Friday, January 12, 2007

Wii now in more demand than launch day

“Many retailers are reporting some instances of higher demand for Wii in the New Year than they had experienced for launch last year as word of mouth and interest in Wii continues to spread and grow,” a Nintendo spokesperson told MCV.

"We're making constant and multiple deliveries to retailers across the UK to cope with the unprecedented demand for Wii highlighted by its record breaking UK launch,” added Nintendo’s spokesperson.

Link to story

It seems that once word of mouth has spread, everyone wants a Wii for themselves. Not only that but the Wii remote itself is a hot item since you can hack the controller to play World of Warcraft on your PC, or any PC game for that matter.

6 comments:

Hex said...

Just what i like to hear. People wanting a wii. I tell people who don't have one that there missing out. let's hope that 07 is even better than 06.

hey metaldave i haven't gotten a memo if you put my wii code.

Metaldave said...

I put your Wii code in over a week ago, so hopefully it will work. Maybe I'll try again.

King D said...

I knew this would happen.....

To most Hardcore gamers wii is the second system to have, and the party system so wii will get exposed to ALOT of non-gamers and common people. Exmaple:

20 people buy a Wii
10 out 20 have a party with they're Wii
From each party were looking at 1 to 10 more people looking to buy a Wii.

Common Sense....
1+1=2
2+2=4
4+4=8..........
Let's fast forward
2,000,000+2,000,000=4,000,000

A.K.A. Hardcore Gamers are moving the Wii For us
I call them Mii Minions

Mii Minion:
A Hardcore Gamer that unknowingly sell Wii to the masses and sell expect they primary system (360/PS3) to be the market leader.

Metaldave said...

That was a very interesting take on the Wii popularity. I never thought about it in that way.

Hex said...

Hey metaldave,hope you got my message from the wii.

p.s. Also off the topic i wanted to know if you wanted to play some online with the ds tonight, hopefully gameon will come aboard. I sent him a message on the wii and posted on his blog,there is one thing since i got a replacement on my ds because my old one broke i need some codes from the games you have again send them to the wii,when i get home hopefully you have sent me a message and when i get home i will do the same. I know about the time difference.just not to late anywhere around 9:00pm or 9:30pm my time 6:00pm or 6:30 your time.

Metaldave said...

Thanks for the invite Hex, and I did get your message. Sorry but tonight I don't think I'll be able to play, I've got other plans tonight. We'll try another day though, thanks.