"Manufacturing is scheduled to end soon," says a note on the Wii page on Nintendo's Japanese website, Nintendo.co.jp. For those interested, in Japanese that's "kinjitsu seisan shuuryou yotei".
Although Nintendo hasn't made an official global announcement, with the notice up on the Japanese giant's Wii page, it is clear that we'll be saying a fond farewell to the console sooner rather than later.
A Wii for U
Though we don't know exactly when production of the Wii will end, Nintendo is clearly looking to focus attention on the Wii U, which came out November last year.
Unfortunately, sales reports from a few months back shows that the Wii was still out performing the Wii U in popularity.
Between April and June, there were 160,000 Wii Us sold globally. During the same time, 210,000 Wii units were sold.
But with the news that the Wii will be coming to an end, it might be the time to stock up on old, likely to be discounted Wii games, which are fortunately backwards compatible with the Wii U.
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