informa
/
1 MIN READ
News

Midway: 'Big Strain' On Wii Game Manufacture Leading To Delays

As part of Midway's conference call following its financial results, executives have revealed that delays in Nintendo's Wii game manufacturing plants have led to delays and increase
As part of Midway's conference call following its financial results, executives have revealed that delays in Nintendo's Wii game manufacturing plants have led to delays and increased lead times for Midway holiday season titles. According to the company's official results, reduced predicted revenues for Midway's financial year have occurred "...primarily to reflect the movement of certain Nintendo Wii and DS titles out of this fiscal year, mainly in the European territories." VP of publishing Miguel Iribarren explained why in the call, noting: "The Wii has been a victim of its own success... The demand for Wii [game] product has put a pretty big strain on Nintendo's production capacity, and that has in turn, for us, turned into longer lead times for some of our Wii products." The Midway executive continued: "And that, during the holidays -- given products coming out in a short timeframe -- has resulted, for us, in reduced ability to get product to shelves... I think for front-line releases that’s largely solved, but it’s a bigger issue for re-orders right now." A follow-up question revealed that it was particularly Nintendo's Wii disc manufacturing pipeline which has been affected by the demand, and not Nintendo DS cartridge production.

Latest Jobs

Cryptic Studios

Remote
1.19.23
Senior Producer

Night School Studio

Los Angeles, CA, USA
1.09.23
Level Designer / Scripter, Games Studio

Fast Travel Games

Hybrid (Stockholm, Sweden)
1.09.23
Social Media / Community Manager
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Explore the
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Browse
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more