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twentytwo22
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(09-16-2012, 08:00 PM)
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There is obviously no official word on whether this will interfere with the launch of the Wii U, but it is being speculated that it could be the case.

Source: http://blog.esuteru.com/archives/6612088.html

(Quick translation by me)

Due to the expanding anti-Japanese demonstrations against shops and factories related to Japanese businesses in China, electronics makers and distribution companies have closed up some of their factories and shops for September 16th due to damages caused by the demonstrations.

Major electronics parts producer Mitsumi Electronics has announced that due to damage caused by the demonstrations including arson-related damage, they will suspend operations at their Aoshima factory until the 18th. Because the extent of the damage is not fully known, it is currently undecided if they will be able to resume business on the 19th.

This factory produces parts for Nintendo game consoles, among other things. Panasonic also had damage issues with their factories/etc and have suspended three of their factories until the 18th.

These demonstrations have been a hot topic in Japan the last few days.

With the Wii U looking like a pretty hot ticket since the official announcements, it will be interesting to see if this makes launch shortages even more of a problem than normal.



Last edited by twentytwo22; 09-16-2012 at 08:09 PM.
Wario64
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(09-16-2012, 08:01 PM)
Bomba
Ridley327
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(09-16-2012, 08:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

Bomba

Too soon?
MikeE21286
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(09-16-2012, 08:02 PM)
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*Hugs pre order slip*
Atmej
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(09-16-2012, 08:04 PM)
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I hope no one got (seriously) injured.
clemenx
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(09-16-2012, 08:04 PM)
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Nintendo already creating artificial shortages. This fucking company.
Neo C.
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(09-16-2012, 08:04 PM)
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Make the island to GAF-Land, deal done. Everyone back to work.
Blablurn
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(09-16-2012, 08:05 PM)
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ITS A FIREEEEEE SAAAAALE
pargonta
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(09-16-2012, 08:05 PM)
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I assume demos is short for demonstrations

usually an abbreviation is used after the full word has been used once.

anyway this will be interesting to see how it shakes out.
EulaCapra
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(09-16-2012, 08:06 PM)
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Why can't we all just get along and whip them into making these parts?
twentytwo22
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(09-16-2012, 08:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by pargonta

I assume demos is short for demonstrations

usually an abbreviation is used after the full word has been used once.

anyway this will be interesting to see how it shakes out.

Called demos in Japanese, will change it

Appreciate the snarky ass comment though
CoachKevin
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(09-16-2012, 08:10 PM)
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I guess it's true.

"China Don't Care"
bangai-o
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(09-16-2012, 08:10 PM)
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some context for gamers? http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=490792

maybe we can get electronics made in Mexico again!
AkuMifune
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(09-16-2012, 08:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by CoachKevin

I guess it's true.

"China Don't Care"

Arrow pointing down.
Stitch
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(09-16-2012, 08:14 PM)
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I don't get it. It's a bunch of uninhabited rocks!
pargonta
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(09-16-2012, 08:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by twentytwo22

Called demos in Japanese, will change it
Appreciate the snarky ass comment though

i just got confused, lol. putting the full word in somewhere once makes it clearer for stupid people like me. no offense meant.

it might be hard to gauge the impact of this, i certainly don't know enough. so i guess we'll see about statements and if it has an effect on supply.
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(09-16-2012, 08:15 PM)
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Read it as chees factory.
ColdBlooder
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(09-16-2012, 08:18 PM)
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I wonder how long it takes before someone says it was Nintendo to create an artificial shortage of hardware...

Edit: Damnit, beaten!
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Shadow780
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(09-16-2012, 08:19 PM)
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The Return of
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Originally Posted by ColdBlooder

I wonder how long it takes before someone says it was Nintendo to create an artificial shortage of hardware...

Scroll up
LiK
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(09-16-2012, 08:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shadow780

HAHAHA
chertipros
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(09-16-2012, 08:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shadow780

LOL
Rebel Leader
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(09-16-2012, 08:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stitch

I don't get it. It's a bunch of uninhabited rocks!

But it's MY UNINHABITED ROCKS

injurai
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(09-16-2012, 08:24 PM)

Originally Posted by clemenx

Nintendo already creating artificial shortages. This fucking company.

