'Wii' will be short again?

We’re producing an unprecedented level of hardware to try to meet demand,” said Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime, “We’re flowing products into stores on a very regular basis. Once you see it on the shelf, you ought to buy it.

Now do you really think that Nintendo is going to be short again this year?   I don’t. Call me a pessimist, but I really don’t see a console shortage the third holiday season.  I think that it’s simply a marketing scheme by Nintendo to get us/you to buy their product.  Think about it.  If they say there is a shortage people are going to go ape buying them up.  When that happens guess what?  There is your ‘shortage’.

I don’t agree with that kind of tactic for trying to sell your product.   I know that all console makers have done some sort of gimmick or special to make sales.  Blatantly lying to your buyers is a little much for me. You know I have been a Nintendo supporter since way back.  It seems to me that ever since the debauchery that was E3 for Nintendo they have gone downhill.  They didn’t announce any titles worth while, and what they did announce seems to have already been forgotten about.  Unless, that is, you’re making some sort of Nintendo-oriented joke.

Maybe Nintendo realizes this as well.  Maybe that’s why there is going to be another ‘shortage’ this year. Then again is that really a reason to have such a weak marketing strategy?   Maybe I’m coming down a little too hard on Nintendo.  Then again maybe I’m not.   I think what it comes down to is if they can’t hang with the other companies maybe they should just stick with their casual gaming and not worry about being ‘number one’.  The only thing I can come out of this post with 100% confidence on is that I have lost respect for Nintendo.  That bothers me, but then again after hearing the crap from them in the past few months I guess I’m having a ‘shortage’ of support.


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