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It's that time again... Is the Wii shortage coming to an end?

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Saw Wiis in 2 stores today, something I've not seen since the day before last Thanksgiving (when they were stocking up for Black Friday).

There were at least 2 at the local WM, and possibly dozens in our TRU, which has been consistently selling out their Wii's every other Sunday well into 2008. The TRU had signs in the window advertising this shipment, so clearly they expected it to be big.

Of course these are just 2 blips, possibly coincidental. More data are needed.



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very very doubtful.

sales dont change this much week to week unless there is supply issues.

just look at this weeks wii sales compared to last.



dont forget here in the us mario kart comes out on the 27th so it might be a bit of stock for the release already leaking out i expect big wii sales when mario kart hits over here. so whatever wii's are out there in stock wont be for long.



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misterd said:

Saw Wiis in 2 stores today, something I've not seen since the day before last Thanksgiving (when they were stocking up for Black Friday).

There were at least 2 at the local WM, and possibly dozens in our TRU, which has been consistently selling out their Wii's every other Sunday well into 2008. The TRU had signs in the window advertising this shipment, so clearly they expected it to be big.

Of course these are just 2 blips, possibly coincidental. More data are needed.


Remember when we were all talking about stockpiling until after they met their hardware predictions for march?

 

Well, now you are seeing the result of that stockpiling.

 

Instead of alternating between 60 and 140k ever other week, we're not seeing 95 to 200+k every two weeks.

 

There really isn't a better explaination than that. You should know this already. The Wii did 200k last week.

 

Lemme give you a hint.

 

When this page:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-0045496880019-Wii/dp/B0009VXBAQ/ref=pd_bbs_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1208936099&sr=8-1

 

Says "In Stock" for a month straight, then we're getting close to meeting demand.

 

/thread...and I NEVER say "/thread" 



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It's the closing Mario Kart and Wii Fit launch. What i'm most interested in, is that does the supply come from stockpiling or increased production.



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Nintendo is probably flooding the market with Wiis to promote MK Wii's release in North America and to make PS360 GTAIV hardware spike look less impressive.



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Also, lol:

Playstation 3 20gb on amazon: 3.5/5 star rating

Nintendo Wii: 4.5/5 star rating

That's the only sku I looked at though.

The customers at Amazon pwn, lol.



I don't need your console war.
It feeds the rich while it buries the poor.
You're power hungry, spinnin' stories, and bein' graphics whores.
I don't need your console war.

NO NO, NO NO NO.

I was at Wal-mart yesterday and noticed a Wii in the shelf. It was bought before I left the electronics department.



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I have occasionally seen Wiis in stock. (mostly bundled at Costco) As a poster above mentioned, I will call the wii shortage officially over when Amazon has a non-bundled Wii in stock for a 1 week time period. I am beginning to doubt that it will happen this year.



With Mario Kart Wii and WiiFit and WiiWare upon us, the shortage is all but over.



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