From: spooie | #010 A supply shortage at launch would be a GOOD thing for Nintendo, because the demand for the game is going to be there and they are going to sell out no matter what, but it will RAISE the demand of the system when people can't find it. The all of us gamers will go to whine about it on forums, the gaming media outlets will write up stories about it and the news media will cover it. It will drive up demand of consumers even more while keeping the system in the public eye and giving free advertising to Nintendo.
This.... though it does seem like they been in production before E3 started. though I bet the units shown were less the a month old.