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Nintendo denies report of Wii U ceasing production this year

Posted on March 22, 2016 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U | 0 Likes

Nikkei reported several hours ago that Nintendo would be ceasing Wii U production by the end of the year. Japanese website IT Media NetLab has since spoken with the company in hopes of clarifying the situation.

As reported by the site, a spokesperson said that the news didn’t come from Nintendo. Additionally, the company intends to continue producing more hardware units during the next fiscal term and beyond.

Nikkei’s piece noted that Wii U was struggling in sales due to a lack of software, so they may have decided to cut production without waiting for their next-gen console development (NX) to finish. However, in reality, Wii U has seen hit titles recently such as Splatoon and Super Mario Maker which caused the console to be in short supply. Nintendo apparently plans to continue with shipments, and they also plan to announce yearly sales estimates for all of their systems including the Wii U on April 27 as part of its fiscal year earnings release.

Should we take Nintendo’s comments at face value? That’s a good question. There have been a few times when Nintendo has denied rumors only for them to be realized in the end. On the other hand, Nikkei doesn’t have a perfect track record. Nikkei’s report should be taken with a grain of salt either way.

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  • Well just like I thought don’t believe a rumour until more info on it arrives. I bet a lot of people or going to make crazy stuff up but who knows.

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  • TheWeasel

    Let’s see if this article gets as many comments as the other one.

    Very interesting discussion on that one.

  • AquaBat

    Nikkei has a horrible track record. They spout this garbage just to get attention.

    • Joachim

      Nikkei make more money than Nintendo is a Japanese stock change why they just to get attetion? come on…..

      • Segata

        That’s how they get such high stock. Gossip lol

        • Joachim

          You know how to read/trade a chart in stock/futures/fx/options? As you know is fake signal and true signal when you make trades you are fundamental v technical analysis. Come on…..:/

          • uPadWatcher

            Quit damage controlling, Mr. J!

          • Joachim

            Wha? Lol

          • uPadWatcher

            You’re trolling, Mr. J.

          • Joachim

            Nah ah, that’s your job.

          • uPadWatcher

            More like YOUR job!

          • Joachim

            NO that’s your job

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            Here’s a better idea… Make yourself more comprehensible, I can barely read your posts half the time cause you’re missing words, among other things.

          • Radish

            Thank you, finally someone else says it.

          • Joachim

            aww cute…..

          • Joachim

            I have another better idea, you don’t have read/reply/like my comments if I’m not comprehensible enough for you sport :/ It gets even stupid when people want to tell me all about how they go ahead and correct other people’s grammar=//=spelling=//=sentences every chance they get.

          • Radish

            We would love to understand what you are saying because you post quite a bit. Unfortunately it’s all gibberish so it’s a jigsaw puzzle to try and figure out what you are saying all the time. If you made 1 or 2 small errors that’s fine, but literally most of your posts are incomprehensible garbage.

          • Joachim

            To be honest with you, I don’t care what you think about my “incomprehensible garbage”

            Stopped trying so hard to seem intelligent, Or correct people for trivial mistakes in order to make yourself seem better or smarter. A child play. Seems like you try real hard but you have to know when to say when and leave it.

          • Radish

            I’m not trying at all to be intelligent, it just comes naturally. As I explained to you in plain English these aren’t trivial mistakes, they are enough to make many of your posts completely incomprehensible. What is the point of posting here if no one can understand what you are saying?

          • Joachim

            Not isn’t comes naturally to be intelligent in you. Sadly is the true. Not sure what you’re implying same thing over and over again, please look at the replies seems more a personal attack like you did with Blade many times in the past…..

            You know a big part of the problem, in my estimation is that we as a society–even the most overeducated among us–have a poor grasp of what grammar actually is and what role it plays in writing. So here it is: grammar is a set of standards that we as a linguistic group have agreed upon to help us understand one another. Those rules tend to be culturally and regionally specific and change over time. No one descended from a mountain with two stone tablets reading. You and others want to pretend I’m the bad guy. I’m sick cancer of posts completely incomprehensible. You fail…..

            What is the point of posting here if no one can understand what you are saying?

