According to a report from Nikei, a trusted Japanese news portal, Nintendo will stop Wii U production sometime later in this year. The main reason behind the production ending is because of the poor sales of Wii U, compared to the older generation: Wii.
Wii U is a the latest Nintendo home console which debuted in 2012. Until now, Nintendo has sold around 12,6 million units since 2012. Its brother, Wii, has been sold more than 100 million units throughout its product life cycle from its debut year in 2006.
Wii, which debuted in 2006, has a much better sales performance compared to its brother, Wii U
Nintendo has stopped manufacturing several Wii U accessories. The report also stated that, while the production of Wii U will be ended this year, there is no guarantee that the next planned Nintendo’s console ‘Nintendo NX‘ will be released this year.
Information about Nintendo NX is still scarce. The ‘Nintendo NX’ name is merely a code name and there is no official name so far. Some fans are speculating that Nintendo NX will be a hybrid of home+handheld console. Although there is no confirmation, Nintendo did mention that information about the new console will be given later in this year (2016).
Star Fox Zero
Paper Mario: Color Splash
There is no mention about upcoming game hits on Wii U, such as Star Fox Zero and Paper Mario: Color Splash. Although the console’s era will be ended soon, fans will still have some good time to enjoy those ‘possibly’ last big games for Wii U.
Update: Nintendo denied Nikei’s announcement, as it is not an official statement from them. Perhaps only time will tell the truth.
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