If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Wii production to end soon in Japan

"We have made no specific announcements for Europe."

Nintendo will stop manufacturing Wii consoles in Japan soon.

The revelation emerged today after regular Japanese to English translator Cheesemeister spotted mention of the halt in production on Nintendo of Japan's website.

Nintendo of Europe told Eurogamer that this relates to Japan only, for now, and a decision on when exactly the Wii will come to an end has yet to be made.

"Yes, NCL did update their website on 29th August with a small notice to state that Wii hardware production will stop in the near future," a spokesperson told Eurogamer.

"This specific message was referring to the Japanese market. No specific time frame has been stated yet. We have made no specific announcements for Europe regarding Wii production."

This year the Wii, released in November 2006, passed the 100 million units sold mark, making it the best-selling console of the current generation.

Its successor, the Wii U, launched in November 2012.

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

About the Author

Wesley Yin-Poole avatar

Wesley Yin-Poole

Deputy Editorial Director

Wesley is deputy editorial director of ReedPop. He likes news, interviews, and more news. He also likes Street Fighter more than anyone can get him to shut up about it.

Comments

More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch