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Dec 10 2006
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Nintendo retracts promise of one million Wiis for US

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Nintendo has retracted a statement made by Reggie Fils-Aime, who said yesterday that Nintendo would be shipping one million units to the United States by the end of the year. We tend not to pay particularly close attention to the estimates that the "big three" console manufacturers make about how many units they expect to ship. Particularly with the new generation of consoles, these targets have more often than not been missed when applied to the real world. But given Nintendo's relative successes this time around, this particular retraction could tell us one of two possible things about the situation that Nintendo currently finds itself in. Either they're having manufacturing issues (possible), or they're diverting units to the rabid masses over in Europe (we'd like to think this is equally likely). There is a third possible scenario: Reggie thought it would be fun to get the press to put a nice round figure of one million behind the Wii launch, which would bring us neatly back to the reason why we don't take these kind of announcements very seriously.
 
 
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Re: Nintendo retracts promise of one million Wiis for US

Dec 10, 2006
Okay so how many do they plan to sell now?

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bubba132 wrote:
Nintendo has retracted a statement made by Reggie Fils-Aime, who said yesterday that Nintendo would be shipping one million units to the United States by the end of the year. We tend not to pay particularly close attention to the estimates that the "big three" console manufacturers make about how many units they expect to ship. Particularly with the new generation of consoles, these targets have more often than not been missed when applied to the real world. But given Nintendo's relative successes this time around, this particular retraction could tell us one of two possible things about the situation that Nintendo currently finds itself in. Either they're having manufacturing issues (possible), or they're diverting units to the rabid masses over in Europe (we'd like to think this is equally likely). There is a third possible scenario: Reggie thought it would be fun to get the press to put a nice round figure of one million behind the Wii launch, which would bring us neatly back to the reason why we don't take these kind of announcements very seriously.
 
 


Well they top 600,000 in the united states woulden't be to suprised if there was another 200,000 so it's close, a lot coloser then the PS3 1 million shipped.
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Re: Nintendo retracts promise of one million Wiis for US

Dec 11, 2006
YES! Score for PS3 haha.
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az009 wrote:
YES! Score for PS3 haha.



Don't see how this is a score for the PS3, over 600,000 units have all ready been sold in the USA of the Wii and Sony is still having shortage problems.
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Dec 11, 2006
of course the ps3 is gonna have shortages, every1 wants one!!
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Da_Ripper wrote:
of course the ps3 is gonna have shortages, every1 wants one!!



Same thing goes for the Wii
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Re: Nintendo retracts promise of one million Wiis for US

Dec 11, 2006
O well... They shipped enough IMO.  I have a 360 so I'm not looking for any other next gens right now...:smileyhappy:
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