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Yep it's the Wii shortage episdoe 3, the difference is that this time it's in a time period when people should not be buying games but preparing their taxes.

NPD's December totals show that Sony sold through 1.36 million PS3 units in the U.S, which was the best month ever for the console. According to Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia, the PS3 is keeping its momentum in January. In advance of NPD's January data (expected February 12), Bhatia said that Sony’s PS3 "will have the best year-over-year growth in January among all consoles." 

Meanwhile, he believes that Wii sales are hurting because of a hardware shortage, which is affecting overall totals for January. "...our checks show Nintendo’s Wii console is currently experiencing meaningful shortages. We view this as temporary but expect it to have negatively affected January hardware sales," he said. Sterne Agee's channel checks revealed that just 28% of the stores they called in January had the Wii in stock. GameStop did fare better, however, as 47% of GameStop's stores had the Wii in stock.



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I can believe this. I wonder how many units got airlifted in from the January allocations to meet the December demand.
I also have noticed blank spaces where the units are supposed to be in my local Wal-Marts and Target.

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LOL at the PS3 yoy increase comment. Considering how terrible the PS3 was doing in the first eight months of 2009, this was a given.



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Local GameStop near me is all out of Wiis and Wii Fits. Won't be getting more till next week some time.

I am guessing it is either as Mike suggested, or the shortages are because they are getting all back stock out before starting to offer colored Wiis.



So that's that. It's unfortunate, but at the same time a relief that demand wasn't simply collapsing.



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RolStoppable said:
LOL at the PS3 yoy increase comment. Considering how terrible the PS3 was doing in the first eight months of 2009, this was a given.


This.



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RolStoppable said:
LOL at the PS3 yoy increase comment. Considering how terrible the PS3 was doing in the first eight months of 2009, this was a given.


Rol is back! :o

Anyway I'm not surprised. The Wii had a monstrous holiday and some pretty good sales following. There's still lots more demand.




RolStoppable said:
LOL at the PS3 yoy increase comment. Considering how terrible the PS3 was doing in the first eight months of 2009, this was a given.

Let's suppose he followed that with "but that's a given considering the poor sales this time last year". You think the journalist would put that in?



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lol, we're back to shortages? Longest fad ever...



I guess Nintendo shouldn't have cut back production after all.



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