Over the weekend, reports that Semiconductor manufacturer Renesas Electronics is in dire straights hit the web. According to these reports, the company will need to close four semiconductor plants in Japan over the next few years. One of these plants that is closing is responsible for manufacturing the Wii U embedded DRAM.
According to reports, Nintendo was responsible for more than half the load at that particular factory at peak times, but slow sales of the Wii U has forced the plant to run at a loss. Some have speculated that this shift in the production line of the Wii U could have repercussions on availability of the console in the future, but Nintendo has announced that a new factory will pick up where Renesas Electronics left off.