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Nikkei: Nintendo ceasing Wii U production at the end of the year

Nov 26, 2006
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Update: NX IS being unveiled this year, to the surprise of no-one. :p

Just to clarify: The Nikkei doesn't rule out that Nintendo will sell NX this year. They are also confirming it will be unveiled though.
https://twitter.com/serkantoto/status/712331963432964096

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http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLZO98745680T20C16A3TI5000/?dg=1 (thanks Raxious)

1) The Nikkei just reports Nintendo will stop producing Wii U within 2016. It doesn't say they will necessarily start selling NX in 2016.

2) Acc. to the paper, some Wii U accessories are already not being produced anymore. Nintendo plans to deplete inventory this year. //end
https://twitter.com/serkantoto/status/712329402915262464
https://twitter.com/serkantoto/status/712330233118982150

Wow. Looks like those shortages in Japan aren't so "out of nowhere" so to speak. Can't say I'm surprised. I just hope NX is this year.
 

KingSnake

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I think this kind of complements well (together with Zelda being on NX) Trev assumption that is the NX console the one launching this year.
 

Ishida

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Holy shit. THAT fast? Is this the fastest termination for a high-profile console ever?
 

darkside31337

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Wouldn't surprise me if they already stopped producing them honestly. No reason to keep supporting the Wii U at this point.
 

DR2K

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I imagine NX is going to play Wii U games if they are doing this.
 

benny_a

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This is not a joke, but based on the shipment numbers over the lifetime of the system were they even producing any more new units in 2016 in the first place?
 

Sterok

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I'm surprised they were still producing any to begin with. I figure they're holding onto just enough of them in order to make it to the end of the year. Too bad that translates into not enough of Japan being able to get their Splatoon fix.
 

GustyGardens

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Always sad to see the end of a console generation, especially earlier than expected. However, I'm looking forward to an NX future. I was incredibly happy with my decision to purchase a Wii U at launch.
 

georly

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Oh wow. Wow wow wow wow.


Unless, maybe, Wii U mini?



Edit: Wii mini came out in 2013, FYI, one year after wii U came out, as a budget entry into the wii library.

So those that bought a Wii U, are you happy with what you got? Are you happy with the 4 year production cycle of the console?
Sorta sucks, but honestly, Wii U has had some of my favorite nintendo games of all time, and the best versions of games in long running franchises - smash 4, mario kart 8, etc. I easily have more games I adore on Wii U than most any other console i've ever purchased. It does suck, but considering the state of the console, i'm all for something new and refreshing that hopefully brings a spark back to nintendo. Here's hoping NX does well, I guess.

Since when has the Wii U ever been considered "high profile?"
Really?
 

nekomix

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They're packing up the thing, they can't run Wii U through 2017 with that assumption. Give us NX news already :(