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Update: Nintendo denies that Wii U production will cease at end of 2016

Update: Nintendo is denying the Nikkei article. A Nintendo spokesperson told Japanese site IT Media, “This isn’t an announcement from our company.” The spokesperson added, “From the next quarter and thereafter as well, production [of the Wii U] is scheduled to continue.”

Original: Wii U consoles will cease at the end of 2016, according to Nikkei

Apparently Nintendo has already stopped production on select Wii U accessories and the console will join them come the end of the year, as Nintendo instead looks to focus on manufacturing the new Nintendo NX.

The report also suggests that the portable version of the Nintendo NX will be released sometime in 2016, with the home console version due in 2017. Since we've no idea what the Nintendo NX actually is, this is pretty hard to confirm.

It'll likely be a long while before you can't find a Wii U in store, but still, are you sad to see Wii U production stopping?

Edited On 23 Mar, 2016

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Turniplord 7 months ago
It's sad to see this but also a good thing. MS and Sony still support their last gen consoles and make them. At least Nintendo is moving onto the next thing and deficating all their resources into it. As for the portable being out this year, I don't know if I'll believe that. I just hope it isn't to compete with the 3ds or if it is then it plays 3ds games also
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PHILIP 7 months ago
Its a shame but I barely use mine now. Been some good games on there but sort of been overlooked from day one really...m nevermind.
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Neil 7 months ago
Hahahahahaha, Turniplord your comment made me laugh

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