Nintendo: Wii production might not meet demand

Written by Joe Martin

October 28, 2008 | 10:01

Tags: #wii

Companies: #nintendo

Nintendo has again been forced to confess demand for the Nintendo Wii might exceed the supply this Christmas as families seek to buy a console of their very own.

In an interview with the LA Times (via Joystiq), Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime said that though the production has been increased in anticipation for the holiday season, it's still very likely that the Wii will sell out.

Nintendo is now making a staggering 2.4 million consoles a month, which is a production increase of 33 percent and up from last years 1.6 million consoles a month, but demand is still emptying shelves faster than Nintendo can fill them.

Reggie was keen to put those figures in perspective too, telling the LA Times how those sales figures compare to Sony.

"They will sell 10 million consoles worldwide this year," said Reggie. "For us, that's three months of production."

The Wii has currently been on sale for 708 days and the sales are still showing no signs of slumping thanks to the huge appeal the Wii has with families and casual gamers. Contrary to popular opinion it also has a fair few decent games coming out too from Sega's Madworld to Steven Spielberg's Boom Blox.

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