Rumor: Wii U to End Production at End of 2016 **Update: Not Happening

Nintendo at E3 Show

According to the news source Nikkei, Nintendo is ceasing production of the Wii U at the end of the year. Citing poor sales as the reason. It’s also possible that Nintendo is ceasing production to keep cost down for Nintendo for the Nintendo NX.

While I don’t think there is any truth behind this, the sluggish sales of the Wii U have been a problem for a while for Nintendo.

What do you think of this rumor? Does it hold some validity? We will update this article if another source confirms this rumor.


A news article from Itmedia in Japan has confirmed the rumor to be not true. Nintendo has denied the claims by Nikkei.



Original Source: Nikkei

Updated Source: Itmedia