Finding Wii Fit has been a real bother, quite frankly. And not just for me, but for many others as well, as it seems Nintendo has been ready to milk that cash cow for all its worth where the dollar is stronger before sating our demands.
GameStop doesn’t have it– not by itself, at any rate. And neither does Amazon. I was at Zeller’s a few days ago, and turns out I had missed their last one by just minutes, with the cashier for the Electronics telling me that they sell out within minutes of getting the few they receive.
Finally having enough of being stalked for his own copy, MTV Multiplayer’s Stephen Totilo put the questions to Nintendo:
What could the folks at Nintendo tell me about this shortage, why it exists and when shoppers can expect to find it in stores again?
This is the statement I received last night from a Nintendo spokesperson:
“Nintendo had a substantial supply nationwide for launch, though some stores saw spot shortages due to unprecedented demand for this unique product. The consumer response to ‘Wii Fit’ at launch was historically exceptional when compared with peripheral-based video game products. We are providing retailers with a constant supply of ‘Wii Fit,’ so you should see a regular supply of ‘Wii Fit’ on store shelves as we move through the summer and into the holidays.” — MTV Multiplayer
Wee. Of course, “constant” in this case may very well be the two per week which other stores, such as HMV and EB Games, have told me they get and lose within moments.
I do hope I can get one before Winter sets in.