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Wii Success Catches Nintendo Off Guard


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#1 OFFLINE   Nick

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 05:24 AM

Sales Demand Spurs Production

Wii On The Move

By now it's no secret that Nintendo's genre-bending Wii video game console is among the CE success stories of the year. It's been attracting non-typical gamers of all ages with its unusual game play and has been selling out in retail stores worldwide since its November 2006 launch.

In response to this demand, Nintendo this week announced plans to increase production of the popular console in an effort to reach its U.S. sales goal of 35 million by 2012. So far, 2.5 million of the consoles have been sold in this country, compared to 38.2 million Playstation 2 units.

"Demand is much greater than we anticipated,' said Nintendo of America marketing chief George Harrison. "A year ago no one thought we would be in this position." ...

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 05:45 AM

I got my Wii a couple of weeks ago (Best Buy just happened to have some in stock) and I must say the reason I got it is that it looked to be a "family" console. Nintendo hit the mark with this one. Plus being able to download old Nintendo games to the Wii is cool too. Anyway, we have been having lots of fun!

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 08:10 AM

Anyway, we have been having lots of fun!

Don't you mean Wii have been having lots of fun. :D

I am NOT a video game person, but my brother got a Wii a while back and I could easily become addicted to this one.
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Posted 24 May 2007 - 12:58 PM

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 05:56 AM

I have a 360 which I love. I have a PS3 which is just ok, no real games that are any good. The Wii is something that I am thinking about getting because it looks like a fun family gaming system. Now to find one at a reasonable price.
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 06:00 AM

I have a 360 which I love. I have a PS3 which is just ok, no real games that are any good. The Wii is something that I am thinking about getting because it looks like a fun family gaming system. Now to find one at a reasonable price.

I keep seeing used ones at GameStop for $249. Very tempting.

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 12:02 AM

The brand new ones are $249.99. Gamestop... GRRRR.

Went in line for this at launch. 16 hours. Everything was swell after seeing my 66 year-old mom and my 5 year-old daughter having genuine fun on Wii Sports bowling the next day.
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