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Wii Shortage Thru Christmas

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by mariomania, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. mariomania

    mariomania WiiChat Member

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    Nintendo says there will be a shortage of the top selling Wii thru Christmas.

    Better start looking now if you want one.
     
  2. daviduk200

    daviduk200 The XBOX 360 Guy

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    but they have like a whole 2 n a half months till xmas they should start working their asses off
     
  3. KrisKhaos

    KrisKhaos Retro Gamer

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    I think that is the point, they already ARE working there asses off and barely keeping up with non-seasonal demand. lol

    This isn't a surprise to me and was expected. :)
     
  4. zurukea

    zurukea Billy Talent is awesomest

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    Everyone already knew this, the demand is so high that with every passing day towards with christmas, there will be less and less. i knew a person who bought 12 wiis for family members so just imigange how many they sell at Christmas I'm getting a DS for Christmas so I hope theres no shortage of them around Christmas
     
  5. mariomania

    mariomania WiiChat Member

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    Of course you can pick one up on the Bay with no problem if you don't mind paying a premium.
     
  6. Dark Wolf

    Dark Wolf Wii Wannabe

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    As long as I can find a Wii on November, 18th I'll be happy. :)
     
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    It has nothing to do with their production.
    They're not lacking on that at all. Its the demand, not the supply.

    So many people are still looking for a Wii, even to this day its hard to find one sitting on the shelf.
    Demand is even higher now, with the release of some really good games like Brawl and Galaxy.
     
  8. KrisKhaos

    KrisKhaos Retro Gamer

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    Good luck with that. A week before Black Friday? Your chances now are about 50/50 depending on the location to find one now, a week before America's official start of the Christmas buying season would probably be about 10%.

    I wish I could give more encouragement, however now is the best time to get one before 2008.

    -EDIT-
    It has everything to do with there production, the demand continues to exceed the supply. :)

    However regardless Nintendo is still composed of human beings, and while modern machine technology helps with speedy production there is still a maximum limit to how much any producer can produce within a practical production model. Nintendo's has been well beyond max since it's release, and all efforts to increase production have been met with even more demand.

    Go Nintendo.
     
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    thas Canadian/Gamer for life

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    wiis dont just disappear. some one has to buy them, ts all about the timing. get to the store really early and you will get one.
     
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  10. daviduk200

    daviduk200 The XBOX 360 Guy

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    excellent point thas excellent.

    my mum bought my little bro a black DS lite the other day and it took only a day to arrive lol.

    my point is thats for his xmas, my point again, start buying now.

    its not fafir though i want his ds and he doesnt even know hes got it so i dint understand why i cant have it lol, i dont like my 2 year old phat DS anymore,


    well at least i have a Wii
     
  11. Shinji

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    I saw this on Yahoo! News. If this was about 3 years ago I would be one of the people waiting to get on for Christmas and would have so dissappointed to not have one under the tree. Luckily I got mine in March and I no longer get XMas Presents, but hey its about giving.
     
  12. MRCOOLGH

    MRCOOLGH Naruto Uzumaki

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    man this means i will never, ever be able to buy a wii. I cant freaking afford one with finacial problems but if they cant even meet the damn demand then that means there wont be no wiis until........ *gulps* Spring.
     
  13. mirrin

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    The only way I was able to get my hands on a Wii a couple of weeks ago was because the local newspaper seems to have neglected to put the Toys R' Us ad in the Sunday edition... this the store had more than a dozen units and no one looking to buy them. The rest of the state... sold out. Scary, considering that Christmas is still more than two months away. That's how strong the demand is though... stores are going through dozens at a time, usually within hours of putting them on the shelf.

    There is one positive side to all that though... being delayed in purchasing the system means that when one does finally get it, some of the best games yet to be seen on the Wii will be out (Smash Bros Brawl, MOH: Heroes II). :D
     
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    Yes I understand. It's just that I can't get one until then. I'm not in the States currently. From 18 November until 3 December I have a vacation and I'll be at the stores EVERY DAY! Still yeah it's possible I might not find one. I stlll haven't seen a Wii for sale in a store. :(
     
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    No, it doesn't have anything to do with production.
    They still are producing at a steady rate, demand is really high right now with new games and Christmas looming. Its not their fault many people want a Wii right? You even said it yourself with your last line there.

    Production is fine my friend, its the people's demand here that is causing this.
    Supply maybe is a better term for you, the supply is not bad.
    The demand is.
     
  16. Magorien

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    I'm not quite sure about this but I think the shortage may, in fact, be bolstering the Wii's sales. When people make a large purchase of $200 or more they usually think about it before they buy it. The has kinda turned into an impulse buy. If someone sees that a store has one they grab it up before its too late. Some people might have waited to buy if it hadn't been for the shortage.

    However, I'm not an expert by any means so I could be totally wrong.

    Edit: I read a story awhile back that talked about how nintendo had been have trouble increasing the production speed of the processors in the Wii. I'll try and find the story and link it here.
     
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  17. MADHOUZE

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    as a wii owner, I feel lucky
     
  18. KrisKhaos

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    I think we are mis-understanding each other here, as I never said the production was BAD, however it is the production that is still to blame. Regardless the Supply is much less than the current Demand, and Nintendo despite there best efforts are unable to meet that demand. Debating which is at fault, "Supply or Demand" is kinda like the question, "Which came first? The chicken or the egg?", it's not going to go anywhere. My intentions wasn't to dis you or Nintendo but simply clear the fact that Nintendo's production is unable to meet the current demand, and yes production is to blame for this as it isn't shipping problems or any other possible problem to play. It's merely a difficulty to meet such a high demand. :)

    I apologize for this mis-understanding, my original point was simply to clear a possible mis-understanding and instead I managed to create one. In regards to your original post I agree with you actually, it's just the use of the word "production" is too generic of a term and didn't mean for it to reflect Nintendo's ability to produce. (It is difficult to get a point across when you have the up-most respect for someone and even agree with them, however disagree with the choice of words used and continue to preserve that respect.)

    It would cost a fortune to open up new locations just to attempt to reduce the overwhelming demand. It iss not in Nintendo's best interest to literally waste that kind of money, not to mention the hysteria is produces from people's anticipation actually adds a little to it's potential sales. Then again, you are at risk of loosing potential sales too if you are unable to keep up as well. It's really an ugly balance, but all in all Nintendo is doing there best to make everyone happy.

    I think everyone deserves and needs a Wii, it's just too bad it takes time to get one to everyone. :(
     
  19. chikupi

    chikupi quack

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    well this was bound to happen since there r a lot of games that everybody r waiting ft but only one, that i kno of, is in decmeber. i think we can survive with the many games coming out already and don't forget we have now a few online that'll we'll nevre stop playing.
     
  20. zapasant

    zapasant Where is your god now?

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    haha, im happy i got my wii, no need to rush, considering all i have to worry is ssbb shortages, luckily i live in a small town and not many people even know about the game, so im not preordering it
     

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