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.