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Nintendo says Wii shortages hurt planning

Nintendo Co is having trouble planning for the coming months because of shortages of its Wii video game console, and the company is also seeing signs of higher-than-expected demand for its DS handheld device, a top U.S. executive said on Monday.

"The level of demand we are facing complicates all of our future business planning," Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, told Reuters in an interview. "All of that becomes a much tougher exercise until we have supply and demand curves that intersect."

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Capt CHAOS3503d ago

Oh sir, please help me sir.. I'm selling so many consoles, I'm suffering and hurting real bad.. Please sir help.

Sheesh.. Just get on with it guys and stop trying to make yourself seem less 'corporate'..

FYI, My Wii is on order.. I thought it's time I saw what the fuss was all about.. My biggest selling point.. The web browser with a pointy thing, how cool will that be on my plasma? :-)

rofldings3503d ago

It's cool for about 1 day. And then you get bored with it and sell it on ebay like I did. ;)

rev203503d ago

It should look kool, but the wii looks terrible on a decent sized hdtv and its terribly boring unless you have a constant supply o fpeople to play it with and alcohol.

Otherwise it gets boring rather rapidly

shrimpboat3503d ago

Sounds like a good problem to have to me.

ruiner44823503d ago

My buddy has one (a Wii that is). I go over there and play Wii Sports, and mess with Twilight Princess. Both of those games loose their cool new fun factor pretty quickly. I got tired of swinging that dumb remote around in the air trying to kill stuff. If I want to bowl I'll go do some cosmic bowling. If I want to get fit I'll get my fat ass out from in front of my computer or ps3 and go jog or have sex. You know people that have sex at least 3 times a week are less likely to get sick, and it is also a great workout.

But I digress Mario lost his luster back on the N64, Metroid was a better 2d side scroller, Mario Kart was cool the first time around, I saved that slutty Princess Zelda a million times already. The list could go on buy my fat ass wants to eat and play COD:4 or UT3. Wii = teh lose.

ChickeyCantor3503d ago

" I got tired of swinging that dumb remote around in the air trying to kill stuff."

Thats a way to play a game or you just twist your wrist, that will do the job too.

" If I want to get fit I'll get my fat ass out from in front of my computer or ps3 and go jog or have sex."

Why do people think all Wii games are made for getting " fit" WTF is up with that?
But when you say something like that....why dont you go out and shoot people with a real gun instead of playing FPS, why not beat people up instead of playing beat'um ups.

" I saved that slutty Princess Zelda a million times already"
like you saved the world in games a million times? nothing new there so dont even mention it.

" Metroid was a better 2d side scroller"
i said the same in the beginning then i finished metroid prime 1 and realized it didnt changed @ all, it was only in a 3d environment, a new feature called scanning was implented and that was about it.
but then again its an opinion

KeiZka3503d ago

Very interesting take. Do you generalise things alot?

Close_Second3503d ago

...appeals to a whole new generation of gamers who are not driven by tech specs and HD visuals. It was a gamble for Nintendo and I'm glad to see it has paid off. Makes you wonder what the Wii-2 will consist of.

As for the rubbish about supply not meeting demand. Nintendo have now had a year to resolve this but I doubt they ever will.