Amazon sells 1,400 Wii units in 10 minutesBy Jose Vilches
It's been little over a year since the Wii first became available and Nintendo is still having problems meeting demand for its popular console, which will remain in short supply this holiday season. This is even more evident after Amazon last week reportedly sold 1,400 consoles in just ten minutes.
With December now just around the corner, it appears shoppers are getting increasingly desperate to acquire the hard-to-find system, which is being sold on auction sites such as eBay for double its retail price. It's not that Nintendo isn't making many, though. The company is reportedly building 1.8 million consoles per month, but that just isn't enough to satisfy the seasonal demand. Sony and Microsoft, for their part, won't be upset about this at all as they are setting themselves to pick up any sales Nintendo misses out.