Nintendo Japan finally ending Wii support on March 31, 2020 | Nintendo Wire

When it comes to supporting legacy systems, Nintendo of Japan goes all-out. Repairs were offered for the original Famicom from its launch in 1983 through to 2007, for example. The Wii has been in a similar boat, but support will soon be ending there, too.

As announced via Nintendo of Japan’s official website (thanks go to Resetera user Hayama Akito for the heads-up), support for the Wii will be ending on March 31, 2020, meaning the system was supported for just over 13 years! Supposedly the drop of support is down to a lack of components to repair the consoles.

While it didn’t quite manage the impressive lifespan of the Famicom, it’s still a solid showing for one of Nintendo’s most iconic consoles!
 

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Written by Tom Brown

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  1. CRT Revival Dreamer says:

    Furthermore, it’s time for Nintendo to focus on the future!

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  2. Jim McCready says:

    Focus 💯 on Nintendo Switch and the Future!!!

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