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Wistron to Stop Manufacturing Xbox 360s

Posted by Aaron on Wednesday, March 28, 2007

From GameDaily.biz:

Yesterday a report appeared in DigiTimes.com, which cited a Chinese newspaper, Economic Daily News, that indicated Wistron, one of the producers of Microsoft’s Xbox 360, would stop making the console in 2008 “partly due to declining profits on production of the consoles and partly on market reports stating that Microsoft has added Celistica [sic] to the list of its suppliers.”

Today, GameDaily BIZ can confirm that Wistron is indeed going to stop making Xbox 360s, and it’s going to happen even sooner than the DigiTimes report suggested.

A Microsoft spokesperson told us, “Our contract with Wistron will voluntarily expire on July 1, 2007 and we will transfer all of our production volumes from Wistron to our other two manufacturing facilities, Celestica and Flextronics.”

Microsoft downplayed any notion that the move has anything to do with its relationship with the manufacturer. “These types of adjustments are considered a common business practice within the consumer electronics industry and should not reflect on the relationship between Microsoft and Wistron,” the spokesperson said, adding, “Also, this does not affect our guidance which still implies we expect to sell about 12 million Xbox 360 consoles by end of June 2007.”

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One Response to “Wistron to Stop Manufacturing Xbox 360s”

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