Wii Lives On In The U.S.

wii1Production is ending in Japan, but Nintendo still has units for the United States.


We talked earlier this week about the Nintendo Wii – specifically, that production of the console had ceased in Japan. While many were led to believe that this would be the case across the globe, it turns out that Nintendo has different plans for the U.S. market. Which don't involve getting rid of the Wii at all.

 

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A Nintendo representative offered the following statement:

 

“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."

 

This is good news or bad news, depending on how you look at it. Nintendo selling more Wii units is definitely good for the company's bottom line, but some thought that pulling the Wii from shelves would help limit confusion between it and the Wii U, thus sending more players into Nintendo's newest console offering.

 

What are your thoughts?

 

[Gamespot]