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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by IwantWii, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. IwantWii

    IwantWii WiiChat Member

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    how come they are having such a hard time producing Wii's for us americans?
    Its been over a year and its still impossible to go to your local best buy/ game stop and just but one...
    I know its probably a stupid question but no one i have talked to knows why Nintendo cant make them fast enough.
    :mad2:
     
  2. nic7

    nic7 Wiichat Member

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    I think they are trying their best to get wii's out. They were caught surprised by the popularity and are working on fixing the problem. Hopefully wiis will be readily available by mid 2008.
     
  3. largedarry

    largedarry Waiting For Tomorrow

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    I don't want to be rude, but if you take a look at this forum (or pretty much anywhere else on the internet) the Wii's are on shortage everywhere. They are producing and selling roughly 1.2 million Wii's per week. This is the limit that Nintendo currently has on production quantities and if the demand for the Wii actually slowed down across the globe you would find it easier to get a Wii, but until then you will have a hard time finding a Wii anywhere.

    Take a look at this website for the Wii hardware sales http://www.vgchartz.com/
     
  4. Beatle14

    Beatle14 WiiChat Member

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    what do you mean "for us americans".. theres trouble all over the world you cant buy them anywhere... and they are making the pretty fast i mean they seem to be selling enough
     
  5. romj

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    Production is at 1.8 million wiis a month. The demand is just that high! Nintendo is doing it's best to fill this unprecedented demand. The problem is not only for "us Americans" but globally as well.
     
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    There is no way Nintendo is selling 1.2 million Wiis each week. It's just impossible. The Wii has sold around 13 million consoles since it's release in November 2006. Do the math, there is no way your number makes sense.

    EDIT: If you read the post above this, you will see that Nintendo is producing 1.8 million Wii's each month. That means about 450,000 Wiis each week.
     
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    It's actually over 18 million. But, either way, 1.2 a week X roughly 57 weeks X the inability to find one would equal over 68 million sold. And that's obviously off.
     
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    alwoh WiiChat Member

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    All I know is that Toys R Us is the best place to get them. Mine just got a shipment of 45 in, so I got there around noon they still had a good 30 left.
     
  9. CantGetAWii

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    Nintendo is producing what they can, but demand is still very high as some may be able to tell.

    Production should even out by April of next year, where Nintendo has plans of dishing out 3-4 million consoles rather than 1.8.

    There is no conspiracy behind this, Nintendo doesn't have some crazy plan like some out there like to believe :lol:
     
  10. FLYNNN

    FLYNNN Join The Sonic Fan Club!

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    Personally I think target is best for buying at a store,, otherwise wait for a large shipment and people who buy them and sell them on Ebay sell them like 50-100 less because of the large shipment better supply, also the saying the US isn't getting enough is a lie, I heard 1/3 of all Wii's made are shipped to the US, anymore wouldn't be fair to, well everyone else.
     
  11. Deanis

    Deanis Tip#67: Sell Your Wii

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    I reckon the shortage may have also come from Nintendo producing Black Wii's and Black controllers atm and has to share production of them with White Wii's, so it means that theyre limited to the amount of Wii's they can make atm. Its only a theory though, dont quote me on it.
     
  12. Wulf

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    Son, do you have any idea how many they are making a month?

    Alot.
     
  13. LevesqueIsKing

    LevesqueIsKing An Instant Classic

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    There's nothing 'wrong' with them. Blame the easily manipulated people that think the wii is a good health investment.

    And for all you saying its 'impossible' to buy one, somebody is, so try harder.
     
  14. nickg2894

    nickg2894 mii love my wii

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    we (canada) also has a shortage and people buys and sell them at e-bay and it in high demand because of the holidays so nintendo r having a hard time
     
  15. kronau

    kronau Nice And Simple

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    nintendo is holding back for reasons unknown
     
  16. sagema

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    Do you have any idea how much they are at now? If the Wii gets up to 3-4 million units a month they will sell 50 million Wii's by the end of 2008! That's half of what the PS2 did in 6 years. That's insane! Reggie said Nintendo will continue to add in more plants in 2008 and raise the production even higher.
     
  17. Ron V.

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    They've simply reached their maximum manufacturing capacity.

    I had only tried two times trying to get a Wii and lucked out on my second try. What I did was wait for the weekly ads to come out on Sunday morning showing Wiis on sale. I call up and ask if they have any left. First time Best Buy didn't have any left (called Sunday afternoon). Second time on another Sunday, Circuit City had some left (called in the morning). They wouldn't tell me how many they had left so I got my card, jumped in my car, and picked one up at about noon Sunday. (This was around October '07.) Keep and eye on the ads (can be done on line) Sunday morning, when you see Wiis on sale, call up to be sure of supply, and head on down the store.
     
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    if you cant buy a wii, just buy a playstation3
     
  19. shrek4wii

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    ^^
    That's sacrilege.
    Listen, it's impossible for anyone to get a Wii right now b/c as soon as some store gets one, some old lady snaps it up 4 her grandson, so...
     
  20. miiwiiwii

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    what are u talking about steeler dude?have u read the guidlines to this site?stick to the topic. help him find a way to get a wii. and with that even said this is wii chat online not ps3chatonline.and i dont hate ps3 its just that this is a wii fan site.
     

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