It was reported recently that Nintendo is taking final orders from retailers for the Wii U console which led many to believe that eventually the company is going to cease production. It was even reported yesterday that Nintendo will finally stop production of the Wii U on November 4th but the company has said that this isn’t happening.
Yesterday’s report suggested that Nintendo is going to shut down the Wii U’s production line permanently on November 4th as it has finally decided to stop selling the console. The Wii U was launched back in 2012 and it quickly sold a couple of million units after launch.
Growth has been slow since then, however, with the company selling a total of 13.6 million units when it last gave figures on September 30th. Slow growth is just one of the factors many believe that Nintendo is going to stop producing this console. The company has also revealed its next-generation console and it would obviously want to spend as much time as possible on it.
A spokesperson for Nintendo gave a statement to Japanese publication IT Media confirming that the company isn’t halting production of the Wii U. “There is no change to our continuing [Wii U] production,” the spokesman said. It was also said that some new Wii U titles are in the pipeline as well and that “Even though the Nintendo Switch is slated to go on sale, [Wii U] production is scheduled to continue.”