Don't hate me, but I've had my Wii since they first hit the shelves back in 2006. I know, I know, some people are still scouring through weekly Target ads, obsessively clicking refresh on Amazon, and getting up at the crack of dawn to wait outside a game store just on the off chance they might get one in stock. I understand your pain and I'm not here to brag, just to ask the question on everyone's mind: Why are Wii's still so hard to find?
With the Wii heading towards its second birthday this year, why the heck can't those unlucky folks get their hands on one? Unfortunately, some analysts say it's due to the dropping value of the all mighty dollar. With much more profits being made in Europe, some speculate Nintendo is attempting to squeeze all it can out of the European market with their Wii supply before re-stocking the shelves here in the US. But this isn't the only theory, to learn more, just read more.
Other conspiracy theorists are saying that since Nintendo has already met their end of March goals (with 6 million units shipped), and are building up supply, continuing the demand, and ensuring awesome second quarter sales. Unfortunately, with American retailers now running at 2.5 percent availability, some are expecting the Wii shortage to continue through 2009. Zoinks! Bad news indeed.