Nintendo discontinues the Wii in Europe
Nintendo has confirmed it's to stop selling the Wii console in Europe, after it was discontinued in Japan.
That's it. Nintendo has pulled the plug on thein Europe. So once stock has run dry, you won't be able to buy the console except from second-hand merchants.
"Wii imports to Europe have been discontinued," a Nintendo spokesperson told MCV. The gaming giant has already stopped selling the Wii in its native Japan, but strangely it's yet to yank it from the Yanks. "There is no change in the status of the Wii in the United States, and it is available for purchase this holiday season," Nintendo told Stuff.
Of course you could always opt for its smaller, cheaper brother, the. Though that would mean foregoing an Internet connection and an SD card slot. The Wii Mini can't play Gamecube titles, and it only has one USB port, too.
It does play the Wii's 1,200-strong back catalogue of games though.
Without the Wii, Nintendo is placing all its bets on the Wii U has sold poorly so far, with the repeatedly in an attempt to boost sales. . Nintendo has also to promote the console in time for Christmas. The 2DS has had £10 lopped off its price too, less than two weeks after going on sale.and its handhelds, the range and . The
It's not like things are going to get any easier for Nintendo. Next month, theand will launch, getting this generation's console wars started good and proper. Nintendo posted its first ever loss this year.
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