I would say that this is definitely not a conspiracy, whatever other causes may be out there. Restricting Wii's would be a good marketing idea, except when just before Christmas. The smarter idea would have been to start this a few months back, and begin to release them at Christmas shopping, close to Christmas day. Nintendo is not stupid. I doubt that they planned such a flawed system. The blame must be placed elsewhere, such as factories not producing enough fast enough. Even this is no cause to be upset. Just wait!