With every big system launch, there’s always a line to stand in. If you reserved the console, your place in line isn’t as big a deal, but there’ll still be a bit of waiting associated with the big day. So, the question becomes, what do you do while waiting to bring home your new piece of technology? This is a question that I will need to face tomorrow morning, so here are 5 things I will be doing while in line for the Wii U tomorrow.
1. Play Some Paper Mario: Sticker Star
About a week ago, I picked up Paper Mario: Sticker Star and have been greatly enjoying it. While very different in pace and structure from the previous entries of the series, I find it to be super easy to jump in and out of quickly. This makes it a good game to play on a commute or perhaps while waiting in line for a new Nintendo console to release. It’s also a pretty sure bet that some other people will have their 3DS with them and I’m always up for some more Streetpass tags.
2. Chat with some excited Nintendo fans
I love waiting in line during a launch. Does that sound weird? One of my favorite parts of the whole process is feeling the air of excitement around the impending release and what better way to do just that than by talking to some fellow fans that feel the same way. I greatly enjoy hearing about what games other people are getting and why they chose the selection of products their picking up.
3. Wish I Had Reserved It In New York
It seems as though the Wii U was a pretty hard thing to get at midnight. Folks who reserved it at Gamestop, like myself, are waiting until the next morning to get it. My local store isn’t opening their doors tomorrow until around 11am, so I’ll likely be thinking about all the lucky folks up at the Nintendo World Store in New York City who’ll be getting the system at midnight.
4. Reading Some Impressions From Others
Smart phones are a beautiful invention. This piece of technology will allow me to go on the internet and find information about the product I’m about to get while I wait in line for the device. While I’d really like to keep a lot of the basic system stuff in the dark so I can experience it firsthand when I power on my new console, reviews and impressions of the launch titles are fair game.
5. Live tweet the whole thing
I’ll be doing live updates on my twitter account (@Hamsterman2049) while in line the whole time. Keep an eye out for these tweets with pictures of me picking up the new console and my journey home.