As if this morning’s announcements regarding the upcoming NX and Legend of Zelda weren’t enough of a stab in the Wii U’s coffin, Nintendo’s CEO, Tatsumi Kimishima, has now revealed that production of the console is likely to end in March of 2018.
Kimishima stated the estimated date during a Q&A during the company’s financial session yesterday,
IGN reports that since its release in 2012, the newest Nintendo console has sold roughly 12.8 million units, where in comparison the PlayStation 4 (which released approximately a year later in 2013) has sold roughly 36 million units to date.
Nintendo has revealed they are predicting a mere 800,000 hardware sales for the Wii U within the next year.
While there isn’t much left for the dying Wii U, Nintendo revealed the Wii U version of the next Legend of Zelda title will receive the spotlight at this year’s E3 press conference, despite the game also revealed to be receiving an NX version that will release simultaneously in 2017.