We had heard reports that Nintendo might be stopping production on the Wii U, but Nintendo might not be axing the Wii U just yet. Of course that doesn’t mean the console will be around for very long. Nothing lasts forever.
While discussing the company’s finances, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima has revealed that production of the system could stop by March 2018, or a year after the NX arrives. That probably doesn’t come as a surprise to most of us. That timing sounds about right.
Yes, we do know that Nintendo has a habit of keeping old systems around for a while after a new device launches, but that rarely lasts and you have to remember that the Wii U hasn’t been a strong-enough seller to merit sales after the new consoles comes onto the scene. It looks like Nintendo wants everyone to move on to the new hardware once the last wave of big Wii U games comes out. I think they just want to put this chapter behind them and move on to better things. You can’t really blame them for that. The Wii U has been a disappointment. We all hope that their next try fares much better.