If youíre like me, youíve been to several gaming stores and have never seen a Wii available
for purchase. Itís a little ridiculous for a console that is 1.5 years old not to be available
anywhere. I had always wondered why, analysts at Wedbush Morgan believe they know why.
The U.S. economy is very very bad right now. If youíre a kid, you donít really realize it, but
if youíre older living on your own, you have noticed your grocery bills rising, amongst other
Wiiís are produced in Japan where their economy is currently stronger then ours in the US.
ďWith a weak dollar, foreign companies that sell their goods in the U.S. for dollars and then
convert those dollars to their native currencies get a smaller profit than if they sell their
products in countries with strong currencies of their own (such as Europe with the euro). In
other words, Nintendo makes a bigger profit on Wiis sold in Europe than on Wiis sold in the
So basically, Nintendo is offering more Wiiís to European nations because the Euro is stronger
then the dollar. But according to the analysts, demand is finally slowing in Europe to normal
levels. So who benefits from that? Us fat ass Americans! The extra consoles that were being
shipped to Europe should now begin to be shipped to the US.
So if you canít find a Wii soon, just blame Europe.