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With all the talk about Nintendo purposefully generating lack  of supplied Wiis, this news is a little contradicting of what critics against Nintendo's supply issues are trying to suggest.

 

 

http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=16547

 

 

Industry News


December 7, 2007

Report: Nintendo To Pull TV Ads Following Wii Shortages

According to a new report, Nintendo of Japan is planning on withdrawing forthcoming television advertisements following continued mass supply shortages of the Wii, as it raises yearly worldwide shipping estimates to 17.5 million.

The Times Online report quotes a spokesman for the company saying continued demand "has been unprecedented and higher than Nintendo could ever have anticipated." As such, the spokesman says the company will be "looking at moving some advertising on some products into early 2008" as it wants to "act responsibly."

The Times report also notes that Nintendo now says it will ship 17.5 million units of the console worldwide this year, up from prior estimates of 14 million noted in Screen Digest research.

As of this October, the Wii found itself back on top of U.S. hardware sales with some 519,000 consoles sold, as Wii Fit raises weekly console sales in Japan.

POSTED: 12.35PM PST, 12/07/07 - Brandon Boyer - LINK


Numbers: Checker Players > Halo Players

Checkers Age and replayability > Halo Age and replayability

Therefore, Checkers > Halo

So, Checkers is a better game than Halo.

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Don't worry, I noticed I really butchered the thread title



Numbers: Checker Players > Halo Players

Checkers Age and replayability > Halo Age and replayability

Therefore, Checkers > Halo

So, Checkers is a better game than Halo.

This will kill sales literally.



 

mM

^how would it kill it sales



leo-j said:
This will kill sales literally.

 You're like the anti john lucas. I love it.



I'm a mod, come to me if there's mod'n to do. 

Chrizum is the best thing to happen to the internet, Period.

Serves me right for challenging his sales predictions!

Bet with dsisister44: Red Steel 2 will sell 1 million within it's first 365 days of sales.

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How would it kill sales you say? No commercails= lower demand sort of how the ps3 barely had any commercials during its terrible 2007 year.



 

mM

at this rate leo-j will be just as legendary as LJ.

a side comment: when soriku and leo-j first joined, it's was great fun watching those 2 kids debate. soriku seems to have matured a little faster than leo-j though, or maybe soriku's starting level was so low it's hard not to mature faster.



the Wii is an epidemic.

leo-j said:
How would it kill sales you say? No commercails= lower demand sort of how the ps3 barely had any commercials during its terrible 2007 year.

 Nintendo is pulling ads because the Wii is selling too fast...and it would be stupid for them to advertise a product that customers can't buy.  It'd be a waste of money on Nintendo's part, and as we all know, Nintendo doesn't like to waste money.

IF somehow having no TV ads for the Wii somehow killed its sales (*snickers*), then Nintendo can just put them back on, and it'll magically sell out again.  Obviously, the TV ads aren't even that big of a deal...it's selling out either way.



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Lol go wii! Nobody would have predicted this
2 years ago. What r the odds



God From the Machine

stof said:
leo-j said:
This will kill sales literally.

You're like the anti john lucas. I love it.

 

leo-j =l j

john lucas = j l

Coincidence? You decide. 

 

On-Topic, it does seem kind of mean if they kept the ads, towards those unable to get one. But I agree with whomever said to change them to game ads. The only game ad I see nowadays is Super Mario Galaxy. Give some 3rd party love, or just other games too.