If you signed up for Xbox Live with your original date of birth (kudos to you for being honest), Microsoft tries to make it easy to promote your account to a full fledged “adult” account once you reach 18. If the embedded video above is no help, be sure to check out Xbox.com Support for more information.
That certainly didn’t take long. Hours after Nintendo announced the availability date and pricing for their upcoming Wii U console, Gamestop has already begun taking preorders. They were the first, several hours ahead of the others. Best Buy and Toys “R” Us have also begun their preorders.
The Wii U will come in two flavors at launch: a black, 32GB model, and a white 8GB system. The white system will be $299 and the black with additional storage capacity will run you a $50 premium. 64 days from now, you could have a glossy new console in your home. The question between now and then will be: will it be sold out everywhere this holiday season? Should you get your preorders done now and hope to get a console before you’re stuck without one? Or will you wait and try your luck, and believe that this generation of Nintendo console isn’t as big of a deal as the last? Although I’m certainly not expecting it to live up to the hype of the Wii, which was “hard to get” for three holiday seasons in a row, I would expect it to be a top ticket item this year.
As of the time of publication, we’re still waiting for Amazon’s preorder page to go live, but we’ll be sure to update with a link when it becomes available.
I’ve been watching my stats, and although the extreme majority of traffic to my website is obviously from the US and UK, as well as other English-as-a-first-language nations, more and more visitors who don’t speak English natively are finding their way to this little website. I can even see some of the translation sites showing up in my traffic logs. Well, thanks to a plugin from WordPress community developer lovelucy, every post now has a “Translate” link near the bottom, next to the various social networking “share” buttons. It’s powered by Bing Translator and appears to work pretty well. I hope this helps some of you, and if anyone has any questions or suggestions for making the site easier to access internationally, please leave a comment or contact me and let me know!