.

Click here to go straight to the page!!

The prices aren’t cheap…  But the buzz from the rest of the world is that it is worth it!

The bundles available from Game are:

  1. Sony PlayStation 3 with Resistance: Fall of Man, Call of Duty 3 and Motorstorm = £554.96
  2. Sony PlayStation 3 with Resistance: Fall of Man, Virtua Fighter 5, Virtua Tennis 3 = £564.96

For the record I’ve gone for package 2!!!

If spending over 500 pounds is too much then you can pre-order the PS3 from Amazon.co.uk for £424.99, this is for the console only…  To go to the correct page click here

I promise that the next blogs I post about will be about the Wii!!!!!!!!!

 

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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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Wii Stockists - My gripes with PC World continue… http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-stockists-my-gripes-with-pc-world-continue/ http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-stockists-my-gripes-with-pc-world-continue/#comments Sat, 09 Dec 2006 16:15:35 +0000 dhibell General Wii News Pre Order http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-stockists-my-gripes-with-pc-world-continue/ ***Update: 17/04/2007 - To learn how to order a Wii Console now click here to read one of my other posts*** 

 

Received a letter through the post this morning from PC World..

It states:

“Thankyou for pre-ordering your Wii with us.  As communicated at the time of your pre-order and due to the unprecendented demand for the console along with a European shortage in stock, we are currently unable to deliver your order.

However we are working closely with Nintendo to ensure we fulfil your pre-order by 16th December 06.

We are working on a first come, first served basis and we will write to you again, once your Wii pre-order is in store for collection.”

Hmmmm….

A load of rubbish really methinks.

  1. It wasn’t communicated at the time of my pre-order - When I asked if I could pre-order a Wii with them back in October, the baffled look I got from about 3 assistants was priceless!!! Idiots!!
  2. Why are they working on a first come, first served basis??
  3. And why write to me when MY WII that I’ve left a deposit for is in store…  Surely it would be better to contact me by a faster way than snail-mail!!!  RING ME!!! I GAVE YOU MY MOBILE NUMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone else got a bullsh*t letter like this?

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Wii Stockists - Why I now HATE PC World! http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-stockists-why-i-now-hate-pc-world/ http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-stockists-why-i-now-hate-pc-world/#comments Fri, 08 Dec 2006 15:32:19 +0000 dhibell General Wii News Pre Order http://www.howaboutawii.com/wii-stockists-why-i-now-hate-pc-world/  ***Update: 17/04/2007 - To learn how to order a Wii Console now click here to read one of my other posts*** 

 

As previously mentioned in one of my posts that in a moment of madness I pre-ordered my Wii from PC World.

I’ve just popped into my local store, and I’m NOT getting my Wii today!!!!!!!!!

Several insults were exchanged with the not-so-helpful duffer who told my this!  They can say that I WILL (yeah right!!) get a Wii before Christmas, but they can’t tell me when!!

NUMPTIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So rather than playing Wii Tennis, Golf, Bowling, Boxing, Baseball, and Zelda tonight I’ll be off down the pub to drown my sorrows!!!

Has anyone got their Wii from PC World today???

Has anyone got their Wii from HMV today?? (A mate of mine told me that they said that the delivery truck has crashed and so won’t be getting his Wii today either!!!!!!)

Has anyone in the UK got a Wii at all today???

Arrrrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please use this blog as a sounding board to vent your frustration, and join me in a lifetime boycott of PC World and the other companies that are a part of that empire!!!!

 

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Where you can still pre-order a Wii http://www.howaboutawii.com/where-you-can-still-pre-order-a-wii/ http://www.howaboutawii.com/where-you-can-still-pre-order-a-wii/#comments Sun, 26 Nov 2006 22:36:32 +0000 dhibell General Wii News Pre Order http://www.howaboutawii.com/where-you-can-still-pre-order-a-wii/ ***UPDATE***

All the sites below have stopped taking pre-orders now online…

You can still pre-order a Wii from HMV, however they state on their website:

“*Limited Availability: Owing to a limited supply of consoles from Nintendo, we are unlikely to be able to fulfil any further orders before Christmas. We will, of course, endeavour to get your Wii console to you as soon as we receive additional shipments from the supplier, on a first-come, first-served basis.”
 

The UK release date for the Wii is the 8th December.  So less than 2 weeks left for us UK punters to wait!!

So the big question is…

Where can you still pre-order a Wii??

Hopefully I can help you make your choice…  For the record, I’ve pre-ordered from HMV online and with PC World in the shop…  Hopefully, I’ll get at least one on the expected day!!!!

 

 RETAILER PRODUCT PRICE DELIVERY AVAILABLE GAMES PRICE  
   Wii + Wii Sports  £179.99   FREE  NO  £34.99  YES
   Wii + Wii Sports  £179.99    FREE  NO  £34.99  YES
   Wii + Wii Sports  £179.99   FREE  NO  £34.99  YES
   Wii + 4 games  £319.99   £6.50  NO  £34.98  YES
   Wii + Wii Sports + 1 game  £219.99   FREE  NO  £39.99  YES
   Wii + Wii Sports  £179.99   FREE  NO  £37.99  YES

 

 

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Where to pre-order your Wii - HMV.co.uk Review http://www.howaboutawii.com/where-to-pre-order-your-wii-hmvcouk-review/ http://www.howaboutawii.com/where-to-pre-order-your-wii-hmvcouk-review/#comments Sun, 12 Nov 2006 15:56:49 +0000 dhibell Pre Order http://www.howaboutawii.com/where-to-pre-order-your-wii-hmvcouk-review/ On my previous post about Play.com I recommended HMV as a good retailer to pre-order your Wii from.

There are multiple reasons why this is so true.            

 

The Wii Console itself is competitively priced at £179.99.  This includes the Wii Remote, Nunchuk attachment and Wii Sports.  And best of all delivery is free!!!

They have a decent selection of games that are available to pre-order as well.  These include the favourites such as Mario, Zelda, Super Smash Brothers, Red Steel etc.  I’d previously posted that the prices of the games were £32.99.  But they seem to have recently changed their tune: The new price for each game is £34.99!

 

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Where to pre-order your Wii - Play.com Update http://www.howaboutawii.com/where-to-pre-order-your-wii-playcom-update/ http://www.howaboutawii.com/where-to-pre-order-your-wii-playcom-update/#comments Tue, 07 Nov 2006 17:33:15 +0000 dhibell General Wii News Pre Order http://www.howaboutawii.com/where-to-pre-order-your-wii-playcom-update/ Many thanks to Steve who left a comment on my last post about Play.com.  Read the comment here

Steve kindly informed me that Play.com have changed their policy with Wii pre-orders.  He received an email saying that Play wouldn’t supply a Wii to him on launch day!!!!!  And he pre-ordered on the first day that they took orders!!!

Not really cricket from Play.com is it!!!

Is this the sign of things to come from all distributors of the Wii in the UK??  Hopefully it is not, and is just an isolated incident!!!  Or a lot of people, including ME, are going to be very angry and annoyed!!!

Steve also commented that they have raised the prices of their Wii games!!!  The last time I looked they were £32.99, and they are now £37.99!!

I’ve had a quick look around other retailers on the internet and games are still available for pre-order at £32.99.  The best I found that was still available was at HMV.

 

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