People don't crazy about the Nintendo. The best reason I can figure for this (which jives with data I've seen) is that Nintendo intentionally markets themselves as the secondary game system in the house, or the only system for children. Their price-point is such that major gaming enthusiasts (mostly in their 20s) can buy it and a PS3 or Xbox.
|NEW YORK - Nintendo Co.'s entry into the game console wars, the Wii, went on sale Sunday, and quickly sold out in many stores despite stocks that far surpassed those of the rival PlayStation 3, which went on sale two days earlier.|
"There were enough people in line to snap up almost all the units of the Nintendo Wii that we had in stock, so it was an instant sellout," said Circuit City spokesman Jim Babb. There were a few overnight campers, but most had lined up in the early morning.
Spot checks at New York stores turned up only one, the Toys R Us in Times Square, with Wiis in stock. The store hosted a midnight launch event that drew a crowd of more than a thousand people for the sale of the very first Wii.