Nintendo has said that, while it has halted production of the Wii console for Japan, that doesn't mean it will stop making the console for other regions like the United States. Nintendo announced earlier this week that Wii production for Japan had ended, but the message seemed to have gotten lost in translation, with some speculating that Nintendo was done making the console for ALL regions.
The announcement, says Nintendo, was related only to Japan. Wii availability in the United States will not be impacted, a Nintendo of America representative told GameSpot today.
"The announcement that the Wii console has been discontinued is specific to Japan," the representative said. "There is no change in the status of Wii in the United States, and it is available for purchase this holiday season."
So if you somehow do not own a Wii and are hoping to find one at retail in the U.S., you'll be happy to know that such a proposition is still within the realm of possibility – though we imagine Nintendo would prefer that you buy a Wii U instead…