Now that Nintendo’s next-generation video game console, the Wii U, is available around the world, it’s understandable the company would be halting the production of its predecessor, the Wii. We learned just a few days ago NIntendo had discontinued the production of the Wii over in Japan, which probably had many fans of the console rushing to their consumer electronics retailer of choice to buy as many of the last-gen console they could carry in their hands, but if your in the U.S., you shouldn’t be worried.

A Nintendo of America representative told GameSpot this week’s announcement of the Wii being discontinued in Japan only relates to that country as the console’s availability in the U.S. shouldn’t be impacted. “There is no change in the status of Wii in the United States, and it is available for purchase this holiday season,” the Nintendo of America representative stated.

The Wii U has yet to make a big impact on the U.S. gaming market, so selling the Wii is probably something we’re sure Nintendo would still like to be doing these days until more Wii U units are sold. Considering how well the Wii has been selling throughout its life cycle, we can’t blame Nintendo for continuing its sales in the U.S.

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