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Nintendo will “greatly reduce the amount of Wii U systems produced and shipped” during the financial year ending March 2017, company president Tatsumi Kimishima recently said. “Taking into consideration demand for the new NX hardware and overall demand forecasts,” he added, “we plan to ship 800,000 units.”

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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