Analysts predict you won't get a Wii for 2 years

Written by Joe Martin

April 26, 2007 | 15:51

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Still not been able to lay your hands on a Wii of your very own? Well, according to video game analyst, Billy Pidgeon you can expect much more disappointment unless you strike it lucky.

Billy Pidegeon told Home Media Magazine that he believed the Wii will still be massively in demand well into 2009 and that they will still be scarce until then:

"I’d like to see Wii hardware shipping in larger quantities or mass market consumers may cool on it. Having said that, I don’t believe supply will meet demand for the Wii until 2009.”

He also went on to outline why he thinks the Xbox 360 and PS3 are struggling, confident that it the PS2 is still this year's console. "Xbox 360 and PS3 need system-selling games ASAP. Halo 3 will help, as will Lair and Heavenly Sword, but that leaves a hole in Q2 which will be filled by Wii, DS and PSP hardware and software. We’ll also see more PC and PS2 software picking up the slack."

Others shared the same view, claiming that "It still seems to be the year of the PS2", though technically we think that was last year according to the Chinese Calender.

Still, they've been right so far and recent sales figures show the strongest followings for PS2 and Nintendo DS.

Fancy gloating that you're one of the lucky Wii-owners or do you think that the PS3 just hasn't been given a fair chance yet? Either way, pop down the forums and let us know.
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