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Launch of Wii won't affect production capacity for DS Lite, says Nintendo boss

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has reassured the firm's shareholders that it will not experience production difficulties with the immensely successful DS Lite handheld due to the impending launch of the Wii home console.

Addressing a shareholder meeting in Japan last week, Iwata explained that the Wii is being manufactured using entirely separate production facilities to the DS Lite, so ramping up the supply of the home system won't affect DS supplies.
It may seem slightly self-evident that this would be the case, but it's not surprising that Iwata wants to reassure shareholders and retailers alike of this situation; after all, the DS has witnessed ongoing short supply in Japan ever since Christmas, with over 100,000 units of the console being sold there every week.

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