Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Japan's Nintendo's Wii game console sells out on first day

Nintendo Co Ltd rolled out its new video game console, the Wii, Saturday, prompting thousands of enthusiasts to line up for hours in front of electronics stores across the country before they opened, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported.

The newspaper, without identifying any sources, said in a report in its online edition over the weekend that nearly 400,000 machines had been sold the first day, with many places running out of stock by around noon here Saturday.

Yodobashi Camera Co distributed 1,500 tickets to people waiting at its Akihabara outlet in Tokyo the night before, indicating that the store had sold all its consoles even before it opened Saturday morning.

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