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Pachter: Wii supplies being diverted to US from Japan

Japan doesn't need their Wiis like those ravenous all-consuming Americans, and Nintendo knows this according to Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter. While crunching the NPD numbers for July, and trying to figure out where he went wrong, he noticed that the US Wii sales numbers were a bit confusing -- they were high. That's not confusing on the demand side of things, but the supply shouldn't have been there to sell.

Pachter says, "Wii sales remain strong, with an apparent increase in supply during the quarter. This increase is inconsistent with reports that Nintendo has had difficulty in increasing its manufacturing capacity ... suggesting to us that the company has diverted supply from other areas (perhaps Japan) to the U.S." Finally, our societal lack of patience pays off! We want our Wiis and we want them now! There will be "murder, death, kill" if mothers don't get their little ones a Wii by this Christmas.

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rsebes3561d ago

This Comment is for THE_JUDGE, "Lame: anything patcher says should be labeled as heresay or a rumor, hes specualating, peroid." - Check the heading - RUMORS. Read the news post before you report. What he is saying is heresay or a rumor. That is the news, what if they are diverting the Wii's from Japan? What then?

THE_JUDGE3561d ago

Pachter says, "Wii sales remain strong, with an APPARENT increase in supply during the quarter. This increase is inconsistent with reports that Nintendo has had difficulty in increasing its manufacturing capacity ... suggesting to us that the company has diverted supply from other areas (perhaps Japan) to the U.S."

Apparent: appearing as such but not necessarily so; "for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent"; "the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies"; "the ostensible truth of their theories"; "his seeming honesty

thats specualtion, NOT FACT! LAME!!!

JosefTor3561d ago (Edited 3561d ago )

Hopefully they send so many Wii's over to America so that there is a massive surplus. Then people will see Wii's sitting around and realize that there are other good systems besides the Wii too. Since it can't sit on store shelves for more then a day... people think they have to get one when they see one. I wish people would buy it for the games and not just because there is a craze for them.
-Joe

Rooftrellen3561d ago

How do you know people aren't buying it for the games?

Zelda, Paper Mario, RE4, Red Steel, and those are only the good* games that are out now, let alone the massive wave yet to come, and there are more if you're a casual gamer or didn't have a gamecube and have some older games to catch up on.

*Red Steel isn't a great game, but its worth at least one good playthough.

JosefTor3561d ago

True. I have a Wii too actually. I just feel that a lot of people are buying it for the wrong reason. I guess all that matters are sales though. I just think Sony and Microsoft have a very compelling system and people are blindsighted by the controller. Heaven help us if Xbox neXt and PS4 are weak systems with gimicky controllers. I do like Nintendo thinking outside the box though and attractively pricing their system.

TheExodus3561d ago

I bought my Wii because I thought it was a tortilla press!

Rooftrellen3561d ago

The PS3 and 360 actually have what was considered a gimmick for a controller 21 years ago. Back then, Nintendo did the unthinkable, added the D pad! It was supposed to be a gimmick, it was supposed to fail, and the joystick was never going to die!

Oh wait...

Then, with the N64, Nintendo did it again, changed the way games are controlled, with the first modern analog stick.

Nintendo has introduced 3 new ways of controlling the action. It started out with the NES. Two gens later, with the N64, and now, 2 gens after that, with the Wii. History tells us the control system is much more than a gimmick, unless the analog sticks and D pad on the 360 and PS3 controllers are gimmicky.

The only real control gimmick I see is the sixaxis controller, and it would be ok with me if Sony hadn't started working on motion sensing on their controller right after the Wii (then Revolution) had its controller shown to the world.

I would be shocked if any the next gen of consoles don't have motion control.

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