Wii U Production Could End by March 2018

Nintendo CEO comments on the future of the company’s current console in light of the 2017 release date of Nintendo NX.

By Angela Marrujo. Posted 04/27/2016 13:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

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Today has been a big day for Nintendo news, and that includes information regarding the future of the company’s current console. According to comments made by Nintendo’s CEO, Tatsumi Kimishima, during Nintendo’s Q&A session following the release of its financial reports for the past year, the production of the Wii U could end by March 2018. This time frame would give Wii U one more year of production after the targeted release date of March 2017 of Nintendo NX.

Since its release in 2012, Wii U has sold 12.8 million units, which is a much smaller figure compared to the number of units its predecessors and competitors have sold: Wii sold 101 million units in its seven-year lifespan, GameCube sold 21.7 million units in its six-year production run, and Sony’s PlayStation 4 has sold 36 million units since 2013.

Nintendo’s financial reports see the company predicting only 800,000 Wii U consoles will be sold in the coming year.

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Source: IGN

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