Nintendo World launch party for Wii U scheduled despite superstorm

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I was hoping that Nintendo would alter its console launch proceedings in the wake of Superstorm Sandy – after all, even the New York Marathon was called off following protests about its original plan to go forward – but apparently the show must go on.

In fact, Isaiah Triforce Johnsonn has officially bet on it. The guy’s been in NYC for some time now and has been notorious for showing up to be first in line for Nintendo events of this sort for the past eight years.

So has Reggie Fils-Aime, who’s on track to hand out the first Wii U over to him at the time of sale. The Regginator is probably also going to be heavily involved with the proceedings as usual, which are set to run from 6 p.m on November 17, 2012, until midnight.

Among the stuff to be sold at the event are NYC-themed Mario shirts (with proceeds going to benefit the American Red Cross to help with the storm recovery effort), all sorts of premium merchandise (while supplies last) and, of course, the Wii U itself.

So what do you think? Is the Red Cross merchandise benefit a good counterbalance in proceeding with the event as usual despite the circumstances? Will Isiah Triforce Johnsonn take the first sale again? Or should the event have even been scheduled at all? Fire off in the comments and let us know what you think!

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  • http://MSN Paula Davis

    Great article yes the show must go on! Who would expect different even with a hurricane?