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Nintendo Says Goodbye to the Wii in Europe

Dave Karev

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7 years ago Nintendo launched the Wii, now they’re slowly discontinuing the console. With the original Wii officially ceasing production in Japan, it looks like Europe isn’t too far behind to follow.

“Wii imports to Europe have been discontinued, however, there are still a variety of options for consumers to enjoy Wii games and the Wii gameplay experience.

Wii U, which is Nintendo’s latest home console, is backwards compatible with nearly all existing Wii games and accessories, so you can enjoy a vast library of disc-based and downloadable Wii games and Wii gameplay experiences when you switch to Wii Mode on Wii U.” A Nintendo UK rep confirmed to MCV.

Nintendo has also recently confirmed to Gamespot that Wii availability in the United States will not be impacted by the discontinuation in Japan

 “There is no change in the status of Wii in the United States, and it is available for purchase this holiday season.”

It’s only a matter of time before the Wii is discontinued for good, with Nintendo now focusing primarily on the 3DS & Wii U. What do you guys think? Be sure to leave your thoughts down below.

NerdBite founder and news editor. When I'm not writing about video games, I'm out eating sushi and rewatching LOST for the hundredth time. Some of my favorite games include; Wind Waker, Red Dead Redemption, and Witcher 3.

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