Wii shortages may continue into 2009, says time traveling analyst


Billy Pidgeon has come unstuck in time. The IDC analyst has told Home Media Magazine, "I believe the Wii will continue strong growth although supply continues to be a problem ... I don't believe supply will meet demand for the Wii until 2009." For a time traveling analyst, these dates far into the future may seem trivial but for those of us stuck in time, 2009 represents a new epoch, a limitless new technological age marked by an uncommon proliferation of flying cars, talking pets, and a curious lack of waggle-enabled game consoles.

The remainder of the article recaps the March NPD numbers ( ... was that last week ago already? We're spastic in time), but Pidgeon's comments stand out like the words of a weary man who's been to the future and knows the secrets it holds. So, can Nintendo possibly fail to meet Wii demand for another 20 months, Sunday's shipment be damned?

This article was originally published on Joystiq.