According to GameDaily, US consumers can expect the Wii shortage to continue through the winter holidays and into 2009. Nintendo’s Wii console is proving to be the most popular game system in history, but its demand is heightened by the limited number of products released from the Nintendo warehouses each month.
GameStop CEO Dan DeMatteo commented:
“I don’t see a near-term end in sight for Wii shortages, not unless they really ramp up supply. I think they’ve ramped it up 20 percent or so, but Nintendo is fairly cautious by nature. They ramped it up 20 and it’s still evaporating.”
The Wii outperformed both Sony’s PSP and the XBox in August, and is expected to sell over 300,000 units this month.
So, parents, if you are lucky enough to spot a Wii actually on the shelf, or its even more popular Wii Fit, now is the time to scoop it up before the winter holidays!