Nintendo backs down from 1 million Wiis in 2006

By Justin Mann on
While not as dire as the situation some other unnamed console providers are in, Nintendo was too optimistic when it came to shipments for the Wii in 2006. Originally aiming for 1 million Wiis on the shelves or in homes by this month, they are under that mark by a bit and are clearly falling short of the 2 million reported by some. Nintendo has retracted the million units figure. Why, though? Some sites, such as nexgenwars, are reporting that over a million units have already been shipped (though not necessarily sold). There was no reason given for the retraction, and sales so far have been good. Over 600,000 went within the first few weeks of release, and stores are still reporting sellouts soon after they receive more.

Is there a supply issue?

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