The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

13 November 2007

Wii're all out

Lileks sends a note to Nintendo:

[E]ither make lots more Wiis or shut up about them. Please. My child wants one, and it looks like there's no chance on this planet, or any parallel versions of it I might access through some sort of quantum portal, that I will get one. I could order one from one of Amazon's Preferred Hoarders, but I will be switched and hoss-whipped down Lyndale Avenue before I pay someone 200 dollars over the sticker price. At least you could rename it. It's not the Wii. It's the Themm. Wii don't have one.

"Didn't we go through this last year?" I thought, and dialed up Lileks' semi-beloved Target, where they have five pages of Wii accessories but not one actual Wii.

Anyway, if you have an extra Wii lying around, feel free to send it to James Lileks, Star Tribune, 425 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55488.

Posted at 8:00 AM to Dyssynergy

I'm amazed that people are even paying up to $500 for Wiis from Amazon's "Preferred Hoarders" (that's awesome, btw). If it comes to paying that much, I'd just be like, "Screw it, I'm getting a PS3."

Posted by: Nate at 9:25 AM on 13 November 2007

IMO, the graphics on the Wii look like they belong on the original Nintendo....IOW, they suck compared to what else is available. From what I can see, the only thing the Wii has going for it is the controller.

Posted by: unimpressed at 12:30 PM on 13 November 2007

"Wii would like you to pay."

Posted by: McGehee at 9:31 PM on 13 November 2007