All good things must come to an end, that is one of the cardinal rules of life. The Nintendo WIi, which was originally scoffed at by certain quarters for its “waggle controls”, managed to have quite a fair run in its lifetime to date. The thing is, the console has more or less reached the end of its lifespan, with the Land of the Rising Sun being the first region to discontinue it. Now, we have word that Europe will be joining Japan in this aspect, stopping all shipments of the Nintendo Wii. That would make North America as the Wii’s final bastion, and as we described it earlier a couple of days ago, the Wii’s discontinuation in Japan will not affect the console’s availability in the US, at least not in the immediate future.
Nintendo of America did mention to GameSpot, “There is no change in the status of Wii in the United States and it is available for purchase this holiday season.” For those of you who happen to live in Europe, fret not – I am quite sure that there is still a healthy supply of new and used consoles in stores, as well as the Wii Mini in select territories. Alternatively, you can always make a push for the Wii U, which is what Nintendo would most probably have liked you to do anyways.