Nintendo Has Ended Wii Production in Japan. So how....

#1s2goodPosted 10/21/2013 11:54:42 AM(edited)
So how long until they stop Production of the Wii U?

For saying that the PS2 stopped production the same year as the Wii says it's died off very fast. So with that in mind, i'm guessing the Wii U will be dead in 5 years. Now that is NOT a long life cycle for a console..




http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/10/21/nintendo-has-ended-wii-production-in-japan
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#2DiscostewSMPosted 10/21/2013 11:54:28 AM
Well, if we're going by how long the Wii was in production, then......2018?
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#3squatch22Posted 10/21/2013 11:56:07 AM
s2good posted...
So how long until they stop Production of the Wii U?

For saying that the PS2 stopped production the same year as the Wii says it's died off very fast. So with that in mind, i'm guessing the Wii U will be dead in 5 years. Now that is NOT a long life cycle for a console..




http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/10/21/nintendo-has-ended-wii-production-in-japan


Nintendo generally supports its systems for 5 or 6 years.
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#4zoogelioPosted 10/21/2013 12:02:25 PM
Note it said Wii production in Japan. Wiis were still being produced for other regions of the world.

And with all the talk over what is rehashed from Nintendo, topics like this "When is the Wii U gonna be discontinued" get rehashed ad nauseum. I can say it a million times- Nintendo will not discontinue the Wii U early because it would be disastrous for product confidence. Sega with the Saturn & Dreamcast established a cautionary tale for everyone to follow. Just as Sony is supporting the Vita despite its lackluster sales, so too is Nintendo supporting the Wii U.
#5The13DoctorsPosted 10/21/2013 12:03:14 PM
You must be new here. Standard is 4 years, last gen overstayed it's welcome as the other two only started profiting when it was supposed to end. Generations are not ten years.

As for this... comparing ANYTHING to the PS2, don't do it. One time anomaly.The Wii wasn't up to pace so they had to move on, Wii U is far more future proof. This generation however, will NOT last 10 years.

Nintendo has a 5 year guarantee/policy with their devices. They'll support it into 2018 at the least.
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#6_Sovereign_Posted 10/21/2013 12:23:27 PM
The13Doctors posted...
You must be new here. Standard is 4 years, last gen overstayed it's welcome as the other two only started profiting when it was supposed to end. Generations are not ten years.

As for this... comparing ANYTHING to the PS2, don't do it. One time anomaly.The Wii wasn't up to pace so they had to move on, Wii U is far more future proof. This generation however, will NOT last 10 years.

Nintendo has a 5 year guarantee/policy with their devices. They'll support it into 2018 at the least.


Pretty much nail on the head
#7DBeanPosted 10/21/2013 12:37:25 PM
The13Doctors posted...
As for this... comparing ANYTHING to the PS2, don't do it. One time anomaly.


Well, the DS certainly deserves mention even if it is a handheld. I think it's something like 156 million (PS2) to 154 million (DS).
#8segagamerPosted 10/21/2013 12:39:21 PM
The13Doctors posted...
You must be new here. Standard is 4 years, last gen overstayed it's welcome as the other two only started profiting when it was supposed to end. Generations are not ten years.

As for this... comparing ANYTHING to the PS2, don't do it. One time anomaly.The Wii wasn't up to pace so they had to move on, Wii U is far more future proof. This generation however, will NOT last 10 years.

Nintendo has a 5 year guarantee/policy with their devices. They'll support it into 2018 at the least.


Xbox one and PS4 10 year plan guarantee.

Same with PS3 and Xbox 360...
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#9crucialPosted 10/21/2013 1:04:30 PM
If sales do not pick up way sooner then 2018,Wii sold over 100 million or close to it so with the Wii U at under 4 million after over a year does not look good at all and it will be even worse when Nintendo has 2 more consoles to compete with that are much more powerful with PS4 and X1 and since Wii U will not be getting most game's makes it even harder for it to compete,just let it die and start over in a few year's and come out with a power house console with a few AAA titles at launch is the only way it will survive next gen.
#10s2good(Topic Creator)Posted 10/21/2013 1:07:19 PM
crucial posted...
If sales do not pick up way sooner then 2018,Wii sold over 100 million or close to it so with the Wii U at under 4 million after over a year does not look good at all and it will be even worse when Nintendo has 2 more consoles to compete with that are much more powerful with PS4 and X1 and since Wii U will not be getting most game's makes it even harder for it to compete,just let it die and start over in a few year's and come out with a power house console with a few AAA titles at launch is the only way it will survive next gen.


Even if Nintendo sees sense and cans the Wii U and put more effort into a new more powerful machine in a few years, it wont be next gen. It will be xbone PS4 gen.
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