Just wait until the first shipment sinks into the pacific.
King Boo
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(09-16-2012, 08:26 PM)

Originally Posted by Blablurn

ITS A FIREEEEEE SAAAAALE

lmao.

poor nintendo.
sakipon
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(09-16-2012, 08:48 PM)
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Fuck politics. All I wanted was Ninty's happy and colorful HD games.
antonz
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(09-16-2012, 08:59 PM)
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This could be big news. digging into mitsumis relations with Nintendo. They have manufactured Nintendos controllers going all the way back to the NES/Famicom with only missing out on the N64 and the wifi chip for the DSLite
SolarPowered
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(09-16-2012, 09:01 PM)
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That looks more like domestic terrorism than a demonstration.
EmmanuelMunoz
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(09-16-2012, 09:02 PM)
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I hope not too many people (Employees) are affected by this.

Good on everyone for the classy jokes.
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(09-16-2012, 09:14 PM)
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Supply constraints incoming.
Domstercool
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(09-16-2012, 09:16 PM)
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Fucking hell. Those Anti-Nintendo Bayonetta 2 fans have gone mental...
JoeInky
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(09-16-2012, 09:17 PM)

Originally Posted by SolarPowered

That looks more like domestic terrorism than a demonstration.

Seriously, did they burn the fucking building down or something?
Neo C.
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(09-17-2012, 09:42 AM)
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Stupid nationalism is stupid, but they should leave my materialism alone! I'm sorry, but I care more for my launch unit Wii U than this tiny island.
ll_l_x_l_ll
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(09-17-2012, 09:49 AM)

Originally Posted by Domstercool

Fucking hell. Those Anti-Nintendo Bayonetta 2 fans have gone mental...

lol imagine that.

"" omg exclusive ? BURN ""

lolol
aeroslash
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(09-17-2012, 09:51 AM)
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It's not for the tiny islands...it's for the sea that they will gain. Each island will give more sea to China, on a waters with plenty of resources.
May16
(09-17-2012, 09:52 AM)

Originally Posted by Blablurn

ITS A FIREEEEEE SAAAAALE

Bomber Bob
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(09-17-2012, 09:52 AM)
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prolly fake
midonnay
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(09-17-2012, 09:54 AM)
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Behead all those who insults Nintendo :|
weird
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(09-17-2012, 09:54 AM)
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I didn't even realise that chinese workers are "allowed" to go on strike/demonstrate without getting hammered down by police.
Tenki
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(09-17-2012, 09:56 AM)
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Seems like Wii U is on fire.
Canis lupus
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(09-17-2012, 09:57 AM)
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Are the protests that big? Cmon now, its just a few rocks.
Seraphis Cain
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(09-17-2012, 09:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bomber Bob

prolly fake

What
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(09-17-2012, 10:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by TurkishEmperor

Are the protests that big? Cmon now, its just a few rocks.

You ain't been paying attention
MrCunningham
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(09-17-2012, 10:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Shadow780

He should've been using a Chinese knockoff Cannon to suppose local business.
Seance
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(09-17-2012, 10:05 AM)

Originally Posted by Wario64

Bomba

Originally Posted by Blablurn

ITS A FIREEEEEE SAAAAALE

._.
wiggleb0t
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(09-17-2012, 10:05 AM)
Hard to get any 'real' media out of China.
They let you know what they want to let you know and throw in as much propaganda as needed.
neoanarch
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(09-17-2012, 10:06 AM)
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So much shit over a few rocks jutting out of the ocean.
Castor Krieg
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(09-17-2012, 10:07 AM)

Originally Posted by MikeE21286

*Hugs pre order slip*

All orders will most likely be affected, doesn't matter if you pre-ordered lol. They are not going to go out of their way to fulfil your order.
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(09-17-2012, 10:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by weird

I didn't even realise that chinese workers are "allowed" to go on strike/demonstrate without getting hammered down by police.

If it's against Japan, then it's ok to them. Chinese government hasn't really done anything out of their way to stop the riots. Just enough to appear like they are.


Originally Posted by neoanarch

So much shit over a few rocks jutting out of the ocean.

Rocks with resources, including oil.
maquiladora
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(09-17-2012, 10:08 AM)
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These demonstrations have been a hot topic in Japan the last few days.

With the Wii U looking like a pretty hot ticket since the official announcements

7/10

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