            No matter what you throw at me in this regard, won’t have any effect on me, you can say whatever you want, please be my guest. Being a broken disc “Many of your posts completely incomprehensible.” once again be my guest. Probably some people do it to feel better about themselves and you can usually tell that that’s their motive in the way they do it when they belittle a person while correcting them.

          • BendingUnit22

            Why they hate you? You’re a cool dude.

          • Joachim

            They hate me cuz I’m beautiful :/ Wahahaha just kidding lol anyway If you want to see how ‘stupid’ a supposedly ‘superior’ grammar snob can look like to other people Lol Isn’t hate more likely because they don’t understand the origin of the phrase. Because they decided to correct the questioner, they reveal their ignorance, and… well, in the end, they look……well Lol Total etiquette fail my friend :c

          • BendingUnit22

            That’s sucks….Most of those people giving you hard time are bored kids who couldn’t carry on a coherent conversation, let alone give a grammatically-correct response, don’t bother with them dude…..

          • Joachim

            Spot on!

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            Far from bored. I just want to be able to understand the posts of someone who for the most part seems like a very chill and collected guy. The answer he just gave you is the one post I’ve seen that has been the most coherent out of all of the ones I’ve seen across several articles.

          • BendingUnit22

            Old school saying “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone” Ask yourself Velen before to post.

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            Your phrase is utter nonsense in this context.

            I don’t have perfect grammar, but at the very least most people can understand what I’m saying or trying to say. With Joachim: The way words are arranged in his sentences a lot of the time, in a lot of his posts that I’ve seen, makes what he’s saying or trying to say become lost. It’s really not a matter of opinion at this point, and as has clearly been shown by up-votes as well other replies: I’m not the only one who has a hard time understanding him here.

            This isn’t about hate, or anything of the sort. It never was, you’re just trying spin things into being about that to make us look like bad people, when there was no “good guys, bad guys, etc” to begin with.

            The point is simple: if you’re going to discuss things with people, you should make the effort to make certain you can be understood, and if you don’t, that’s entirely on yourself, not the people telling you they can’t understand you.

          • BendingUnit22

            “I don’t have perfect grammar”

            Twice: “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone”
            Meaning: Nobody should ever punish anybody for being bad because nobody is perfect.

            Help cut down on all the autocorrection on the internet, or you feel that you habitually mistreat other members and feel that you need help putting an end to it, you can try doing one thing – being nice yourself by learning how to behave on an internet forum. You should understand “Nobody is perfect”

            You’re reflecting on your own issues. First lesson of life: Work on yourself, before you give advice to others.
            What’d I say, every response will end with a similar response. Good bye.

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            You’re cherry-picking is what you’re doing. You’re blatantly ignoring the rest of what I said for the sake of making your point by nitpicking at the one thing I said. I do understand nobody is perfect, but there’s a big difference between using incorrect grammar / not having perfect grammar like most people do, including myself, and a sentence that lacks needed so many needed words it may as well be gibberish.

            Joachim on the previous article regarding the Wii U’s production, the one labeled as “Rumour”, while his sentences lacked some words to make it more readable. He was still largely understandable. Here on this article, a lot of his posts are missing words that are necessary for understanding to the point, as again, many people agree, make him hard to understand.

          • me

            Im pretty sure they dislike him/her because s/he writes things like “Not isn’t comes naturally to be intelligent in you. Sadly is the true” and then gets mad when people claim s/hes hard to understand

          • BendingUnit22

            In the past with The Grammar [email protected] making you look like an @ss, and your attempts to find reasons to not have spelled it right proves futile. That’s not hate….Another thing Joahcim is a male name.

          • Danicus

            Are you 5 yet? does your mommy know you are on the computer?

          • Joachim

            Aww cute……:/ Lmao

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            I know I’ve been ragging on Danicus, but that jab is just… Dumb…

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            Most of the time, you aren’t comprehensible. You have words missing in a lot of your sentences in your posts to a point I can’t help thinking it’s deliberate. It disrupts the flow of your sentences and makes them often hard to understand, or they’re understood, and I’m left wondering why you left words out in the first place.

