According to some Gamestop marketing rep, if you went into a Gamestop nowadays, you might be able to buy a Wii. That doesn’t sound like a big deal, but consider that since it released in 2006, soccer moms all over the nation have been clawing each others’ eyes out every Christmas to get their hands on one. They have historically been hard to find.
It would appear that the drought is over, meaning that either Nintendo has ramped up its supply to match demand or demand has finally fallen enough to match supply. I find the former cause unlikely, both because the Wii is not particularly difficult to manufacture, and because it is not faring so well in the homeland at this point.
We’ll see how the White Wonder fares in the coming months – I might come close to thinking about considering buying one for $199? Maybe.