Nintendo to Halt Wii Production in Japan


Nintendo is going to be bringing a revolution with its new technology i.e. Switch; the next home gaming system from Nintendo, a portable console which is likely to replace Wii U once and for all. There were some rumors over the internet that Nintendo may stop producing Wii U by November 4th, but these rumors were not true. But, the website of Nintendo Japan asserts that the production of Wii U is going to be ceased in Japan.

For now, there are only two bundles available and they are:

  • Nintendo Wii U 32GB premium bundle
  • Nintendo Wii U 32GB Splatoon bundle, including a digital copy of Splatoon, and the Callie and Marie amiibo.

As we write this news for you, no more details are available about when Nintendo will stop production of Wii U but it is likely to happen by the end of this year in Japan.

There are several reasons that lead to the failure of Nintendo Wii U. Firstly, the hardware was less powerful than PS4 and Xbox One which made developers move away because less power obviously meant less capability and capacity to do and handle things. The video games these days are highly complex and detailed due to which Wii U was not successful and many third party companies left Nintendo very early as sales were declining.

Secondly, the marketing was also an issue. Nintendo had not been so smart in marketing and the reason to buy Wii U was not conveyed at all or properly to the target audience. It did try surviving on the hype of the conventional Wii and outcome was great too but it just wasn’t enough.

Lastly, there wasn’t enough appreciation given to this console. Although, this is debatable because the console wasn’t a masterpiece either but there were some good games for it! But it was technically designed to share experiences with friends, originally.

Let’s just keep our fingers crossed for Switch.