Wii tops online search poll
UK's most wanted
Nintendo’s Wii was the most searched for product on the internet last month, according to a poll of British online shoppers.
The record breaking Wii topped the poll, which was commissioned by market watcher Hitwise. It topped a whole range of products, including rival console Xbox 360, Apple's iPhone, various iPods, Lego and items of clothing.
Hitwise found that the console accounted for six of every ten searches for a games console. The word 'Wii' also appeared in 13 times as many searches as the term 'iPod'.
The news will add more fuel to Nintendo’s Christmas Wii sales drive. Customers are already reporting that it’s near impossible to find one of the consoles for sale either online or on the high street.
One intrepid eBay seller even tried offloading his Wii for a mere £1,000,000.00.
re: Andy Worth -> http://www.andyworth.co.uk/
Andy, I assume your rage is because your kids hate you for buying them a PS3/360 when all they want is a Wii?
Regardless, I have reported yourself to the BPI, you should secure your domains better.
@ Stupid Consumers
"I find it embarrasing, how stupid UK consumers are...
WAKE UP. The Wii is not actually any good, Nintendo are drip-feeding supplies, and creating a fake desireability. Ebay is flooded with 2nd hand Wii's where disallusioned owners realise there is nothing left once the fad wears off..."
I find it embarrassing that someone could have so little business sense to think that Nintendo would rather hold back supplies and alienate their market, in some bizarre attempt to increase desirability. It’s a well known-fact that games consoles themselves don’t generate much profit, in fact they usually incur a loss – the games are where the money is made, and you only sell games to people who own consoles.
The idea that a company would hold back it’s product right before Christmas to “generate desirability”, is frankly ridiculous. Every sale they miss because of stock shortages is lost money, not just on the console but on the games that would subsequently have been bought. The fact is their production is too slow and they aren’t making enough of them.
Oh, and I'm not fanboying, I own a PS3 and an Xbox 360.
I'm not sure if you were being sarcastic but the Wii is fantastic and everyone I've introduced the system to love it whether they are video game fans or not. I'm sure I have a few illegitimate children running around from women consistantly being lured in by the Wii.
To stupid consumers
Sounds like a frustrated PS3 owner to me HA!
How many were surprised
When their search brought them to the nuts.co.uk topless Wii video site.
I hope there children weren't watching, completely NSFW
But I did manage to guess all the games they were playing correctly....
Google it and you'll see what I mean :-)