After record-shattering sales of the Nintendo DS in Japan over the last month Japan is without any retail stock of Nintendo DS. A similarity not lost on those of us still waiting for an xbox360
Unlike Microsoft, Nintendo
Did not issue a press release to say their production figures were on target
Did not blame the advanced features of the DS as a reason for delays
Did not conduct an interview suggesting people should understand that manufacturing an electronics product was not like baking bread.
Did not advertise on their website "Nintendo DS now in Stores"
Did not advertise their product on Television, when there were none available.
Instead Nintendo apologised
The following translation (by GameLife blog) is from the Nintendo DS Website
We heartily thank those who bestow their patronage on our humble company.
Over the New Year season, demand for our portable game system "Nintendo DS" has vastly exceeded our predictions. It has gone out of stock, which we know has caused a great deal of trouble to our honored customers and retailers. For this we apologize from our hearts.
We will begin to ship our product by air mail, as this will help it get to retailers a bit faster. We are shipping product every week, but as supplies will not be fully replenished until the end of January, we humbly supplicate ourselves before you and beg your favor.
Microsoft take note
source information from Gamelife
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