A photo on the Wii product page over at Nintendo’s Japanese website has the words “manufacturing is scheduled to end soon” written in Japanese directly next to an image of the console. The Wii has had a long and successful run since its release in 2006, and went on to become the most successful home console in Nintendo’s 125-year history. Lifetime sales of the Wii have surpassed 100 million units, joining an elite club of only three consoles that have sold at that volume. (The other two are the Playstation and Playstation 2.)
It is unclear whether or not Nintendo is ending production of the Wii in order to divert attention to the Wii U. Personally, I see many years of enjoyment left in my Wii. I think ending production now seems a little premature, especially since the game library for the Wii U is still fairly limited. Do you think Nintendo should continue to produce the Wii, or do you think now is a good time for the Wii to retire for good?