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Wii shortage hits UK High Street

After struggling to meet the high demand for its machine shortly after it launched last year, Nintendo has once again found itself in the middle of a global hardware shortage as demand for its machine reaches a new high in the UK in the build up to Christmas.

CVG reports that online retailer Amazon claims to have sold 1,400 Wii consoles in just ten minutes when its stock was released online last week. It is also becoming increasingly difficult to track units down on the High Street, with many retailers now telling customers that they are unlikely to secure machines this side of Christmas.

There have also been reports of second hand units selling for as much as 300 on eBay, and claims that many retailers are forcing customers to buy the machine as part of an expensive bundle.

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