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Nintendo shuts down Wii U production in Japan

Nintendo has shut down all Wii U production in Japan, and is now planning to ramp up production of the Switch.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

January 31, 2017

1 Min Read

Newsbrief: Nintendo has shut down all Wii U production in Japan, according to a statement on the company's Japanese website (translated by Redditor dranyastudio). 

The news lines up with reports from last November suggesting Nintendo Japan would be halting Wii U production "soon."

It's a sensible move given that the Switch launch is only weeks away, and according to a tweet from the Wall Street Journal's Takashi Mochizuki, the company now intends to increase production of its hybrid console to ensure pre-orders are fulfilled.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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