Nintendo enjoyed a successful launch of Wii in Japan this weekend, with its revolutionary console reportedly selling out. Japanese gamers braved the cold to line up and make sure they got hold of one of the 400,000 Wiis that were made available for Saturday's launch.
It seems that the majority of consumers who picked up a Wii on launch day were purchasing for themselves since plenty of extra controllers and games were bought as well. This was unlike the PS3 launch that took place last month where many of those who purchased a PS3 were doing so to sell it on auction sites for profit. Nintendo has promised to make a further 600,000 Wiis available before the end of the year to ensure that there are enough to meet demand.
December 04, 2006