The Nintendo World Store is located in New York City. It's one of those stores that every Nintendo fan has to visit once in their life. The store also serves a second purpose as it turns into party central when a new console launches.
The Wii U launched last Sunday, and Nintendo decided to film the entire thing. Nintendo of America President and gamer celebrity Reggie Fils-Aime was on site to spout a few of the fan's favorite memes. It would be annoying if it was anybody else, but Reggie asking if your body is ready is just way too endearing.
As expected, Triforce Johnson was the first person to get a Wii U. He was in line since late October, and his patience and persistence paid off. The others who were there seemed pretty excited to be picking up their console at the Nintendo World Store. It's not known if people actually traveled out of state to be there, but it wouldn't surprise me.
The Wii U has yet to launch in Europe and Japan. It will be interesting to see if the launches in those territories are as crazy as they were here in the US.