Wii U manufacturing “slated to end soon” in Japan, says Nintendo

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Looks like Nintendo will stop manufacturing of Wii U in Japan someday within the close to future.


According to a observe Nintendo’s web page for the Deluxe Set and Splatoon bundles, manufacturing is “slated to end soon” in Japan. Other Wii U fashions are not listed.

As Nintendo World Report notes, such listings are frequent in Japan, however notices for different areas aren’t often famous, and is the case right here as nicely.

Again, the discover is for Japan solely right now, however the agency stated beforehand when rumors first surfaced regarding Wii U production, that 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 yr.

“As a result, the inventory of Wii U hardware at retail will become harder to find,” a consultant for the agency acknowledged on the time, noting that those that want to buy a Wii U might want to test with their native retailers for availability.

After rumors of Nintendo stopping manufacturing on the console had been reported, the corporate issued a press release the next day denying the rumor.

Just final week, a report surfaced stating Wii U manufacturing would stop in Japan by the end of the week of November 5. Nintendo as soon as once more denied the report.

Whatever the case is, it’s protected to say that if you need a Wii U, you higher seize one fast. Switch will probably be launched in March 2017 and that’s proper across the nook, after that, it’s seemingly the one Wii U console you’ll be capable to discover down the street will probably be a used one.