On Friday, October 13th, EBGames/Gamestop began accepting pre-orders for the Nintendo Wii. In a matter of minutes, they were no longer accepting pre-orders. The company issued a statement regarding the pre-order status of the Nintendo Wii, which can be read here.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I was not expecting the Wii to have such a high demand. Perhaps that was foolish, but with the recent success of the Playstation, and relative simultaneous release, I was expecting the demand for the PS3 to far outweigh the demand for the Nintendo Wii. Apparently, that was a poor assumption made on my part.
The sellers on Amazon marketplace have already starting selling their pre-orders of the Wii. As of this evening, there was one available from a price of $597.00. Is this going to turn into another supply shortage a la the PS2 several years ago? Hopefully not.
So, with options limited, if you did not have the foresight to pre-order, it is time to ask yourself the ultimate question: “Will I camp out for a console?” Who says yes, who says hell no, and who says we’ll see?