Wii U later: Nintendo to halt console’s production this week

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The Wii U's early death, rumored back in March, now appears to be coming true—and, according to Eurogamer, it's happening this week.

Citing "multiple sources," the gaming news outlet has come to learn that Nintendo's Wii U production line will crank out its final run of consoles and shut that specific line down this week. Specifically, the sources indicated on Tuesday that the order deadline for Wii U consoles expired yesterday, and a "small number" of systems were ordered in that run—meaning that Nintendo will almost certainly print and assemble that small number by the end of this week.

The story matches up with a report from Japanese financial news outlet Nikkei saying that Nintendo would shut down Wii U production by year's end—a report that Nintendo was quick to officially and publicly deny at the time. When reached for comment on Tuesday, Nintendo declined to respond to Eurogamer.

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