Wii Shortages Likely to Continue
While shortages of the Nintendo Wii gaming console are expected to ease up slightly in the coming months, the product remains hard to find, despite Nintendo’s efforts.
According to Forbes columnist Chris Morris, nearly two years after its introduction, demand continues to significantly outpace supply for the Wii. Morris quotes Nintendo’s president and CEO, Satoru Iwata, as stating the company plans to increase shipments to the U.S. this fall. But Iwata was unable to give a commitment that consumers would be able to find a Wii this holiday season.
Iwata also pronounced himself “caught off guard” by the popularity of the Wii in the U.S.