Nintendo Has Officially Ended Wii U Production in Japan
A few months ago, we posted that Nintendo had plans to end production of Wii U in the near future. Today we have confirmation that production has officially ended in Japan.
The announcement was made on Nintendo's Japanese site, where it shows the last two models of the Wii U that are available for purchase.
Below the two Wii U bundles that are still available for purchase is a list of other Wii U bundles that are no longer in production, and just as an aside, look how many cool bundles Japan got that we didn't.
To be clear, the Wii U ceased production in the US back in November. With production now over in Japan too, the tablet console is now all but dead. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the Wii U's final first-party release, which launches on March 3 alongside the Switch version.
Putting the Wii U out of its misery is probably a good idea, seeing as the Switch release is imminent. Still, that doesn't detract from how sad it is to see the end of the Wii U generation - a console that built a small but great library of games, but ultimately fell short. RIP Wii U.