Gamestop minds its queues and Wiis
With less than a week to Christmas hopeful shoppers, especially parents, are no doubt scouting game and toy shops the length and breadth of the country in search of the almost impossible to find Nintendo Wii gaming console.
Michael Finucane, GameStop's commercial director, said: "We have been working really hard with Nintendo to restock our stores in time for Christmas."
Reports suggest that demand for the Wii is not going to lessen any time soon. As Gamestop opened its sixth store in Cork last Monday news that it had a plentiful stock of Wiis soon got around.
A spokesperson for Gamestop said queues of people were waiting outside the Gamestop shop from 4am to be first in line to get their hands on a Wii even though the shop did not open for business until 9am – a long time to hold on for a Wii.
While some devoted parents are prepared to wait in line to get the perfect present for their child one dad flogged his son's Guitar Hero III game for the Wii console on eBay for £4,522 sterling, according to www.tech.co.uk.
After finding his 15-year-old son with marijuana, the Canadian dad sold the game on the auction site, fetching a high price due to its popularity and scarcity.
By Marie Boran