If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Nintendo to cease production of Wii U basic edition in Japan 

Nintendo has announced it will stop production of the basic, 8GB Wii U in Japan.

wii_u_white_basic_8gb

According to the Nintendo website for the region, the 32GB version will continue to be sold.

Customers in Japan who wish to purchase a white version of the 32GB console, which is currently only available in black, can pick one up after it is released in June.

Nintendo hasn't announced whether the 8GB console will be phased out in other regions, but the model hard to come by at retail the US unless customers wish to purchase a refurbished system.

Third-party sellers also have listings on Amazon and eBay.

Thanks, Nintendo Everything.

About the Author
Stephany Nunneley-Jackson avatar

Stephany Nunneley-Jackson

News Editor

Half-blind/half-dyslexic, bad typist, wine enthusiast, humanitarian, intellectual savant, idiot savior, lover of all things nonsensical, animal hoarder and highly sarcastic.

Become a VG247 supporter and get your first month for £1!

Get your first month for £1 (normally £3.99) when you buy a VG247 subscription. Enjoy ad-free browsing, merch discounts, our monthly letter from the editor, and show your support with a supporter-exclusive comment flair!

See more information
Comments
VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

Explore our store
VG247 Merch