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It's still feasible that there are Wii shortage in Japan if Nintendo is putting more effort into the US and European markets. Whatever the situation in Japan is by all accounts they're worse in the US and Europe. Shortages everywhere, and I don't think it will be solved for at least a few more months. In Japan you might have a shot to find a Wii, in the other two if you're not at exactly the right place at the right time you're out of luck.



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Sintinel said: You completely missed the point Diomedes. Demand has not slacked off any measurable amount. The Wii is still supply constrained everywhere. Meaning that all we can say about demand is that it is at least equal to supply. It's probably a lot more, but that can't be measured.
Its you who missed the point .At least in my country the Wii isnt supply costrained anymore ,and I highly doubt Nintendo is manufacturing and shipping half the consoles as one month before .The consoles cant be sent anywhere in the world ,they are region locked and specifically for the NTSC or PAL markets and have their special cables ,packages etc .You may think the demand hasnt slacked off anything anywhere but when I go to the stores and see piles of Wii and nobody exactly fighting over those for purchasing my eyes simply deny what you say.It would be useful to have some japanese readers here to say if the console is sold out everywhere in Japan ,but I can tell you as sure as 2+2=4 that it isnt here.The reasoning about Nintendo sending the machines here could be plausible if it wasnt simply because it is techinically impossible (region locked ,different TV standards ,electicity issues ,packaging ),and Nintendo holding the machines at warehouses for Paper Mario ,a game until 2 months ago of the Game Cube recently passed to the Wii ,altough not entirely impossible seems more wishful thinking to justify the drop of console sales (in all the three territories ) than anything .Hype had to die down a bit and console sales fall something one day ,and by all purposes thats exactly whats happening now .



Diomedes1976 said: Sintinel said: You completely missed the point Diomedes. Demand has not slacked off any measurable amount. The Wii is still supply constrained everywhere. Meaning that all we can say about demand is that it is at least equal to supply. It's probably a lot more, but that can't be measured. Its you who missed the point .At least in my country the Wii isnt supply costrained anymore ,and I highly doubt Nintendo is manufacturing and shipping half the consoles as one month before .The consoles cant be sent anywhere in the world ,they are region locked and specifically for the NTSC or PAL markets and have their special cables ,packages etc .You may think the demand hasnt slacked off anything anywhere but when I go to the stores and see piles of Wii and nobody exactly fighting over those for purchasing my eyes simply deny what you say.It would be useful to have some japanese readers here to say if the console is sold out everywhere in Japan ,but I can tell you as sure as 2+2=4 that it isnt here.The reasoning about Nintendo sending the machines here could be plausible if it wasnt simply because it is techinically impossible (region locked ,different TV standards ,electicity issues ,packaging ),and Nintendo holding the machines at warehouses for Paper Mario ,a game until 2 months ago of the Game Cube recently passed to the Wii ,altough not entirely impossible seems more wishful thinking to justify the drop of console sales (in all the three territories ) than anything .Hype had to die down a bit and console sales fall something one day ,and by all purposes thats exactly whats happening now .
I´m sorry but... 1) the consoles are all manufactured at the same time and when Nintendo decides to ship more Wii to europe or to the US than you can see the result about one or two weeks later. It isn´t impossible to improve the shipments for one continent - look at the DS: it was sold out in January and mysterously the Japan hardware numbers decreased while the DS sold an awesome 500k in the US. I don´t know if the Wii is still sold out in Japan but your point is incorrect. 2) The numbers per day in the US were up since january, february was (for the NPD group) just 10 days shorter than january. So again: I don´t know if Wii is still sold out in Japan. I just don´t think your arguments are correct.



Diomedes1976 said: Sintinel said: You completely missed the point Diomedes. Demand has not slacked off any measurable amount. The Wii is still supply constrained everywhere. Meaning that all we can say about demand is that it is at least equal to supply. It's probably a lot more, but that can't be measured. Its you who missed the point .At least in my country the Wii isnt supply costrained anymore ,and I highly doubt Nintendo is manufacturing and shipping half the consoles as one month before .The consoles cant be sent anywhere in the world ,they are region locked and specifically for the NTSC or PAL markets and have their special cables ,packages etc .You may think the demand hasnt slacked off anything anywhere but when I go to the stores and see piles of Wii and nobody exactly fighting over those for purchasing my eyes simply deny what you say.It would be useful to have some japanese readers here to say if the console is sold out everywhere in Japan ,but I can tell you as sure as 2+2=4 that it isnt here.The reasoning about Nintendo sending the machines here could be plausible if it wasnt simply because it is techinically impossible (region locked ,different TV standards ,electicity issues ,packaging ),and Nintendo holding the machines at warehouses for Paper Mario ,a game until 2 months ago of the Game Cube recently passed to the Wii ,altough not entirely impossible seems more wishful thinking to justify the drop of console sales (in all the three territories ) than anything .Hype had to die down a bit and console sales fall something one day ,and by all purposes thats exactly whats happening now .
You don't get it do you? We don't mean that Nintendo manufactures Japan consoles and suddenly they send them to Europe. Maybe Nintendo manufactures more European or US consoles than Japanese




This argument is getting kind of pointless (well, more pointless then most argments here) ... Over the next 3 weeks we will have a much better idea on whether the Wii is seeing long term sales decreases or whether it was a supply dip ...



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ioi said: Just a quick point I wanted to make - a few have suggested that Wii sales have been slowing in Japan the last few weeks - from all reports we have had this isn't really the case - obviously the sales are lower, but this is simply because shipments are fluctuating and we happen to have hit a lower spot at the moment.
We happen to have hit a lower spot for quite a few weeks on the trot now...



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Just go and have a quick spin around amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.co.uk, amazon.de, amazon.fr and amazon.co.jp. "Out of stock", "expédié sous 1 à 2 mois", "versandfertig in 1 bis 2 Monaten" (hint: "mois" and "Monate" are months)... The Wii is still seriously sold out around the world. Oh, and by the way: Amazon has given up any preorder / bundle concoctions for the European PS3 release. If you order it now, you can get it on the day of release, without any restrictions or shortage scares. Amazon.co.uk even offers £5 off for any PS3 game of your choice. Seems like a huge PS3 shipping is rolling to Europe, probably above 2 million units.



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I agree with happy squirrel, i think that we don't have enough data to assume anything, there is no problem in saying what you think/hope happened last week, but I think there is no way to be sure about it until we see the next few charts.



reverie said: Just go and have a quick spin around amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.co.uk, amazon.de, amazon.fr and amazon.co.jp. "Out of stock", "expédié sous 1 à 2 mois", "versandfertig in 1 bis 2 Monaten" (hint: "mois" and "Monate" are months)... The Wii is still seriously sold out around the world. Oh, and by the way: Amazon has given up any preorder / bundle concoctions for the European PS3 release. If you order it now, you can get it on the day of release, without any restrictions or shortage scares. Amazon.co.uk even offers £5 off for any PS3 game of your choice. Seems like a huge PS3 shipping is rolling to Europe, probably above 2 million units.
2 million units is as much as the total sales of the PS3 so far...



Isn't Sony still stating that their Pal territories launch will be one million units?



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Serves me right for challenging his sales predictions!

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