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Nintendo Wii U sales to end in Japan; will be replaced by ‘Switch’

Posted on November 11, 2016  in New Gadget

Nintendo’s earnings have suffered from lagging sales of the Wii U and 3DS
Nintendo Co is ending sales in Japan of its Wii U home console “soon,” although it’s not saying exactly when, and similar announcements are expected in other regions. The Wii U, which went on sale from late 2012, is being replaced by Switch, which is set to go on sale globally in March 2017. Nintendo says it will show it to reporters in Japan on January 13.
The Japanese video game manufacturer behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises has already shipped Wii U machines for US sales through March, company spokesman Kenichiro Matsuura said Friday.

Kyoto-based Nintendo has scored success with the remake of its 1980s FamiCom machine, called NES Classic Edition, which goes on sale Friday in the US for $59.99. Japanese have been snatching it up since it went on s…


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