When we posted about the Wiiseeker site, many of the comments were expressions of skepticism about the numbers. Target couldn't possibly be getting that many, could they? How odd is it that some out-of-the-way stores are getting so many units, while some larger stores are left with less? I'm not going to speak to how accurate the numbers actually are, but I did receive this e-mail yesterday:
Just a random note, but you posted about wiiseeker.com a week and a half or so ago. Well, I work at a(geographic informationremoved)Target, and while I was initially skeptical about the veracity of the site (the numbers just didn't seem like they could possibly be correct, given the relative demographics and sales figures of the stores in my area), it turns out that at least for my district, wiiseeker.com is absolutely spot on with its figures, even the odd ones, like my store getting sixty-nine units (exactly what we recieved, this afternoon, actually). I just wanted to pass on confirmation of their figures.
Oh, and the sister site, ps3seeker.com, linked to on the site's frontpage, is also correct for the Target stores in my district, but it's unspecific enough to be relatively meaningless (for instance, my store is listed as having between five and twenty units, and we have eight, two "low" priced versions, six of the higher priced ones). Also, it's not likely to be helpful. At my store, one needed to be in line by Tuesday evening to get one of our stock (and we're *not allowed* to tell the people that are lining up how many we have, so people are going to be there for days, for nothing *sigh*).
So there you go, take that as you will. I'm going to be hitting one or more Targets this Sunday to get my system, and it looks like these numbers might be for real. If so, getting a system may be as easy as we had hoped. Happy hunting!