Earlier this month, Eurogamer reported that Nintendo was going to end the production of the Wii U on November 4th. Unsurprisingly, a spokeperson from Nintendo denied the “rumour” the following day, claiming that the report was “not true”:
“There is no change to our continuing [Wii U] production.
Even though the Nintendo Switch is slated to go on sale, [Wii U] production is scheduled to continue.”
But it looks like Eurogamer’s “rumour” was spot on, as most people already figured out. Today, Nintendo updated its official website, and the Wii U line-up page now indicates that the Splatoon bundle and the White Premium Pack will soon be discontinued. This is a pretty big deal, because so far, Nintendo hasn’t announced any other packs to replace those two.
In other words: the last two remaining Wii U Premium Packs will soon be discontinued, and with them, it’s the console itself that will be discontinued.
Unfortunately, Nintendo doesn’t specify when the two packs will be discontinued, but the notice does mention this will only apply to Japan. Nothing has been announced for Europe and North America so far, and we don’t know when Nintendo will discontinue the remaining Premium Packs in those regions. We will most likely get a formal announcement within the next couple of months.
Thanks GamesTalk for the heads up!