Original Wii distribution has ceased in Japan
Earlier this year we knew Nintendo of Japan was shutting down production of the Wii console, released in 2006. The official website for the company has now confirmed that official distribution in the company by Nintendo has ceased, which means no more consoles will be sold to retailers. Any consoles left in the country will either be secondhand used purchases, or stock not already sold by a retailer.
This is something that has long needed to be done across the rest of the world, especially here in America where we continue to see retailers marking Wii bundles as Wii U bundles and selling them. Retailer and customer confusion is still at an all time high here as we head into the busy holiday season where consumers will be looking to spend big money on gifts for loved ones.