            Example: “It gets even [more] stupid when people want to tell me all about how they go
            ahead and correct other people’s grammar/spelling/sentences every chance
            they get. ” With the missing word in brackets.

            I don’t correct people’s grammar every chance I get. That’s an assumption on your part that you have no hope of backing up, ever. Secondly, I’m not pretending, your post I replied to was extremely hard to read, as well as difficult to comprehend it’s meaning.

            Get this through your head once and for all, sir, if your sentences aren’t easily understandable for whatever reason. That’s your fault. Not the fault of others. We’re not here to fill in whatever words you leave out like this is some game of grammatical / linguistic gymnastics here.

          • Joachim

            I don’t correct people’s grammar every chance I get

            Yeah sure…..so what your doing now?

            Get this through your head once and for all, sir, …..

            Actually, I don’t give a damn what you think about me. Sadly, it fails on the internet. Especially everything that you say, reflects back at you with a vengeance, I’m not here you fill inwhatever words I leave out, don’t worry about me, I will fine without your replies. If that confuses you, don’t try too hard to understand it.

          • Khalil Young

            You have syntax errors in your post. That is your fault, these aren’t grammatical mistakes. Your arrangement of words is just flat out incorrect or incoherent at times. No one can easily understand what you’re saying at times. Frankly, I have no time to try and sit there and fill in the blanks so I can understand your sentence structure let alone what context and then interpreting it so I know the tone and reasoning for why you said what you said.

          • Joachim

            Everyone is entitled to an opinion, positive or negative, if you think like that so beat it. To be honest, I don’t give a damn if you have time or not and sit with me and fill in the blanks. You and others want to pretend I’m the bad guy. I’m sick cancer of posts completely incomprehensible, difficult to read, difficult to understand, syntax, grammar, spelling, sentences and the list goes on…….You Fail.

            P.S. Your opinion is not the issue mind you, it’s your poor lack of execution in discussions that makes it difficult to take you seriously. Either reflect, or keep being a laughing stock to the normals of the site.

          • me

            I dont disagree with your opinion because i have no idea what youre trying to say

          • Joachim

            It’s okay sport :/

          • Segata

            You don’t make any sense. So I guess you do that to troll

  • Exy

    Oops!

  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    OH GEE LOOK. Another rumor reported by 80% of media to be true only to be proven FALSE once again.
    smfh when are people going to learn.

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    • Aiddon

      Never, because the gaming community has painfully inadequate short-term and long-term memories

  • Aiddon

    “Should we take Nintendo’s comments at face value?”

    Yes. It is as simple as that

    • rks

      Sure. We should definitely take there comments at face value. We should believe what they say and Nintendo wouldnt deny this immediately considering something like this could risk potential WIi U sales in the process.

      _______________________________

      Date of Article: October 27 2009

      http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/27/nintendo-of-japan-nikkei-reveal-of-new-dsi-is-speculation/

      As expected, Nintendo didn’t openly announce the new, larger-screened DSi in response to a Nikkei article mentioning it. In a statement to Famitsu (as translated by Siliconera), Nintendo said, “Our company is not doing any interviews. We believe this article is speculation.” Of course, that is merely a comment on how Nikkei arrived at that information, and not a denial of the information.

      It’s familiar, as well. Nintendo of America said almost exactly the same thing about Nikkei’s early reveal of the DSi, so we wouldn’t dismiss the possibility of a DSi upgrade yet. We’re checking in with Nintendo of America to find out more.
      _______________________

      http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/04/nintendo-may-have-supersized-3ds-with-4-3-inch-screen-at-e3/

      Nintendo might have more up its E3 sleeve than just final Wii U hardware and a boatload of franchise games. According to Nikkei, the Japanese console legend is readying a version of the 3DS with a big 4.3-inch main display. That’s smaller than on some smartphones we’ve seen, but a more than substantial jump from the 3.5-inch original. We might not even have long to wait: the trade paper claims that this biggest of all Nintendo handhelds could be ready as soon as the summer, just in time to squeak in some vacation playtime (and prepare us for Luigi’s Mansion 2). As always, rumors such as these aren’t guaranteed roadmaps; don’t be surprised if we just see a regular-sized 3DS in plaid instead. If the plans are real, however, expect the DSi XL to develop feelings of inadequacy.

