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Report: 3DS XL on the way out in Japan

The super-size 3DS XL is about to be downsized in Japan, at least according to new details spotted on Nintendo's website. As Siliconera reports, Nintendo's 3DS site lists "ending production soon" notices for the seven XL colors available in the country. Nintendo's not announced anything formally, b...

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Wii discontinued in Japan

To put this situation into parrot terms, the Japanese SKU of the Wii is pining for the fjords. Nintendo of Japan's official site lists the console as "discontinued," according to Engadget's translation. Earlier this month we learned that Nintendo planned to halt production of the console, though...

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Neo Geo X production to continue, more games/peripherals on the way

This week's reports that Japanese Neo Geo X production had come to a halt are only somewhat correct, Engadget has learned. In actuality, only production of the Neo Geo X Gold Limited Edition model has ceased, which was always part of the plan. You know, it being a Limited Edition product and everyt...

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Report: Neo Geo X production ceases in Japan

Manufacturing and production of the confusingly irresistible Neo Geo X has come to a halt in Japan, according to Siliconera's translation of Gamer's report. Shipment of the device has also ceased, meaning that Japan's existing stock of the retro gaming handheld/console is all they're going to get. ...

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Nintendo missing out on $1.3 billion because of shortages

Did you know that every time someone can't find a Wii console to buy, God kills a kitten? Okay, maybe not, but the shortages are definitely costing Nintendo a lot of money. The total adds up to an estimated $1.3 billion, which we're sure Nintendo would like to have in its pocket. Analyst James Lin...

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Nintendo says they're making 1.8 million Wiis a month

Hey, if they are, we haven't seen any of them. Store shelves are barren, with only a fine film of dust to rest atop their usually proud selves. Online retailers often respond to requests to purchase a console with nothing more than a "404 - You're boned" or "Ha Ha." All searches for the console ha...

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Wii will fail to meet demand this holiday

As hard as Nintendo is trying to quench the thirst of the market by upping its production of Wii consoles, things don't look good for the holiday season. If you have someone on your gift list that is asking for a Wii console, your best bet is to pretend you never knew them. Or, tell everyone you kno...

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Reuters: Sony in talks to sell chip manufacturing to Toshiba

Reuters is reporting that a Sony is in talks to sell its chip production facilities to Toshiba, according to "sources close to the matter." The 100 billion yen (about $870 million) deal is reportedly set to finish in a few months and will include the lines for Sony's PS3-powering Cell processor. Doe...

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Nintendo has to delay production increase

According to Taiwan component manufacturers, due to the short supply of chips, Nintendo's plan to up the production of Wii consoles worldwide will have to wait until some time later, which will be next year, most likely. Originally thought to alleviate the console drought during the second half of...

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Nintendo says 35 million Wiis by 2012

Nintendo is looking to best the PS2's 38.2 million consoles sold and expects to hit the Wii-markable 35 million goal by 2012. Speaking with Bloomberg.com, Nintendo's American marketing chief George Harrison says that production has increased to meet the consistent demand for the console. Nintendo pr...

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