Since the release of the Wii, it’s been near-impossible to find one at a local or online retailer. Now during the first month or three of a console launch, that’s understandable. But it’s almost May and it’s still hard as hell to find a Nintendo Wii in a store. Why is this? Shouldn’t Nintendo have bumped up production? Freakonomics has a nice article which examines why not being able to get a Wii sucks.
From Nintendo’s terrible manufacturing blunder to retailers getting extra sales and increased traffic, the piece is most definitely a must-read. Check it out right after you finish reading. This. Sentence.
We Want a Wii! (Still) [Freakonomics]