Wii Shortages Frustrating Gamers

Shortages of Nintendo Wii consoles around Europe have left some gamers who pre-ordered the new machine frustrated.

Nintendo, which has already launched the machine in the US and Japan, said it expected to sell out of Wiis on the first day of sales.

More than four million Wiis will be shipped globally this year, and 50,000 were sold in the UK in 12 hours.

BBC News has been e-mailed by gamers disappointed that pre-orders for the machine have not been fulfilled.

More than 1,200 Wiis have gone on sale on online auction site eBay in the UK within hours of the launch. The highest price for a console so far has been £500.

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Tempo6407d ago

So Europe gets screwed by NINTENDO as well...i'm truly feelin' for those who can't get the console they want. Well if anything i guess they can rant on like Peter Griffin from that episode of Family Guy. "you know what grinds my gears.... when u can't find the Wii you're looking for" LOL.

commadore656406d ago

if i hadn't preordered in september from Play.com I might have a wii now. =// was looking forward to playing it at christmas with my mates. Hopefully they wont have the same problems i am.

MicroGamer6406d ago

it happens everywhere. When 360 was first released in USA, retailers took far more pre-orders than could be delivered and for several weeks after you could only get one if you were on the list. Pre-order customers will still get priority when new stocks become available. I know it is getting close to Christmas, but things like this happen. Cancelling your pre-orders is probably the surest way to not get one until after the pre-order backlogs have cleared.

Odiah6406d ago

Why is it fair that the true fans have to wait while those son of a b*tch ebay sellers get all the consoles they need.

ChickeyCantor6405d ago

we can order as many as we want =)
unlike the PS3 thing, you could only pre-order one

jacen10006405d ago

laffing at all the WII on ebay selling for 500 almost at a stage and fans cant get them from shops for 180 glad i pre-ordered way back


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Just last month Nintendo released a remake of the cult-classic Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, so what better time could there possibly be to take a look not at that game, and not at its original, but at the Nintendo 64 game from 2000? None is what I say! This very first release in the Paper Mario series will also be my first entry point. So, let’s get to it."

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A Sonic Unleashed Remaster Is Long Overdue

Still remembered as one of the best Sonic games of all time, I believe it's time Sonic Unleashed gets its overdue remaster after Sonic x Shadow Generations.

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-Foxtrot12d ago (Edited 12d ago )

I think it's best we leave these games we're they belong...in the past

Secret Rings, Unleashed, Black Knight etc, they weren't the best at least enough for a remaster

Generations is getting one because they had something easy to shove Shadow into before the Sonic 3 film and it's probably the better ones they've did over the past decade or so.

rayford1511d ago

Unleashed was one of my favorite P3 games would love a remastered version

NSANiTY10d ago

Minus the Werehog levels and I'm in.

Redgrave11d ago

Would be called.... Sonic Re-Leashed

Father__Merrin11d ago

Wouldn't mind a sonic 06 re release


Why a Survival Mode For The Next Animal Crossing Isn't as Wild as It Sounds

The Animal Crossing franchise may lean towards casual gaming, but it has laid the foundation for a future title to have a survival mode.

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