Toys"R"Us has just gone above and beyond the call of corporate greed. The retailer is offering what is perhaps the worst next-gen console "bundle" in the history of gaming: a Nintendo Wii and 10 games (No 1st Party titles) for $700.
I wouldn't call Zack and Wiki Crappy at all.
GeoWars and RRR2 makes one heck of good games. the rest? ew.
See, last year it was 5 games. now that the Wii has more games. they want to bundle 10 games. Wonder if next year will be 20 games!
don't blame the retailers for being smart. blame the consumers for being stupid enough to buy it.
Oh...look at the evil corporation who is trying to make money by providing something that is in demand.
Hey, if people don't like it they do not have to buy it.
Let keep in mind two things:1) They're a private company and profits speak louder than anything else and 2)Like the person above me it's the dumba$$ consumers who are buying this so don't be mad at the company if they're trying to milk the Wii cow, Hell the developers are doing it too.
the attach rate for games is low on the wii, these are games that wont sell if they dont bundle. supply and demand if there willing to pay it let them plus why is it ok for some one on graigs list or ebay to make a 300% profit whyll the retailers only assking for its 20%?
didnt nintendo make an official announcement about not allowing retailers to do this??
which said that they didn't like what they were doing, but there is nothing they can do.
F*** them! They lost my business in 2008.
And Nintendo can stop shipments to d*ckhead businesses like Toys'RUs.
exactly crazy, they did.
But consumers walk into the store or call up the site customer support and they lie to them telling the consumer it is Nintendo forcing them to do this. The quote by one individual on toysrus.com states it perfectly...
“I have only played on the wii at a friends house. I would like to buy a system. I am disappointed with nintendo’s decision to limit the amount of systems in the stores, and force people to buy an overpriced bundle package. I will be patient, but the longer I wait the more I am considering the XBOX 360…”
- Disappointed from USA
It's not like Nintendo's target audience is smart enough to know the difference anyway. :-/
THE SOCCER MOMS'S ONLY CONCERN IS THAT THE CONSOLE WORKS.THAT'S ABOUT IT.
Couldn't have put it better myself!!
didnt they do that when the 360 luanched? it isnt illegal sadly, but Toys R'us is digging their own grave with ridiculous customer expectations. I say screw em, for once I'll take wal mart over the other guy.
pretty soon there wont be a toys r'us, sucks for the employees though
They offer a Wii bundle to the tune of $600.
Everyone is trying to use Wii shortages to their advantage and this is just one retailer abusing people's hunger for Wii. But hey, when some consumers are dumb enough to pay more than $300 for Wii then they deserve it.
Jeez. For that price, they should at least include a tube of Vaseline.
Classic. Bubbles for you my friend :)
so you can clean up afterwards.
That was one of the funniest comments i've ever seen since i've been on this site. You don't need them but bubbles up!!
Zack and Wiki GeoWars and RRR2 are really good game
but the rest are crap
and i am that too sure about Soulcaliber Legends”
Dewy's Adventure has gotten some decent reviews, however, unlike Z & W, it seems pretty much impossible to overcome the fact that it looks like a cartoon aimed at toddlers.
But I give them just the smallest amount of credit for not putting in a title like Anabus 2, Cruisin', or Escape from Bug Island.
Meh it will still sell out.
Haha, "Bend Over Bundle" indeed. They should put that in the ads. But hey, some people are desperate enough, they will sell a bunch of them. Ten years ago people were shelling out thousands for Beanie Babies, this is no different. Well, at least the Wii has value.
The "R" stands for rape
Bubbles for you... xD
Please tell me you read Explosm!
"What does the 'A-R' stand for?"
Ass rape? Though isn't all rape ass rape really?
Toys Rape Us
I don't know about yours, but mine do
Toys R Us Wii Bundle next year will include mandatory shares of Toys R Us corporate stock.
it's the consumers who are the idiots for buying that stuff. without taking they're heads out of they're arses and breaking down the "bundle" and seeing what is actually being saved. That "bundle" is pretty much 250 for a wii and 45 for each game. What a ripoff. However needless to say that those games don't matter to a kid and they'll play it anyway.
Just return the games you do not want. I did that with the Wal-Mart bundle :P
I did that at toys r us when the Wii just came out. It came with like spiderman or some lousy game i didn't want and I just returned the game. I ended up only paying lke 230 for the wii because they gave me the full 50 back for the game. I don't know if it was a mistake or a problem with thier system.
That's one way to improve the Wii's attach rate... lol
Ps3=mercedes xbox 360= Ford Contour Wii= Geo metro.
Be Smart!! Choose wisely.
i bet that bundle still outsold the xbox 360 and sony ps3 garbages while they are priced lower.... and the best games are coming in 08 for wii so that spells doom for fanboys
Top Wii games for 2008 are as follows: Mario goes to the john, Mario IS a 'john', Mario Meth Party 9, Super Mario Bend Over Brothers, Legend of Zelda 7: Link Needs Pants, Super Smash Naked Wrestling, and Luigi's Mansion 5: Outta the Closet
that is greedy though.. coming from toys r us too...
When they said "crappy" titles, I expected games like Cruis N and etc.
It's just good business, if you really wanted a console that bad, you should've ordered one months before it came out like I did.
Greedy bast*ards, i hope they lose 1 billions dollars and learn there lesson.
who gets there games from that store anyway
As long as all the games come wrapped, it seems like you could go the 5 free blurays route and just trade in the games you don't want at a Wal-Mart for in-store credit. You are allowed 3 full trade-ins every 3 months. I am not QUITE sure of the amount you are allowed to trade in for each time, but I did 4 unwrapped Blu-rays on one of my trade-ins for a total of 105 bucks and then later traded in 4 unwrapped HDDVDs for another 90 bucks. They give you in-store credit equal to how much their price is if bought new. You could get about 400 bucks in in-store credit, and use that money for groceries or just get some video games you need.
They have taken out the 10 game bundle to replace them with 2 even worse ones. Now they can be individually bought for a cheaper price at amazon.com.
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