In a recent interview with Forbes Nintendo of America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime tried to calm fears that supply for the Wii U would not be enough to meet demand when the new console is released in mid-November.
"We've learned a lot of lessons from the launch of the DS, the launch of Wii and the launch of 3DS," Fils-Aime told Forbes. "And our supply chain is solid. My job is to work with retailers, work with other business partners to create demand for the product, and have the consumer get excited. And I think we're well on the way to doing that."
"My expectation is that we will do a phenomenal job helping the consumer understand the benefits of Wii U, and that our retailers will do a wonderful job of merchandising the product and getting it into consumers' hands," he continued. "We want to satisfy all of the demand that's out there. That's our goal."
The concern comes from news yesterday that GameStop had halted pre-orders for both models of the Wii U. The company marked those pre-order options on its official web site as "sold out."
You can catch the full interview with Fils-Aime on Forbes.