      Update: Nintendo has been irked enough by the claims to issue a response, although it’s non-committal in what it’s denying: it says there’s a “number of mistakes” in an article that’s “entirely speculation,” but it won’t say what’s wrong and is careful to stress that it hasn’t unveiled anything yet. We’ll add an extra grain of salt to the rumor, but we won’t completely rule it out.

      _______________________________________

      Wait. Oh my goodness what is this. But hey, we should take there comments at face value though.

      • Aiddon

        You wasted a day of your life. Get over it

        • rks

          Your assuming it took me a long time to just find this information.

          Im not saying the report is automatically correct because of there denials in the past. They’ve gotten things wrong before. But dont try and act like we should definitely take what Nintendo is saying here at “face value” when there is evidence as I clearly pointed out of Nintendo denying rumors from Nikkei only for them to be true.

          • Aiddon

            And you have done nothing of consequence except waste your time trying to waste my time. Moving on

          • Joachim

            If he is wasting your time why you reply back Lol what mandatory reply back wahahaha Lol

          • John Enigma

            You’re bored. Go play some Nintendo games, okay?

        • SquareSide

          And how many days have you wasted taking things at face value? “Let’s just blindly believe a company denying something because it would affect sales if they were to confirm.” Crooks and Liars will love you in your lifetime tho.
          https://media.giphy.com/media/QWKspPE4Ehtra/giphy.gif

      • MJC

        And these are perfect examples of why I don’t believe Nintendo.

      • Ovi

        Clearly the official responses in those articles are not full denials like this one is. They talked around the issue rather than straight out confirming or debunking the reports. In this case they clearly stated their intention to keep the Wii U in production upcoming fiscal year AND beyond. That is a fundamentally different response than the ones you quoted.

        While things should never be taken at “face value”, even going beyond “face value” this is a clear confirmation of the continuation of Wii U production well into 2017 at the least.

        • TalesOfBS

          Some people want to read and understand only the parts they want to believe.

  • Stuart

    Wow another rumor who got proved to be BS…Again…

    Seriously guys, stop freaking putting so much trust on these things, literally ALL of the Nintendo related Channel I follow on YouTube posted a video about this, some even raging about it. I hope at least half of them be humble enough to post a video apologizing.

    • Supporter

      I completely agree. Tons of sites reported this rumor as fact. Incorrect!

    • Joachim

      Another rumor proven wrong? by whon? Nintendo didn’t say so…..

      • SquareSide

        PR loves people like Stuart.

        • Joachim

          Maybe so maybe so….

    • TalesOfBS

      Internet loves clickbaits.

  • snesfreak

    Nintendo is obviously lying, and I base that on absolutely nothing!

    • Alessandro Previti

      Yes! Also, I read on http://www.totallyfake.troll.lie that Nx is as powerful as a ps2 and will have holograms, that WiiU is going to be discontinued and a software update will disable all consoles. Also, Nintendo is going to release all of its games on blackberry.

      • dannyxzero

        amiibo! that is a total lie, my friends Great Grandmother cleans a guys house, who went out with this girl who’s uncle works at Nintendo. He said that NX is really a Gameboy Pocket with built in battery and a 32 GB flash memory. Still has a cartridge slot and everything.

        • Alessandro Previti

          Great Grandmother that cleans a guys house who went out with this girl who’s uncle works at Nintendo
          Sounds like a totally legit source.
          LEAK REPORT up here! #Nerdist.com

          • dannyxzero

            I will get you more scoops from my super legit source lol!

          • Alessandro Previti

            yes please

  • Supporter

    I’m glad that rumor was denied. It’s sad that the Wii U’s current state made the rumor so believable. Wii U was trending on Twitter and some sites and YouTubers reported it as fact.

    • Joachim

      The rumor still yet alive….Nintendo is still yet not saying isn’t true this rumor.

      • TheWeasel

        Yes, the rumor will continue to live as long as people continue to believe in it and spread it. However, the Nintendo spokesperson did say the rumor wasn’t true, they denied that the production of the Wii U was going to cease, and reassured that they would continue to produce into the next fiscal term.

