One of the most popular consoles of all time is now on its way to the history books.
Today marked an important milestone for Nintendo -- the Nintendo Wii, which has sold over 100 million units in its lifespan, is no longer in production in Japan. The final unit is now somewhere in a Japanese retail store just waiting to be purchased, while Nintendo shifts its focus in the region to the struggling Wii U.
The Nintendo Wii is Nintendo's third-best selling device, trailing only the Nintendo DS and the original Game Boy. It is the fifth-best selling game device of all time, following Sony's PlayStation and PlayStation 2 consoles in addition to the aforementioned Nintendo devices.
Nintendo's fate increasingly sits on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS; while the latter is surging thanks to big games like Animal Crossing and Pokemon X/Y, the former is still having a hard time finding market share thanks to a dearth of games and hot competition from soon-to-be-released next-gen competitors. We'll just have to see how the holiday season plays out.