With the Nintendo Switch just around the corner, the era of the Wii U had to come to an end some time. While it was known that production of the console was to end soon, today on the hardware section of Nintendo’s Japanese website, it was announced today that Wii U production has officially finished. The title on the website reads something along the lines of: “All production of the Wii U in Japan has ended.”
The implications for the rest of the world are unclear, as the website also highlights several times that this announcement is for Japan only. It can only be a matter of time though before production elsewhere also ceases. While the nature of the console was certainly divisive among gamers, this announcement certainly marks the end of an era fraught with lukewarm sentiment towards Nintendo. Let’s hope the Switch can start attracting some of the core crowd back from the big 2.
What did you think of the end of Wii U production? Did you think it was innovative in a world ruled by hands-on-controller styles of gameplay? Or was the line up of games far too weak to justify owning one? Let us know in the comments below.