The rumors of the end of the production of Nintendo Wii U seized the networks at the end of the year 2016. Rumors denied from the high spheres of Nintendo. However, they have not let much days pass in the year 2017 to make this news official: the production of Wii U ends, at least in Japan.
It is the Japanese page of Nintendo itself that gives official confirmation of this data. Kotaku has been responsible for translating the information, and also says that the Japanese Great N has declined for the moment to comment on it.
With this precedent, it is possible to think that the rest of regions will see this news replicated sooner than later. Wii U ends its way with about 13 million consoles sold, according to VGChartz data. The console closes its way with the dubious honor of being the company’s lowest-selling Nintendo console, leaving out Virtual Boy’s downfall.
This does not mean that tomorrow the Nintendo machine will disappear from the shops, but will stop manufacturing units, so you can still normally buy the remaining stock of the machine.
It is the chronicle of a death announced, as Reggie Fils-Aime himself, Nintendo America, recently confirmed that ‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ will be the last first-party development for Wii U.
The Nintendo machine was launched in Europe on November 30, 2012 and in Japan a few days later. This ends the life of Wii Uin just over four years. Nintendo now turns the page thinking about the new Nintendo Switch, which will hit stores next March 3.