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Nintendo says Wii U production isn’t ending

Posted on November 2, 2016 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U

Yesterday, Eurogamer wrote up a report stating that Wii U production will be wrapping up by the end of the week. Now, however, Nintendo has come out stating that there are no such plans.

“There is no change to our continuing [Wii U] production,” a spokesperson told Japanese outlet IT Media. While the representative started out by saying he/she was unaware of the article’s specifics, speculation about Wii U production ending “was not true.”

The representative further added: “Even though the Nintendo Switch is slated to go on sale, [Wii U] production is scheduled to continue.” On top of that, the person explained that there are also upcoming Wii U titles planned for release.

Does this sound familiar? It should. Earlier in the year, Nikkei claimed that Wii U production would be finished by the end of the year. Nintendo then came out and denied the report.

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  • Wendigo

    Project Giant Robot is still listed as a Wii U game so ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • bugman83

    HA! Just like last time when this rumor was floating around.

  • ForeVision

    The rumors and Nintendo, they keep kicking each other around don’t they?

  • AquaBat

    Eurogamer is totally accurate you guys, definitely completely trustworthy

    • TDude73

      NOT!!!!!!!

    • NintendoPSXTheSecond

      Emily Rogers is still trustworthy right…Right?

      • ForeVision

        Personally, I don’t, but I can imagine people giving her more credit after she had quite a lot right which became apparent after the preview trailer…..

        • NintendoPSXTheSecond

          Educated guesses that people said before her and based on patents does not equal her own credit.

          • ForeVision

            True, but y’know, people 😛

  • R.Z.

    Not that it really changes anything regarding the WiiU.
    The sales previsions as well as the lineup clearly indicate Nintendo has no intention of doing anything with it.

  • Ser2k2
  • TDude73

    In your FACE, Eurogamer!!!

    • Exy

      Those sources need to come back and say “uh yeah, they totally are.”

  • JasonBall

    Yay!

  • Radish

    This is great, we might actually get F-Zero or Metroid for Wii U now! Can’t wait to see the games they have planned 🙂

    • Hugrazy

      I really doubt they’d be exclusive to the Wii U, buy I could see a few games coming out on both the Wii U and NX

      • Radish

        I think from now on I have to type SARCASM in caps at the end of sentences that are obviously sarcastic. Yknow, just to make it even more obvious.

        • Hugrazy

          Well in hindsight, I can now see that you meant to be sarcastic, but it really wasn’t THAT obvious. It seems like a typical sentence I’d see from an overly optimistic Nintendo fan.

          I know the sarcastic tone in your head makes it sound really obvious, but not everyone is going to read it in that tone.

          • Ragnell

            Ditto

  • Exy

    Oops!

  • TimG57867

    Until they announce something besides Zelda, color me skeptical.

  • Tlink7

    No it’s not ending this week. …maybe next week though, they’re not going to keep making machines that barely sell when their next console is on the horizon 😛

  • I very seriously doubt they’ll be ending production before they make one last push (likely with massive price drop) for the holidays. Immediately after, maybe.

  • ShadowDragoon

    Good.

  • Deiser

    Keep in mind Nintendo made similar promises about the Gameboy when they released the DS, claiming that the DS would be a “third pillar” of gaming for them. They then announced the Gameboy’s discontinuation… I think 2 or 3 months after the DS’s release. You shouldn’t trust Nintendo’s “promises” about keeping consoles alive at all, especially if the console being discussed is the Wii U, which has done extremely badly for Nintendo.

    • Kong Shim

      The Gameboy Advance wasn’t discontinued two or three months after the release of the Nintendo DS. It was still getting support well into the first and second years of the DS’ life. There were several late first party titles for the GBA during that time period. Also, Nintendo released the Gameboy Micro and newer GBA SP (better screen) after the DS was already on the market for a year.

  • CrazyKoopaKid

    Good. This means the small number stragglers/procrastinators can still get one. And yea, I agree they will probably do a price drop for the holidays to squeeze abit more out of it before the switch comes out in March.

  • TalesOfBS

    Switch reveal: “Wii U hardware at retail will become harder to find”.
    Now: “There is no change to our continuing [Wii U] production”.

    Enough with the lies Nintendo, even the most blind fanboys understand you can’t have both.