Yes, the internet rumors are true about EB/GS taking pre-orders for the Wii on Friday 10/13.
HOWEVER, there is a big catch (according to my source). EB/GS are ONLY offering the pre-order to those that pre-ordered any Wii games, will they will get a call tonight to come in and pre-order a console. From my understanding, it will be up to the individual store Manager on who and how they let pre-orders occur after the above mentioned are satisfied, but after the 360 fiasco, stores are being watched like a hawk and playing it pretty much by the rules. In addition, EB/GS is receiving fewer units for the Wii than first thought, which is why they are using this policy.
Bottom line is that if you want a Wii from EB/Gamestop, get yourself up there today to find out if that store is sticking with the policy of pre-ordered games only.