We know that May isn’t the month you want to start hearing about the holiday shopping season, but analysts are predicting that the Wii shortage will last through this year’s shopping season and possibly longer. From PC World:
“Demand still appears to exceed supply, and we believe that shortages could persist through the remainder of the year, including the key holiday period,” said Colin Sebastian of Lazard Capital Markets, in a report by Next-Gen.biz.
Based on sales data from both Nintendo and GameStop, Sebastian also comments that the console developer is fulfilling its target of 1.5 million Wii units per month, but those numbers may not be good enough to satisfy the nation’s hunger for Nintendo’s next-gen system.
Can you hear that? That’s the sound of Sony softly crying.
The moral of the story is, don’t count on an amply supply of Nintendo Wiis this holiday season. If you see one now, might as well grab it and hide it in the garage until December. —MEGHANN MARCO