During a Q&A at Nintendo’s 67th Fiscal Term meeting someone asked ”about the current production capability of DS and Wii, and the future plans.” Here’s what Nintendo said as a response:
About DS, as I said before, we have been continuing the monthly production level of 2.5 million. Previously, Nintendo has produced 2.3 million Game Boy Advance hardware in a month only one time in the past. Few months in the past had we produced more than 2 million of any one hardware. In case of DS, however, we raised the monthly production to 2.5 million last year, and we have been keeping that production volume ever since then. As for Wii, we are not disclosing the monthly production number today. Of course, now that Wii is facing product shortages in the markets, we are working on increasing production, and the effect is starting to show up little by little in this month already. As this month’s production will be sold in the worldwide markets by the end of the next month, a small increase is expected at the retail outlets from next month.
A little date clarification here, Nintendo held the meeting on April 27, 2007 so when they mean “this month’s production” they are talking about the Wii’s they made in April. So “next month” is actually this month (May!), which means there should be a small influx of consoles at retailers sometime soon.