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Nintendo is now taking “final orders” for the Wii U from retailers

by Ron Duwell | September 26, 2016September 26, 2016 6:30 am EST

At 13.02 million units sold, Nintendo’s Wii U is about to finish its run as the company’s worst selling home console. A recent financial earnings call from the company states that only 800,000 units are expected to be sold throughout the rest of the fiscal year, and Nintendo is now reportedly taking final orders from retailers.

According to Gameseek, retailers will be able to order the Wii U until Sept. 30. From then, it will cease production, continue to be phased out, and make room for Nintendo’s highly anticipated and hopefully more successful NX console.

Fans are eagerly awaiting a reveal for the console in the coming weeks.

Some are interpreting this news as a surprise reveal for the NX this holiday season, but the timing for killing off the Wii U works out more for a release in the spring of 2017. Either way, this is the end of yet another Nintendo console generation, and the future is looking a little brighter if the NX’s portable rumors prove to be true.

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Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...