Nintendo: Help is On the Way in Wii Shortage
The president of Nintendo Corp. said Friday that present shortages in the Wii gaming console will be dealt with, with increasing production on the way, the AP reported.
Company President Satoru Iwata called the shortages “abnormal,” and pledged to increased delivers in May. Even with the shortages, the Wii remains the leader, over Sony’s Playstation 3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360, in the current generation of video game consoles.
In a post last week on the Freakonomics Blog, the web companion of Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Drubner’s popular book “Freakonomics,” technical architect and guest blogger Paul Kimmelman chided Nintendo’s production strategy, as well as their inability to ramp up production in the ensuing four months.