[UPDATE] WiiU Production Officially Ends in Japan

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  1. Prans
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    As reported earlier, Nintendo planned the inevitable end of WiiU production sometime "soon".

    It appears that the time has finally come and the console has stopped being produced in Japan according to the hardware section of Nintendo Japan’s website.

    UPDATE: In a statement to Kotaku, Nintendo of America stated that "WiiU production has ended globally."

    :arrow: SOURCE, UPDATE SOURCE
     
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  2. sarkwalvein

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    I wonder why were they still producing it if it hasn't been selling for a long time already and most chains removed the residual stock since early December.
     
  3. BlackWizzard17

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    R.I.P wii U, you will probably be missed.
    To be honest I even forget I have the system in my home sometimes...
     
  4. Sonic Angel Knight

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    So this thread is just gonna turn into a bunch of jokes about the wii u is it? I know it wasn't a top tier console many people expected it to be, but is a game console and i respect it, flaws and all. Not as fan boy but as gamer. :rolleyes:
     
  5. FAST6191

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    Wonder if we should wait and see what dash it comes with or if there will be a subsequent update before releasing the exploit in reserve right now.
     
  6. Sonic Angel Knight

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    My question is if consoles cease production, how does it get preserved properly? Not all systems get the privlage of preservation. For all the VC titles, there is no virtual boy ones, least a game like wario land remake in color (NOT RED AND BLACK) could get some releases. I heard not all those games were bad, just didn't have to be on that system, and there isn't a lot of them anyway, so a few games to modern consoles would be nice i guess. :unsure:
     
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    it won't :ha:
     
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    so yeah nintendo, switch wont replace the wii u, right?
     
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  9. Xzi

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    Wii U has some good games, hopefully all of which get ported to Switch. OTOH the Wii U's "thing" is lame. AKA dual-screen in the form of a big bulky package plus your TV. Even if they had properly explained it from the get-go (or not named it Wii + a letter), there wouldn't be any decent amount of interest in what it has to offer. I think it's somewhat unfortunate Nintendo didn't release Switch entirely in place of Wii U, but that also would've made Switch weaker than what it potentially is in 2017.

    Besides, 3DS already offered the same dual-screen play as Wii U, without the need for two separate bulky hardware units.
     
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    Was the Wii U the last system with a PowerPC CPU?
     
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    How would they get native Wii compatibility without it?
     
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    Meanwhile the ps3 is still being produced in some countries :P

    Rip WiiU, nobody is going to miss you.
     
  14. Maximilious

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    If my WiiU was taken away I would miss it, not for the WiiU functionality, more for the fact it's 5+ consoles in one with l33thax
     
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    Can't say I even remember the WiiU anymore (it's packed away for good). I do have to say that this news are a bit of a surprise as they kept it in production for so long, considering it was dead on arrival and a commercial failure.
     
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    can't wait to pick one up for cheap from ebay
     
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    T^T i never played on wii u.. i never seen some Wii U, i lose something?
     
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    Isn't this old news?

    ...well, anything to bump Club Penguin off front page, I guess.
     
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    maybe now i can get a wii u for free XD