Nintendo Ends Production of the Wii in Europe and Japan - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 24 October 2013 / 8,579 Views
Nintendo has made two announcements this week about the fate of the Wii. Earlier this week Nintendo of Japan confirmed that the Wii is no longer being produced in Japan. Nintendo UK also confirmed today that the Wii is no longer being produced in Europe.
"Wii imports to Europe have been discontinued," a Nintendo UK representative told MCVUK. "However, there are still a variety of options for consumers to enjoy Wii games and the Wii gameplay experience."
"Wii U, which is Nintendo's latest home console, is backwards compatible with nearly all existing Wii games and accessories, so you can enjoy a vast library of disc-based and downloadable Wii games and Wii gameplay experiences when you switch to Wii Mode on Wii U," the representative added. "Wii Mini is also now available across Europe offering Wii gameplay experiences at a great value. Wii Mini puts the focus squarely on games with over 1200 existing disc-based Wii titles to choose from."
While the Wii is no longer being manufactured in Europe and Japan, Nintendo of America announced that the Wii will still be produced in the US.
"The announcement that the Wii console has been discontinued is specific to Japan," the representative told Gamespot. "There is no change in the status of Wii in the United States, and it is available for purchase this holiday season."
The Wii started out strong setting records in the video game industry, but sales stalled after a few years.The Wii has managed to sell just over 100 million units worldwide, according to VGChartz.