April 11, 2007 - Five months after its release, the Wii remains elusive. There have been reports that the drought might end this month, but Nintendo's VP of Marketing Perrin Kaplan recently told Next Generation that demand continues to outnumber supply.
If you're looking for a fix, though, you could always head down to your local YMCA. Nintendo is donating 100 Wiis to YMCA chapters nationwide. The non-profit community service organization plans to use the console to bridge the gap between children and their parents as part of its Adventure Guides program. Active games like Wii Sports will be incorporated into the YMCA's Healthy Kids Day events.
"Consumers all over America are telling us the Wii helps them to stay active and fit and also gives them another reason to be together as a family," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior VP of marketing and corporate communications. "Wii has quickly become a part of America's fitness plan, from bowling leagues for active seniors to kids and parents who sweat through Wii Sports pentathlons together."
The console should start showing up at YMCAs this Saturday, April 14.