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News Nintendo: Wii production might not meet demand

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 28 Oct 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Again?
     
  3. ORB13

    ORB13 New Member

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    2.4 million X 3 is not 10 million. Guess the Reggie left his calculator at home.
     
  4. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Well its not 3, its 4 and a bit. Wii sells like buzz-buzz in an all girls school.
     
  5. TurtlePerson2

    TurtlePerson2 New Member

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    "Nintendo is now making a staggering 2.4 million consoles a month, which is a production increase of 33 percent and up from last years 1.6 million consoles a month, but demand is still emptying shelves faster than Nintendo can fill them."

    That's actually a 50% increase. 1.6 * 1.50 = 2.4
     
  6. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    "We might not have enough Wii's so you better run out and buy them now NOW! NOW!"
     
  7. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    i never actually try to "hunt" one down, but here in eastern Canada, every single store that sells them are always out of stock. always. for the last one year. most would say "please come back at xxx date..." but i never really bother...

    i want one, but it wont kill me if i dont get one.

    im just impressed by the fact they're always sold out.
     
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    They seem to have reach saturation here in my area. Just saw a Target loaded with them (and that is no exxaggeration) a day ago. Normally that kinda of stock is held and advertised but Target had them stacked inside the rack as many as they could possibly fit. And most people were walking right past them. That kind of availability would normally cause a crowd to snatch them all up within the hour.
     
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  9. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    We bought one, and after the initial "ooh-factor" playing, it sat in the cabinet, lonely and unloved.

    Until we got a Wii Fit (The other half likes the yoga, and I like the ski-jumping!) and Mario Kart.

    Mario Kart online against people you actually know is awesome.
     
  10. Mentai

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    I don't think the wii is as popular in NZ. I don't recall ever seeing them out of stock, even at christmas. This overall world demand bemuses me lol
     
  11. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    :naughty:Wii for sale: 1million USD with overnight shipping:naughty:
     
  12. Mongoose132

    Mongoose132 Duckmad

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    So excited when we managed to get one...
    Played non-stop with the family for a week.....

    Went back to 360/PC :p

    Too......casual-y/minigame-y even for my mum, who I agree with when she says it's a fad thing :p
     
  13. supaste

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    I've just sold mine. The buzz was all over very quickly.
     
  14. fathazza

    fathazza Freed on Probation

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    Last christmas rocked tbh...

    I sold my six month old one to CEX for £230 cash, and they were selling them second hand in store for £290 (without wii sports!)...
    anyone who panders to kiddy pressure so much that they are willing to spend £110 over the RRP deserves all the get to be honest ;)
     
  15. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    I find it remarkable that the demand is still so high.
     
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  16. bahgger

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    The mathematics in this article are atrocious.
     
  17. johnnyboy700

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    Usual media hype about Christmas time, they latch on to something and panic the mass public into thinking they MUST have this gadget, that toy, etc, etc and they all rush out like sheep. I agree with the comment about anyone dumb enough to be so desperate for (insert latest panic buy item here) thay they pay £100 or more over the asking price deserves all they get.

    I bought Wii Fit on the day of release and paid £70 from my local Woolworths, on line Play and Amazon wanted anything from £99 to £110 for it.

    Still, I find it amazing that after nearly two years the Wii is still selling in such huge quantites, wonder if Microsoft and Sony are jealous of the figures?
     
  18. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    QFT Every time I go into EB or the Gamesman they have a few Wiis around. I had a look at one and when I picked it up there was a thin layer of dust! Ha.
     
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