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Lazard Capital Markets analyst Colin Sebastian thinks that even if Nintendo started to produce nearly 1.5 million Nintendo Wii consoles a month that still wouldn’t be enough to meet the high demand. Could this mean we could be seeing Wii shortages until 2008? Details inside…

Colin Sebastian stated at the end of the Nintendo Summit: "We believe that Nintendo may be near its targeted monthly Wii production of approximately 1.5 million units per month, based on comments made by Nintendo, as well as retailers such as GameStop," Sebastian said. "Based on our retail channel checks, demand still appears to exceed supply, and we believe that shortages could persist through the remainder of the year, including the key holiday period."
Will people who have been trying to get Wii's for months like me get one before Christmas?

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Hmm... its not that bad here anymore, I had to wait maybe at the most a week for the wii to be back in stock.
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Wii;s are still going like hot cakes... and Nintendo's making money off of them!!
    
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I'm not really interested in getting one but yay for Nintendo!

Wierd though, I live in a fairly populated area in so-cal and they are regularly on the shelves here??
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i can easily go up the street to best buy and take one off the shelf as i am typing this....honestly if these shortages are happening, i'm sure Nintendo wants it to happen anyways.
post #6 of 12
not too many shortages here (Saint John N.B., Canada) as long as you go a couple days after the shipment,

I lucked out hardcore and got one launchday (seeing as i went about an hour before toys r us opened), When it did open, it was the fastest i've ever speed-walked (running got you kicked out) and i made a clean getaway.
    
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post #7 of 12
Next Gen is when Nintendo will bring out the big guns. Make mad profit off the Wii and then Nintendo will be back on top. Its not sony but its still a great maker. I dont like wii. I suppose the keep the demand above console production keeps their money income for sure.
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Over here the only place I could get one is in Burbank, and I hate going to Burbank. The nearby Target never has it in stock, neither does Fry's.
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I had two...sold the second one for retail...I'm SO STUPID!!! GAH!!
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i have never seen one on the shelves anywhere here in greenville, sc
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