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Fils-Aime admits Wii Fit supply will "fall short" this Christmas

NoA president also thinks third-parties don't fully understand the Wii

Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime has said that there will not be enough supply of the Wii Fit peripheral to meet demand this Christmas.

"With Wii hardware, I think we've got a good shot at meeting demand during the holidays," Fils-Aime told Forbes. "With Wii Fit, I know we'll fall short."

He also said that he doesn't think a number of third-party Nintendo developers fully understand the potential of the Wii, leaving them unable to find success with their products.

"I will be able to say our licensees 'get it' when their very best content is on our platform," he says. "And with very few exceptions today, that's not the case."

Fils-Aime also reiterated that while competitors have made price cuts to their home systems, Nintendo has no plans to reduce the price of the market-leading console in the immediate future.

"At some point, it will be time to adjust the [price]," he said, "but we're nowhere near that point now."

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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.10 years ago
3rd parties haven't put their big budget games on Wii yet because everything out now was planned 2-4 (or more) years ago back when every analyst under the sun pegged the Wii to fail.

Once Wii proved a success, they all rushed to get something out which forced them to use lower budgets - at times even lower than average last generations offerings.

Given the long development time line of big budget games, we may finally begin to receive them late next year.
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