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


"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!