Nintendo Wii For Christmas? Shopping Advice

NEW YORK - To deal with frustration among holiday shoppers hunting for its Wii game console, Nintendo Co. and retailer GameStop Corp. are launching a rain check program.

"We expect this to be a great way for consumers who desperately want a Wii to have something to put under the tree," Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime said last week.

The rain checks will be available at the regular Wii system price, $249.99, on Thursday and Friday, and will entitle buyers to get the Nintendo console before Jan. 29.

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bym051d5262d ago

So you can go ahead and pay full price for a Wii so Nintendo / Gamestop can earn interest on your $250 while you wait around a month for the hardware? Where do I sign up?

wiizy5261d ago

more wii's are in stock... so wii still expect a big christmas