The above is a link to an interview with Reggie Fils-Aime. I only wanted to highlight one of his responses, but the entire thing is worth a read.
GP: Then, do you feel from Nintendo's point of view that the Blue Ocean message has been delivered?
RF: I don't believe we have gotten the message out there as broadly as we can to the consumer. Why do I say that? Because some 30-year-old who hasn't played video games either ever or certainly in the last five or 10 years can't go to a store and buy a Wii today. We're so constantly out of stock, that I don't believe we have been able to effectively get our message out. That's why this year's holiday time period is so important to us. We want consumers to be able to walk in off the street and find our products.
I think this is pretty convincing evidence that nintendo is stock piling wii consoles for this holiday season. If this is true, is this a wise business deceision? How bad would it be if Nintendo could NOT keep wii's on the shelf this holiday? Do you think they have the ability to keep wii's on the shelf this christmas?