Nintendo officialy halts Wii production

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Nintendo has announced, via an update on the console’s official website, that it has ended production of the Nintendo Wii.

The website reads, “生産終了” (“seisan shuuryou”), which translates to “production ended.”

As of June 30, 2013, the Nintendo Wii has sold over 100.04-million units worldwide. Released in November 2006 as the company’s seventh-generation console, the Wii primarily emphasized motion controls, around which popular titles like Wii Sports were designed.

Its successor, the Wii U, which utilizes similar motion controls as well as a controller called the GamePad built with a large touchscreen, was released in November 2012 as the first console in the eighth generation.

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