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Japan's Nintendo's Wii game console sells out on first day

Nintendo Co Ltd rolled out its new video game console, the Wii, Saturday, prompting thousands of enthusiasts to line up for hours in front of electronics stores across the country before they opened, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported.

The newspaper, without identifying any sources, said in a report in its online edition over the weekend that nearly 400,000 machines had been sold the first day, with many places running out of stock by around noon here Saturday.

Yodobashi Camera Co distributed 1,500 tickets to people waiting at its Akihabara outlet in Tokyo the night before, indicating that the store had sold all its consoles even before it opened Saturday morning.

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PS360WII3701d ago

alright now really who didn't see this coming ^.- Good find though in Forbes

MicroGamer3701d ago

far and wide to campout for launch day only to find out that most of the Wii's were already pre-sold. All the people in the video that was shown here with the 3,000+ people camped outside BIC were disappointed to find out that all 2800 units they had were pre-sold the day before. They were pre-selling them at a rate of 300 per hour. It must suck to camp out and then find out you wasted your time.

PS360WII3701d ago

ouch is that serious?! I'd be one peed off man