So it looks like the Wii is going to be the winner right out of the gate. Apparently Nintendo has 2 million Wiis waiting for shipment for the launch and an expected 6 million units in March and an expected 11 million by the end of 2007. That means all of us, the biggest of us to the smallest of us, can enjoy a Wii.
I never really wanted a Gamecube – although I did enjoy playing it at my buddy Phil’s place – but the Wii just seems to have its heart in the right place. Nintendo went back to its roots – creating a compelling product at a nice price and watching the money roll in. And you want to know the damndest thing? Think about the name Wii. We were all in a tizzy about it and now it just rolls off the tongue. That’s marketing for you.
Wii production exceeding expectations [Joystiq]