So I bought the wife a DS-Lite for X-mas, and the first thing I noticed was that I had a little trouble finding one. There were only 2 left in the Best Buy I was at before Christmas. Then the games I wanted (Brain Age) were totally sold out. Same with Guitar Hero for the Wii (which is currently on craigslist at a 50% markup). No Wiis were in sight in the store.
Ok I went back to best buy after x-mas. 1/3 of the DS titles were sold out, no Wiis, no Guitar Hero.
I went to Target today. No Wiis, no guitar hero. 1/3 of the Wii titles were totally sold out, 1/2 of the DS titles were totally sold out. X-box and PS titles were fully stocked.
I cannot in two weeks find a game (Big Brain Academy DS) that has been out for over a year.
Anyhow this is just once slice of the market, but I think software sales for the Nintendo are gonna look good for this qtr.
Oh the game to watch the numbers on next (imo) is Mario Kart Wii.
don't forget super smash bros! I hope it's better than the last one (sigh), the one for n64 has been the best so far and will be hard to top. Since the wii is creating online games and you can buy pervious nintendo games online, does anybody know if you can play n64 games on the wii over the internet? That would be sweet.