        • Joachim

          NetLab is another non-officila webite can be a rumor as well……

          • uPadWatcher

            Damage control can cause cancer, Mr. J.

          • Joachim

            Please go to your Wii U daily hahaha

          • uPadWatcher

            You’re losing the console wars, casualty.

          • Joachim

            Huh? lol

          • uPadWatcher

            THINK!

          • Joachim

            Hmm nah Lol

          • zid

            Oh knock it off with the console wars bs. Stop letting yourself be such a corporate tool.

          • Segata

            At least he isn’t a furry

          • uPadWatcher

            Mind your business!

          • TheWeasel

            NetLab is a non-official website, but if they are to be believed, the spokesperson they refer to is an official Nintendo spokesperson.

            The only way this rumor is not officially denied is if NetLab outright falsified their news.

          • Joachim

            Many companies do that NetLab maybe is falsified Nikkei news until when Nintendo speak up I win’t believe this rumor is true or not in the mean time I don’t give a damn about this rumors or not Lol

  • Tony Horo

    Heh, what about that policy of “we dont comment on rumors?”

    They should add “unless they affect our stocks” to that line next time they use it.

    • ronin4life

      You don’t comment on rumors or speculation You DO comment on potentially damaging and wholly false accusations.

  • Not a fanboi

    I believe the rumors over Nintendo. Nintendo needs to end the Wii U quick as possible

    • uPadWatcher

      You want rumors… watch TMZ! The Wii U will continue until Nintendo officially says so.

      • Not a fanboi

        I don’t care about celebrities though

        • uPadWatcher

          But you believe in rumors. Have that seat.

          • Not a fanboi

            What does that even mean?

    • snesfreak

      “I blindly believe a false rumor over Nintendo because reasons.”

      • Not a fanboi

        Not seeing the problem? I’m not trying to change what you think so how about you try and do the same?

        • uPadWatcher

          That’s your problem, pretendo. They want the NX to be the third pillar.

        • Segata

          Rumor has it,Google is buying Nintendo. I base that on a tuna sandwich fart so must be true

          • TheWeasel

            My rumor has it that Nintendo is buying Google!

          • Not a fanboi

            Okay? You can believe that dude. Don’t know why you’re specifically telling me though.

  • Emufred

    huh, well look at that

  • uPadWatcher

    I’m freaking glad that rumor has been DEBUNKED! Dr. Toto’s rumor was nothing but a flat out lie.

  • Blake Good

    Thank God, usually a Nintendo console isn’t discontinued until after 2-3 years after the successor is released. For example the GameCube ceased production in 2008, which was 2 years after the Wii.

  • ChaosNocturne

    well durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • Elkethus Degrace Lauzon

    i knew it was fake lol

  • nekoknight

    I don’t know what to make of any of this. Nintendo may just be trying to cover their behind. Paper Mario Color Splash was the only new Wii U game announced during the last Nintendo Direct. If Nintendo really intends to further support the console, then they need to announce more new titles for it. But then again, Nintendo’s Wii U support has been somewhat lacking for a while now. Gosh darn it Nintendo! Simply telling us that you plan on producing more hardware units into the next fiscal year isn’t enough! I’m starving for some real, concrete answers here!

    • That may have been the only game announced, but it still has a couple of games to come and E3 coming up. We can assume there’s trouble if there’s no new announcements for it then.

      • Kenshin0011

        Though we’ll have a launch window/date for the NX at that same time, so both questions will be answered.

  • TheWeasel

    As much as I’d like to take this at face value, I wouldn’t be gloating just yet. As mentioned in the article, Nintendo has denied rumors before that have turned out to be true. It would look quite foolish to ridicule the believers of the rumor if this turns out to be true.

    To clarify, I truly hope this is true, and the Wii U lives its healthy life even after the eventual release of the NX. I just wouldn’t start celebrating or gloating yet, lest this denial be proven false.

    It would be wise to wait and see.

    • SquareSide

      Exactly. Trust no one! lol

  • Joachim

    Doesn’t mean this rumor can’t be true….but I can say NX home console coming up 2017 and NX handle 2016

    • uPadWatcher

      That’s still false and double standards. I doubt that we’ll be seeing both portables from Nintendo. Even Koei Tecmo believes the NX is a HOME console. I still think the NX will be the best of both worlds… home and portable.

