I just got this email from Gamestop regarding my pre-order of Super Mario Galaxy for Nintendo Wii:Dear Customer,
You have signed up to receive release date changes for:
Super Mario Galaxy
Old Release Date – 11/30/2007
New Release Date – 12/31/2007
When I made the order back in January, the release date was 4/1/2007. In February, I got an email saying that it was being delayed until 11/1/2007. Now I won’t get it until next year since it’s the New Year’s holiday around that time.
This better be the best game of all time to make us wait like this.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how it’s necessary to get some Wii things early. It turned out that Gamestop has sold out its pre-orders of Wii Play… two weeks before it comes out in the U.S.
However, if you’re still looking for a regular Wii-mote, I got mine at the Nintendo online store. I ordered a couple of weeks ago although they said it was on back order for two weeks. I ended up getting it 10 days before the supposed back order availability date.
I just preordered Wii Play thanks to a tip from Dealnews. It’s $50 for the game Wii Play and a Wiimote. It is coming out in one month on February 12. I’ve learned during the past 2 months that if I want anything Wii-related, I need to get it early, even earlier than early by pre-ordering. Even after the winter holiday season, Wii consoles and accessories are incredibly hard to find.
If you’re looking to get the max number of wiimotes for your console, you might want to hold off the purchase of the fourth one so you can get Wii Play. The Wiimote is usually $40, so for $10 you get a fun party game that will make use of the additional controllers. Or maybe they’re trying to promote it as you’re getting a game at regular price of $50 and getting a wiimote free. Regardless, it’s a pretty good deal.
Update: Gamestop Wii Play pre-orders sold out