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.