Wii U production not impacted by factory fire at unnamed assembly plant in Japan, says Nintendo

Wednesday, 10th October 2012 20:04 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Wii U production will not be impacted by a recent factory fire at an unnamed Wii U system assembly plant in Japan, Nintendo has said.

Earlier today, David Gibson, an analyst for the Australian bank Macquarie in Tokyo, downgraded Wii U’s shipping forecast by one million units and told his Twitter followers he expected Nintendo to revise its revenue forecast on October 24.

Nintendo told CVG it won’t downwardly revise its global Wii U shipping forecast, stating: “As of now, we see no impacts on our Wii U console production scheme”.

Wii U releases on November 18 in the US and November 30 in Europe.



  1. zinc

    Demand for the WiiU is so great, their literally on fire! *badum tish*

    #1 2 years ago
  2. ManuOtaku

    Zinc LOL :)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Lightmanone

    @1 LOL!!
    I wonder how fast the WiiU will sell after all the fanboys and fans (including me) have one.. Cause I don’t think many people wanna buy a new dust-collector.. Cause, seriously, it’s what most Wii’s do nowadays.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. NocturnalB

    The last Nintendo i regularly used was an N64. I own a Wii, but yeah that’s all it’s done for about 2 years is collect dust. If the Wii U can move beyond the “motion gaming” fad and get to some good games i’ll bite.

    #4 2 years ago

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