Nintendo to Boost Wii Production
Posted on May 4, 2007Good news for those who want a Wii. Nintendo plans to boost production according to a new USA Today article.
Iwata refused to disclose the monthly production capacity for the Wii, and said it was too early to say by how much the production was being raised.Nintendo President Satoru Iwata told reporters that Nintendo was unable to forsee the enormous demand for the Wii. Nintendo has already sold 5.84 million Wii consoles since it was released five months ago and they plan to sell 14 million units for the fiscal year ending on March 2008 according to USA Today.
But he said efforts were underway to increase production, and more machines will get delivered to stores around the world.
"We will do our best to offer the machine for those who are waiting," he said at a Tokyo hall.
The Wii's motion-sensitive remote control wand has made it hit even with people unaccustomed to playing video games. It faced some minor problems early on with its wand, which flew out of the hands of some overzealous players, snapping the strap and at times crashing into TVs. But that hasn't dented profits, and the console is still flying off store shelves.