Here's the hot word: EB Games is going to be taking pre-orders for the Nintendo Wii on Friday.
That's tomorrow to you, son.
According to the company: "Due to extremely limited supply, we expect to reach our quota quickly, in minutes."
They further advise consumers to contact their local stores regarding availability and to have $50 bucks in hand to put down. Limit one per household...oh, and the pre-order doesn't "guarantee" a system at launch, but my guess is, if Nintendo's production estimates are met, you should be fine.