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#185016 - 14th Nov 2007 9:29pm Wii Facing Xmas Crisis
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Originally Posted By: BBC News
A chronic shortage of Nintendo's popular Wii console could mean disappointment for those putting it at the top of their Christmas list.

The BBC has learned that high street retailers are struggling to keep up with demand for the console, which has been in short supply for months.

Websites such as Wii-consoles.co.uk have been set up to help shoppers find out when stock becomes available.

Nintendo said it was "doing everything possible" to keep up with demand.

Its push to fill the shelves in time for Christmas will see it ship an extra 3.5 million consoles globally. It is not known how many extra consoles will make it to UK shelves.

Sony and Microsoft wish they had this problem lol...

I see the Wii is now nearly a million sales ahead of the 360, which was launched a whole year before it, and has amazingly sold more then double the PlayStation 3!

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#185022 - 14th Nov 2007 10:01pm Re: Wii Facing Xmas Crisis [Re: MattLFC]
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not wanting to cause another argument but i see the wii as a fad, the next in thing to have. no doubt its a good console, i've played a few time on my mates, great fun. after christmas though i can see a steady decline
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#185025 - 14th Nov 2007 10:13pm Re: Wii Facing Xmas Crisis [Re: turbo_stu]
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I see your point, but getting on for 3 yrs into the 7th gen now, and the wii is top, i dont see either the 360 or the ps3 threatening to uproot it at number 1 spot in the next year or so.

Also a LOT of people who want (including myself) have been unable to get hold of them due to demand outrunning supply, so dont expect sales to dry up as quick as you might think.

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#185071 - 15th Nov 2007 12:51am Re: Wii Facing Xmas Crisis [Re: MattLFC]
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Sold a million more Wii's thans XBOX 360's, what do you expect at the nearly half the price. its pocket money price for some people.
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#185074 - 15th Nov 2007 12:58am Re: Wii Facing Xmas Crisis [Re: Waddi]
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Not just price though Waddi, the 360 has sold barely 3 million units worldwide this year, the Wii has sold in excess of 7 million, BIG difference lol.

The 360 sales have been practically dead tbh, in the last 6 months, they have been stuck in the 12 - 13 million unit region, the Wii has gone from number 2 with just over 8 million units sold to number 1 with nigh on 14 million units sold.

Sales of the 360 seem to have come to an end, obviously excluding a bit of Xmas increase, whereas Wii sales are stronger then ever due to more and more publicity and popularity.

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#185075 - 15th Nov 2007 1:06am Re: Wii Facing Xmas Crisis [Re: MattLFC]
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Ay, the Wii is 180, the 360 is 199 for the Core or 249 for the Premium, hardly a massive difference in price, and certainly you wouldnt go and buy the Wii if you really wanted the 360 just because its a few quid cheaper lol.

Its selling on merit I believe. Obviously the price makes it attrative too of course, but credit where its due, Nintendo are pissing Microsoft and Sony off big time right now.

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#185090 - 15th Nov 2007 12:42pm Re: Wii Facing Xmas Crisis [Re: MattLFC]
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the core package is totally useless tho if u want to play online as i found out to my expense lol... sayin that tho, u cant play online yet on the wii (which will boost sales too when that comes in i imagine, and possibly the reason nintendo have held off implementing it yet as i'm sure they could have done it if they really wanted to by now)

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#185093 - 15th Nov 2007 12:46pm Re: Wii Facing Xmas Crisis [Re: Davey_Martin]
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I wouldn't buy a wii if i wanted to play computer games, but i would buy one to have a quick half an hour blast with friends/family.

Fantastic bits of kit, fingers crossed the success isn't short lived.
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#185223 - 16th Nov 2007 12:44pm Re: Wii Facing Xmas Crisis [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: MattLFC
Ay, the Wii is 180, the 360 is 199 for the Core or 249 for the Premium, hardly a massive difference in price, and certainly you wouldnt go and buy the Wii if you really wanted the 360 just because its a few quid cheaper lol.

Its selling on merit I believe. Obviously the price makes it attrative too of course, but credit where its due, Nintendo are pissing Microsoft and Sony off big time right now.

smile


good point Matty, I was only comparing it against the price of an elite. only 360 worth getting imho.
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#185230 - 16th Nov 2007 2:49pm Re: Wii Facing Xmas Crisis [Re: Waddi]
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Lmao, I dunno anymore me, I never take any interest in consoles, although I have wanted a Wii since it was announced as the Revelution a few years back... dunno why at that time though lol.

So I dunno whats what anymore, lost track of all these 360's varients, and the PS3 is getting bad too, dunno why they dont just release one varient and stick with it, the idea with consoles in my day as opposed to PC's was that you bought the console and they wouldnt keep replacing it/upgrading it, it would be good for 5 years...

Things have changed hehe.

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#185234 - 16th Nov 2007 2:56pm Re: Wii Facing Xmas Crisis [Re: MattLFC]
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Wonder how log it will be untill consoles come out with a control alt and delete button?
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#185238 - 16th Nov 2007 3:10pm Re: Wii Facing Xmas Crisis [Re: MattLFC]
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We should have a CW Wii night - all bail round to Matts and play on his wink
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#185239 - 16th Nov 2007 3:13pm Re: Wii Facing Xmas Crisis [Re: StuyMac]
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Haha id need to get ahold of one first grin

I was going to buy one a few weeks ago, got offered one for a good price, almost new, but a new car is more important atm so gotta keep ahold of me spare cash lol frown

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#185243 - 16th Nov 2007 3:22pm Re: Wii Facing Xmas Crisis [Re: MattLFC]
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...but if the Wii is as good as you say, surely you dont need a car, surely you never need to leave the house wink
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#185244 - 16th Nov 2007 3:25pm Re: Wii Facing Xmas Crisis [Re: StuyMac]
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Haha, ive only played it a few times, its just "fun" wooooo. Ill need to leave me house sometimes to get electric to keep it going haha!

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