NOTE! All of this is subject to change! The only ones that know what's what for sure about the Wii is Nintendo. If they change their minds, there's nothing DVDBoxOffice can do other than match Nintendo.
1. What's in the box??
According to Nintendo, the Wii will come with the console, cables, and the sensor bar, one Wii remote and one nunchuk controller. One Wii game -- Wii Sports -- will also be included.
2. How many games will be availble at launch?
Hard to say at this point. Nintendo is guessing at around 30, including Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Excite Truck. Confirmation on 3rd Party games is still pending.
3. Why do you only take visa for this?
As with many of our more expensive items, we prefer to use Visa so that we can make use of the added security offered our customers via the Verified by Visa process. This is especially important in this case as popular items are often the most often bought in fraudulent purchases.
If you are a long-time customer with only a Mastercard to your name, we may be able to accomodate you. Contact our customer service department for more information.
4. How do I buy additional controllers?
We've recently posted the Remote, the Nunchuck, and a points card (details on which are pending) on our web site. We'll be adding more as information comes in, so keep an eye on the site for the latest additions.
5. Why is shipping so much?
When we first made the Wii available for preorder on our site, an oversite on our part inflated the frieght charges associated with it. This has since been corrected. Also, because there was no official weight given at that time, we had to guess at how heavy it would be. That is also no longer the case.
6. Is the Wii Region Free
This is especially tricky, but rumour has it both ways right now. It's probably safest to assume not, as these things rarely are. More on this as details come in.
7. Will you have stock on launch day?
Early indication is that we will have a number of consoles available for shipment on the day of the launch. How many? Your guess is as good as ours. Could be anywhere from 0 to hundreds, we just don't know yet. We are committed to filling orders as quickly as we can, but if Nintendo comes up short of consoles on launch day, then it may take some time to fill all of our orders.
8. Will My Wii be shipped on the day of the launch?
Orders are filled on a first come, first served basis. Therefore, the sooner you place your order, the higher up in the queue you will be. If we are short-stocked on the day of the launch, then we may not be able to fill all our orders immediately. See question 7 for more information on that.
9. Are the contents/price/release date etc. subject to change?
Most definately. Yes. Without a doubt. Launches of this nature have been nototiously messy in the past. We are optimistic, however, that being directly linked to Nintendo will minimize this, but there can be no guarantees at any point in regard to pricing, shipping, releases, contents etc. As mentioned above, if Nintendo changes their mind, then there's nothing we can do.
10. Will the Wii play my GameCube games?
11. How can I connect my Wii to the internet?
The Wii will come equipped with Wi-Fi capabilities, so I've you've got a Wireless Router in your home, you should be able to connect that way.
12. My dog ate my credit card! How do I order a Wii?
We will also accept payment via Wire Transfer. For more information please contact our customer service department.
13. (ooo... unlucky...) Will I need an adaptor to use my North American Wii in
Not too sure at this time. We'll let you know as soon as we can find out on this.
My brain is officially drained. If there's anything I've missed here, feel free to contact us for more information.
Last Updated Sept. 28