Wii: Supply = Demand

Maybe it’s because the holidays are over, or maybe it’s because the global economy is shrinking for the first time in ages– either way, one can now supposedly stroll down the block to a gaming specialty retailer and actually  find a Nintendo Wii for sale. Gamasutra recently spoke with GameStop exec Bob McKenzie about the Wii’s price increase in the UK; in the course of conversation, matters eventually took a more domestic turn. It was then that McKenzie dropped an unexpected bombshell: after three years, Nintendo has finally figured out the secrets of supply and demand!

“You know, three years later, we finally have enough inventory [of Wiis] on the shelf, and we’ve got a couple of weeks in supply of this,” McKenzie said. “That’s good because we can finally determine and gauge it before we get into the fourth holiday season.”

You know, it seems to me that if Nintendo had just sent more Wiis to the U.S. and less to the U.K. early on, then this whole thing could have worked itself out a lot sooner. Well, maybe not so much for the Brits…

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  • Kody

    That picture reminds me of my back room at my store

  • Maybe it is? Maybe I slipped back there when you and Ty weren’t looking…eh?