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Nintendo Officially Ending Wii U Production in Japan

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Nintendo has announced that soon Wii U production will officially halt in Japan.

The news was announced over on their official Japanese website (via Games Jouhou), in which the company stated both the Splatoon Set Wii U and Premium Set Wii U models (the only two SKUs available in Japan) are listed as “ending production soon (in the Japanese domestic market).”

This comes after this month’s rumor that Nintendo would end production for the console – a move almost anyone expected after they finally revealed their Nintendo Switch console.


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68 comments
  1. Tubsiwub
    Tubsiwub
    November 10, 2016 at 9:16 am

    “Nintendo announces the end of WiiU production for the West following Black Friday”

  2. DDD-kun
    DDD-kun
    November 10, 2016 at 9:28 am

    And NOW I believe it, coming directly from the horse’s mouth. Had I invested more than I did toward that system, I’d be pissed right now.

    Speaking of, time to see about trade-in values for Bayo2 & Hyrule Warriors.

  3. Firion Hope
    Firion Hope
    November 10, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Then why the fuck did they bother denying it like aa week ago

  4. Ganwi Dekani
    Ganwi Dekani
    November 10, 2016 at 10:14 am

    I give it 2 years before the title reads:

    “Nintendo ending all hardware production”

  5. Jack
    Jack
    November 10, 2016 at 10:17 am

    stock prices

  6. rBeowulf
    rBeowulf
    November 10, 2016 at 10:31 am

    But the Switch is not a replacement guys, seriously…

  7. Anime Boy
    Anime Boy
    November 10, 2016 at 10:44 am

    How the fuck are you going to post this without no fucking source?

    You obviously stole this information from Gematsu.

  8. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    November 10, 2016 at 11:42 am

    It pains me when people post shit like Anime Boy on the same the device they refuse to use Google on.

  9. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    November 10, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Because they like seeing apologists get riled up.

  10. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    November 10, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Probably releasing a new SKU, then.

  11. Ferny
    Ferny
    November 10, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Well that confirms it, Wii U will be dead soon. Now this is something bad for the end consumers and fans of Nintendo, their consoles have showed a short life spawn since the N64 (about 4 to 6 years) plus the limited 3rd party support and a few exclusives (mostly in-house productions) makes choosing a Nintendo console a tough decision in the long running.

  12. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    November 10, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Blind and stupid,a dangerous combination.What’s fascinating is that he keeps sucking on Gematsu’s tits and shitting on this site yet he stays here.Reminds me a bit of these celebs that threatened to leave the US now that Trump is president,all bark no action.

  13. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    November 10, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    6 years is standard. Wii U continues to be supported to this day.

    I have hundreds of Wii U games: If you aren’t finding things to play, you aren’t even trying.

  14. Ankoku Tou
    Ankoku Tou
    November 10, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    That can be said of every youngster nowadays, quick to jump the gun, then trying to show faux bravado when they get called out.

    Even his accusation of “stealing info from X site” is flawed. Because every source of news would always be attributed back to a key source or individual, and in this case Gematsu quoted Game’s Talk and NG quoted Game Jouhou, so where are the accusation of Gematsu “stealing” from Game’s Talk? It all boils back to some Japanese finding this tidbit of info and Japanese outlets reporting on said info and foreign sites parroting the same message. That’s how journalism works now, everyone sourcing from each other and crediting the source.

    But no, he had to go with the “I don’t know how journo works so I’ll just play the muh gaming site I frequent is better than yours card.”

  15. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    November 10, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    They don’t want people checking it and realizing that it’s another hoax.

  16. Kakaku
    Kakaku
    November 10, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    So when they denied it earlier it technically wasn’t a lie. When they were talking about ending production of the Wii U they could’ve meant Wii U production as a whole. They could stop production in every country but one and they’d still be telling the truth. That’s Nintendo for you.

  17. Ankoku Tou
    Ankoku Tou
    November 10, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Read the article again and the Japanese source, dumbass.
    Ninty pulled shit like this before with the N3DS back in 2012. Denying that there’s a superior version of the 3ds only for them to announce said iteration a few months later.

  18. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    November 10, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Don’t bother with him,he’s a hardcore N fan,don’t try to reason with him.

  19. Funtime Happysnacks
    Funtime Happysnacks
    November 10, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I’m glad it’s dead, no chance for them to ruin the blossoming Smash modding scene with more patches. Let all the dopes buy the unmoddable Switch version

  20. Funtime Happysnacks
    Funtime Happysnacks
    November 10, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    So you’re still here huh? And still lying?

  21. Funtime Happysnacks
    Funtime Happysnacks
    November 10, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    He’s not a fan, he is just a liar troll

  22. Funtime Happysnacks
    Funtime Happysnacks
    November 10, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Hey, people said Liru’s game would never come out either, and here we are

  23. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    November 10, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    He has alot to learn then,pretty weak troll.

