Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime expects that for the first holiday season since the Wii's release, the company will be able to meet demand for the system.
In a recent interview with Forbes, Reggie Fils-Aime is reporting that Nintendo of America has "got a good shot at meeting demand during the holidays" with their Wii hardware. Unfortunately, Fils-Aime "knows [they'll] fall short" "with Wii Fit."
Fils-Aime also went on to talk about Nintendo's latest version of the DS hardware, the DSi. "The DSi in Japan was critical to that market … conversely our DS business … [is] running 19% above [our] 2007 [record] numbers." In light of that, "the strategic need for the DSi [won't] happen [until] later in 2009."
Finally, Fils-Aime touched on third parties and cited their lack of understanding of the Wii platform, and their lack of high-quality, top-tier titles. "I will be able to say our licensees 'get it' when their very best content is on our platform," he says. "And with very few exceptions today, that's not the case."