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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by CantGetAWii, Jan 31, 2008.
So the solutions for the shortages are:
1. Talk retailers into setting up a rain check process. This is something Nintendo has little control over for the larger retailers. That's probably why Nintendo was partnered up with Gamestop instead of Wal-Mart or Target for their most recent pre-order system.
2. Screw over your retailers by bypassing them completely on console sales and therefore take away a significant chunk of game and accessory sales from those buying the new consoles. There's a reason Nintendo's current online store doesn't sell Wiis, Gamecubes, Gameboys, or any of their other consoles.
3. Just make more of them. Well, duh. Why didn't they think of that? If the new outsourced component suppliers don't work, maybe they could sprinkle fairy dust on their current Wii stock to get them to magically multiply.
These three ideas get increasingly silly. 1 is easily the most viable idea out there but it would take a lot of cooperation with retailers who often aren't that keen on rainchecks and their ramifications.
i was actually really surprised last night, the gamestop by my place actually had a bunch in stock. and i got there at like 7 pm and they were there. i'm sure they're gone or at least close to gone by now, but still.
it's kind of nice when you have a Wii already though to not have to worry about things like this haha:lol:
It really is amazing to see how the popularity and demand for the Wii has continued, but I guess with the shortage of the console, it's also understandable. I didn't even know they were still having shortage issues until I went to the message boards on Amazon and then came here. Insane!
The thing is Nintendo isn't a retailer. It's much easier to send shipments to thousands of retailers than HUNDREDS of thousands of customers ON TOP OF the retailers.