Iwata: Nintendo Will Boost Wii Production Next Month

According to a report in the Associated Press, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has acknowledged that Wii shortages have been a problem and he promised that Nintendo would improve supply for the console by next month.

In Nintendo's last fiscal year ended March 31, the company said it sold through 5.84 million Wii units, but the odds are even more would have been picked up by consumers had supply been readily available.

"We must do our best to fix this abnormal lack of stock. We have not been able to properly foresee demand," Iwata admitted.

While Iwata would not specify exactly how much Nintendo's Wii production capacity would be raised in the near future, he reassured everyone that the company is already taking steps to boost supply. "We will do our best to offer the machine for those who are waiting," he promised.

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