That’s a Wrap as Wii U Production Comes to an End in Japan

Back in November, Nintendo’s official site stated that Wii U production would be ending “soon” in Japan. That time has officially come, as Nintendo’s website announced that they have ended all production of Wii U consoles in the region. 

 

This comes just a couple months before the launch of Nintendo Switch, so it’s not exactly a big shock. It’s also not a secret that Wii U has massively underperformed, so hopefully Nintendo fares better when Switch debuts on March 3. 

 

Speaking of which, according to Wall Street Journal‘s Takashi Mochizuki, Nintendo’s president says that Switch pre-orders are looking good, and the company will be increasing production of the new console. 

 

Via Gamasutra

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS, every week at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.