It seems that Nintendo is going all-in on other and upcoming consoles: The Wii U, their current home console, has ended production.
On Nintendo’s official Japanese website (and translated by Kotaku), Nintendo has announced that production has ceased– “All Wii U hardware that will be made available in the North American market for this fiscal year has already been shipped to our retail partners,” Nintendo of America says. “We encourage anyone who wants Wii U to communicate with their preferred retail outlet to monitor availability.”
In Japan, the only versions left for retail sale are a 32GB model, and a 32GB model bundled with two Splatoon amiibos.
There had been conflicting rumors up to last week about the status of production, with rumors pointing towards it but Nintendo vaguely saying otherwise. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was thought to be releasing on the Wii U and Nintendo Switch, much like how The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess released on both the Gamecube and Wii, but with this recent revelation, we may be seeing Breath of the Wild coming only to the Nintendo Switch.
The Wii U is available now– but you’d better act fast if you want one.