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Factory fire = less Wii Us produced this year
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October 10, 2012, 20:30:17
Great, I'm definitely not getting one at launch now am I? This seems like a pretty big cut.

Nintendo - we downgraded WiiU units by 1m to 7.3m as production is impacted by fire at assembler, company to revise down outlook Oct 24

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Posted: 10/10/12, 20:30:17    
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Holy fuck, is that real?!

Good thing I didn't invest today...

OH, I thought it went from 7.3m to 1m. Still bad, though.

Posted by 
 on: 10/10/12, 20:31:21  - Edited by 
 on: 10/10/12, 20:31:45
Ha ha ha ha no going down to 1m would be terrible. I guess 8.3m to 7.3m. Still a substantial drop though... 12%ish? I'm assuming this means certain preorders will not go through. For instance, mine, because that is just my luck.

Posted by 
 on: 10/10/12, 20:34:03  - Edited by 
 on: 10/10/12, 20:34:28
This is all a marketing ploy!!

Edit: Maybe this tells us we're still OK.

Does this confirm that our Wii U's are going to have an overheating issue????

Posted by 
 on: 10/10/12, 20:35:32  - Edited by 
 on: 10/10/12, 20:38:46
Sounds like quite a tale to build demand/hype.

Posted by 
 on: 10/10/12, 20:41:22  - Edited by 
 on: 10/10/12, 20:42:48
@Abdooooo Well this is confusing. Did that David Gibson dude just straight up make up a Nintendo statement? It seemed very specific though.

Posted by 
 on: 10/10/12, 20:48:16
I don't know what to believe any more. I just hope I get my console on launch day. I'm at the mercy of my Gamestop...

Posted by 
 on: 10/10/12, 20:55:44
Being second in line for the Wii u in my preorder, I'm not worried in the slightest. They ship in boxes of two so even if Nintendo ships only one box, I'm golden.

Posted by 
 on: 10/10/12, 22:17:41
I wonder which version is correct, and where Gibson got those figures? Did Nintendo really say "As of now, we see no impacts on our Wii U console production scheme."?

Either Wii U production is around 1.6m a month, and there will be a good number to fill the pre-orders through the holidays but the availability may be hit in the new year (Gibson version), or we don't actually know anything about the numbers or availability (Nintendo version).

Gibson version might actually be good news, because his figures seem quite high still.

Posted by 
 on: 10/10/12, 22:40:44
Even if there is something to this, I'm not sure why you guys are worrying. If anyone gets shafted here, it'll be the PAL regions.

Posted by 
 on: 10/11/12, 00:18:08
I'm not worried.... namely because I'll be waiting until tax season to get it anyways. -_____-

Posted by 
 on: 10/11/12, 00:50:03
The what regions, now...?

Posted by 
 on: 10/11/12, 01:49:41
Looks like this is false.

Posted by 
 on: 10/11/12, 02:04:34

Far off mystical lands known as Europe and Australia.

Posted by 
 on: 10/11/12, 03:13:28
Isn't 7.3 million still more than the Wii launched with? If so, things shouldn't be as crazy as they were with the Wii.

Posted by 
 on: 10/11/12, 03:15:16
Who cares about them?

Posted by 
 on: 10/11/12, 10:53:58

Shadowlink said:

ShadowLink's Enemies

Dark Samus
The Australian Government
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Posted by 
 on: 10/11/12, 11:20:03

Red Ring of Fire?

Posted by 
 on: 10/11/12, 14:16:21
Shadowlink said:
Far off mystical lands known as Europe and Australia.
Ah, you mean the Wastelands.

Posted by 
 on: 10/11/12, 15:15:25
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