Nintendo reportedly stops Wii U manufacturing in late 2016

Nintendo reportedly stops Wii U production in late 2016

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You may have to bid farewell to the Wii U ahead of you assume. Nikkei sources declare that Nintendo is halting manufacturing of its struggling house console on the finish of 2016, and that the gaming legend is already discontinuing some equipment. Nintendo hasn’t confirmed something (we have requested for remark), however it’s straightforward to see this as preparation for the NX system you will probably hear about this yr. Simply do not see this as a assure that the NX will ship this yr, even when it is true — stopping manufacturing doesn’t suggest that Nintendo is stopping gross sales, and it’d maintain the Wii U round for some time longer because it clears remaining inventory.

Regardless of the scoop may be, a manufacturing shutdown late this yr can be logical. The Wii U was imagined to financial institution on the runaway success of the Wii and its movement controls, however its distinctive touchscreen-outfitted gamepad and modest efficiency increase led some builders to skip the platform and depart it a distant third in gross sales. It is in Nintendo’s curiosity to each reduce its losses and present that the NX is coming quickly.