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



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.