Wii manufacturing in Japan has come to an finish, in response to an replace on Nintendo’s Japanese web site. An announcement posted to the web page and translated by Kotaku reads “manufacturing ended.”
Earlier this month, Nintendo mentioned it could stop manufacturing on the ageing platform “quickly.”
It’s not clear what this implies for North American and European manufacturing schedules. A Nintendo consultant was not instantly accessible to remark.
The Wii was launched in 2006 and has offered over 100 million items worldwide up to now, hundreds of thousands greater than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation three. The system launched motion-controls as a main technique of play, one thing opponents Sony and Microsoft would undertake afterward.
Nintendo has shifted greater than 872 million items of software program for the Wii. The corporate stopped making video games for the console final yr. The most well-liked non-bundled Wii recreation is Mario Kart Wii at 34.26 million copies offered.
Its successor the Wii U launched final yr and has struggled to date, promoting three.61 million items up to now, under Nintendo’s inner expectations. Nintendo carried out a value lower for the console final month, dropping the MSRP for the 32GB mannequin to £300.