In an update on Nintendo’s Japanese site (translated by Kotaku), Nintendo has confirmed that they are ending Wii U production in Japan. It’s worth nothing that this doesn’t extend to other regions, or if it does, Nintendo has yet to confirm it. The Wii U section of the website has been altered to mention that production of the console has ended.

That angry red part is the important bit.

That angry red part is the important bit.

Back in November of 2016, Nintendo stated that they had sent all the Wii U units to North American retailers for the financial year. During the same statement, Nintendo also confirmed that they would be ending production of Wii U consoles in Japan soon. So this was to be expected, especially with the Wii U’s successor, the Nintendo Switch, just around the corner with a March release date.

The announcement coincided with Nintendo’s earning report, which states that the Wii U was selling very poorly. It had sold 760k units over 9 months, which is 75% less units sold than the previous year. The Wii U struggled to sell over 13.56 million units worldwide as of last December, which falls very short of the PS4’s 53.4 million sold also as of last December.

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