The Nintendo Wii was released nearly six months ago, and still they're impossible to find in stores. And, insanely enough, demand is still so high that these shortages could go on for a few more months. Nintendo VP of Marketing and Corporate Affairs had this to say about the supply issues:

"There is a lot going on behind the scenes in terms of working on what we are producing and the numbers continue to rise but the product is so very popular that we may see a supply / demand situation last for some time."


This is pretty insane. Has there been another product out there that's seen such high demand and shortages over such a long period of time? Could it be impossible to find a Wii without a lot of effort for a full year? Is demand really this high, or is supply just taking its sweet time to get to stores? And when is Super Mario Galaxy coming out, anyways?

Next Generation [via Slashdot]