The Nintendo Wii has become a fan fave in a short amount of time. It is popular with all of the age groups and males and females alike are purchasing by large numbers. Since the Wii hit the shelves back in November of 2006, it has outsold Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s XBox 360 by a huge margine.
It is in great demand. It seems everyone wants a Nintendo Wii. It is jumping off of the store shelves as quickly as they are put on store shelves in the United States, alone. In Japan, it has outsold the PS3 by a 3 -to- 1 margin during July.
The Wii appeals to everyone because it is more than just a gaming console. It is one of the first, if not the first, gaming systems to allow you to play video games without using your hands but using your whole body. It gets you up and moving. Seniors, and the young alike are benifiting from the Wii Fit. Of course, exercise games aren’t new but the Wii Fit has certainly gotten it right.
The Wii has , in a very short amount of time, has become king of the gaming consoles sales especially in Japan. The Wii has dominated the console market in Japan since it was launched. Being a hard to find item hasn’t hurt its popularity, either.
Infact, people are doing whatever they can to find themselves a Wii. Gamers are going online to such sites as eBay looking for a Wii. Some even beg the people who work at their local stores to let them know when a new shipment of Wiis come in so that they can come in eary and buy themselves a copy.
The Wii almost immediately sells out when it reaches stores. Just getting your hands on one can be a daunting task.
People are beginning to realize the fact that if they don’t get their hands on one now, they may not be able to find during the holiday shopping season. The president of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aimes made a public statement in October 2007 in which he said:
“We’re working very hard to make sure that consumers are satisfied this holiday, but I can’t guarantee that we’re going to meet demand. As a matter of fact, I can tell you on the record we won’t.”
This year may be similar to last year. If you have someone you have to buy a Wii for this Christmas, I suggest you get started looking for one now because you may not be able to find one later.