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Gamers Praying For an End to the Wii Shortage This Season

Were you one of the many frustrated shoppers last year who waited in line for hours (or days — you know who you are) to get your hands on a Nintendo Wii, only to be crushed with disappointment when you found out they were sold out? Fear not my gaming friends. This year, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime hopes there will be plenty of Wii and DS systems to go around this holiday season, and will be increasing shipments for both consoles by 50 percent between October and December.

Although Fils-Aime tippy-toed around stating that Nintendo will for sure be able to put a Wii in the hands of all who want one, he's hopeful that they can come through. See what he says about the situation when you

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"If we were to get in a car right now and go to 100 retail locations in the San Francisco area, we would not be able to find a Wii in at least 60 of those stores. Our hope is that by next week, the Friday after Thanksgiving, and on Dec. 23, you’ll be able to find a Wii."

Will there finally be an end to this heartbreaking Wii famine? Let's hope that Santa Nintendo can pull through!

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supercharger5150 supercharger5150 7 years
My BF gave me one and a Wii fit for my birthday last week. From Target. He's the best!
Ang4111 Ang4111 7 years
A manager at a game store gave us the best tip. He told us to wait for the ads to come out on Sunday morning. If you see the Wii in any ad get to that store before they open. He said that all of his stores get in new shipments of the items in the ad, and make them available starting on the day of the ad.This method worked great for us. We had been trying to buy one for months, so one Sunday we got up early, saw the Wii in an ad and got to a store before they opened. We walked out with a Wii =) Finally!
Ang4111 Ang4111 7 years
A manager at a game store gave us the best tip. He told us to wait for the ads to come out on Sunday morning. If you see the Wii in any ad get to that store before they open. He said that all of his stores get in new shipments of the items in the ad, and make them available starting on the day of the ad. This method worked great for us. We had been trying to buy one for months, so one Sunday we got up early, saw the Wii in an ad and got to a store before they opened. We walked out with a Wii =) Finally!
christizz christizz 7 years
If you are still looking for a wii get them from www.wiipeddler.com. I know people who waited in lines for hours and never got one save yourself, plus they deliver quick, holidays are coming and it will be much more and much harder to get.
CoralAmber CoralAmber 7 years
Oh and I placed a hold ($10 deposit) on a Wii Fit so I could get it the week it came out, easy peasy.
CoralAmber CoralAmber 7 years
Hmmm... I just kept my eyes out for when a store was getting some. I got one early this year by just going to a Toys'R'Us on a day they advertised that they would get a shipment. I was one of maybe 10 people that were there first thing in the morning (10am) and had to wait maybe 15 minutes because they were trying to talk everyone into getting extra games and service agreements. Since then I have seen stock at both Wal-Mart and Target. Maybe it's because I live in the Midwest in a suburban/rural area?
vitisva vitisva 7 years
I got one a little over a month ago. I had to go through hell to get JUST a wii - unless I wanted to buy a package deal that cost me 500$ online
vitisva vitisva 7 years
I got one a little over a month ago.I had to go through hell to get JUST a wii - unless I wanted to buy a package deal that cost me 500$ online
malexa malexa 7 years
still in search of one.... this is insane.
scissorz scissorz 7 years
we finally found one a few weeks ago!! i was so so excited. i never really wanted to go out of my way for it, but if we were at bestbuy/target/gamestop/walmart we always checked. it only took a little over a year, but hey i got one!
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