It has been reported multiple times in the recent past that Nintendo will soon cease production of the Wii U console. The company recently unveiled its next-generation gaming console and it’s surely going to focus all of its energies on the Nintendo Switch. Many believe it’s about time that the Wii U meets the end and if a new report is to be believed, things might be made official later this week. The report claims that Nintendo is going to wrap up Wii U production on November 4th.
Citing multiple sources, Eurogamer reports that Nintendo is going to end Wii U production this Friday. As per the figures released on September 30th, Nintendo had shipped more than 13.6 million units of this console ever since it was first launched. The final number will only be slightly more than this.
Nintendo launched the Wii U back in November 2012. It had a good start as a few million units were sold initially but the growth has been slow since then. There have already been rumors about the console’s future but Nintendo hasn’t said anything as yet.
The scribe claims that Nintendo’s Wii U production line will be shut down for good on November 4th as the final deadline of October 31st for orders has passed. If that really is the truth, the company will not produce any more Wii U units ever again.
Nintendo declined to comment on the report when contacted by the scribe so it can’t be said with absolute certainty right now what’s going to happen with the Wii U, but if this decision is going to be made, we’ll surely find out soon enough.