Wii? Whee!

Maybe it was guest blogger Paul Kimmelman’s dissection of the Wii shortage, or your many-voiced response. Regardless: Nintendo is boosting its Wii production:

Nintendo’s president acknowledged Friday that the shortage of the hit Wii game machine was “abnormal,” and promised production was being boosted to increase deliveries by next month.”We must do our best to fix this abnormal lack of stock,” Nintendo President Satoru Iwata told reporters. “We have not been able to properly foresee demand.”

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  1. Kent says:

    Bowling on Wii is great. It’s exactly like real bowling except there’s no bowling ball involved.

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  2. Kent says:

    Bowling on Wii is great. It’s exactly like real bowling except there’s no bowling ball involved.

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  3. mojotooth says:

    Which isn’t to say there couldn’t be bowling-like injuries. Carpal tunnel anyone?

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  4. mojotooth says:

    Which isn’t to say there couldn’t be bowling-like injuries. Carpal tunnel anyone?

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  5. matt nikkel says:

    I find Nintendo’s assertion that they are surprised by the high demand suspicious. In March Nintendo sold out of 259,000 Wiis in North America. In Feb. they sold out of 335,000 Wiis in North America. That’s essentially a 23% drop in supply for a system that has yet to catch up to its demand. The numbers are similar for Japan too. Meanwhile, Gamestop’s COO is claiming that the shortage of Wii’s is intentional on Nintendo’s part. I’m not usually one for conspiracy theories, but the numbers here just don’t add up.

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  6. matt nikkel says:

    I find Nintendo’s assertion that they are surprised by the high demand suspicious. In March Nintendo sold out of 259,000 Wiis in North America. In Feb. they sold out of 335,000 Wiis in North America. That’s essentially a 23% drop in supply for a system that has yet to catch up to its demand. The numbers are similar for Japan too. Meanwhile, Gamestop’s COO is claiming that the shortage of Wii’s is intentional on Nintendo’s part. I’m not usually one for conspiracy theories, but the numbers here just don’t add up.

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  7. markkkk says:

    It’s odd. The Wii is widely available here in Australia, despite its popularity. Why the difference between the two countries?

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  8. markkkk says:

    It’s odd. The Wii is widely available here in Australia, despite its popularity. Why the difference between the two countries?

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