Nintendo denies reports of Wii U production ending this week

A Nintendo spokesperson has confirmed the company has no plans to cease the production of its Wii U console.

Japanese publication IT Media spoke with a Nintendo spokesperson, who says reports of it ending production of the Wii U are not true. “There is no change to our continuing [Wii U] production. Even though the Nintendo Switch is slated to go on sale, [Wii U] production is scheduled to continue,” the spokesperson says.

Today’s news comes just one day after a report was published that claimed Nintendo would be ceasing the production of its Wii U by the end of the week. Earlier this year, Nikkei published a similar report saying Wii U production would end in 2016, which Nintendo also claimed was false shortly after it was published.

While Nintendo says it won’t be ceasing the production of the Wii U, many can see the writing on the wall as the company has said in the past it will be cutting supply as well as selling a limited number of units in 2016. With the Switch coming soon, we’re sure we’ll hear something official from Nintendo in the very near future.

[Via IT Media]

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