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UPDATE: Nintendo of America has issued a statement to Kotaku confirming that the Wii U is no longer in production and all manufactured units have already been shipped to retail. You can read the statement below.

“We can confirm that as of today, all Wii U hardware that will be made available in the North American market for this fiscal year has already been shipped to our retail partners. We encourage anyone who wants Wii U to communicate with their preferred retail outlet to monitor availability.”

Nintendo Japan has officially announced that the Wii U is going to be ending its production run in Japan. The news comes from the official Japanese Wii U hardware page that updated each console listing with a message that reads: “Production is coming to an end soon (in Japan).”

"Production is coming to an end soon (in Japan)"

Translation: “Production is coming to an end soon (in Japan)”

While this shouldn’t come as a total shock as rumblings of a Wii U production halt were rumored for a few weeks now, it’s still sad to see the old girl go. No official word on a worldwide production halt has been given at this time. Stay tuned!


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Nintendo super fan since birth, Jason is the creator of Amiibo News and editor-in-chief at Nintendo Wire. One of his life goals is to provide the latest Nintendo news to fellow gamers with his natural know-how.