Nintendo Retracts 1M Wiis in U.S. Statement

Yesterday Nintendo of America issued a release trumpeting the success of their portables, Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS, which sold 641K and 918K units respectively according to the latest NPD figures. All told, when combining Wii sales, DS sales, GBA sales and GameCube sales, Nintendo sold 2.1 million of the 3.9 million video game systems sold in the U.S. during November, capturing 55 percent of the market.

Interestingly, if a recent press release correction is any indication, Nintendo may not be as sure that they will sell one million Wiis in the U.S. in 2006 as previously thought. The Wii sold at a rate of more than 70,000 a day for the seven days represented in NPD's November data, and Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime has said that Nintendo would have one million Wiis in the U.S. in early December, with two million shipped by mid-January.

Today, however, Nintendo of America alerted the media that its statement from yesterday which read, "Despite spot shortages in some locations, well more than a million Wii systems will be available in the United States by the end of the year," has been retracted and should be ignored...

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MicroGamer4330d ago

they are delaying further shipping until they replace the thin wrist strap connectors?? They did short Australia and Europe on launch day, so maybe that has something to do with it.

NubreedLive4330d ago

man what idiots would throw the controller away... the controller is meant for you to get a hold of it

ChickeyCantor4329d ago

agree, im still not getting why people are letting go....o w8 they are IDIOTS!