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Nintendo might stop making the Wii U by March 2018

You have a couple of years left to pick up the unique console.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
04.27.16 in AV
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Nintendo might not be axing the Wii U just yet, but that doesn't mean the console will stick around for very long. While discussing its finances, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima has revealed that production of the one-of-a-kind system could stop by March 2018, or a year after the NX arrives. The timing wouldn't be surprising. While Nintendo has a habit of keeping old systems around for a while after a new device launches, that rarely lasts -- and the Wii U hasn't been a strong-enough seller to merit sales well after its successor appears. From all indications, Nintendo wants everyone to move on to the new hardware once the last wave of big Wii U games is out the door.

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