Unlike previous holiday shopping seasons, Wii gift givers may be able to simply waltz into their nearest retailer to grab the bestselling console, or so Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime believes.
Despite the recent price drop that's sure to spur sales and the release of Wii Fit Plus and New Super Mario Bros. Wii prior to the gift-giving frenzy, Reg feels that Nintendo is well prepare for demand.
"We have a tremendous amount of product in inventory," Fils-Aime said in an MSNBC interview. "We've been flowing product into retail. We do not expect to have shortages on our products. Now, if we do experience them I'd love to have that problem, but we're not seeing that happening this year." A good thing, by Reggie's other prediction, as "literally millions" of potential Wii owners have been waiting on the sidelines to pick up the console.
That confidence in stock applies to the Nintendo DS as well. Reggie says he's "feeling very good about the holiday", noting that Nintendo has sold 2.2 million DSis since launch.
Nintendo's Holiday Push [MSNBC]