Nintendo Wii Discontinued In Japan

By Mike Sousa on October 26, 2013, 6:24PM EDT

Earlier this month, Nintendo revealed that the production of the Nintendo Wii would come to an end soon, after selling more than 100 million units worldwide. It seems like the company is starting with Japan, with Nintendo's Japanese website announcing a few days ago that the production of the Nintendo Wii had come to an end.

At the moment, the console's discontinuation is only for Japan, revealed a Nintendo of America representive to Gamespot. "The announcement that the Wii console has been discontinued is specific to Japan. There is no change in the status of Wii in the United States, and it is available for purchase this holiday season," said the representive. Although Europe isn't mentioned, it's safe to assume that the console won't be discontinued anytime soon in Europe, since it was stated that only Japan was affected.

Nintendo Wii's life cycle started back in 2006, bringing lots of innovate ideas, unique games, and fun gameplay elements. The console managed to sell more than 100 millions units, surpassing both the PS3 and Xbox 360. If you are interested in buying a Nintendo Wii, this is definately the right time to do so, before it's too late.

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