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Nintendo severely adjusted its forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, almost halving its original net sales projection and reducing expected Wii U shipments from 9 million to 2.8 million. The Japanese company noted the Wii U's "significantly lower" than predicted overseas sales, as well as the price cuts made worldwide to the console, as factors in the profit revisions. Below-target 3DS sales overseas were also noted, as was increased expenditure on research and development. Nintendo's net sales projection dropped from ¥920 billion to ¥590 billion, which converts as $8.8 billion to $5.6 billion, respectively.
The 1 percent have long had smartphones from Porsche and Vertu to quench their high-end thirst, but when it comes to dual-SIM handsets, the elite have had to settle for something a little more ordinary. For those in need, Gresso created Azimuth, the first dual-SIM luxury handset. Starting at $2,000, the phone is made of titanium, with both the keys and logo crafted out of 18K or white gold.