game shortages, but that doesn't mean demand for the Nintendo fighter isn't extremely high. Then there's also the rest of the world to think of. While most of us probably don't own Japanese Wiis or modded systems, those who do probably can't wait to get their grubby little hands on the most coveted game of this year.
If you live in Japan, selling your copy of Brawl on eBay seems like the smart thing to do (if you can part with it, that is). The high bid for this auction is currently $242.50, which means it's almost as expensive as a Wii, and the bidding doesn't even end for another two days. That's madness.
If the Wii wasn't region locked, how much would playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl early be worth to you?