Apparently, Nintendo didn’t supply stores with enough accessories and other goodies, as there were shortages of Wii Remotes, Nunchuks, and Classic Controllers everywhere, not to mention that Wii Component cables were rare too. I did see one store have the a UPC tag with Wii component cables for $60, but it was sold out.
So what do you do if you are looking for accessories? Most stores will be getting more shipments for Wii stuff in the upcoming weeks, but for those that are impatient, there is the official Nintendo store, where one can find Wii Remotes, Nunchuks, Classic Controllers, component cables, as well as remote wrist straps, for those of you (ahem, Jim) that may have had the straps break on them. Looks like Nintendo underestimated the demand for component cables, as they ran out of their initial allotment, and will begin shipping more starting November 28, 2006.
“Due to high demand, our initial allotment of the Wii Component Video Cables has been depleted. We expect to begin shipping again the week of November 28, 2006. The Wii Component Video Cable will also be available at select retail stores (Best Buy, GameStop, Circuit City) in early/mid December.”
At least the wrist strap is a reasonable $1.00 for each.
62605 Classic Controller 1 $19.99
62613 Nunchuk 1 $19.99
62606 Wii Component Video Cable 1 $29.95
62614 Wii Remote 1 $39.99
62622 Wii Remote Wrist Strap 1 $1.00
You can get expedited UPS shipping as well, regular shipping is $5.00. You may just be able to get these accessories before your local store does, as it looks like the above items are in stock. Nintendo does list the Wii Battery Cover / Holder as out of stock: The Battery Cover/Holder is currently on back order. We expect to begin shipping this part the week of December 4, 2006.
There is sales tax for orders shipping to AR, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, MI, NE, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, WA and WI.
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