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Gamers Praying For an End to the Wii Shortage This Season

Oct 9 2008 - 2:00am

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 [1] 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 .

"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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