A while back I told you guys that Sam's Club was going to take pre-orders for Super Smash Bros. What was interesting is that they also decided to do a midnight launch for the game with at least 20 Wiis in stock at each location. I've been itching to get myself a Wii for a while now, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.
Let me start off by telling you that I'm sick and tired of Winter. I live in the Midwest, and 17-degree weather just sucks. Some of the crazier people started lining up at 8pm in such temperatures. I knew they had 33 consoles in stock, and given the lack of advertising Sam's Club has done for this event I figured I could wait until 10:30 or so. Thankfully I was correct in my assumption and managed to get there and secure a good spot in line.
I was happy to hear that they were only going to allow one console per membership, rather than per person. They didn't tell us this until around 11:30 when they came to hand out tickets. It just happened to be at about this time that about 20 or so people sprang forth from their cars to stand with family members at the front of the line. They were intending to each purchase a console, then distribute them as they saw fit. They were sorely disappointed, and some even tried to argue the point, but the employees stood resolute in their decision.
To give you an idea of just how many people were trying to grab extra Wiis, there were around 25 people in front of me (after they came from their cars). When the tickets were handed out, I was number 13. What was more amusing was that I was number 8 for Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
My adventure was a successful one and I now have myself a Wii, so look for game reviews on the console in the coming days. The first one will likely go up tomorrow and as you may have guessed, it will be Super Smash Bros. Brawl. I had a little time to play it by myself yesterday and I was impressed. Today I've got a few friends coming over to test the multiplayer modes.