Breaking: Nintendo To Offer Wii 'Rainchecks' for Out-of-Stock Consoles
The program, announced by Fils-Aime on a conference call with Switched.com and others in the gaming press, will be offered via Gamestop retailers on December 20 and 21. If the store is out of stock, you can buy a "rain check" for a Nintendo Wii that you are guaranteed to get in the month of January. You will have to pay for the rain check in full at $249 and pick up the Wii by January 29.
So, even if you can't get the actual Wii on Christmas, maybe you'll get a little piece of paper that says you'll get one some time in January.
Also, Fils-Aime promised that "six major retailers" will have Wiis this weekend, so... good luck!