Yesterday, Eurogamer reported that Nintendo would be ceasing production on the Wii U this week as the company transitions to its next console, the Switch. However, Nintendo claims that this is “not true.”
Eurogamer’s report notes that the final Wii U would roll off the production lines this Friday and that multiple sources have confirmed this. Interestingly, the report notes that “Nintendo declined to comment when contacted about this article.”
A Nintendo spokesperson told Japanese site IT Media that, “There is no change to our continuing [Wii U] production.”
“Even though the Nintendo Switch is slated to go on sale, [Wii U] production is scheduled to continue.” The spokesperson also noted that there are still upcoming Wii U titles planned for release.
It was first reported back in March that Wii U production would be coming to an end, with Japanese newspaper Nikkei publishing a report that stated that the Wii U would cease production in order to make the transition to the Switch, which was codenamed NX at the time. Nintendo also denied that report, stating, “From the next quarter and thereafter as well, production [of the Wii U] is scheduled to continue.”