      • Joachim

        Well I was thinking same as you NX are both home and portable…..but after rumors, leaks and more rumors…..hmmm I don’t know….what I think 3DS life is getting close to finish the circle. I think NX portable handle is come up first Nov 2016 and Summer 2017 will come up NX home console. I wait and see if I’m spot on on this one :/

        • uPadWatcher

          Assumptions are the mother of all f*** ups. Do not become a part of that statistic, Mr. J.

          • Joachim

            Assumptions are the mother of all f*** ups. Do not become a part of that statistic, Mr. J

            I doubt that we’ll be seeing both portables from Nintendo. so don’t make assumptions too…..

            As you know everyone is entitled to an opinion, positive or negative. If people only commented on what they were interested in, there would be no discussion. I try to have a civilian convo with you, also I’m not calling you out Ms.U, have some respect will you. but seems you are make this as a personal attack don’t you?

          • BendingUnit22

            Good one!

          • uPadWatcher

            No butt kissing allowed, Bender.

          • BendingUnit22

            Okay?

          • uPadWatcher

            I’m a dude… DUDE! Get it right!

          • Joachim

            So?

          • uPadWatcher

            So effing what?

          • Joachim

            Mandatory reply Lol

  • Segata

    Bet you anything this article or any other confirming nik was wrong still won’t be submitted to N4G lol

  • Douglas Siano

    3DS XL. enough said.

  • RoadyMike

    Well, the Wii U has been picking up some kind of momentum as of late, so it would seem odd for them to just end production at this point in time
    But hey, at least the discussion was fun

  • ben

    The Nikkei has been printing false speculation about nintendo for over 15 years.Why anyone would trust them as a source is beyond me.

  • Touma Kazusa

    Umm yeah? Of course Nintendo is going to deny it, no matter if it’s true or not. If they just came out and said that the rumor was true they’d be shooting themselves on the foot and lose the consumer’s faith. To me it makes sense that they’re stopping production of the Wii U this year, they’ve already ceased producing accessories for it and probably have enough stock to last the remaining of the fiscal year, get rid of that and move on to NX.

    • uPadWatcher

      Nikkei isn’t a reliable source for Nintendo news… you should know that.

    • Segata

      Hey remember when Nikkei was right on Wii U price being 250 bucks or when they said NX is Android based…ooh right they were dead wrong like today

  • Reggie

    Well, that was quick. Wish Nintendo was this quick regarding previous rumors, but that’s all in the past now.

    This reassures me a little. If they intend to continue producing the Wii U and not cease it, then I guess there’s still hope that Zelda Wii U will see a Wii U release.

    • Aiddon

      the sad part is people are still insisting it’s true by cherry-picking the “That report didn’t come from us” while ignoring the following sentence of Nintendo saying “We will continue to make hardware for the next fiscal period and beyond.” Now back to Pokken

      • Stuart

        If the rumor is fake,that puts Nintendo in a really hard position. If they keep on silence the internet will keep spreading the rumor as a fact, if they say anything the internet will still keep spreading the rumor as a fact and will believe that Nintendo is “lying”.

        So…what can someone do about it?

        • Shadao

          When Nintendo makes an official announcement related to these events. Remember that whole Star Fox Zero delay rumor? The rumor that persisted for quite some time until Nintendo Direct basically flat out killed it by revealing it’s still on schedule for its release date.

          • Aiddon

            I’m just wondering why people get whiny when they’re told the rumor is 100% bogus despite it being a GOOD thing that the rumor was false.

      • TalesOfBS

        People seem to not be believing even Kimishima’s own words. I guess an official statement must hold even less value for them.

        • Aiddon

          It is bizarre behavior to witness in action. I can understand a website doing that in order to stretch out a rumor past its expiration date, but seeing gamers engage in it is just baffling.

  • Addy the Wanderer

    Another bogus (maybe?) rumor, just another day.

  • dannyxzero

    Sweet, more people can buy the ever so amazing Wii U with games that are of Legend baby!

