Nintendo Denies Wii U Production Being Ceased

Nintendo says the console will continue being produced into the next fiscal term.

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 03/23/2016 13:00 1 Comment     ShareThis

It’s been a busy week for Nintendo insofar as the rumor mill goes. On one front, the company has been combating reports from Japanese outlet Nikkei that Wii U production is going to be halted.

It has been widely speculated that Nintendo will be launching the successor to Wii U, dubbed NX up to this point, sometime at the end of 2016, which lends some plausibility to the notion that the former might no longer be produced in the very near future. Nintendo has denied otherNikkei reports in the past only to have the information turn out to be true, so it’s anyone’s guess as to whether or not Wii U’s days are really numbered. That said, most consoles tend to continue to be made for at least a year or two (if not longer) following the launch of a new system, so it would definitely behoove fans to wait this rumor out before coming to any final conclusions.

What do you think about all this speculation? Would you go buy a Wii U knowing the system might not be produced anymore in the near future? Do you think Nintendo should wait until E3 to drop NX news? Sound off in the comments below!

Source: Siliconera

One Response to “Nintendo Denies Wii U Production Being Ceased”

  • 849 points
    ejamer says...

    Isn’t this type of denial the only thing their PR *can* say?

    Nintendo is infamous in how it wraps up a console generation. Think about the end of Wii, or GameCube. Ongoing support right up to the release of a new console isn’t exactly something Nintendo has shown a strong history of.

    Considering how slow Wii U sales are, how few notable games are left to come, and how many Wii U consoles are already in the supply chain, it doesn’t seem crazy to assume Nintendo will start scaling back and shutting down production lines… but that’s just one uneducated guess.

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