informa
1 min read
News

Original Wii officially ceases production in Japan

Nintendo has confirmed that it has ceased hardware production of the original Wii in the console's native Japan, marking the beginning of the end for the Wii's seven-year legacy.
Nintendo has confirmed that it has ceased hardware production of the original Wii in the console's native Japan. The company's official website announced earlier this month that manufacturing was scheduled to end in the near future. As of today, that message has been changed to indicate that manufacturing has officially ended in Japan, not two months short of the console's seventh anniversary. In June of this year, Nintendo had announced that the console had sold 100.04 million units worldwide, outselling the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 over its lifetime and coming in as the fifth best selling console of all time. By discontinuing manufacture, Nintendo is signalling a commitment to the next-generation hardware race, doubling down on its struggling Wii U home console as well as the comparatively more popular 3DS handheld.

Latest Jobs

Treyarch

Playa Vista, California
6.20.22
Audio Engineer

Digital Extremes

London, Ontario, Canada
6.20.22
Communications Director

High Moon Studios

Carlsbad, California
6.20.22
Senior Producer

Build a Rocket Boy Games

Edinburgh, Scotland
6.20.22
Lead UI Programmer
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more