Wii shortage disaster looms

If you’re after a Wii this Chrimbo you could find yourself in a Cabbage Patch style frenzy with frazzled parents eager to snare the last stocks

If you’re after a Wii this Chrimbo you could find yourself in a Cabbage Patch style frenzy with frazzled parents eager to snare the last stocks 'til New Year.Nintendo's predicting a world wide shortage of the consoles in the run up to the Festive Season, despite promises to crank up production.A quick snoop around the usual online suspects found Argos, Play.com, Game and Amazon all sold out and awaiting stock. As we write, online checkers wii-consoles.co.uk are reporting that stock fresh in at Amazon this morning and GameStation last night have all already gone.Our moles tell us that there are plenty to be had on the continent, though Amazon.fr wouldn't ship to Stuff Towers here in the UK. Perhaps you could pick one up on your pre-Christmas booze cruise. Beats a bottle of novelty liqueur anyway.Essentials Nintendo Wii Price: £180 On sale: Now Contact: Nintendo Related stories: Gadget of the Day: Wii Shaft Discuss: Nintendo kills the NES Wii Sports hits home run at games BAFTAs