Wii Production To Continue In Europe
Nintendo Japan quietly updated their website recently noting that production of their fifth home console, Wii, would soon come to a halt. However, the widely successful machine is still currently being manufactured here in Europe.
Following the short announcement on Nintendo Japan’s website, which simply read “manufacturing is scheduled to end soon”, Gamebrit contacted Nintendo of Europe to find out whether the end of Wii production was a global matter — especially considering the debut of the Wii mini, which was only released in March, a mere seven months ago.
When questioned a Nintendo of Europe rep told Gamebrit that the message posted by Nintendo Japan was only “referring to the Japanese market” and that Nintendo of Europe have “no specific announcements for Europe regarding Wii production”.
So, with no declaration of production stopping in Europe it would seem that the Wii will still be available to pick up for the immediate future at least — either that or NoE just has plenty of inventory left.
At time of writing the Wii mini is still available to purchase on Nintendo’s own online store for just under £90.
The Wii home console launched in the UK back in 2006, and since then the console has gone on to sell over 100 million units worldwide.
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