Report: Nintendo will stop manufacturing Wii U at the end of 2016
Plans to deplete inventory and stop sales by January.
Japanese outlet Nikkei has reported that Nintendo are halting the manufacturing of their Wii U console at the end of this year.
The Nikkei article says that Nintendo are terminating production of their “less popular” non-portable console due to the “sluggish” sales in comparison to its hyper-popular predecessor, Wii. If true, this evidence seems to almost solidify the rumours that Nintendo will be announcing a brand new home console with a possible release by the end of 2016. Nikkei also discusses how Nintendo seem to breaking the mould on the notion of console manufacturers continuing to produce a console long after its successor has been released — just look at Microsoft and the Xbox 360.