Nintendo denies Wii U production lag after 'factory fire'

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  1. ComeTurismO
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    Well.... It's kind of dramatic of the accident.. But.. Why would they downgrade it's shipping forecast by one million units..?
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    I hope this doesn't do anything bad to Nintendo.
     
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    I'm actually pretty interested in what could've started the fire; this isn't exactly the sort of product that demands dangerous working conditions, is it?
     
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    Probably another excuse to recreate another 3 year console shortage.
     
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    The fire was at one of Foxconns factories in China. Foxconn will just have workers at another factory work more unpaid overtime to make up for lost time.

    I saw something that said it was started by electrical cables in the roof.
     
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    What if somebody broke in to steal WiiU units and started a fire for distraction? Would we be seeing the WiiU early through the back channels?
     
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    Are you saying it was all a lie? :unsure:

    Why are there always devastating issues around these things.
     
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    "The perversity of the universe always tends toward a maximum." - Finagle's Law
     
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    There WAS a fire ... but they were just burning their garbage. They wanted something they could then report to the news people and create an artificial shortage while all the factory workers were really each just taking a free console home. :ph34r:


    Seriously, though. I kinda doubt the file actually started in the warehouse where all the stocked up Wii U's were being stored. Probably some machinery got toasted. Some of the nearby console parts were damaged. They very well may have just had production moving right along, moved to another factory the next day without blinking an eye. As far as getting along to their production goal they just lost a couple days work. That's it.
    (As long as they don't try to pass of burned white consoles as black one's on the shelf they're fine.)
     
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    wow the wiiu is on fire already and it hasn't even been released!
     
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    Are you telling me you didn't want the limited Survived Fire Edition?
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    I bet they set the shipping forecast lower than their factories are capable of producing, to be prepared for incidents like this.
     
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    damn Nintendo, at this rate I won't be able to buy one if your wii U's get fucked up
     

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