Nintendo released it much anticipated new console the Wii in December of 2006. People waited in line literally for days to get their hands on one and for the next few months people wanting a Wii had to wait for at least a few hours in line right after stores got in new shipments. It has almost been a year since the Wii’s release and while demand had decreased the console can still be hard to find. If you are unsure the Wii is right for you there are places besides your friends houses you can go to try one and if you are ready to buy but you local big box store is perpetually out of stock they can be found you just have to know here to look.
If you are itching to try out the Wii but you don’t know anyone who has one yet, you still can get your hands on a Wiimote and see it the system is for you. Your local Game Stop of similar video game store should have demo model available for you to try. Nintendo also has a cool tour scheduled called the Wii Mall experience where they will have kiosks in Malls all over the US for people to try out the Wii. They are headed to over 50 malls across the country between September 2007 and January 2008 to showcase the Wii. Stops include malls in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota and more so the Wii will be in a mall near you. You may also be able to find Wii’s available to try out at larger stores like Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, and Target. If you haven’t tried the Wii you should, it really is a console for everyone.
If you’re ready to buy a Wii finding one can be tough. Unless you’re willing to wait another year for the supply to level out you may have to do some smart shopping. It is possible to find a Wii at your local retail store and the best way to ensure that you will get on is to call ahead and find out when the next shipment of Wii’s will be arriving. If standing in line isn’t your style you can always get on the phone and call every store in the area to see if they have any in stock. While it sounds tedious it beats standing in line waiting for the store to open.
If you don’t want to wait to get your Wii form a brick and mortar store there is always the internet. But be warned, there are a lot of scams out there so always be sure the source you buy your Wii from online is legitimate. EBay is a great place to get hard to find products like the Wii but you will probably have to pay more. It was not unheard of during the Wii’s release for people to buy Wii’s off of EBay for double or triple their retial cost. No matter when or from where you get your Wii have fun and enjoy this truly unique video game console.