Japanese Site Nikkei Reports Nintendo Ceasing Wii U production by the end of the year

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    Breaking news has come from Japanese site Nikkei;

    According to Nikkei, Wii U accessories have already ceased production and the report states Wii U systems will soon follow suit, at the end of 2016. This is currently a rumor and will be updated as information comes out.

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  2. Daggot

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    Well this is troubling. The hard part is that don't have a hard time believing it. If it's true then I better pick up Fatal Frame V and a few other digital only titles before the eshop closes in a few years.
     
  3. XrosBlader821

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    "The NX won't replace the Wii U"
    If there is something Nintendo is not good at it's lying.
     
  4. Foxi4

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    I wanted to say that Fatal Frame V had a physical release, and then I remembered that it was only released as such in Europe. Bummer, I guess.

    As for the Wii U ceasing production, it's not terribly surprising - it wasn't widely adopted and Nintendo's just one company with limited resources - they don't have the means to plug the ship that's been sinking ever since it left the dry dock. On the bright side, the system had four years and has a couple of fun games - it's time to let go, not every console needs a 10 year life cycle.
     
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    Yippee! Uh, I mean, oh no!
     
  6. xtheman

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    That means i can hack vwii and wii u without worrying about bricking cause i'll have the "Not wii u replacement" NX and they won't fix my wii u for free
     
  7. ric.

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    The king is dead, long live the king.

    The eShop's not closing down - I wouldn't be surprised if the NX uses it as well. In fact, the original Wii's shop is still active, you can still buy from it, and the console is almost 10 years old, so I don't think the eShop's going away any time soon.
     
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  8. MSearles

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    Fuck Nintendo. Next time I'm buying an Xbox
     
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    Guess I'll be buying a Wii U next year, hopefully the price will come down.
     
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    You can buy mine.
     
  11. ric.

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    Only way the price will come down is if Nintendo officially announces a price cut. Otherwise the price will rise once the NX comes out because no more units are being made, meaning the console will gradually become rarer and harder to find.
    The Wii is dirt cheap because everyone and their grandma owned one.
     
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    Haha no thank you.
    I wouldn't mind buying used though.. Also, Gamecubes weren't popular at all in my country and they're very cheap nowadays (used, obviously).
     
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    What the %$&&!!! "The NX won't replace the Wii U"... yeah.. because they are %&(*^ stopping production of it!!! WHAT THE *@$##@$!
     
  14. digipimp75

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    Such a shame. I love the Wii U, and think it had the potential to be one of Nintendo's best consoles. But nope... they screwed up so bad with marketing, securing third party support, and the first party library is missing some KEY titles (Zelda, Metroid, etc). The system was pretty much DOA from the start.
     
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  15. Pluupy

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    Well... I mean it's true, technically. The NX won't replace the Wii U. It will be it's own thing. lol
     
  16. CeeDee

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    Assuming this is true, of course...
    Welp, the Wii U's dead. What a surprise. It's a shame too, aside from the Virtual Boy, it had the shortest Nintendo console lifespan ever. Interesting that the Wii U dies before the 3DS, too. Seems like it'll have a 4-5 year lifespan, a little less than console par but not as horrible as many say.

    It was missing a lot of staple games from big franchises, too, and it did have a lot of good games, but it sucks it's likely, if the rumors are true already dead.

    A few other notes.
    - I doubt the Wii U hacking scene will go too much past basic backup loaders and really small homebrew, to be honest.
    - RIP Off-TV gaming, it was my favorite feature, but without a GamePad or something, it's likely impossible, unless the NX is the "handheld-console hybrid" people say it is.
    - Let's hope the servers stay online. MK8, Smash 4, and Splatoon are still great.
     
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    If it is a bet 1 million bucks that the NX is gonna to be called the Wii NX
     
  18. XrosBlader821

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    Clearing the store shelves from Wii U's and filling them with NX's is called "Replacing", technically.
    I think the term you're searching for is "Theoretically".

    I think someone at Nintendo already admitted that the Wii brand can't carry another system and that they are moving away from it.
    I'm not sure though so don't quote me on it.
     
  19. RepeatingDigits

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    That's like saying "Fuck this garbage, next time I'm buying even worse garbage."
    Like seriously, just get a PS4.5/Good PC at this point. And don't pull the fanboy card because I own a WiiU, this thing was and is a disaster. It has a good chunk of great games, but anything else? nothing.
    The NX better be the second coming of Jesus Christ, because I'm not getting burned by Nintendo again.
     
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    I thought of that when reading your comment.
     
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