Some might remember that back in January of 2006 Nintendo made a formal apology when the DS sold out in Japan. This was a big deal as Nintendo had never sold out of a system in Japan before. This surge has carried over to the Wii, which as many frustrated gamers know can’t be found on store shelves in.., well .., anywhere. I really don’t buy into the whole conspiracy theories that always come with things selling out. The success of the DS, I believe is one of the main reasons the Wii has caught on with so many people. It is certainly not the only factor, the control, the virtual console, and even the new look alone do of course help. The attention and interest people have for both the Wii and the DS is mesmerizing.
I believe it’s still a bit early to worry about short Wii supply. It has gone on longer than Nintendo expected and likely much longer than consumers expected. So I don’t really want to discuss that so much as the lack of the DS Lite in Japan. I am sure I would be perhaps more concerned if I didn’t already have my Wii. I was one of the crazy people who camped out the night before. But I am still using my DS Fat simply because there are NO DS Lites in stores! Many people I do know have them, but there weren’t able to simply just walk into their local shop and pick one up. It was combinations of calling ahead, or just being at the right place at the right time.
I usually do my game shopping at specialty shops, or large electronic stores. But once in a while I stop in to the Toys ‘R Us close to where I work. They had this great Wii display with a huge banner , and a white TV that sort of looks like an Apple display.
I did an unboxing of the New AppleTV. Click the ad if you wish. (please...)
Cooking Mama First Impressions
Released in Japan February 8th, 2007
North Amercian release date: March 27th, 2007
While unwrapping the plastic off my newly purchased copy of Cooking
Mama, I couldn't help but chuckle to
myself. I had just earlier been reading an article about some Nerf brand
Wii accessories for Wii Sports that
included bat, tennis racket, and golf club attachments for the Wii-mote. I
wondered if Cooking Mama could see a
similar line of products! Read More...