  • TimelordLink

    I don’t care how respected or how crappy a reporter is. I only believe what’s straight from the horse’s mouth.

    • dannyxzero

      lol

      • Bruce Wayne
        • Joachim

          Sup bats?

          • Bruce Wayne

            Dealing with trolls you?

            -Because I’m Batman

          • Joachim

            Me? Deal with The Grammar [email protected]

          • Bruce Wayne

            Lol a lot around here….

          • Joachim

            Yep

        • dannyxzero

          hehe ^0^

  • Igor C.

    I have mixed feeling about this reveal, the fact this rumor was leaked, because I watched complete human devolution at forums of other sites where this news was posted, where people wished Nintendo died to stop holding the industry back, to people already wondering to which system the next Zelda was coming to.

    But let’s allow this sink in for a sec. for less than a day we were with no news of the NX, and with hopes for the Wii U completely shattered, Nintendo was the laughing stock of the forums and for this one day we were living in a gaming world where all of watchmojo’s predictions were true:

    How does that make you feel?

  • awng0781

    Yep. I guess it’s true. The Wii U is here to stay until the end of time. This is just like when Nintendo shot down the Nikkei rumors claiming that Nintendo would make a large screen DSi, a large screen 3DS, and mobile games…

    Oh wait…

    • Radish

      You can’t possibly be this stupid. No one is saying the Wii U is in production for eternity. The rumor you’ve been worshiping has been denied so you are damage controlling really hard here.

      • awng0781

        lol perhaps the sarcasm was not detected…

        • Radish

          It was detected, but who is your sarcasm intended to mimic here? That’s normally how it works.

    • dannyxzero

      I remember all of this. ^___^

    • TalesOfBS

      That is some quite vague and broad statement. Are you people really desperate to see the Wii U go?

      I guess that explains why it sold so bad, even those so called Nintendo fans who shtpost here all day didn’t buy one.

  • Reggie

    It’s happening again.

    One side are saying that Nikkei has a bad track record, yet others are saying that Nikkei were right about certain instances that Nintendo tried to deny in the past.

    This happens every time there is a rumor…

    • TalesOfBS

      This is what happens when people take rumors as given facts.

  • Why would they end production without going out with a blast with Zelda Wii U bundle.

  • Jinathin

    I don’t believe them either.

    Either way Wii u is dead for me until Zelda and seems like that one also has chance to come to NX.. So might as well as sell Wii u when it’s still some what worth some cash

    • uPadWatcher

      Nintendo officially confirms that a new Zelda title will be available for Wii U only. No official word whether it’s also coming to the “NX” or not.

      • Melatelo

        I think it’s pretty much a given that the new Zelda game will also release on the NX. I don’t believe Nintendo has ever outright said the title will be on Wii U and Wii U only. Sure they originally announced it exclusively for Wii U, but the same thing happened with Twilight princess for the GameCube, which then later came out to the Wii.

        • TalesOfBS

          I doubt it. Nintendo will be still suporting the Wii U, that clearly show that the first thing NX related coming out will be another Handheld. And i doubt it will be able to run a port of a game fully developed to use the Wii U capabilities.
          Maybe a year later when the actual NX console will be release.

      • Jinathin

        and yeah i totally believe that.
        they change their words all the time

  • Kenshin0011

    Very pleased that Nintendo manned up to address this rumor. It’s not surprising though, given how this one was a doozy because it has the potential to legitimately hurt their stocks and such.

    One thing though – can y’all stop finger wagging at those who speculate based off of rumors? And at the Internet at large for buzzing about this?

    You can blame the source of rumors if they falsely create them, but stop scolding fans.
    It’s only natural to get this worked up given how secretive Nintendo is….and I don’t blame Nintendo for that either, but they’ve got to update their dedicated fans, and the industry at large, SOON.

    If the Wii U wasn’t in the situation it’s in, there wouldn’t be nearly as much clawing for answers about the next gen as there is.
    Nintendo, please understand.

