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Report: Nintendo Scaling Back Wii Production

According to a report from Nikkei, Nintendo has begun the process of reducing the number of Wiis being manufactured.

The report says that two Japanese companies - Mitsumi and Hosiden - are facing massive losses in revenue this year due to the "declining fortunes" of the Wii and a "drop-off in orders from Nintendo to assemble game systems".

Both companies are now staring at a drop in net profits of more than 50%.

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ZoidsRaven3127d ago

Fanboy- "DA FAD IS OVER!!!!!!1".... Right? 7_7

EvilTwin3127d ago (Edited 3127d ago )

I think most "gaming journalists" have just given up on even providing the appearance of impartiality. Yes, it took longer to ramp up production when they in no way expected an outrageous level of demand. This shouldn't be surprising.

Meanwhile, the system will still probably end up on top of monthly sales, even if it isn't by as wide a margin as when it was a pop culture phenomenon. And why anyone needs a console to sell -- or not sell -- to boost their ego is beyond me.

baum3127d ago (Edited 3127d ago )

So defensive, no need to say anything lol :)

Then again...

Maddens Raiders3127d ago

it was gonna slow down one day. How do you spin, "Both companies are now staring at a drop in net profits of more than 50%"?

hatchimatchi3127d ago (Edited 3127d ago )

the wii is/was a fad.

I don't mean that in a negative light but it's true. It's the tamagotchi/furby/beanie baby for the new millennium.

Yes it's a (semi) solid console and is the home of some great games but most people (people who don't play videogames) were buying it for wii sports. While some of them i'm sure went out and bought other games, most didn't.

Before you start screaming fanboy and casting disagrees i wanna point out that in the last 2 months i've bought, the conduit, madworld, dead space extraction, darkside chronicles and new super mario bros.

I also wanna point out that the conduit is a horrible horrible game, lol.

attached is a photo of my wii collection

ZoidsRaven3127d ago (Edited 3127d ago )

*looks at image*
OH SH!T, LMFAO! XD

You got any clue as to how ironic that is coming from you? You go on articles bashing the Wii/360 and it's fanboys/games, you make it so clear that you're a Sony fanboy, it's sad.

But by all means, why don't you tell everyone about your post on an artcle telling people to "stop b!ching about the console war", when you (surprise, surprise) was b!tching about the "console war".

But I think I like the pic you just posted (which is by the way, like a black guy joining the KKK). It shows how smart you really are.
And don't worry, unlike the trash that is you, I'm not going to bash your console of choice just because I now know what it is.

You best get a real life before you hurt someone in a gamestop over an argument about consoles... 7_7

BTW: Where is your reply in PMs? I see you had no problem talking/posting about me (that stupid argument about me not knowing what "Sadness" was just because I didn't know the devs making the game), why not talk/post to ME? 7_7

Why so whiny?
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@Alpha: Wouldn't a "hater" take this as good new?
Anyway, this looks like they are just going to release new colors or "Wii-2" (or whatever they plan to call it).

hatchimatchi3127d ago

lol,

i just read the above comment and i thought it was directed at me at first.

i was thinking maybe i got drunk one weekend and started posting craziness on n4g, lol.

asdr3wsfas3126d ago (Edited 3126d ago )

"Yes it's a (semi) solid console and is the home of some great games but most people (people who don't play videogames) were buying it for wii sports. While some of them i'm sure went out and bought other games, most didn't."

People who don't play video games bought a wii to play wii sports? Wow, direct contradiction in 1 sentence. I think most nintendo sales show they bought more games.

This site is filled with morons and teenagers, possibly paid trolls too. Wii is still outselling the other consoles.

Hilarious how they put this. "Losses" are a 50% reduction in net profit. 90% of you and the contributors on this site are morons.

My wii collection is now 43 games, not counting wiiware. I have 4 ps3 games. Sorry you bought a wii when you really just wanted a watered down pc.

COD MW on wii kills the other consoles from aiming alone, imho even beats pc.

TotalPS3Fanboy3126d ago

So Nintendo got no choice but to shrink the supple too.

This all points to one thing: The end is near. 2012.

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N4g_null3126d ago

There is not to much to discuse hat I don't care about greedy manufactures so the people that work there can't make millions of wii month. That does not effecte more the sales.

Yet when they pick up again we won't have to worry about the conspiricies of starving the market. Oh yeah conduit only sucks if your no good online. Lol by now your way late to the party.

I think nintendo only tamped up production to keep the other gamers happy.

Yeah there isn't too much to talk about here other than the trolls. They keep saying the same things hoping it will happen, good luck with that. This site is getting more boring every day. The troll I mean gaming community here sort of sucks. At least other sites have real reasons for not liking stuff lol.

I'm sorry nintendo ate your babies believe me it was an accident... Lol

hatchimatchi3126d ago

why did my comment get deleted?

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-Alpha3127d ago

Only a hater would quickly label this into bad news, I agree. ;)

It really is about time for Nintendo. Sure they are still selling great, but they have pretty much done what they need to do this gen in a shorter amount of time and that is sell as many consoles as possible and make as much money as possible

Now they can sit slow down and still continue to swim in their money.

Personally, I think it's Sony's time to shine along with MS, both of who are set to have a very tight 2010 year.

wogsy3127d ago

Maybe if Nintendo actually released some decent games during 2009 then the sales would not have dropped so rapidly..

Hell I love Nintendo but they dont half release some poor excuses for videogames! Apart from a predictable few gems (if that) then videogame enthusiasts have had very little to play single player or multiplayer wise..

How about releasing some actual games!
Im sorry but wii sports resort and wii fit are toys! They are NOT videogames. And apart from all that casual garbage what is there for me?? Where is my awesome shooter?? Where is my Driving game?? Where are my co-op multiplayer games?? etc etc..

Im sorry nintendo but the casual crowd are very fickle and I only see it getting worse for you from here on in..

asdr3wsfas3126d ago

"Hell I love Nintendo but they dont half release some poor excuses for videogames! Apart from a predictable few gems (if that) then videogame enthusiasts have had very little to play single player or multiplayer wise.."

NSMBW
Metroid Prime Trilogy
Sin and Punishment 2
Punchout
Excitebike World Rally
Wii Sports Resort

That list is amazing. And it excludes GC ports of mario tennis and pikimin and animal crossing. GTFO out of the wii section, troll.