Wii shortages until 2009?
An IDC video game analyst quoted from Home Media Magazine states “I believe the Wii will continue strong growth although supply continues to be a problem,” and adds “I’d like to see Wii hardware shipping in larger quantities or mass market consumers may cool on it. Having said that, I don’t believe supply will meet demand for the Wii until 2009.”
So far in 2007, Nintendo has sold more video game systems than all other manufacturers combined. Although sales have dropped 22% from February to March, The Wii has already sold over 2.1 million consoles in the US and continues to dominate the PS3 and Xbox 360.
It still seems to be the year of the PS2, said Michael Pachter, video game analyst, Wedbush Morgan Securities.? Notwithstanding all of the other choices, consumers keep buying PS2 games, with barely any drop off. Virtually all of the year-over-year growth is attributable to a slower than expected decline in PS2 software sales.