Report: Nintendo will stop manufacturing Wii U at the end of 2016

Plans to deplete inventory and stop sales by January.

by on March 22, 2016

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.

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