Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime has admitted that Wii supply problems will persist until well after this years holiday season. In an honest and frank interview for the Mercury News, Fils Aime said that for a second year running Nintendo’s innovative console is going to be hard to come by.
The problems stems from the demand for the Wii rather than any manufacturing issues, with supplies only lasting a day before dissapearing.
“The issue is not a lack of production. The issue is we went in with a curve that was aggressive, but the demand has been substantially more than that. And the ability to ramp up production and to sustain it is not a switch that you flick on.”
Said Fils-Aime. It was only last month that he promised that there would be an unprecedented number of Wiis available over the busiest period in the gaming year, obviously the demand has been such that Nintendo have been unable to build up the surplus they expected. It is not clear whether this only affects North America or if it extends to the rest f the world aswell,My advice, no matter where in the world you live, is if you’re planning to give a Wii to someone for Christmas, buy it now. If you leave it till the last minute you are bound to be disappointed.