  24. GameZard
    GameZard
    November 10, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    So what they said earlier was a lie?

  25. GameZard
    GameZard
    November 10, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Eww Gematsu…

  26. GameZard
    GameZard
    November 10, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    But reading is hard. lol

  27. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    November 10, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Nintendo lie?

  28. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    November 10, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    He’s still butthurt nichegamer won best gaming site,no kidding.

  29. Anime Boy
    Anime Boy
    November 10, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Why did you fell for the bait dumbass?

  30. Anime Boy
    Anime Boy
    November 10, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks for writing me a love letter, you’re too kind.

  31. Anime Boy
    Anime Boy
    November 10, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Bitch, you need to stop putting shit in your mouth.

    That website is shit too. Both these gaming websites are shit. Why? Because the community.

    Don’t bring up political shit in this bitch. That was so fucking random.

  32. Anime Boy
    Anime Boy
    November 10, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Weak troll, yet you still post. Logic.

  33. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    November 10, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Usual nintendo lies. As always. As ever.

    “we aren’t doing that!” few days later “lol we’re actually doing it sry for lying xddddd”

  34. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 10, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Time to go Old Yeller on the Wii U.

  35. lucben999
    lucben999
    November 10, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    That happened a while ago… that’s a lot of butthurt.

  36. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    November 10, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    the factory that was manufacturing wiiu chips was closed down then bought by sony a few years ago
    if they don’t have any more stocks of said chip left then they are unable to manufacture any more wiiu, regardless of location

  37. Sol badass
    Sol badass
    November 10, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Lol my thoughts exactly

  38. Sol badass
    Sol badass
    November 10, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Whyd they deny it then? Well I’m kinda glad i have one. Maybe in the future people will probs appreciate it more but wont b able to get one cuz everyone will be selling them on ebay for thousands of bucks

  39. Ruggarell
    Ruggarell
    November 10, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    It litterally, LITERALLY, stopped getting games.

    The PS3, a 10 year old console from 1 generation ago, is getting more games.Something went very wrong.

  40. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    November 10, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    So… Switch wont affect Wii U or 3DS because it will love alongside them, but there wont do more Wii U…. Nice….

  41. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    November 10, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    And she is from…

  42. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    November 10, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    “Hundreds even. I bought ALL the minigames.”

  43. RPG
    RPG
    November 10, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Although I will agree, that if looking back in the history of Console’s lifespans, they usually tend to last about five or so years; where in the hell are you getting these “hundreds” of Wii U games from?

  44. GameZard
    GameZard
    November 10, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    What?

  45. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    November 10, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    salty

  46. lalorobot
    lalorobot
    November 10, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    That’s just Nichegamer’s default “No Avatar” image

  47. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    November 10, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Eshop.

  48. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    November 10, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    The Wii U didn’t even last ten years, holy shit.

  49. Will3316
    Will3316
    November 10, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Retro re releases don’t count. By that logic PS classics on the PS3 are PS3 games.

  50. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    November 10, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Because people are dumb to believe Nintendo?

  51. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    November 10, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    thanks

  52. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    November 10, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    theres not many consoles that last that long either…

  53. Ruggarell
    Ruggarell
    November 10, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    PS1,PS2,and PS3 all have amazing library because they lasted that long.

  54. E S T H E T I C 420
    E S T H E T I C 420
    November 10, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    They should make another gamecube smh, that shit’ll sell like hotcakes

  55. Smug
    Smug
    November 11, 2016 at 12:15 am

    and his parents spend their hard-working money on all of this shit

  56. Miguel Angel Opazo Arancibia
    Miguel Angel Opazo Arancibia
    November 11, 2016 at 12:49 am

    Seismic-sama ftw.

  57. Smug
    Smug
    November 11, 2016 at 1:29 am

    stop stealing your parents credit card

  58. GameZard
    GameZard
    November 11, 2016 at 2:27 am

    PS2 was the best console Sony could ever make.

  59. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    November 11, 2016 at 4:55 am

    literally only playstations lasts that long

  60. Kaihaku
    Kaihaku
    November 11, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    This. Despite promises, Nintendo did not do enough to ensure that it continued to get games… It’s not like they had to dedicate internal resources, the laziest route would have been to outsource remastering a few key Wii* and Gamecube** titles… Nintendo has the cash reserves. I still can’t comprehend that they released a console with a second screen built into the controller but didn’t bother to develop a Fire Emblem, Battalion Wars, or Pokemon Snap for it.

    * I’d love to see both Blue Oceans in HD.

  61. Kaihaku
    Kaihaku
    November 11, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Either that or they failed to communicate internally… Both have happened many times before.