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.
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.