The company's no-frills $99 console makes its way stateside as Nintendo tries to tighten its grip on the lower-end video game hardware market.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata 'fessed up during the company's quarterly earnings call.
The game company says that the Wii U had a "negative impact" on its financials during the six months just ended, due mainly to sluggish sales and a price reduction that cut into margins.
Nintendo has confirmed it's to stop selling the Wii console in Europe, after it was discontinued in Japan.
The Nintendo of America president will play 3DS and Wii U games with fans at "I'm With Reggie" tweetups held across the US.
The new bundle will be available November 1 and include New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U.
Nintendo may be saying sayonara to the original Wii, but Crave writer Amanda Kooser plans to ride off into the gaming sunset with her trusty console by her side.
Nintendo has quietly announced on its Japanese website that its most successful console ever is no longer in production.
After racking up more than 100 million units sold worldwide, Nintendo ends production on one of its most successful pieces of hardware and focuses solely on the Wii U.
Nintendo is planning in-store promotions and to send out leaflets in an attempt to convert customers to the Wii U.