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Old 10-02-2013, 08:08 AM   #1
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Nintendo will cease manufacturing its Wii console in the near future, the company has confirmed.

In a note to customers on the Wii product page, the Japanese website has the words "近日生産終了予定" placed next to the console, which means "manufacturing is scheduled to end soon".


The ceased production will mark the final chapter of the Wii story, which began when first announced in 2004 and went on to become the most successful home console in the company's 125-year history. Considered a pioneering device that popularised motion control, the Wii shipped on November 19, 2006, and sold out near-immediately.

In July, Nintendo announced that lifetime sales of the system have surpassed the 100 million mark - joining an elite club of just three home consoles that have managed to sell at that volume (the other two being PlayStation One and PlayStation 2).

However, despite its success, the Wii is only Nintendo's third most popular games device when handhelds are factored in. Its all-time best seller is the Game Boy, which recorded lifetime sales of 118 million. In second place is the Nintendo DS.

In March, Nintendo released the Wii Mini, a rudimentary version of the console designed with a priority to keep manufacturing costs low. The hardware lacked online functionality, did not feature an SD card slot or support GameCube backwards compatibility.

It is not yet clear whether manufacturing is scheduled to end for the Wii Mini too or whether this model will replace the standard Wii, though the Wii Mini has yet to be released in Japan at the time of writing.

http://www.computerandvideogames.com...tion-to-cease/
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:27 AM   #2
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Still have my original launch Wii just hooked it up a few weeks ago in hopes of playing and beating NSMB and DK. When I first played these games I got frustrated at the controls and gave up on them a few years ago. I also still need to buy The Legend Of Zelda Skyward Sword and get a montion plus wiimote.

This system only had a handful of good games. Sadly I only played this system a handful of times. and I fear the same will happen if I get a Wii U
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:38 AM   #3
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I'm glad I got one. (at a garage sale for $15 with 4 controllers and steering wheels and 2 nunchucks.)

Hope mine lasts a long time.

Would consider picking up a spare.

My kids don't care for PS3 but they love Wii.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:37 PM   #4
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I still have yet to buy a Wii.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:15 AM   #5
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I'm not surprised by this, especially since the Wii U is backwards compatible with the Wii. And, GameStop is selling used Wii consoles for $50, the same price as the original PS2 which debut 14 years ago.
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