As we know, Nintendo’s new console Switch will be ready for launch on January 13, 2017, and the company plans to stop producing the not-so-successful Wii U from this Firday.
Earlier rumors suggested that Nintendo would end Wii U production within this year, but the company denied.
Eurogamer reports that Nintendo’s Japanese production line will shut down before the week ends, and only a small number of further orders were placed in the last second.
As of September 30, Nintendo had shipped 13.36 million Wii U consoles, while GameCube sold 21 million, N64 sold 32 million and Wii sold 101 million units in the period.
With the approaching of Nintendo Switch, the Japanese vendor will apparently focus more on the new console. The original site also mentions the Switch will feature a 6.2″ 720p multi-touch screen.
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