Low Wii stock likely for Christmas 2008

This December will be the third Christmas the Wii has been available to buy, and regretfully Satoru Iwata, Nintendo’s global president and CEO is already warning those interested in picking up the console that it is likely it will be hard to come by once again, particularly in the US. If the prediction comes to pass it will be likely many families will once again be disappionted if they choose to wait until later in the year to buy the console.

We are really intending to increase the shipments to the US, especially compared to last year,” Iwata recently remarked to Forbes. However, I can’t give you a 100 percent commitment [that you’ll be able to find a Wii this holiday season]. What I can commit myself to is that Nintendo is going to do its best to supply as many Wii hardware units as possible in order to meet demand there.