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Old 07-13-2008, 09:34 AM
 
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By now it is quite evident that Mario Kart Wii is a smashing success. What’s not so clear is why the game is nearly impossible to find at most retail outlets. Some may suspect that Nintendo is playing a marketing game to limit supply to artificially generate demand, but that isn’t the case according to an employee at my local Gamestop. It seems that Nintendo has opted to produce more copies of Mario Kart Wii for the European and Japanese markets as the depreciated US dollar makes that a much more profitable proposition. I never thought I'd live to see the day when the United States is considered a third rate country in terms of the value of its currency! Isn’t it ironic that a silly little video game is the mirror in which we as a nation see the reflection of an ever diminishing economy?!
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:48 AM
 
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By now it is quite evident that Mario Kart Wii is a smashing success. What’s not so clear is why the game is nearly impossible to find at most retail outlets. Some may suspect that Nintendo is playing a marketing game to limit supply to artificially generate demand, but that isn’t the case according to an employee at my local Gamestop. It seems that Nintendo has opted to produce more copies of Mario Kart Wii for the European and Japanese markets as the depreciated US dollar makes that a much more profitable proposition. I never thought I'd live to see the day when the United States is considered a third rate country in terms of the value of its currency! Isn’t it ironic that a silly little video game is the mirror in which we as a nation see the reflection of an ever diminishing economy?!
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:38 AM
 
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You have a better informed opinion? Maybe Nintendo has discovered a way to make money without getting their software in the hands of the US distributors. Gamers in the US are literally begging for this game to no avail.
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Old 07-13-2008, 11:59 AM
 
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I never thought I'd live to see the day when the United States is considered a third rate country in terms of the value of its currency!
You'll live to see the day when the US is a third world country (in addition to being a third rate also-ran).
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Old 07-13-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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I never thought I'd live to see the day when the United States is considered a third rate country in terms of the value of its currency!

Originally Posted by Mircea
You'll live to see the day when the US is a third world country (in addition to being a third rate also-ran).


When we as a nation pass are federal 10 trillion dollars debt and pass 15, 20, 25 trillion dollars in debt the nation is history. Around the years 2030/2034 will be interesting.

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