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11-01-2016, 09:06 PM
So Wii U is in its last breath now before all units are cleared at the stores. So it only lasts 4 years.


Rumor: Wii U to end production on November 4 - Final production orders reportedly placed.

Eurogamer (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-11-01-nintendo-to-end-wii-u-production-this-week) is citing “multiple sources” in reporting that Nintendo will end its production of Wii U consoles this Friday, November 4.

As of September 30, Nintendo had shipped 13.36 million Wii Us.

The final deadline for orders on Nintendo’s production line for Wii U passed yesterday, according to Eurogamer. Only a small number of further orders were placed.

Wii U launched worldwide in late 2012.

Nintendo’s next console, Switch, will launch in March 2017.


Drunken Savior
11-01-2016, 10:22 PM
Goodnight sweet prince.

11-02-2016, 11:21 AM
It looks like people tend to not believe what Nintendo spokesperson said when they denied rumors.

Japanese site IT Media reports that a spokesperson for Nintendo said, “There is no change to our continuing [Wii U] production.” The spokesperson prefaced the denial by stating he or she didn’t know the particulars of the article, but clearly stated that the report that the Wii U was ending production “was not true.”

“Even though the Nintendo Switch is slated to go on sale, [Wii U] production is scheduled to continue.” In this reply, IT Media added that there are also upcoming Wii U titles planned for release.

This isn’t the first report that Wii U production was drawing to a close. Earlier this March, Japanese newspaper Nikkei published a report that the Wii U was soon ending production to make way for the Switch, then codenamed NX. Nintendo also denied that report, stating at the time, “From the next quarter and thereafter as well, production [of the Wii U] is scheduled to continue.”

The following month, president Tatsumi Kimishima said Nintendo would “greatly reduce the amount of Wii U systems produced and shipped.”

Nintendo has a history of denying reports that have turned out true. In 2012, for example, Nintendo denied a report on major Japanese newspaper Nikkei that stated the 3DS would be getting a new, larger incarnation. A few months later, the Nintendo 3DS XL was released, and Nikkei was proven correct.


11-06-2016, 11:55 PM
I knew something like this was true, they first denied that the Wii U was ending production when it was a rumor, and now apparently its true, The Wii U had some great games and although it wasn't a great console it the games kinda covered that weakness.

The games will be missed, cant say the same for the console, wasn't many games out for it anyways.