It was reported earlier today that Nintendo had updated its Japan website to add a note revealing that the company is going to cease production of the Wii console in Japan soon. A spokesperson for Nintendo Europe has confirmed this, saying that the website was indeed updated back on August 29th to include a “small notice to state that Wii hardware production will stop in the near future.” The spokesperson further said that at this point in time, this decision is limited to Japan only, and that a decision on when the Wii production in Japan will cease has not been made as yet.
It has also not been revealed if a similar announcement is going to be made for other markets. The message that went up on Nintendo’s Japan website was meant for the Japanese market only and no specific timeframe has been provided as yet for halting of the hardware production. Nintendo first released the Wii gaming console back in 2006, the company has already sold more than 100 million units around the world, which makes the Nintendo Wii the best selling console of the current generation. The company launched the successor to this insanely popular console, the Nintendo Wii U, last year.