Nintendo has responded to accusations leveled against it earlier this week by GameStop, saying that Wii shortages are due to demand
. Nintendo's George Harrison told Next-Gen.biz in a phone interview that "That's not at all the case. We have worldwide territories that are all competing over the available production. The Japan and European markets are doing extremely well with the Wii. People in Japan at NCL [Nintendo Co. Ltd.] are making the best decisions that they can about which products get shipped to which market and when."
An EU marketing director is also quoted at GamesIndustry.biz responding to criticism about the lack of new Wii titles
, as well as the supply shortage. Nintendo's Laurent Fischer asserts that the company has a 'release it when it's ready' attitude, and that they'll release products when they meet the company's standards.