Last year this time there were more frustrated shoppers who waited in line for hours to get their hands on a Nintendo Wii. Many disappointed as they found out shops ran out of stock.
This year Nintendo America hopes that there will be no shortage during the holiday season. Nintendo is increasing shipments for both Wii, and Nintendo DS by 50 percent between October to December.
Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime says “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.”