Nintendo will stop manufacturing of Wii U by the tip of the week – report

Here’s one other Nintendo rumor for you, however in contrast to the final couple of weeks, it has nothing to do with Switch.


Sources talking with Eurogamer have instructed the location Nintendo plans to finish manufacturing of Wii U by the tip of the week.

According to the report, the Japanese manufacturing line will shut down after the ultimate deadline for orders, which handed yesterday, is full on Friday. The supply instructed Eurogamer that “only a small number of further orders were placed.”

Back in March, a Nikkei report out of Japan said manufacturing on Wii U would cease at the end of 2016. Nintendo was fast to disclaim the report, and the following day issued this statement: “From the next quarter and thereafter as well, production is scheduled to continue on Wii U.”

When Switch was introduced, Nintendo mentioned in preparation for the console’s launch in March of 2017, it would ship 800,000 Wii U hardware units to the worldwide marketplace for this fiscal 12 months.

“As a result, the inventory of Wii U hardware at retail will become harder to find,” a consultant for the agency said.

So, whereas in the present day’s report ought to be taking as unconfirmed in the intervening time till Nintendo weighs in, it seems like issues are certainly winding down for the console.

Wii U launched again in November 2012 and in line with Nintendo’s most recent financial report, has offered 13.36 million items lifetime.