The geek world has shifted its gaze from the iPhone to video games and consoles this week with the E3 conference and the announcements of cool new games like Wii Fit, which hopes to capitalize on the cardio gaming craze as well as the popularity of the Wii. Released in December 2006, the Wii had people standing in line, buying it off eBay and Craigslist and inciting general hysteria with gamers. While the fervor has calmed down, some people still haven't gotten their fingers on it and word is, it could get worse.
The New York Times reported that Nintendo expects that the Wii console will continue to be in short supply, while Sony said it is already seeing increased sales of its PlayStation 3 after announcing a price cut Monday. Reggie Fils-Aime, who is the president of Nintendo of America, said Wii has not only been a success in terms of sales, but in Wii households one in eight men over 50 regularly use the console. He said that was a first in video-game history.
All I know is, if you want one, you better get it before the holiday rush. No one wants to get caught in that.