According to financial experts, Nintendo is not doing themselves any favors by not having enough Wii consoles to satisfy a surging Holiday market. As a matter of fact, based on sales figures from November, Nintendo is losing out on roughly $1.3 billion as a result of the shortage.
Even more interesting is that the demand for the Wii console hasn't diminished over the year since its release. There have been shortages all along, and there are still more people wanting to buy it. Serious gamers might argue, but it's clear that the casual gaming fan prefers Nintendo these days.