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Old 05-04-2012, 04:29 PM   #1
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who remembers the Wii launch?

Anyone else remember how insane it was? It was crazy! I actually have a launch Wii myself, which my great grandmother got up at 5 a.m. to go stand in line and get me. I will never that ever, no matter what happens to it. lol
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:31 PM   #2
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Yeah me and my brother got one each. They were selling them for 800 on eBay, so we were tempted to sell one, but ended up keeping them.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:29 PM   #4
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I remember being the first at Gamestop to get it!
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:03 AM   #6
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I remember looking at all the ads for Toys-R-Us, Kmart, Walmart, etc trying to convince my mom to get me one for Christmas.

And....god, it's really been 6 years?




Where has the time gone....?
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:08 AM   #7
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I wasn't at the launch. But I do remember when I got mine. . .

My sister was 18 and I was 15. She bought the Wii with her tax refund a few months later. My sister never was much of a gamer. So naturally I was the one spending the most time on it for the next 3 years. When she went to move out she took it with her. I was devastated. I didn't have a PS3 or Xbox to play on. So what was I to do about newer games? That and I played Brawl on a regular basis with some online friends. For sometime after that I eventually saved up some spare money to buy myself a new one. It was also one of my first "major" purchases after I started working. So I was proud and beaming with happiness to get it back and it to never leave my side! (Until the WiiU comes out lol)
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:21 PM   #8
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:11 PM   #10
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