Yi-Wyn Yen of Fortune.cnn.com writes, "If you can't track down a Nintendo Wii this holiday season, you're not alone. Nintendo has not been able to keep up with the demand for its mega-hit console. Now thousands of desperate consumers who can't find the Wii on store shelves have turned to web outlets like Amazon (AMZN) and eBay (EBAY), where they're paying a premium to get one."
"We're seeing an unprecedented demand for a console," says Billy Pidgeon, a gaming analyst with IDC Research. "This is the killer gift this season. And if you're lucky enough to get a Wii with Guitar Hero III, that would be the ultimate."