Nintendo’s Wii may be released earlier than expected if the
latest reports are accurate. Chris
Morris, writer of CNN.com's Game Over
written an article about the possibility of the Nintendo Wii game console
launching a month or two earlier than expected. Although the Wii had been
originally expected sometime in November, with no official release noted by
Nintendo, Morris says a release in September or October is not
unrealistic. A June 21 analyst's note claims that Nintendo is already
manufacturing Wii console units that are final retail units. According to
the editorial on CNN:
Indeed, the company appears to be already
manufacturing final retail units of the Wii, according to a June 21st analyst's
note from P.J. McNealy of American Technology Research. That would give it a
significant head start over Sony, which has yet to begin final manufacturing of
the PlayStation 3. Microsoft's first Xbox 360 did not roll off the
assembly line last year until 69 days before the on sale date of Nov. 22. (That
late start in production is the root cause behind last holiday's shortages.)
With the Microsoft Xbox 360 game console being the only next-generation console
on the market today, gamers are anxiously awaiting console releases from
Nintendo and Sony. The $250 USD price tag
alone has made the Wii an appealing console for many potential gamers.
Nintendo is hoping to have enough units in stock after the console is released
to combat extremely low supplies that sometimes plague other console releases.
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