UPDATE: Wii U Will Not End Production

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

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Wii U

So it turns out the Wii U is still alive. The report from Eurogamer was false, and Nintendo even came out stating there are no plans to stop production. Here is what they had to say:

“There is no change to our continuing [Wii U] production,” a spokesperson told Japanese outlet IT Media. While the representative started out by saying he/she was unaware of the article’s specifics, speculation about Wii U production ending “was not true.”

The representative further added: “Even though the Nintendo Switch is slated to go on sale, [Wii U] production is scheduled to continue.” On top of that, the person explained that there are also upcoming Wii U titles planned for release.

I apologize for the previous article. This kind of report has happened before back in March, where the same thing happened as Nintendo denied the report.


About Jonathan Falu

I am currently a college student at Temple University as a MSP major in Emergent Media, and wish to one day be a paid video game critic. I currently do video reviews on the channel The Smartest Moron on Youtube over here: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheSmartestMoronReviews

  • Mr0303

    There is no need to apologise for the previous article. You guys reported on a rumour and that was it. The fact that so many people believed it is not surprising given how the Wii U is slowly dying.

    • Kelechuckuw K.c.W

      may be but it’s always best to wait for confirmation and make sure ii’s true or not when the words Always make Rumore is always in the title and article and as for others that still jump the gun witht all and don’t wait for confirmation from the proper people. a. oh well they need to learn for so proper source confirmation as well.

      it just best to wait make sure and be so fast to write things and people off . it’s happening far too often of late. worth habit done by fAR TOO MANY. people yet they can’tstandit when it’s some about them selves orsomething or one they care about. but they do it so other and others. just a bad habit .

      It’s an awareness thing.

  • bomblord

    Remember when they officialy denied the DS redesign leak and then unveiled it 3 days later?

  • Panpopo

    Everyone reported on that apparently. Seems like it was an easy fix, but Nintendo probably had to go through the chain of command prior to responding.

    It is easy to be cynical, and Nintendo as a company has never made that easy. Everyone is looking forward to the Switch anyway – it is clear that everyone, including Nintendo, are moving on.

    • Kelechuckuw K.c.W

      but half of them left as rumor while the other half jumped the gun. it’s just always better to ask the actual people of that are the makers of these things . always contact them always and make absolutely sure .

  • Oh well! So much for potential clearance prices this X-mas.

  • AllahTheGreat

    Damm it Nintendo, Just kill the sameful Wiik-U already. Everyone is moving on. And Beyond Greatness is arriving at March 2k17. Many people is hype and they are gonna invest in the Nintendo Sandwich. The Wii-U have no place and no one cares about it. Its too little and too few to be important. Anyway Nintendoes is gonna probably revive the concept of multi-display gaming for the next Sandwich in 2k23. I BELIEVE (><)/

  • Pamela

    They probably don’t want to anger Wii u owners I suppose. If the production is still going on it must be a very low amount.