Wii Are Still Sold Out
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Wii Are Still Sold Out

It’s the Nintendo Wii‘s third holiday season, and it’s still the must-have gift that’s impossible to find. Torontoist contacted forty major retailers in the GTA, and they were all sold out—most of the stores we talked to didn’t even know if they were getting more. “Nintendo arbitrarily sends them,” explained one Best Buy employee at Sherway Gardens. “We never know if there are going to be some in the truck.” Matt Ryan from Nintendo Canada told us that “Nintendo has no way of knowing what the ceiling is in regards to demand for our Wii product. We do however have more Wii units going into the marketplace during the holidays than we did last year.” Nintendo may have increased supplies in North America by 50% this holiday season, but it’s clearly been insufficient. If you’re still looking for a Wii, the big retailers, like Best Buy, Future Shop, and Zellers, are your best bet, as those stores usually receive the largest shipments—but there’s no guarantee that they’ll be getting more.