Nintendo denies reports of Wii U production ending this week

According to Nintendo, 'there is no change' the production of the Wii U.


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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    November 2, 2016 6:31 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Nintendo denies reports of Wii U production ending this week

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      November 2, 2016 8:58 AM

      tl;dr: the comment sounds like pure spin and not actual confirmation that production is not going to stop soon.

      ehhhh... assuming the accuracy of the translation, unless this was a comment from the US side, "[Wii U] production is scheduled to continue" literally means it's "currently" scheduled to continue until it isn't; which could still be the end of the week.

      I mean, really, Nintendo wouldn't confirm such a rumor just before the holiday buying season.

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        November 2, 2016 12:42 PM

        Yeah, definitely spin. My guess is they want to have the shelf space open by the time the Switch is out.

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          November 2, 2016 12:43 PM

          That's a great point. They probably do have to buy shelf space at Wal-Mart and Best Buy.

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            November 2, 2016 1:06 PM

            Not sure, but my guess is that they've already made 99% of the money they'll every make from the Wii U, so they really want to have it down to only a few spaces for Wii U games by the time march comes around

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      November 2, 2016 9:40 AM

      LOL, Nintendo marketing continues to be a complete mess. News at 11.

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