    • RoadyMike

      Yep, pretty much this.
      Even though the Wii U itself is a good system with good games even now,the way it turned out in the end just doesn’t make me look forward to what’s next for it. It simply didn’t live up to expectations
      Zelda, Bloodstained, #FE, Paper Mario and a couple of pixel styled games (that we haven’t heard of since 2014) and that’s about it for the Wii U this year. They could announce more games,sure, but how long will those games be out before the NX comes out?

      I highly doubt the NX won’t be unveiled at E3. Once that happens, yes, the Wii U will still be supported,however, it’s almost a given that development will slowly shift more towards the NX. That’s part of the reason why I’m looking forward to the NX more than the Wii U

  • Bruce Wayne

    Good 🙂

    -Because I’m Batman

    • BendingUnit22

      Lol

    • dannyxzero

      I’m Bagman!

      • Bruce Wayne

        Not funny enough

        -Because I’m Batman

  • KokiriHylian

    You know, it’s astonishing to me that people REALLY seem to think that Nintendo would ADMIT to something like this if it were true. Do people really believe that Nintendo would outright say that they are in fact giving up on their current console that could still sell? I mean, Nintendo has lied about potentially harmful claims in the past. What makes people think they won’t do it again?

    Now, whether or not this rumor is true, I don’t know, and nobody will any time soon. But I certainly don’t think Nintendo would admit to it if it IS true.

  • SquareSide

    Ofc you would deny… looks bad for sales. Weird this is getting so many comments on just a rumor.

    • dannyxzero

      We need Nintendo Direct!

      • Jack Red

        Are you serious? We just had one not too long ago talking about the game releases onward from Spring up to E3.

        • dannyxzero

          very serious!

          • Jack Red

            We won’t get one til sometime in May, if not E3.

  • Joe

    If I’m reading this article right, what Nintendo did not deny is what the rumor said about the NX.

    I tried the source for greater detail but it’s all in Japanese of course.

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  • R.Z.

    The end of April should be interesting Nintendo wise.
    They will probably start giving some info about the NX before the big E3 reveal.

    It’s also pretty sad to see how many news outlets seem to be intent on crushing the WiiU while the official line hints at a slightly extended lifetime.

  • donut

    nice to hear, but nintendo’s denied plenty of nikkei reports/rumors that ended up coming true, so i doubt this means much.

    • TalesOfBS

      Are you people really this desperate to see anything NX related that Nintendo’s and even Kimishima’s own words of supporting the hardware you paid money for hold less value than a tabloid rumor? Jesus.

      This fanbase is more screwed than i thought.

      • donut

        i’m not saying i believe it, that’s all. i think it could still go either way. of course nintendo isn’t gonna outright say that they’re done supporting it, and of course they’re going to deny a rumor if it hurts their image.

        also what are you talking about “fanbase”

  • Vigilante_blade

    Technically speaking, they can’t legally fully stop production since they legally have to be able to have replacement parts for ten years. Honestly, them denying it doesn’t mean the Wii U will keep going, nor does it mean the opposite.

    • Velen (Not WoW)

      I legitimately didn’t know this. Nice piece of info, Vigilante.

      • Vigilante_blade

        No problem, Velen. Most people don’t to be honest.

  • Luke WalkingMoonTree

    Well to be fair Nikkei has a track record of Nintendo related stuff that proved to be true even after Nintendo denied so I wouldn’t call it a day on this information, I think I’ll trust Nikkei this time around…

  • That guy

    Good to know!

  • Justin McQuillen

    “Should we take Nintendo’s comments at face value?” Yes. When the heck did they ever lie? I want answers.

    • donut

      they lied about the existance of the DSi/3DS XL, and remember all those times they said they’d never get into mobile games?

      • TalesOfBS

        You are comparing the launch of a new product to ending support for a product they are actually selling to customers.
        Get back to your senses.

        Had someone leaked information about the Amiibos, do you really think Nintendo would have confirmed it? ….

  • TalesOfBS
    • MagcargoMan

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      • TheWeasel

        Ahh the days when rage comics were plentiful.

  • Jimmy Boy

    If it makes its estimate of 3.4 million, it’ll be a slight increase over last year. The 3DS has already been lowered, which shows it’s the one more in trouble than Wii U, as it’s not only dropping fast, it’s expected to only be HALF of what it was just 2 years ago!!