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Wii not discontinued outside Japan

Wednesday, 23rd October 2013 04:31 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Wii has not been discontinued in Europe and North America; this week’s discontinuation announcement applies only to Japan.

Speaking to Gamespot, a Nintendo of America representative confirmed that other territories are unaffected by the news.

“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,” the spokesperson said.

The Wii is eight years old and has sold over $100 million units worldwide.

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5 Comments

  1. Dragon

    Sometimes its better to leave the translation to experts and not Google translate, something CVG doesn’t understand. Hence, the misleading earlier article.

    Wii has ceased production only in Japan.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. SCAssassin

    100 million units, not $.

    #2 11 months ago
  3. mistermogul

    It’s only a matter of time before Nintendo pull the plug elsewhere though eh?

    After all it’s not being supported with software any more. No doubt they are trying to pretend otherwise to help get rid of remaining stock?

    #3 11 months ago
  4. SplatteredHouse

    Would anybody really want to get one now, knowing that it’s essentially EOL? oh, wait…”I want one of those Nintenda systems for Christmas…!” :o You can be pretty sure it won’t receive key releases, and what is there, is that much closer to a ceasation of support.

    #4 11 months ago
  5. Panthro

    Believe it or not many people/kids in 3rd world/poor countries buy older consoles as they are the cheapest, that’s why the PS2 took a while to get discontinued.

    Anyway, the Wii has a pretty big back catalog of games and that’s a good thing to anyone who hasn’t already picked one up, they know exactly what they are spending their money on.

    #5 11 months ago

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