WiiU Production ending officially
Don’t feel too bad about WiiU production ending, the Nintendo Switch should be filling the gap. This also may give us some very cheap black friday WiiU deals! Either way, Nintendo has officially updated their website so it’s confirmed that they will be ending WiiU production.
Granted I can not read Japanese, but on Nintendo’s official Japanese website they have confirmed that the WiiU, “Production is scheduled to end soon”. Here is the original wording if you can read it, “近日生産終了予定 (kinjitsu seisan shuuryou yotei)”. Brownie points goes to Kotaku for finding this information.
So what does this mean for the WiiU? Clearly, This means slowly and surely units will become unavailable. Considering how poorly the WiiU sold over its lifespan, it makes sense to replace the system with the brand new Nintendo Switch. Nintendo seems to be headed in the right direction with the Nintendo Switch as long as they execute the launch appropriately. I know many Nintendo lovers are hesitant about the Nintendo Switch after the WiiU catastrophe, which is understandable. I believe Nintendo learned their lesson with the WiiU, and hopefully they can recover with the success of the Nintendo Switch.
With WiiU production ending we will all be able to snag WiiU’s off the shelf for almost free. Time to stock up on the nearly extinct console and wait for the Nintendo Switch to arrive. Which for the record, feels like it’s taking forever.