After a recent fire at a Wii U assembly factory, Nintendo has been feeling the heat as analysts have downgraded the Wii U’s shipping forecast by as much as one million consoles. With retailers already running out of stock, there’s more pressure on Nintendo than ever to provide.
However, Nintendo is keeping with the original launch plan for now, refusing to change any shipping or production forecast.
Nintendo issued a statement on the factory fire and the presumed effects on console production:
“As of now, we see no impacts on our Wii U console production scheme.”
Time is also a factor which plays into the situation heavily. With the Wii U launch a little over a month away, Nintendo can’t afford for the assembly lines to be paralyzed.