Nintendo Wii Production is Coming to an End

Console debuted in 2006, went on to sell 100 million worldwide

Nintendo Wii hit stores back in late 2006, and went on to leave a deep imprint on the world of gaming. The console pushed 100 million units worldwide since its debut, and now it's time for it to bow out gracefully.


As translated over at Kotaku, Nintendo's Japanese page posted the image below, announcing that "Manufacturing is scheduled to end soon." 



A follow-up with Nintendo confirmed that production on Wii consoles is ending soon. Speaking with AFP, a Nintendo spokesperson said, "Our new generation Wii U console is already on the market and allows users to play software originally designed for the Wii … So this is part of the transition of our products to new models." 


We bid Nintendo Wii a fond farewell!



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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