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Wii parts production said to be shrinking, still plenty of Wiis being sold

Donald Melanson, @donmelanson
December 2, 2009
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Well, we've already seen demand for the Wii finally begin to slow and Nintendo's profits shrink as a result, and it looks like the inevitable trickle down effect is now also starting to take place. According to Nikkei, parts makers Mitsumi and Hosiden are expected to be particularly hard hit, with each forecasting a more than fifty percent drop in profits for the fiscal year ending next March. That still leaves them each with profits in the 5.3 to 6 billion yen range, however, and things should pick back up sooner or later whenever Nintendo decides the Wii needs a refresh or a revamp -- and, if not, there's always room for more Wu.

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