Amazon to sell Wii on Sunday

[UPDATE] Online retailer expects quick sellout of unbundled consoles, says it has no PlayStation 3 systems to offer at launch.

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With mere days left until Nintendo's Wii arrives in North America, gamers resigned to camping out overnight for one of the consoles have been given another option. Instead, they can camp out in front of their computers, as Amazon this morning sent out an e-mail to customers saying that the Wii would be available for purchase from the online retailer "on 11/19, Sunday morning (PST)."

The e-mail was sent to customers who asked to be notified when Amazon began taking orders for the Nintendo Wii. The Web commerce giant said it expects a quick sellout of its entire allocation of systems, as the number of notification requests it received on the system was more than 100 times the number of units Amazon has to sell. However, it also expects "to receive periodic shipments" of Wii systems throughout the holidays.

[UPDATE] An Amazon.com representative told GameSpot that the Web site will not be requiring customers to purchase the Wii in a bundle with other games or accessories.

"Customers have consistently told us they don't like the high prices associated with those bundles, so we're not doing them," the representative said.

As for Amazon's PlayStation 3 launch plans, Sony fans can cross the retailer off their lists. The site hasn't taken pre-orders for the system, and the representative confirmed that it didn't have any in stock to make available at the system's official launch tomorrow.

Discussion

67 comments
puablo
puablo

Incase anyone still cares, Amazon sold them at 8am PST. It was available for about 10 minutes. I knew this beforehand and am east coast so I just rolled out of bed, bought one at 11am EST, already have a tracking number. However, the product page was littered with negative reviews of people using the product review function as a forum to complain about having to hit F5 all night since midnight. Clearly the knowledge that it was selling at the time that it did was quite limited.

TeamPlur
TeamPlur

well, it's past 8am PST and they still have not started selling. i made the mistake of staying up till 4am waiting and refreshing. Amazon... you failed me

ProPa1N
ProPa1N

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GrimBee
GrimBee

in europe, its sunday 7 hours before america... its just a shame we have to wait until december 8th, heh heh. Well, not really as Im not getting one til mid next year anyways ;)

MasterAsh42
MasterAsh42

Wal-Mart for me, too. . . Funny they can nab Wiis, but couldn't scrounge together any PS3s.

exavior17
exavior17

I think I'll stick to my plan of waiting from 6am (maybe a little later depending on how early others start lining up) till midnight at my local walmart tommorow to get one of the 20 they will have.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

i'll think about one when it's $100 :)

vjso2
vjso2

I really dont like to pay shipping charges so i will stick to Wal-Mart.

afrak300
afrak300

i feel sad for thoes poor people who have nothing better to do in there life but wait in line three days before the release fo a game system i like viedo games as much as the next guy but give me a break enough is enough. i really feel sorry for the peope up here i nminnsota is is cold here

poncho88x
poncho88x

Well this is alot better than waiting outside in the rain so im good with waitn a couple of days to come in the mail

Stephen5148
Stephen5148

well I won't be getting either system at launch mainly not going though the headache to get one maybe next month when more wiis are out there and I will get one. can't wait to see nintendos new system.

relmadrid84
relmadrid84

strange how I never get these emails even though I signed up to be notified stupid amazon ME 2

GrayWolf323
GrayWolf323

strange how I never get these emails even though I signed up to be notified :| stupid amazon

SpareJesus
SpareJesus

Sam_Lowery Well of course, we're the most violent, bloodthursty, lazy, moraily bankrupt people around. Having fun is a top priority for us. Here, here! :D

jazzkid212
jazzkid212

i dont think you need execesive waiting for the wii it sounds like if you get there early enough that any large retailer should have it without having to camp out if not im screwed

Staryoshi87
Staryoshi87

i'll be camping "in" at walmart...further proof that walmart has you covered for most everything :) woo 24 hour stores

cfamgcn
cfamgcn

I'll have to wait till Christmas to get a Wii ¬¬

buzzoinks
buzzoinks

foreboding feeling that I won't be getting a Wii for wiiks... damn, maybe I'll just buy the games in anticipation...

xxGnarKillxx
xxGnarKillxx

cesarotromundo Psh! IM CAMPING OUT its gonna be sooo fun! YEEUH!! i like a challenge. ( :

Psycho_Teen
Psycho_Teen

Wonder how bad the wii page will crash on amazon......

jrang
jrang

I'm sure glad they are announcing this to the whole damn world. I felt special when I found that email in my inbox this morning.

owner211
owner211

I'd rather get the WII from a store. That way, you can run out the doors screaming WEEEEEEEE!!! to everyone in line. yep. WEEEEEEEE!

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

yea u can camp out next to your computer now!

ocdog45
ocdog45

2nd chance. to bad i got no cash due to the ps3

mizzle1985
mizzle1985

amazon has the PS3 posted to sell on the 19th

Poltergeist13
Poltergeist13

Where I live there is usually only 20 people or so waiting to get a new console at the local Circuit City and Best Buy....and usually everybody walks away happy.

dmaez321
dmaez321

Will Amazon be selling PS3's tonight?

Sam_Lowery
Sam_Lowery

SpareJesus - "As much as I'd not like to live there, I admire your ability to get games far earlier than the country that most of America came from. " Well of course, we're the most violent, bloodthursty, lazy, moraily bankrupt people around. Having fun is a top priority for us.

nix6six6
nix6six6

they say Pacific Standard Time but they don't say when, "morning" could be a large window.

SpareJesus
SpareJesus

Hm, America gets the DS first, the PSP first, Guitar Hero almost a year first, Animal Crossing almost two years first, Guitar Hero 2..earlier.. As much as I'd not like to live there, I admire your ability to get games far earlier than the country that most of America came from. :P

johnman05
johnman05

FarCry: eastern time is about 3 hours ahead of pacific time....im guessing u can do the math.

adman64
adman64

sounds like a plan! however, i think that i'm going to be camping outside sunday night...i'm so excited to do it! it will be the first time i have ever done this for anything. go wii go!

FarCry194
FarCry194

What time is that in Eastern time?

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

only days away, o ne more work day and then the real WAITING begins!!

Berserker_2
Berserker_2

Amazon also has a vote to make 1000 Xbox 360 core units only $100. Go to TeamXbox.com for the article and link to vote.

SEr_803
SEr_803

wii comes in all packages

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

This is yet another good chance to get a Wii quick.

sccUniverse
sccUniverse

"Toadstool1969 kyosukeugc said, "the times i wish i wasn't broke... sorry Nintendo/Sony you'll have to wait!" Perhaps you should get a job, kyosukeugc." Toadstool1969, stop being an ass. Many people that post here DO work, we simply have bills to pay and don't rely on Mommy & Daddy for everything. Perhaps if we were all born into wealth and fed with a silver spoon we could be as enlightened as you....but, alas...

n0matter
n0matter

What time on Sunday? They specify a day and a time zone but I don't see any specific time listed. GG, Gamespot.