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Wii consoles finally staying on shelves

Posted by Renato Velarde

Is demand starting to wane as the credit crunch takes hold?

Ok, maybe the economy really is THAT bad, right now. Or, more likely everyone already has a Wii now. Well if you’re one of the few that doesn’t, than you’re in luck because, for now, the lines are gone so you can sneak in to get one unnoticed by the bullies.

Gamestop SVP of Merchandising, Bob McKenzie told Gamasutra recently that the Wii supply is finally reaching demand.

"You know, three years later, we finally have enough inventory on the shelf, and we've got a couple of weeks in supply of this. That's good because we can finally determine and gauge it before we get into the fourth holiday season."

The recent move to raise the wholesale price up on the units for the UK arm of Nintendo wasn’t welcome news to consumers but it’s unlikely to happen in the states as well. "I don't think they need to make the price move down either, on the Wii," says McKenzie. "I think finally we've gotten to the point where we're going to be able to get a real good run rate on this thing."

Gosh, I do hope everyone over at Nintendo is getting by ok. Maybe someone at A.I.G. would have some advice.

[via gamasutra.com]

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User Comments (4)

Wiiloveit

#1

Wiiloveit said:

It was bound to happen sooner or later. On the bright side, Nintendo are no doubt gonna end up raking the cash back in with the upcoming DSi.

Over here though, despite rumours of a price increase for the Wii, Game are now stocking the Wii for the usual £180 price with Sonic and the Black Knight! Hmm...

CorbsAdmin

#2

Corbs said:

Maybe someone at A.I.G. would have some advice.

Now that was funny. But in all seriousness, it's about time the Nintendo Wii demand began to catch up. It's been a long time coming. :)

anthonyb

#3

anthonyb said:

And it's a good thing imo. The sooner everyone owns a Wii, the sooner we'll see the next generation. :)

SupermarketZombies

#4

SupermarketZombies said:

Bah I need me a DSi. My DS fat is getting pretty ragged and I can't use the touch screen very much or it'll scratch up even more than it already has.

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