Following a major freakout from the internet yesterday that the Wii U would cease production sometime this year (presumably to make way for the secretive NX), Nintendo has responded denying the rumors.

The statement, acquired by Japanese site IT Media and Nintendo responded, “The [Nikkei] report did not come from within our company.” They further clarified, “The company plans to continue production through [and beyond] the next fiscal year.”

While the Wii U has been less successful than the Wii, ceasing production entirely this year would still come as a surprising move. That is unless the fabled NX has backwards compatibility, it would render the Wii U obsolete. We expect to learn more about these plans for the future during this year’s E3. Stay Tuned to Gamer Assault Weekly for more updates as they are released and for all your gaming needs.

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John Donadio a.k.a. SomeBeardy2Love is the COO here at GAW. He once had a show that he produced, wrote, and co-hosted called the Wide World of Games, you can probably find it on youtube. He is also a co-host on a podcast called Party Up! John is an Action-Adventurer, platformer, RPGer, and FPS kind of gamer. Quick to play any game that has magic, swordplay, and/or stealthy elements. If you can customize a character he is in it for the long haul or just give me your 2D platform and he's a happy camper. What else do you expect from a gamer with a beard and a bow tie tattoo? Seriously.