First, it’s September. The Wii came out before last Christmas. Isn’t it just a tad ridiculous that I can’t just go and buy one at my local retailer? I mean, is Nintendo really this inefficient or are they what I suspect, playing with consumers? Don’t tell me it’s a “supply and demand thing”; I’d say the demand is average while the supply is awful. Not one electronic device has ever had so much demand for so long that manufacturers can’t keep up after the first couple of months.
Second, a number of retailers have it available on-line occasionally, but it’s always in the form of a “bundle.” Look, I don’t want to spend $500-$700 on this gaming system. I want to buy the console ONLY and maybe ONE game. The games that come with it (Wii Sports) would keep me enthralled for a year. I just want the console for $250. These retailers, Wal*Mart (icccck), Circuit City, EB Games, etc., are simply taking advantage of the fact that the manufacturer is purposely screwing with consumers by making so few available.
So guess what? I’m not buying the Wii or any other Nintendo product. I’m never stepping foot in any of these retailers again (never a WalMart fan, anyway). You’ve won, Nintendo. Your aim is to either sell me something to get rid of me so long as I’m quiet.