Nintendo: No More Wii Production for Japan

Nintendo revealed that it is finally winding down production of its popular Wii console in Japan. Last year the company said that it had stopped making games for the platform. Speaking to Eurogamer, a Nintendo of Europe representative noted that the company's Japanese parent company will stop making new Wii systems in the near future.

Eurogamer contacted the company in response to a message it saw on the company's Japanese website concerning production of the Wii. The rep did say that the company will likely continue making Wii consoles for other regions.

"This specific message was referring to the Japanese market," the representative said in regards to a notice on Nintendo's Japanese site. "No specific time frame has been stated yet. We have made no specific announcements for Europe regarding Wii production."

Nintendo launched the Wii in 2006 and has sold more than 100 million units to date globally.

Source: GII

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