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    Default Is it weird that Wii is going to be released on a Sunday?

    Arent systems usually launched during the week instead of the weekend?

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    Both the DS and DS Lite were launched on Sundays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabid Peanut-Butter
    Both the DS and DS Lite were launched on Sundays.
    huh. Maybe its a nintendo thing? Ive only bought 2 other consoles at launch. So not much experience with them...

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    Didn't the GameCube launch on a Sunday? Or am I mistaken?
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    Doesn't it have to do with some law in Japan? Something about consoles not being allowed to launch on a school/work day?

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    I thought N64 was launched on a Sunday? I think Nintendo just launches on Sundays.

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    I think its a bit unusual, but not a big deal at all.

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    Default hmmm...

    That means they will be in stores on Friday or Saturday....plenty of opportunity to break the street date...

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    True, but recently on Nintendo hardware?

    I figure Nintendo have cottoned onto the fact Sunday is the one day when most people are going to be free and available to actually visit a store and either pickup their pre-order or buy it from the shelf. It also means kids won't have the need to skip school either (unless you're one of those real unlucky ones).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuken
    That means they will be in stores on Friday or Saturday....plenty of opportunity to break the street date...

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    Hell, in some places they will probably have them almost a week before.

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    IIRC, I bought my DS (ds fat) on launch day, which was a Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuken
    plenty of opportunity to break the street date
    I wonder if FYE would do it.

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    It almost makes you want to think snes was also released on a sunday.

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    Its Wii Sunday. if only they could wait 10 days to lunch it on my b-day
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    Sunday sunday sunday,
    I am happy it is on a weekend. I work waaayyy too much during the week. What in the world is wrong with me??

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    Not weird at all... I remember getting both my DS and my GameCube on Sundays.
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    A Sunday launch isn't that weird, considering that many retail stores do "Sunday through Saturday" sales circulars.

    I wonder how retail stores will handle advertising the Wii / PS3 system launches, since they are so close together.
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    just spoke with a manager at Best Buy. he thinks that retail stores including his will put them on the shelves before the release date. according to him, no sense of keeping them in the stock room.

    i wonder what nintendo would think of this?
    anyone else hear that info?

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    Default Re: hmmm...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kejoriv
    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuken
    plenty of opportunity to break the street date
    I wonder if FYE would do it.
    I took a look at the email notices we got on it. We're under strict orders not to show it off or have any on the sales floor until the street date.
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