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Japanese Earthquake to Impact Supply and Pricing of Everything from Nintendo DS to LG

According to IHS iSuppli, the Japan earthquake and tsunami could result in significant shortages of certain components, potentially causing pricing for these devices to increase dramatically. While there are few reports of actual damage at electronic production facilities, impacts on the transportation and power infrastructure will result in disruptions of supply, resulting in the short supply and rising prices. Components impacted will include NAND flash memory, dynamic random access memory (DRAM), microcontrollers, standard logic, liquid-crystal display (LCD) panels, and LCD parts and materials. These devices will impact gamers in everything from memory cards to Nintendo DS devices to HD TVs and LG phones.

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hiredhelp2353d ago

WOW cant say im suprised. thoughts going out thoe to thoes victims.

wingman32x2353d ago

That's unfortunate. It's to be expected though. Hope everyone is okay.

I bet opportunists everywhere are happy over this news. It means that they get to up the ebay price of their 3DS by a couple hundred more dollars.