UPDATED: Nintendo is NOT Stopping Wii U Production

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

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UPDATE: Although Nikkei is often a reliable source for Nintendo hardware news, Nintendo has since denied¬†this statement. According to a Reddit translation of the page,¬†“we plan to continue production into the next fiscal year and beyond.”

We apologize for reporting in haste and hope to clear this up as fast as possible.

The original version of this article is below.


 

Nikkei has reported that the Nintendo Wii U will end production this year. The companies newest console was released in 2012 making it a very short lived lifespan.

Additionally, some accessories for the Wii U has already had their production stopped and the company plans on removing them from their online store as inventory depletes.

However, it is not confirmed whether the company will release the NX this year, but it is known that it will be revealed.

Due to poor sales and a lacking 3rd party line up, this comes as no surprise. We will keep you updated as more is revealed, but let us know what you think in the comments below.




  • Mr0303

    That is rather surprising. I suppose this confirms the NX release this year and that Nintendo has extra stock of Wii U units.

  • David

    It’s a shame really I have enjoyed my WiiU since I got it on release. At least there are still upcoming game releases for it.

  • Razorfall

    The sad part is that the Wii U had a lot to offer. The poor sales weren’t because of programming, design, or hardware issues. It was all because once again Nintendo’s management and marketing dropped the ball, and by the time the console was really starting to pick up momentum it was too little too late.

    • James Mueller

      Nintendo is pretty good at regularly dropping the ball. However, I’ve often wondered at the beginning of the current cycle of money wasn’t spent by one of the other two to create FUD about the Wii U. Their was an extreme amount of vitriol and hate towards the Wii U before it even released. Then there was the EA debacle. Website after website in the US spelled Nintendo’s doom for everywhere. Yes, gamers love to hate on things, but it just seemed odd how much hate from how many places. Add to that the backlash from investors who jumped on the Nintendo Wii wagon and causing their shares to go nuts all losing out when reality came back and its price went to more traditional norms.

    • Mr0303

      The Wii U had multiple issues the name being one of the first big ones. Another is the limited hard drive, the poor account system, region lock, exotic hardware, no third party support and others. Most of those were business decisions, but are still on Nintendo.

  • We have to do something, we can’t let another amazing gaming console end like his, we must put a stop this catastrophe, if only somebody could start a campaign or a petition to prevent this from happen, ya know! :/

  • Kelechuckuw K.c.W

    other gamer news outlets are stating that Nintendo told IT Media this is all untrue

    from http://gematsu.com/2016/03/nikkei-wii-u-cease-production-2016 and http://www.siliconera.com/2016/03/23/rumor-wii-u-cease-production-year-nintendo-denies/

    just taught I’d let you all know

  • Are there still people who believes that the Wii U will coexist with the Nintendo NX?