Nintendo finally balances the ‘demand-supply’ equation for Wii!
Nearly three years after Wii's 2006 launch, Nintendo has finally been able to balance the 'demand-and-supply' equation for its ever-so-popular game console!
Gone are the days when prospective Wii buyers had to wait in queues; or make persistent calls to companies like GameStop, Wal-Mart, and Target to check the availability of Wii; or even go around searching for a stray console somewhere - there is finally supply aplenty of Wii consoles on store shelves for buyers to simply walk into the store and buy the Wii!
While Nintendo faced initial criticism for naming its game console 'Wii' - in place of the expected name 'Revolution' - and for bucking conventional gameplay wisdom, Wii was always a huge hit right from the word 'go'.
After gamers and journalists raved about Nintendo's Wii, the public was already enthralled by the console when it was released on November 19, 2006. As such, there was unprecedented demand for the Wii - deemed as capable, reasonably-priced and 'all fun' console - but the supply could not cope up with the ever-increasing demand.
Finally, the long waits to own Wii have come to an end; as US video game retailer GameStop's Senior VP of Merchandising, Bob McKenzie, told Gamasutra: "Three years later, we finally have enough inventory on the shelf, and we've got a couple of weeks in supply."